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.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of R.E.M; nearly 100 songs spanning from Chronic Town to Collapse Into Now.
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.
The band’s tightly knit chemistry was apparent, with lead vocals changing between Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, however all of the members contribute to vocals, giving an extra layer of melody to the already lush sound. The buzz of the guitars often shimmered but on tracks such as the lovely “Only With You” the band is much more subdued and the piano/synth sounds are captured and highlighted perfectly.
The iconic trip hop band, Lamb, have released a new single called Moonshine. This is the second track to drop off the forthcoming album The Secret Of Letting Go, expected to be released on April 26. Moonshine features Cian Finn for a reggae influenced rap backdrop.
Alt. Rock icons, Garbage, have announced tour dates for an extended summer tour.
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.
Past Forward celebrates how modern music is influenced by classic songs and performances from the past. This week we feature the music of the swedish Dark Wave / Post Punk / Goth singer Henric de la Cour with his single Two Against One. Henric got his start with a group called Yvonne. After 4 albums…
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in modern synthpop. This features the latest from 80’s staples Howard Jones and Blancmange. Plus, new releases from modern favorites TR/ST, Tamaryn and Maps. There are plenty of new bands to check out as well. If you haven’t heard Roosevelt, do yourself a favor and give them a listen. The track from Gesaffelstein ft Electric Youth sounds a lot like Chromatics.
If there is one literary character that most music geeks, vinyl aficionados, DJs, and mixtape lovers seem to identify with, it is Nick Hornby’s Rob Gordon. The protagonist of High Fidelity, lives his life by the lessons he has learned from Pop music. Everything in his life, is a Top 5 list including romantic interludes. Rob’s credo…what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films—these things matter. Hornby’s’ novel was published in 1995 with the John Cusack starring film version to follow in 2000. What about today though? With so many of us identifying with Rob Gordon, who is our voice of today? How about another Rob?
Royal Caribbean is offering an all inclusive 80s cruise MC’d by original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. This years attendees feature Bananarama, The B-52’s, Berlin, Scandal, Tony Hadley (from Spandau Ballet), Tony Lewis (from The Outfield) plus Asia, Lita Ford, Midnight Star, The Motels, Big Country, The Jets, Bow Wow Wow, Katrina And The Waves and more.
On May 17 The National will release their 9th studio album I Am Easy To Find. The first single off the album is called You Had Your Soul With You and it features vocals from David Bowie bassist Gail Ann Dorsey. The band will be hitting the road in support of the album with bands Courtney Barnett and Alvvays.