On this day in history (February 25, 1992), Tori Amos released her debut solo album Little Earthquakes. The album was released one month earlier in the UK. Little Earthquakes features the singles Crucify, China, Silent All These Years, Winter and Me And A Gun.
New Order and Pet Shop Boys have announced a joint North American tour appropriately called The Unity Tour. The tour spans 11 city in the fall of 2020.
In celebration of the anniversary of Songs From The Big Chair, this weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of Tears For Fears. This playlist contains over 30 songs of listening from the iconic new wave band who are still touring and occasionally putting out new singles.
On this day in history (February 22, 1980), OMD released their self-titled debut album featuring Electricity and Messages. This album was influenced by electronic pioneers Brian Eno, Neu! and Kraftwerk.
On this day in history (February 20, 1984), The Smiths released their self-titled debut album featuring the single What Difference Does It Make and This Charming Man. The sleeve for the album was designed by Morrissey and features American actor Joe Dallesandro in a cropped still from Andy Warhol’s 1968 film Flesh.
The British musician, DJ and record producer Andrew Weather passed away due to a pulmonary embolism. Andrew was 56 years old
Erasure has released a deluxe edition of their 1991 album Chorus. This bundle is delivered as a hard back media book package with exclusive sleeve notes and contains 37 songs over 3 discs.
On this day in history (February 15, 2000), The Cure released their 11th studio album Bloodflowers. While there were no commercial singles off this album, Out Of This World and Maybe Someday were released as promotional singles to radio stations.
Cruel World: Mega 80’s festival featuring Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Echo & The Bunnymen and everyone else
A one-day concert festival has been scheduled for May 2 in Los Angeles featuring a who’s who of 80’s new wave and post punk artists. Tickets go on sale this Friday and details can be found on the Cruelworldfest.com website.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of RIDE. This playlist contains almost 30 songs of listening from these shoegaze pioneers starting from their Smile EP all the way up to their latest album, This Is Not A Safe Place
It appears that Depeche Mode will release a DVD called Live Spirits that will be 100% concert footage of the final Berlin shows and, as always, directed by Anton Corbijn.
On this day in history (February 5, 1980), The Cure released their first compilation album Boys Don’t Cry which contained tracks from the Three Imaginary Boys album (which had yet to be released in the US) plus additional songs from the band’s 1978-1979 era.