The Week in Rock: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2013

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This week featured posts about Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Johnny Marr, The Replacements, Violent Femmes, Alison Moyet, Peter Murphy, The Glove, OMD, The Boomtown Rats and more.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2013
My Bloody Valentine releases ‘mbv’ — stream long-awaited ‘Loveless’ follow-up in full
Johnny Marr announces spring U.S. tour — including 2 concerts with New Order
Video: ‘Upside Down: The Creation Records Story’ — watch full 2010 documentary

FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2013
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘120 X-Ray’ on Kate Bush circa ‘Sensual World’ — Jan. 21, 1990
Peter Murphy debuts ‘Velocity Bird’ video, will post rare footage to YouTube channel

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013
Morrissey lives! ‘Reports of my death have been greatly understated,’ singer says
Video: Depeche Mode, ‘Heaven’ — first single off forthcoming ‘Delta Machine’
Alison Moyet of Yazoo to release new electronic-based ‘prog-pop’ album in May
Stream: The Godfathers, ‘I Can’t Sleep Tonight’ — first single off ‘Jukebox Fury’

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013
The Replacements’ ‘Songs For Slim’ EP out digitally March 5, on 12-inch April 16
Stream: Depeche Mode’s new single ‘Heaven’ and B-side ‘All That’s Mine’
Violent Femmes on Coachella reunion: ‘It will be a monstrous thing of beauty’
Stream: Robyn Hitchcock, ‘Be Still’ — off forthcoming album ‘Love From London’
Bob Mould debuts ‘Star Machine’ video, announces new U.S. shows in April

TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013
Steven Severin hints at something new from The Glove coming ‘for collectors’ in April
The Specials begin rolling out dates for first leg of North American tour this March
The Ocean Blue to release ‘Ultramarine’ in March, play shows ‘throughout the U.S.’

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013
The Cure announces 6-country tour of South America in April — plus Mexico City concert
Bob Geldof reforms The Boomtown Rats for first time since 1986 for Isle of Wight
OMD to bring ‘English Electric’ to North America with 12 concerts in April, July
The Breeders to play first ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary show in Brooklyn on March 29
New releases: Depeche Mode’s new single ‘Heaven,’ Sugar 8-record vinyl box set

SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2013
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/27/13)
My Bloody Valentine promises new album ‘maybe in 2 or 3 days,’ debuts new song
Morrissey postpones 6 more U.S. concerts after being diagnosed with bleeding ulcer





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