The Week in Rock: Feb. 5-11, 2012

Welcome to 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 Dexys Midnight Runners, Fad Gadget, Dalis Car, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, Killing Joke and The Godfathers — plus news of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s return to the U.S. this spring.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012
Dexys Midnight Runners announce ‘One Day I’m Going to Soar’ — first album in 27 years

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012
Dalis Car ‘InGladAloneness’ EP — featuring Peter Murphy, Mick Karn — out in April
Morrissey scraps New Zealand concerts over ‘poor offers from local promoters’
Video: Erasure, ‘Fill Us With Fire’ — third single off ‘Tomorrow’s World’

THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012
The La’s to headline New York Sound City next month — first NYC concert in 20 years
Vintage Video: Depeche Mode, rare 8-minute ‘film in progress’ reel of ‘101’ footage
Video + free MP3: The Normal, ‘Warm Leatherette’ (ditto.tv mix)
Video: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Off the Wall’ — first single off ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012
Gary Numan announces ‘Machine Music’ retrospective DVD, 12-date U.K. tour
Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey to be honored with month-long FG.Ft tribute in New York

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 59, first aired 2/7/12
The Jesus and Mary Chain sets short U.S. tour, including SXSW, 35 Denton fests
Killing Joke to release new album ‘2012′ in April — stream first single ‘Rapture’
Video: Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe discuss new B-sides set ‘Format’
Free MP3: OMD, ‘Green’ (Demo) — early version of track off 2010′s ‘History of Modern’

MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012
Bob Mould to perform Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ in the U.K., Belgium, Finland this June
Lou Barlow tweets Dinosaur Jr sessions, reissues Sentridoh’s ‘Weed Forestin’
The Sisters of Mercy take 30th anniversary tour to Australia, Mexico, South America
Stream: The Godfathers, ‘Primitive Man’ — brand-new track
New releases: Pet Shop Boys, Wire, Cocteau Twins, John Foxx, Big Country, Plimsouls

SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/5/12
Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult soundtrack Super Bowl commercials

 

 

 

 

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