On this day in history (June 7, 1993), Tears For Fears released their 4th studio album Elemental featuring the singles Break It Down Again, Cold, Goodnight Song and Elemental. This album was essentially considered to be a Roland Orzabal solo album as Curt Smith had left the band a few years prior.
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features a cool performance from Billy Bragg, a brand new extended video from Depeche Mode and excerpts from a Record Store Day Peel Sessions recording from New Order. Plus, brand new music from The Vapors. That’s right, the folks who brought you Turning Japanese.
In the month of June, the post punk band The Foreign Resort will release a new single every week. Their first selection is a mashup cover of Real Life’s Send Me An Angel and Corey Hart’s Sunglasses At Night. The origin of this cover stems back to 2015 when they played a Halloween show and…
Erasure have released the first single off their forthcoming album titled The Neon. The single is titled Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling) and it has a disco-soul vibe to it.
Hatchie and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have teams up to record a cover of The Jesus And Mary Chain’s Sometimes Always.
Chicago’s Jack Armondo is a truly one-of-a-kind musician, and his Panic Priest project is profound proof. Following the release of 2018’s self-titled debut comes the appropriately titled Second Seduction – a deeply relevant record for the wildly chaotic world in which we find ourselves floundering for sincerity and connection amidst the upheaval of daily routine.
Jarvis Cocker has created a brand new Extended All Night Gonz version of his song House Music All Night Long that features Chilly Gonzales and Naala. The video features Green Screen Technology that they have been playing with so that the band could “Beam themselves into your living room”.
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features new music from ABC and PJ Harvey, an at home recording from Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze, a classic from Echo & The Bunnymen from Slicing Up Eyeballs Top songs of 1987 and an Under The Radar selection from Tanya Donelly
On June 12, Liam Gallagher will be released in MTV Unplugged album of songs recorded last April at Hull City Hall. In the concert, he was joined by legends such as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and members of Nirvana. Today, he released a video for the track Sad Song, a track previously available on the Japanese edition of Definitely Maybe.
It seems almost ironic that sunny, colorful Miami is home to a musical project like Astari Nite. Quintessentially goth, cemented by their blended Cure-meets-Bowie darkling post-punk sound, their somber tones and poetic lyrical memento mori belie a celebration of the resplendence of this cobwebbed corner of the music scene.
Inhaler is a new indie rock band from Dublin who have released a few singles off their forthcoming debut LP. The band is led by Eli Hewson, who also happens to be Bono’s son. On their new single Falling In, you can hear some of the influence as the track has a later-er rockin U2 sound to it.
Soccer Mommy, a bedroom pop project by Nashville singer Sophie Allison, appeared on SiriusXMU where she conducted an interview and performed songs off of her album Color Theory. In this session, she also contributed a breathtaking cover of Drive by The Cars. This is so good that I’m ready for this to be released as a single tomorrow!