The Week in Rock: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2012

Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Morrissey, Flipper, The Human League, Dead Can Dance, The Cult, Wire, Paul Weller and Happy Mondays — plus our Q&A with David J and a brand-new Auto Reverse mixtape for February.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012
Flipper playing SXSW, handful of U.S. shows — then touring U.K. and Europe this spring
The Human League reissuing ‘Dare,’ playing 35th anniversary shows in U.K. this year

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (February 2012)
Free MP3s: Dead Can Dance, ‘Live Happenings — Part III’ 4-track EP
Morrissey announces spring tour of Japan — plus first-ever concert in South Korea

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012
Q&A: Bauhaus’ David J on his ‘accidental’ concept album ‘Not Long For This World’
Martin Gore: New Depeche Mode album to be released ‘no later than early 2013’
The Cure adds Werchter, Vieilles Charrues festivals — ‘5, 6 or maybe 7 more’ to come
Free MP3: The Cult, ‘Lucifer’ — first track off new album ‘Choice of Weapon,’ due in May
Stream: Wire, ‘The Black Session – Paris 10 May 2011’ – live album out next week

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012
Happy Mondays’ original lineup reunites for 11-date tour of U.K., Ireland this spring
New Order unveils spring U.K. tour, confirms European summer festival appearances
Paul Weller sets New York concerts in May — only North American shows this year
New releases: David Bowie reissue, The Skids, The Cure on ‘Underworld’ soundtrack

 

 

 

 

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