The Smiths bass player Andy Rourke has teamed up with KAV from Happy Mondays to form the new super-group Blitz Vega. The first single Hey Christo has an Oasis Shakermaker-like garage rock sound to it.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Modern Rock. This one has a few more heavy hitters than normal, including tracks from Metric, Johnny Marr, Stereophonics and White Lies.
On September 13, Pixies will release their new album titled Beneath The Eyrie. Pre-orders are available now, as is an advance single off the album called On Graveyard Hill.
The Dublin band INHALER has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Fronted by Bono’s son Eli Hewson, the band has just released a slobberknocker of a new single called My Honest Face. Noel Gallagher has described the band as a mix between Echo And The Bunnymen with old U2, which seems appropriate given their lineage.
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.
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.
Film School traditionally takes a lot of time between release. No longer. Less than a year after their last album, Bright To Death, they have already created a new single called Go (But Not Too Far). For those unfamiliar, this sounds like a gazier version of Interpol.
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.
The Bloc Party announced today, via Twitter, that they will be bringing their Silent Alarm tour to the United States. The tour will celebrate the music from the bands debut album.
Editors have announced a new album called The Blanck Mass Sessions. The album consists of electronica-infused alternative versions of tracks from the Violence album. All tracks are produced by Blanck Mass. The album will be released in limited colour vinyl on Record Store Day, and available for general release on May 3rd.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of their debut album To Lose My Life, White Lies have announced a special concert in London. The band will play the album in it’s entirety along with b-sides, rarities and fan favorites from the past 10 years.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of R.E.M; nearly 100 songs spanning from Chronic Town to Collapse Into Now.