The post punk / dark wave band Astari Nite has just released a new single off their forthcoming album “Here Lies”. The album will be out this winter, but we get our first taste with the track “Dearly Beloved”. While compared to artists like Drab Majesty and even The Cure, this track reminds me of a darker version of The Psychedelic Furs.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of Duran Duran plus a few bonus tracks from Arcadia for added measure. It includes over 60 songs including singles, album tracks and b-sides.
Host Brenna Cavanaugh brings you her weekly review where she goes over the latest new music in the genres of Shoegaze, dreampop and related genres. This weeks show features news on the latest plus Burning House and Drab Majesty plus clips from Flyying Colours – Wavy Gravy Airiel – Your Lips, My Mouth Rev Rev…
Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the new concert film from The Cure titled Anniversary 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park. The anniversary concert clocked in at about 2.5 hours and it featured selections from the bands rich catalog
Tomorrow, post punk darlings Drab Majesty will release their much anticipated new album called Modern Mirror. To hold you over one more day, the band has released a new video for the fourth single off the album. Titled ‘Out Of Sequence’, the track features familiar Drab Majesty hooks but manages to offer a bit of a different style from prior singles.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Dreampop, which contains a little trip hop and shoegaze elements to it as well . This features the return of Dido, Thievery Corporation and Bat For Lashes. Plus, music from Hatchie’s debut album which is quickly becoming a Strangeways favorite.
As first reported by NME, Peter Hook announced during his Joy Division Orchestrated concert at Royal Albert Hall that he will be reuniting Monaco with singer David Potts. Of course, the two have never been too far apart as Potts has been touring with Peter Hook And The Light over the years.
New Order singer Bernard Sumner has received the Integro Outstanding Achievement award at the 2019 O2 Silver Clefs awards. This award was granted to him for his aid in the music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins. Blondie, Patti Smith and Robert Plant have received this award in years past. He was presented the award by The Chemical Brothers.
Illustrator Butcher Billy has treated us with his rendition of DC and Marvel comic book covers featuring some of our favorite post punk icons. He has returned with a new collection that feature our heroes on Archie comic book covers. This includes a much anticipated battle between Morrissey and Robert Smith!
On August 16, Ride will release their next studio album This Is Not A Safe Place. The first single from the album was Future Love which featured the classic Ride shoegaze sound that we have become familiar with. The new single is called Repetition and it has quite a different vibe to it. It’s more of a banger that kind of feels like if Underworld wrote a song for Jesus And Mary Chain.
Morrissey has released a new video for the track Some Say I Got Devil off of his album of covers, California Son. The track was originally recorded by Melanie in 1971.
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.