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.
A Certain Ratio finished Talking Heads cover, 40 years in the making. Anniversary box set and tour dates to follow
40 years ago, the English post-punk band A Certain Ratio began recording a cover of a Talking Heads song “Houses In Motion”. At the time, the recording was intended to be a collaboration with Grace Jones. Grace Jones never finished her part and the song got abandoned. Now, the band have finally finished recording the song.
This article highlights some of the new music that was released the week ending April 05, 2019. This weeks selections feature a few post punk tracks along with some indie rock/pop.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: New Order vs Erasure, Depeche Mode vs The Cure, Morrissey vs The Cure, Duran Duran vs Pulp
This is the final batch of second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. Some of the match ups in this round are good enough to be in the finals 1963 vs She Won’t Be Home and Sea Of Sin vs A Few Hours After This. Good luck trying to choose between them. For…
The National has just released another new track off of their forthcoming album “I Am Easy To Find”. The track is a beautiful ballad called Light Years. Advanced orders for a 3X LP vinyl collection are available now.
Hot Chip will be releasing their next album titled A Bath Full Of Ecstasy on June 21. In advance, they released a video for the first single called Hungry Child. The band has also announced a series of tour dates to coincide with the album.
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one features a few super popular b-sides so, it will be interesting to see if there are any upsets.
Shoegaze icons Ride have announced today that they have finished recording their new album. This is follow up to their 2017 album Weather Diaries. It’s nice to see them keeping the momentum moving after having to wait almost years prior to Weather Diaries.
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.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: Smashing Pumpkins vs Depeche Mode, XTC vs Morrissey, U2 vs The Chameleons
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one does have as many difficult match ups by looking at the band names, but we have a feeling these votes will be close.
The Pixies have announced that they will be returning to the UK & Europe in September and October of 2019. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10am BST. Tour Dates Date City Venue April 03 Billings, MT Alberta Bair Theater April 05 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center April 06 Portland, OR Moda Center April 07…
The dark wave record label, Alfa Matrix, has released it’s third Depeche Mode covers album, ten years after their first edition.