Reunited British post-punk/New Wave rockers Modern English have re-recorded their signature 1982 smash “I Melt With You” for a second time, and are offering the slowed-down, moody version of the track as a free download in advance of a just-announced short tour of the southeastern United States next month.
The band — original members Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar), Mick Conroy (bass) and Stephen Walker (keyboards), plus longtime guitarist Steven Walker and drummer Ric Chandler — today announced and eight-date U.S. tour that opens Sept. 20 in Atlanta and runs through Sept. 28 in Birmingham, Ala., with most dates in Florida.
The dates follow two similarly short U.S. treks last year and a U.K. tour this summer.
Modern English — who last year released a new album, Soundtrack, and the Blister EP — have re-recorded “I Melt With You” once again (the band first re-recorded the hit for 1990’s Pillow Lips), this time for use in the upcoming Mark Pellington film named, appropriately, “I Melt With You.” The film also uses a second Modern English song, “Gathering Dust,” and because it is “quite dark,” the band offered to completely re-record “I Melt With You.”
You can download the 2011 version of “I Melt With You” from the widget below in exchange for an e-mail address, and you can also check out the trailer to the film “I Melt With You.”
Modern English tour dates:
Sept. 20: Old Bar, Atlanta, GA Smith’s
Sept. 21: Brewster’s Pit, Jacksonville, FL
Sept. 22: Respectable Street, West Palm Beach, FL
Sept. 23: Main Street Fall Festival, Melbourne, FL
Sept. 24: Sick Boys, Daytona Beach, FL
Sept. 25: The Venue, Tampa, FL
Sept. 27: Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola FL
Sept. 28: The Nick Rocks, Birmingham, AL
Trailer: “I Melt With You”
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Modern English releases ‘Blister EP,’ sets 8-date North American tour this month
- Modern English reunites for short North American tour this summer
- New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ reissue, new Modern English album
- Modern English preps ‘Soundtrack,’ issuing ‘Stop Start’ on CD for first time