On this day in history (October 17, 2005), Depeche Mode released their 11th studio album Playing The Angel in the UK. The following day, it was released in North America.
On this day in history (October 16, 1981), the British synthpop band Human League released their 3rd studio album called Dare.
Depeche Mode certainly is no stranger to box sets. Today, they have announced another called MODE which is a comprehensive collection of the bands work.
The nominee class of 2020 for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been announced, and it includes a few artists of interest to Strangeways followers.
OMD has announced two live albums from the upcoming 40th Anniversary Souvenir / Greatest Hits tour.
On this day in history (October 14, 1977), David Bowie released his 12th studio album Heroes. This album features the singles Heroes and Beauty And The Beast and features one of his most recognizable album covers.
On this day in history (October 13, 1987), Police frontman Sting released his second solo studio album Nothing Like The Sun.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Synthpop and Electronica. Some of our favorites include the FM Attack remix of Slaves from Actors.
As previously announced, on October 18 The Cure will release a double concert film that captures two of the historic 40th anniversary shows performed by the band in 2018.
On this day in history (October 11, 1998), Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan released her debut album titled Touch.
Swedish synthpop act Unroyal have released their debut album Mainstream. This entire album is a melancholy synthpop gem that reminds us of modern synth acts like New Division meshed with the retro vibes of Yaz and OMD.
Showtime will air a documentary about our beloved New Order on the Showtime network starting November 8. Produced and directed by Mike Christie, the film will document the group during their series of shows at the Manchester International Festival that took place last June.