Depeche Mode, 'Fragile Tension'/'Hole to Feed'

Depeche Mode next month will release the third single from this year’s Sounds Of The Universe — a double A-side featuring “Fragile Tension” and “Hole to Feed” — on CD, 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download.

Showing uncharacteristic inconsistency, DM isn’t issuing the new double-sided single as a 7-inch, even though the album’s first two singles, “Wrong” and “Peace,” are available as 45s. Yet “Fragile Tension”/”Hole to Feed” is being released as a double 12-inch; the decision not to issue “Peace” in that format (the first Depeche Mode single since 1981’s “Dreaming of Me” not to be on 12-inch) already has sparked a fan petition in protest.

Out Dec. 7 in Europe (a U.S. digital release is still pending), the new single collects umpteen new remixes of the two title tracks, as well as album tracks “Come Back” and “Perfect.” It’s only the third double A-side single from Depeche Mode, following 1984’s “Blasphemous Rumors”/”Somebody” and 2006’s “John the Revelator”/”Lilian.”

It’s not known yet whether Depeche Mode plans a video for “Fragile Tension,” but the band already has released a face-licking-filled clip for “Hole to Feed.”

See full “Fragile Tension”/”Hole to Feed” tracklists after the jump…

CD single:

1. “Fragile Tension” (Radio Mix) 3.36
2. “Hole To Feed” (Radio Mix) 3.27
3. “Perfect” (Roger Sanchez Club Mix) 7.24
4. “Come Back” (SixToes Remix) 4.56
5. “Fragile Tension” (Laidback Luke Remix) 7.52
6. “Hole To Feed” (Popof Vocal Mix) 8.42
7. “Fragile Tension” (Peter Bjorn And John Remix) 3.45
8. “Hole To Feed” (Joebot Remix) 6.43

Download bundle:

1. “Fragile Tension” (Radio Mix) 3.36
2. “Hole To Feed” (Radio Mix) 3.27
3. “Come Back” (SixToes Remix 4.56
4. “Perfect” (Ralphi & Craig Club Remix) 8.49
5. “Fragile Tension” (Stephan Bodzin Remix) 9.14
6. “Hole To Feed” (Paul Woolford’s Easyfun Ethereal Disco Mix) 9.24
7. “Perfect” (Roger Sanchez Club Mix) 7.24
8. “Fragile Tension” (Solo Loves Panorama Remix) 6.10
9. “Hole To Feed” (Popof Vocal Mix) 8.42
10. “Perfect” (Ralphi & Jody Club Remix) 7.39*

*iTunes exclusive

Double 12-inch vinyl:

1. “Fragile Tension” (Stephan Bodzin Remix) 9.14
2. “Fragile Tension” (Kris Menace’s Love On Laserdisc Remix) 6.24
3. “Hole To Feed” (Popof Vocal Mix) 8.42
4. “Hole To Feed” (Paul Woolford’s Easyfun Ethereal Disco Mix) 9.24
5. “Perfect” (Roger Sanchez Club Mix) 7.24
6. “Perfect” (Ralphi Rosario Dub) 8.26
7. “Peace” (Herve’s ‘Warehouse Frequencies’ Remix) 5.10
8. “Peace” (Sander Van Doorn Remix) 8.02

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