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Sigur Ros perform Rains Of Castamere on Game Of Thrones

In Season 4, Episode 2 of Game Of Thrones (The Lion And The Rose), the Icelandic band Sigur Ros made a cameo appearance performing the song The Rains Of Castamere during the wedding of Prince Joffrey. This isn’t the first time we have heard this song on Game Of Thrones, however. In season 3, the indie rock band The National performed the song during the Red Wedding.
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Peter Murphy releases video for Hang Up, first single from new LP Lion

The Godfather of Goth, Peter Murphy, is back with Lion, his 10th studio LP. While Lion won’t hit until June 3, the first single, Hang Up will be available April 8 with an exclusive 7″ remix available April 19 for Record Store Day.
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Imogen Heap Gloves

Imogen Heap pioneers MIDI Gloves

Imogen Heap, solo artist and vocalist of Frou Frou, is embarking on a Kickstarter campaign for Mi.Mu gloves. These gloves are an open-sourced technology that change the landscape of electronic music performances by providing the artist with a gestural music system in the form of a Glove. Hand gestures with the glove can replace the manual manipulation of knobs and levers, allowing the artist to step away from their computer and controllers. You can imagine that instead of turning a knob to add reverb, you could do it just by performing a hand motion such as raising your arm.
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Strangeways Artist Spotlight: BLSHS

One of Strangeway’s favorite new artists is the Houston, TX based synthpop trio called BLSHS. The band consists of Rick Carruth, Chris Gore and singer Michelle Miears. Their EP, Abstract Desires, was recently released on the amazing Synth Records label. Several songs have already been featured on Strangeways Radio specialty shows and they have been very well received by the listeners. As an added treat, the band members have been known to pop into the chat room during the show to interact with the DJ’s and listeners. They are a very fun and talented group of musicians!
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Stream Market Town; lead track from forthcoming Echo and the Bunnymen LP, Meteorites

Ian McCulloch has never been one for modesty but he may have outdone himself with advance praise for the new Echo & The Bunnymen LP.
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Check out 20 iconic bands recreated in…LEGO (Joy Division, The Smiths, Pixies and more!)

We applaud the efforts of Lego enthusiast Adly Syairi Ramly! Ramly has re-created 20 iconic bands in lego format, including The Smiths, Beastie Boys, Pixies, Joy Division, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Muse, Tegan and Sara and more!
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The Raveonettes contribute to A Psych Tribute To The Doors

The Raveonettes have contributed a cover of the Doors’ classic The End to the tribute LP, A Psych Tribute To The Doors. Also appearing are Psych-Rock bands Black Angels, Elephant Stone and Psychic Ills.

Although their woozy, dreamy take might lull you in, The Raveonettes have promised to bring the noise on their upcoming LP .
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Kristy Thirsk to debut new album Phoenix on Strangeways Radio

On April 5th, angelic singer-songwriter Kristy Thirsk returns with her brand new album Phoenix. Kristy first endeared herself to us with her first band Rose Chronicles, and then later on she took off as the vocalist behind many of Delerium’s more memorable songs. The album Phoenix can be heard in it’s entirety on March 16th at 7pm EST on Strangeways Radio. This will be the world premier of the entire album and we are honored to be able to host this event. If you pre-order her album now, you can get a download of the first single called Bandages.
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The Mary Onettes release Naive Dream, 2nd advance track from Portico LP

Swedish imports The Mary Onettes have just dropped the second advance track from their forthcoming LP, Portico. Naive Dream follows Silence Is A Gun in leading their March 4 release. You can stream Naive Dream below.

The band also has a string of US tour dates set, their first in 6 years.
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Information Society return with new single, video for Land Of The Blind

80′s Synthpop denizens Information Society have returned with a new single, Land Of the Blind! The forthcoming LP Hello World will be the first in over 5 years for the band. The record will feature original members Paul Robb, Kurt Larson and Jack Cassidy.
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Curve’s Toni Halliday previews new single Down In A Dark Place

Since the breakup of Curve, leading lady Toni Halliday has worked on a side project called Chatelaine. She is busy at work on a second Chatelaine album but lucky for us, we don’t have to wait. A new track called “Down In A Dark Place” can be heard in a trailer for television series The Vampire Diaries. That song, along with two others “Nowhere To Hide” and “Now The time Is Here” can be heard on a stream at the Universal Music website. From what we can tell, these new songs are slightly more aggressive than the prior work with Chatelaine and we can’t wait to hear what direction she is going to take with her next album.
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Suede announce career-spanning singles box set

Suede is definitely a band that knows how to keep its fans happy. It’s been a huge last 12 months, with the band releasing their comeback LP Bloodsports in March 2012 and following up in October with an 11 LP Vinyl Box Set. Well, they’re at it again, this time with a Singles Box Set!
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Morrissey announces LA show with Tom Jones

Morrissey has just announced two special concert featuring legendary opening acts. On May 10th, he will be at the Los Angeles Sports Arena with special guest Tom Jones. The following month, he will be at the Brooklyn Barclay Center with Cliff Richard as the opening act. Both dates will also feature Kristeen Young, who seems to be his go-to warm up act over the last several years.
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Elbow announce North American tour in support of new LP, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Elbow have announced a string of North American tour dates throughout the month of May. The tour begins May 11 in Washington DC, concluding in Los Angeles on the 28th. Indie darling, John Grant will open the shows.

Elbow’s 6th studio LP, The Take Off and Landing of Everything will be released March 10. Fly Boy Blue/Lunette was pre-released a few weeks ago as a free download with an itunes pre-order.
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Psy' Aviah w/ Kyoko Baertsoen

Hooverphonic vocalist releases new EP with Psy’Aviah

Hooverphonic vocalist Kyoko Baertsoen has teamed up with Psy’Aviah for their most recent ‘Our Common Future’ EP. Psy’Aviah is an Industrial rock / Electroclash / Dark EBM band from Antwerp, Belgium. Kyoko Baertsoen was a founder of the Belgian trip hop band Lunascape before joining Hooverphonic in 1997. She has also worked on collaborations with Conjure One and Buscemi. Psy’Aviah says the message behind the song is caring for our Earth and for each other, “we are all in the same boat here, we are all on the same planet”. The “Our Common Future” EP contains six tracks and was released on February 7th. It can be ordered via Bandcamp and iTunes.
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