“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers. Here’s tonight’s full playlist.
4AD Records will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Pixies’ debut full-length Surfer Rosa next month with a dual reissue of that album and its 1987 predecessor, the eight-song mini-album Come On Pilgrim, that will include a bonus live set from 1986. Full details and tracklist right here.
“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers. Here’s the full playlist from tonight’s show.
A trove of early Wax Trax! Records material from Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pailhead, 1,000 Homo DJs, PTP and Acid Horse — including previously unreleased tracks and demos — will be compiled on a limited-edition 7CD/1LP box set to be released for Record Store Day next month in both the U.S. and the U.K.
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 news about Echo & The Bunnymen, The Replacements, Pixies, Mazzy Star, Johnny Marr, Wax Trax! Records, Kitchens of Distinction, Pet Shop Boys, David J, Paul Weller, Debbie Harry and more.
Erasure is back with a second music video for a track off the synthpop duo’s recently released Christmas-themed album Snow Globe — and this time it’s for one of the group’s original compositions, “Make it Wonderful.” Like the previous clip for “Gaudete,” this one’s animated, too.
Omnivore Recordings next year will reissue a long-out-of-print 1982 live set by The Dream Syndicate that was recorded during an on-air performance at Los Angeles radio station KPFK-FM a few weeks before Steve Wynn and Co. entered the studio to cut their classic debut album The Days of Wine and Roses.
There is just over a day left to vote for your 10 favorite albums of 1987, part of our year-long Best of the ’80s poll in which we’re asking Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to name their favorite albums of each year of the decade, concluding, come December, with a poll to determine the best records of the entire 1980s.
Record Store Day’s Black Friday spinoff is still a good three months away, but we’re getting our first hint of what’s to come: Namely the first-ever U.S. vinyl release of The Replacements’ final album, 1990’s All Shook Down. As Modern Vinyl points out, Org Music has announced a pair of Black Friday pressings.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.
Wall of Voodoo this fall will receive a new, nearly career-spanning anthology — the 17-track ‘Lost Weekend: The Best of the I.R.S. Years’ — that combines the highlights of the band’s 1980s output recorded with original lead singer Stan Ridgway and the vocalist who later replaced him, Andy Prieboy.
The Sisters of Mercy’s 30th anniversary tour will end the year where it began 2011 — in Europe — with 15 more dates planned for November and December, although the band’s first-ever trip to Australia and New Zealand was scuttled after this week’s Soundwave Revolution touring festival fell apart.
]The playlist from Sunday night’s ‘Dark Wave’ — the weekly ‘darker side of alternative’ show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — featured The Smiths, Love and Rockets, Theater of Hate, Ministry and much more.
Gang of Four today unveiled the second music video filmed for its new album ‘Content’: a moody, live performance clip for the slow-burner ‘It Was Never Gonna Turn Out Too Good.’ Watch it here.