The dark wave record label, Alfa Matrix, has released it’s third Depeche Mode covers album, ten years after their first edition.
Synthpop darling, Hatchie, has release a single and video for Stay With Me. This is the second single off of her forthcoming album, Keepsake, which is due out June 21 but can be pre-ordered now.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: Morrissey vs Joy Division, David Bowie vs The Cure, New Order vs Echo & The Bunnymen
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. We don’t even know how you are going to choose between these, to be honest. Good luck!
This morning, The Cure tweeted news about Robert Smiths recording of Pictures Of You with Quartet Volute and Lachlan Radford for a UK documentary called Dead Good. He recorded this orchestral version last year and the documentary will air this May. Dead Good is a feature documentary about the ritual of care after death. Have…
The New Division frontman launches new project, To Live And Die in LA, featuring guest singer Dana Jean Phoenix
Followers of Strangeways Radio will be very familiar with The New Division. They have been featured prominently on our shows, podcasts and playlists throughout the years and are one of our favorite modern synthpop bands. We are delighted to announce that John Kunkel, that brains behind The New Division, has created a new project called…
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.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: The Smiths vs The Cure, Depeche Mode vs Garbage, Duran Duran vs The Pixies
Welcome to the second round games of the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. The voting will get significantly more difficult as we move into the late rounds. These games are difficult to predict.
Welcome to the debut episode of Shoegaze Sunday featuring host Brenna Cavanaugh. Brenna will update us weekly in this video cast with her thoughts on the latest new releases in shoegaze and dreampop.
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.