The Seattle band Alpha Six Romeo has just released their second studio album called The Cut Of Her Jib. While these lads reside in the US, they have a style reminiscent of many 80s Brit favorites including Echo & The Bunnymen and Flesh For Lulu.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performed as the opening act at a Patti Smith concert that took place at the newly reopened Webster Hall. In his brief 15 minute set, he performed two new songs – Your Capricious Soul and Drive To The Ocean.
Noel Gallegher’s High Flying Birds will be releasing an EP called Black Star Dancing on June 14. The first single is the title track and it combines elements of David Bowie, INXS and Duran Duran for a fun dance floor gem of a track.
On this 30th anniversary of the release of Disintegraton, The Cure has announced that they will be live streaming their final concert from their stint in Australia at the Sydney Opera House.
Violent Femmes have released the first single for their forthcoming album Hotel Last Resort due out on July 26. The single is the title track and it features Tom Verlaine from Television.
In a tweet earlier today, The Cure have announced that they will be playing this years Austin City Limits Music Festival in October. This is the first North American tour date that they have announced so far.
Parlaphone Records will be releasing a box set featuring previously unreleased David Bowie albums. The box set titled The Mercury Demos will be released on June 28.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed Tiger Bay album, Saint Etienne is releasing a limited edition box set on May 17th.
On June 21, Prince’s estate will released an album of previously unreleased material called Originals. This album includes recordings taken from his historic vault and consists of songs that he originally penned for the likes of The Time, Apollonia 6, Vanity 6, Shiela E, Martika and more.
Ride has release a new single called Future Love that will appear on the bands forthcoming album This Is Not A Safe Place. The new record is due out on August 16 and pre-orders are available now. The single features shimmery guitars that you might come to expect from Ride and leaves us anticipating what the new album has in store for us.
This October, Prince’s book titled The Beautiful Ones will be released featuring never before seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the memoir he began writing prior to his death.
Duran Duran has posted a few treats for us this weekend. First off, the band posted an official live video for Is There Something I Should Know, taken from the famous As The Lights Go Down concert series that were filmed during the Arena tour in 1984. The vinyl version of As The Lights Go Down was a much sought after commodity this record store day.