The Week in Rock: Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 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 items about The Sugarcubes, Ian McCulloch, Tom Tom Club, The The, Laibach, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, Yazoo, Edwyn Collins, Morrissey, Bob Mould, The Smiths and more.

Ian McCulloch fleshes out fall U.K. acoustic tour in support of expanded solo reissues
Stream: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — first new release in 12 years

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson talks to Kevin Seal — June 11, 1989
Video: Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe discuss new album ‘Elysium’

THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
Vintage Video: The Sugarcubes live at Auburn University in 1988 — full 50-minute set

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012
Video: Laibach covers The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’ for new compilation
Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Leaving’ — second single off forthcoming ‘Elysium’

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012
Duran Duran cancels remaining dates of North American tour over Nick Rhodes’ health
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 85, first aired 8/28/12
Yazoo singles, album cuts, mixes assembled on ‘The Collection’ double-disc set
Edwyn Collins releasing ‘Understated’ LP next year, will be subject of new documentary

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012
New biography ‘A Light That Never Goes Out’ promises ‘complete story’ of The Smiths
Full-album stream: Bob Mould, ‘Silver Age’ — ‘companion’ to Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’
Video: World Party, ‘Everybody’s Falling in Love’ — new track off ‘Arkeology’ box set
Clan of Xymox covers Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure on ‘Kindred Spirits’
New releases: Swans, Nick Cave, Juliana Hatfield, This Mortal Coil, The Distractions

SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/26/12
Morrissey to play Australia, New Zealand in December — plus Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert





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