Morrissey has released the 3rd single from his forthcoming California Son covers album. This track features backing vocals from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.
The synthpop group Parralox recorded a mashup featuring Atomic from Blondie and Blue Monday from New Order. While we generally don’t post too many mashups, this one was too perfect for us to pass up. The Neon Nights radio show and podcast have offered a free download of this mashup for you to add to your collection.
In this episode, Brenna reviews the latest news from Ride and The Cure. With her new music selections, she discusses the latest from Nah, Goth Babe, and Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor. Listen for details on how to win a t-shirt from one of the bands featured in this weeks show.
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.
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.
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.
The dark wave record label, Alfa Matrix, has released it’s third Depeche Mode covers album, ten years after their first edition.
Synthpop darling, Hatchie, has release a single and video for Stay With Me. This is the second single off of her forthcoming album, Keepsake, which is due out June 21 but can be pre-ordered now.
The New Division frontman launches new project, To Live And Die in LA, featuring guest singer Dana Jean Phoenix
Followers of Strangeways Radio will be very familiar with The New Division. They have been featured prominently on our shows, podcasts and playlists throughout the years and are one of our favorite modern synthpop bands. We are delighted to announce that John Kunkel, that brains behind The New Division, has created a new project called…