This week’s new releases include the ‘Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989’ box set, new albums from Lloyd Cole and Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, live albums from Jane’s Addiction and Midge Ure, a new Three O’Clock compilation and Teardrop Explodes, Devo and Primitives reissues.
This week’s new releases including expanded reissues of R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ and The Breeders’ ‘Last Splash,’ new studio albums from The Fall and Primal Scream), five-disc box sets from Love and Rockets and Gary Numan, a vintage Devo live album, a Talking Heads vinyl reissue and a budget Simple Minds best-of.
On Record Store Day last year, Devo released a 2LP vinyl live set culled from a cassette recording made of the band’s Seattle stop on its 1981 tour in support of New Traditionlalists. Come next month, fans not into that whole vinyl thing will be able hear it, too, as the band releases the concert on CD — with two bonus tracks.
The Church next year will release a live DVD capturing the band’s performance of three full albums — 1988′s ‘Starfish,’ 1992′s ‘Priest=Aura’ and 2009’s ‘Untitled #23’ — last December in Sydney, and is previewing the upcoming release by streaming each of the sets via Moshcam.com.
After focusing much of this year on performing cuts from the band’s first five albums, Simple Minds next March will release a new best-of collection — featuring two new songs —and then embark on a huge, 28-date greatest-hits tour of the U.K. featuring a career-spanning, two-set show with no opening acts.
Blondie and Devo last night wrapped up their joint U.S. tour with a concert at the Chicago Theatre, and Debbie Harry marked the occasion today by tweeting this photo of the two bands backstage together. Blondie still has a few scattered U.S. dates planned in the coming weeks.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.
Devo later this month will release a song called “Don’t Roof Rack, Me Bro! (Remember Seamus)” — a track about Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s infamous 1983 road trip in which he transported the family dog from Massachusetts to Ontario in a kennel strapped to the roof of the family station wagon.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.
Devo will be subject of a new authorized documentary that the filmmakers hope to have complete by this fall in order to submit it to next year’s Sundance festival. The doc, ‘Are We Not Men? The Devo Documentary,’ is currently in post-production, but director Tony Pemberton is still trying to raise money to complete the project.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about the Sex Pistols, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Simple Minds, Morrissey, The House of Love, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Fixx, Icehouse, Ministry and more.
Simple Minds today unveiled plans for a nine-date summer tour of Australia and New Zealand at the end of this year that also will feature ’80s-era contemporaries Devo and The Church sharing the bill and will hit a mixture of indoor venues and wineries taking part in the popular A Day on the Green concert series.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes reports about The Stone Roses, The Cure, Buzzcocks, Skinny Puppy, Nick Cave, Redd Kross, Ultravox, Paul Weller, Vince Clarke and Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Sugar, Blondie, Devo and more.