Fans at long last will be able to get their hands on a copy of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” documentary, as the film — and a much-anticipated soundtrack — will be released in April, according to an email sent today to the project’s Kickstarter backers. Watch the trailer here.
The new documentary chronicling Midnight Oil’s pivotal year of 1984 — which saw the release of Red Sails in the Sunset and Peter Garrett’s failed run for the Australian Senate as a Nuclear Disarmament Party candidate — will screen later next month in select U.S. theaters. Full dates and trailer right here.
R.E.M. this November will unleash a mammoth video package documenting 30 years of live performances, award show highlights and TV appearances on MTV’s networks, a six-DVD set called “REMTV” that will collect 14 hours of material, including a new feature-length documentary called “R.E.M. by MTV.”
Midnight Oil this month will release for the first time remastered CDs of the band’s full catalog from 1978 to 1993 — the group’s first eight full-length albums, plus two EPs — and also will finally issue its 1990 VHS release “Black Rain Falls” on DVD and digitally.
In addition to releasing a brand-new studio album this June, Peter Murphy is now taking pre-orders via PledgeMusic for “Mr. Moonlight Tour: 35 Years of Bauhaus,” a DVD release and 10-inch vinyl EP that was filmed/recorded at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles last summer.
Thirty years after drawing an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California, the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend — will be commemorated next month with a DVD concert film featuring performances by U2, The Clash, English Beat, INXS and more.
Fans of The Church who missed the Australian rockers’ recent “Future Past Perfect” tour — on which the band played 1988′s Starfish, 1992′s Priest=Aura and 2009’s Untitled #23 in their entireties — can now witness the group’s full performance of those record in Syndey in 2011 via a new three-disc DVD package.
Morrissey has formally announced that his concert film “Morrissey 25: Live,” filmed at Hollywood High last March, will receive a “worldwide cinema release” in August to mark his 25th year as a solo artist. The film also will be released on DVD — Moz’s first such release in nine years.
The Church next week will release “Long Distance Century Buzzes and Fades,” a 23-years-in-the-making documentary of the band’s 1990 world tour in support of Gold Afternoon Fix that frontman Steve Kilbey assembled from more than 13 hours of raw footage he filmed with a then-new Super 8 camera.
German industrial group Einstürzende Neubauten next month will release a CD/DVD set that captures the band’s 1990 concert for the German TV show “Rockpalast.” Featuring 16 songs, the release — dubbed, naturally, “Live at Rockpalast 1990” — is due out Nov. 12, according to the band’s website.
The Pogues next month will release a special 30th anniversary live package in multiple audio and video formats, a set recorded at the band’s concerts in Paris last month and dubbed, naturally, “The Pogues in Paris: 30th Anniversary Concert at the Olympia.” Check out the trailer for the video release.
Seattle rockers Mudhoney this November will release a concert DVD featuring newly re-discovered footage of the band’s 40-minute set at the Berlin Independent Days festival in 1988 — and here’s the first glimpse of it, via a minute-long trailer released today. “Mudhoney: Live in Berlin 1988″ will be released Nov. 13.
After making the rounds at film festivals and receiving art-house screenings over the past year, director Gorman Bechard’s documentary about The Replacements and their rabid fans — a film dubbed, appropriately, “Color Me Obsessed” — comes to DVD this fall in a two-disc set packed with six hours of extras.
As we’ve reported, The Mission will document its ongoing 25th anniversary reunion this fall with a limited-edition 3-disc CD/DVD set called Silver that features two full concerts recorded last year and part of a third on either DVD or Blu-ray, plus a bonus CD featuring near-complete audio from one of the gigs as well.