On this day in history (March 30, 1987), Erasure released their 2nd studio album The Circus featuring the singles Sometimes, It Doesn’t Have To Be and Victim Of Love. This was the bands breakthrough album in the UK even though success in the US came much later.
On the first day of the Corona Virus isolation, Heaven 17 got busy and the result was this new song and video titled Clouds Or Mountains that is inspired by the real life events happening right now.
On this day in history (March 24, 1986), Pet Shop Boys released their debut album Please featuring the singles West End Girls, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities and Suburbia.
80’s icons Missing Persons have released a new album called Dreaming that contains mostly cover songs with a few new originals. The covers include versions of songs from Rolling Stones, The The, Joy Division, The Cars and The The.
On this day in history (March 19, 1990), Depeche Mode released their 7th studio album Violator featuring the singles Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and World In My Eyes. While Depeche Mode was already becoming a household name prior to this, Violator catapulted the band into international stardom
In celebration of the anniversary of Black Celebration, this weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of Depeche Mode. This playlist contains over 150 songs of listening from the iconic band who is still very active today. Additionally, you can vote for your favorite Depeche Mode album!
This artist compilation focuses on the right synthpop catalog of The New Division. When I make these playlists, I review every song from an artist and generally pick the songs I want to hear. For some artists, I choose a few songs per album. For others, I choose an entire album. For The New Division, 63 songs made the playlist.
IAMX have released a new acoustic album titled Echo Echo. A video for the track surrender accompanies the release and it’s everything that you might expect from IAMX. It’s dark, sexy, creepy and wonderful! To quote Chris Corner: “So much blood sweat and sexual chocolate icing went into this”. Intrigued? Watch the video!
This weeks compilation features some of my favorite new releases in the realm of synthpop and electronic music. Perhaps my favorite on here is from newcomer Boniface who is synth perfection. I’m also a huge fan of the latest release from Soft Cell’s Marc Almond. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a new solo project called JARV…
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.
Boniface is a synth project from Winnipeg singer Micah Visser. His debut self titled album was just released this week and it’s filled with infectious electronic/pop songs, mostly upbeat in nature. Boniface makes it easy to see what they are all about, as there are a handful of videos to accompany the album singles.
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.