Category: Digital Music

The Cure’s Robert Smith collaborates with Gorillaz on band’s ‘Song Machine’ series

The Cure’s Robert Smith collaborates with Gorillaz on band’s ‘Song Machine’ series

The rumored appearance by The Cure’s Robert Smith on the next installment of Gorillaz’s “Song Machine” series was confirmed by the group on Twitter today, though it’s not yet clear when the song — the sixth episode in the series — will arrive. More information on the project right here.

New Order to release first new single in 5 years; ‘Substance’ back on streaming services

New Order to release first new single in 5 years; ‘Substance’ back on streaming services

After teasing something since last week, New Order today announced it will debut “Be a Rebel,” the group’s first new single in five years, on BBC’s Radio 2 on Tuesday morning, music that comes as the band should have been on a hugely anticipated, but now delayed, U.S. tour with Pet Shop Boys. Hear a sample here.

Listen to The The’s new single ‘I Want 2 B U’ — it’s reminiscent of ‘This Is the Day’

Listen to The The’s new single ‘I Want 2 B U’ — it’s reminiscent of ‘This Is the Day’

Matt Johnson last weekend released a new 7-inch by The The for the first of three Record Store Day “drops,” a single called “I Want 2 B U” that calls to mind “This Is the Day” because Johnson wrote and recorded it with the “quirky Omnichord instrument” he used on that 1983 classic. Hear it right here.

Tears For Fears’ ‘Seeds of Love’ due for 5-disc reissue — hear unreleased ‘Rhythm of Life’

Tears For Fears’ ‘Seeds of Love’ due for 5-disc reissue — hear unreleased ‘Rhythm of Life’

Tears For Fears will follow up deluxe box-set editions of The Hurting and Songs From the Big Chair with a five-disc reissue of the duo’s third album The Seeds of Love that features a new 5.1 Surround mix of the album and an hour’s worth of previously released material.  Full details, and an unreleased track, right here.

Listen: The Replacements, ‘I.O.U.’ (Demo) — off forthcoming ‘Pleased To Meet Me’ box set

Listen: The Replacements, ‘I.O.U.’ (Demo) — off forthcoming ‘Pleased To Meet Me’ box set

Rhino Records will release a 3CD/1LP expanded reissue of The Replacements’ 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me this October, and the label is offering fans’ another taste of the previously unreleased material contained within: in this case, a demo of album opener “I.O.U.”  Listen to it right here.

Cabaret Voltaire returns with first new album in 26 years — hear first single ‘Vasto’

Cabaret Voltaire returns with first new album in 26 years — hear first single ‘Vasto’

Pioneering electronic music act Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — will release its first new album in 26 years this November, an eight-song collection called Shadow of Fear that was born out of Kirk’s return to live performance in 2014. You can hear the first single, “Vasto,” right here.

Erasure enlists LGBTQIA+ stars for ‘Nerves of Steel’ video off new album ‘The Neon’

Erasure enlists LGBTQIA+ stars for ‘Nerves of Steel’ video off new album ‘The Neon’

Erasure today debuted “Nerves of Steel,” the third track off the duo’s first new record in three years and 18th studio album overall — a 10-song collection called The Neon that will be released by Mute on Aug. 21. Hear the new song in full right here via its Brad Hammer-directed music video.

Listen: The Replacements, ‘I Don’t Know’ (Demo) — off ‘Pleased To Meet Me’ box set

Listen: The Replacements, ‘I Don’t Know’ (Demo) — off ‘Pleased To Meet Me’ box set

Rhino Records this fall will release a 3CD/1LP edition of The Replacements’ 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me, and the label is offering fans’ another taste of the previously unreleased material contained within: in this case, a demo of the record’s third track, “I Don’t Know.” Listen to it right here.

Listen: Midnight Oil returns with ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years

Listen: Midnight Oil returns with ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years

Midnight Oil is back with its first new music in 17 years, a song called “Gadigal Land” that’s the first single off the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project that was recorded in collaboration with “our First Nations friends.” You can hear the full song right here.

Deathline International enlists Jello Biafra and more for cover of ‘Troops of Tomorrow’

Deathline International enlists Jello Biafra and more for cover of ‘Troops of Tomorrow’

Industrial-metal group Deathline International today debuts a newly recorded cover of the punk anthem “Troops of Tomorrow” — originally by The Vibrators, later done by The Exploited — that features appearances by Jello Biafra, Stabbing Westward’s Christopher Hall and more. Hear the song right here.

Stream Folk Devils’ ‘Forever’ EP — post-punk group’s first new music in 33 years

Stream Folk Devils’ ‘Forever’ EP — post-punk group’s first new music in 33 years

London’s Folk Devils, a blues-splashed post-punk act originally active from 1983 to ’87, are back with their first new music in 33 years, a three-song EP called Forever that’s due out in September but which can be streamed right now exclusively at Slicing Up Eyeballs. Listen to the EP right here.

Listen: Bob Mould, ‘Forecast of Rain’ — second single off upcoming ‘Blue Hearts’

Listen: Bob Mould, ‘Forecast of Rain’ — second single off upcoming ‘Blue Hearts’

Bob Mould is back with a second blast of fury off his upcoming album Blue Hearts, a song called “Forecast of Rain” that targets what he sees as religious hypocrites — namely those who support President Donald Trump. You can hear the full song right here via its lyric video.

Listen: Erasure, ‘Shot a Satellite’ — second single off upcoming album ‘The Neon’

Listen: Erasure, ‘Shot a Satellite’ — second single off upcoming album ‘The Neon’

Erasure today premiered “Shot a Satellite,” the second track off the duo’s first new record in three years and 18th studio album overall — a 10-track collection called The Neon that will be released by Mute on Aug. 21. You can hear the new song in full right here.