Synthpop icons Pet Shop Boys performed a concert in London last night at Hyde Park. The concert was broadcast live on BBC4 TV and on BBC Radio. The concert featured 14 songs consisting of hits from their entire catalog.
Today’s song of the day is the new single, There’s Nothing Else, from Daybehavior. Daybehavior is the Stockholm band featuring the lovely vocals of Paulinda Crescentini.
OMD have released a track called Liberator. It was a song that Andy worked on in the late 80’s and was intended to be the title track to the Liberator album that was released in 1983.
Today’s song of the day features the debut single from the Australian band Eternal Crush. For those first being introduced to the band, they remind us of what it would sound like if fellow Australian singer Hatchie recorded a song for the Drive soundtrack.
This Friday, the much anticipated new album Lost Girls album from Bat For Lashes will be released. The band has just released the fifth single from the album titled Desert Man. This track has a thematic sound to it that reminds me of Morgan Kibby / M83 .
Social media outlets for Chromatics and Italians Do It Better posted this new video from Chromatics this morning.
OMD has announced a 40th anniversary career-spanning boxset and comprehensive singles collection, available for pre-order now. It also includes a brand new single called Don’t Go, which is released today.
This weeks compilation features the latest new releases in synthpop with songs that sound like they would be featured in a soundtrack to a sequel to the Drive motion picture. This features some staples in the genre such as Chromatics and Electric Youth plus some of my favorite new artists Wolfclub and Cannons.
Marc Almond has announced a few dates where he will perform Soft Cell tracks as a part of a Sex Cells tour. Sex Cells is an LA based party which is an intersection of art, fashion and music. The tour is labelled as “SIX SEXXXY DAYZ OF PURE DEBAUCHERY”.
Berlin release new single, Show Me Tonight, featuring spoken word vocals from ex-boyfriend Richard Blade
Berlin are about to kick off a summer tour with fellow 80’s artists The B-52’s and OMD. In conjunction with the upcoming tour, the band has released a new single called Show Me Tonight. The song has a funky modern Madonna-like vibe to it.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Synthpop and Electronica. Highlighted are brand new Hatchie, off of her much anticipated debut album. New music from Hot Chip and The New Division plus hot off the press new releases from Black Marble and TR/ST and a new track from Lloyd Cole where he channels his inner OMD
It has been a while since we have heard from School Of Seven Bells but this morning, singer Alejandra Deheza tweeted a sample from a collaboration that she is doing with DJ / Producer Lauren Flax.