The synthpop group Parralox recorded a mashup featuring Atomic from Blondie and Blue Monday from New Order. While we generally don’t post too many mashups, this one was too perfect for us to pass up. The Neon Nights radio show and podcast have offered a free download of this mashup for you to add to your collection.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the catalog of Housemartins and The Beautiful South. As soon as the idea for this playlist came up, I was instantly excited as I feel that these bands don’t categorized properly in the ranks of great music from that era. We have put together roughly 50 songs for you to enjoy from these two bands.
Depeche Mode releases 12″ vinyl singles collector’s box sets for Music For The Masses and Black Celebration
Depeche Mode is continuing their series of 12″ vinyl singles collector’s box sets with two new box sets, Black Celebration – The 12″ Singles and Music For The Masses – The 12″ Singles.
The Psychedelic Furs and James have teamed up for one of the best summer tour pairings. They will be performing over 20 North American dates in July and August.
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.
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…
Cherry Red Records is putting out a 4CD 80 track set that celebrates the independent side of the UK’s post punk synthpop boom that took place between 1978 and 1984. The collection is called Electrical Language and it also comes with a booklet featuring the sleeve notes from many of the recordings and words from the artists themselves. The collection includes several household names such as OMD, The Normal , Human League, Thomas Dolby and Fad Gadget in addition to underground artists from the era.
On May 24, Morrissey will release a new album of all covers called California Son. The second single is a cover of Jobriath’s Morning Starship. This follows the release of Roy Orbison’s It’s Over a few weeks ago.
The Cure has been in the news seemingly every week. 2019 will be an exciting year for the band, and it’s fans, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disintegration. This article consolidates all of the news on The Cure in one place in case you have missed anything.
Adam Ant has announced dates for a fall tour where he will be playing the Friend Or Foe album in it’s entirety, plus other favorite songs from his rich catalog.
INXS documentary and soundtrack `Mystify` to be released featuring unheard Michael Hutchence recordings
Billboard magazine has reported that a documentary and soundtrack about INXS and frontman Michael Hutchence is set to be released. The documentary is called Mystify and it will feature two previously unheard tracks from Hutchence. The documentary will premier at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
OMD are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a greatest hits tour launching in the UK and Europe. The tour is labeled “Souvenir – OMD 40 Years”. In addition to playing all of their hits, they will also be including some early songs that have rarely been played live.