Category: Single News

Midnight Oil releases climate call to action ‘Rising Seas’ off upcoming studio album

Midnight Oil releases climate call to action ‘Rising Seas’ off upcoming studio album

Midnight Oil today debuted the first single off its forthcoming studio album, an environmental call to action titled “Rising Seas” that the band is releasing.

Superchunk covers The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Alice’ for new Halloween single

Superchunk covers The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Alice’ for new Halloween single

Indie-rock powerhouse Superchunk has resurrected its Halloween single tradition, today releasing the track “There’s a Ghost” — the band’s first new song in two years — with a cover of The Sisters of Mercy’s 1983 single “Alice” as the B-side. You can hear both right here via Bandcamp.

Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides

Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides

Cleopatra Records today digitally released two newly unearthed and previously unreleased mixes of Ministry’s classic 1985 single “Everyday (Is Halloween),” along with thepreviously unreleased song “Playground” and an unissued instrumental version of “I See Red.” Hear the whole thing right here.

Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman gets ‘Happy’ with first new solo music in 33 years

Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman gets ‘Happy’ with first new solo music in 33 years

Former Oingo Boingo frontman and famed film composer Danny Elfman today debuted his first solo music in 36 years — and first rock music since his band’s 1994 swan song — in the form of “Happy,” a characteristically twisted song he’d meant to debut at his planned performance at this year’s Coachella festival.

Pixies debut new song ‘Hear Me Out’ ahead of release of limited-edition 12-inch single

Pixies debut new song ‘Hear Me Out’ ahead of release of limited-edition 12-inch single

The Pixies are back with a brand new single, the Paz Lenchantin-sung “Hear Me Out” that is accompanied by the western-themed video posted here and will appear as the A-side of a new limited-edition 12-inch single the band is set to release later this month. Check out the full music video right here.

Ministry unearths 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ for new 12-inch

Ministry unearths 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ for new 12-inch

Cleopatra Records next month will release a new 12-inch vinyl single featuring a pair of newly unearthed and previously unreleased mixes of Ministry’s classic 1985 single “Everyday (Is Halloween),” with another previously unreleased song on the B-side. Full details and tracklist right here.

Listen: New Order returns with ‘Be a Rebel’ — group’s first new music in 5 years

Listen: New Order returns with ‘Be a Rebel’ — group’s first new music in 5 years

New Order today debuted their first new song in five years, the single “Be a Rebel” — you can stream it below — that had been intended to promote the group’s much-anticipated U.S. co-headlining tour with Pet Shop Boys, a trek that’s now been pushed to 2021. Hear the full new song right here.

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.

The Dead Milkmen to release cover of ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’

The Dead Milkmen to release cover of ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’

The Dead Milkmen this month will release their first new music in three years, a cover of Heaven 17’s classic banned-by-the-BBC debut single “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang,” which will be issued as a transparent-red 7-inch vinyl single and digitally. Full details right here.

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Wayne Hussey has enlisted current and former members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Smiths for an all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit “key workers dealing with COVID-19 globally.” Full details right here.

Midnight Oil to release ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years — this week

Midnight Oil to release ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years — this week

Midnight Oil this week will release the reunited band’s first new music in 17 years, a song called “Gadigal Land” that is the first single to debut from the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project that was recorded in collaboration with “our First Nations friends.” Full details right here.

Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton enlists Eddie Argos of Art Brut for new single

Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton enlists Eddie Argos of Art Brut for new single

Former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist David Newton’s project David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels has been absent from the record racks for the better part of the last decade, but the group returns today with the premiere here at Slicing Up Eyeballs of a new single featuring Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos,

The The to release new single ‘I WANT 2 B U’ for Record Store Day — listen to preview

The The to release new single ‘I WANT 2 B U’ for Record Store Day — listen to preview

Matt Johnson this week announced he’ll release a new 7-inch by The The for Record Store Day next month, a single called “I WANT 2 B U” that finds the musician writing and recording with the “quirky Omnichord instrument” for the first time since he used in on 1983’s “This Is the Day.” Hear a short sample here.