Remember when Alternative was not yet mainstream? When there were no music blogs, no Sirius XM, no Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook or MySpace? Where could you hear the new Morrissey, Cocteau Twins or Peter Murphy singles? Where could you discover exciting new artists like The Sundays, The Ocean Blue or The Primitives? You could either stay up all night to catch 120 Minutes on MTV with host Dave Kendall or set your trusty VCR to record and watch in the AM.
First the good news, the Icelandic band Sigur Rós are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Ágætis Byrjun. The anniversary edition of the album is being released in various formats including a limited edition deluxe box set, a cd expanded edition, an LP Edition, and a deluxe digital edition. The limited edition boxset…
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This one features a battle of Brit Pop giants. For each match up, select the song that is your favorite b-side. Then, scroll to the bottom and select the VOTE button to submit your entries. You must vote on every match up for your…
The dark wave & post punk hybrid band have shared the debut single from the bands third album Motionless due out May 24 on Dais Records. This song mixes some elements of danceable synth melodies with distorted guitar, resulting in a tune that should play well in some of our favorite modern dark wave clubs.
Gary Numan has begun to work on the follow up album to the highly successful Savage album. He has created a Making Music campaign to give you access to the journey. You can go along for the ride and experience the first recorded note all the way to the finished album, including things like witnessing the creation of artwork as it happens to hearing song audio and video.
The B-52’s have announced that they will be hitting the rode in Europe for a farewell tour. In addition to this farewell tour, they are also committed to playing on The 80’s Cruise next march.
B-Sides Tournament Round 1: The Cure vs Jesus & Mary Chain, Morrissey vs Pet Shop Boys, Radiohead vs Duran Duran
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. We expect at least one really close match up here. You almost have to start feeling back for songs going up against The Cure b-sides.
Ranking Roger of The English Beat and General Public has sadly passed away. Before I listened to New Order, before OMD or The Smiths, before anything new wave…I listened to General Public. They were my bridge band from the junk I was listening to at the time to what is now such a big part of my life.
The OMD book Pretending To See The Future is now available in Kindle format. The book details the 40 year career of the legendary synthpop band. As an added bonus, the Kindle edition has a bonus section which contains an additional 100 stories from OMD fans that are not included in the print version of…
B-Sides Tournament Round 1: The Cure vs Travis, The Postal Service vs Erasure, Depeche Mode vs Oasis
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. A few of my favorite b-sides are in this round. Let’s see how they do!
The Bloc Party announced today, via Twitter, that they will be bringing their Silent Alarm tour to the United States. The tour will celebrate the music from the bands debut album.
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This one features a bunch of powerhouse bands but we don’t expect many surprises in this set of games.