Nikolaos Katranis and Russell Craig Richardson are working on a four-part documentary series on post-punk music, based on Simon Reynolds’ book “Rip It Up and Start Again.”
Tag: Joy Division
We’re back today with the results of Round 7 of our sporadic Slicing Up Eyeballs artist poll series, a ranking of all 51 songs written and recorded by post-punk icons Joy Division over the band’s sadly truncated career, cut short by the death in 1980 of frontman Ian Curtis. Full results right here.
Now that we’ve revealed the somewhat-anticipated results of our latest Slicing Up Eyeballs artist poll — one that ranks all 51 songs recorded by Joy Division — it’s only natural we’d throw together a Spotify playlist of the ranked countdown. Well, minus the eight songs that aren’t on the streaming service.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Includes releases by Depeche Mode, Joy Division and more.
Rhino Records will release a new 40th anniversary edition of Joy Division’s second album Closer, a new pressing on clear vinyl that will be issued alongside new vinyl pressings of three of the band’s iconic non-album singles. Plus, the former members of Joy Division are marking the anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death today.
Well, it’s been a couple years since we last dipped our toes into our ongoing series of artist polls, but it feels as good a time as any to revive that practice, and ask the readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs to rank every song written and released by the legendary Joy Division. Vote right here.
Following the success of the debut of DJ Jake Rudh’s “180 Minutes” earlier this month, Transmission Music and Slicing Up Eyeballs are thrilled to announce the event — a 3+ hour audiovisual celebration of college rock and classic alternative music — will stream live on Twitch every other Saturday night, beginning this coming weekend.
Here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, we’ve been fans of Chris Molanphy’s deeply nerdy chart-history podcast “Hit Parade” since its debut in 2017. But the latest episode — the “Lost and Lonely Edition,” which charts the slow rise to U.S. hit-making status by The Cure, Depeche Mode and New Order — was practically made for us.
Joy Division and the band’s famed art director Peter Saville have teamed up with London fashion retailer Goodhood to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Unknown Pleasures by reissuing the album on ruby red vinyl and in a white sleeve “resembling the original design idea.” Full details here.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed the last couple weeks’ round-ups, this includes titles that came out in recent weeks.)
Peter Hook & The Light this week announced a 28-date North American tour for the spring of 2018, a trek that once again will see the band performing Joy Division’s and New Order’s classic Substance compilation albums in their entireties each night. See full dates here.
New Order had promised that its performances with a 12-member synthesizer ensemble at the Manchester International Festival would not bear much resemblance to the band’s normal live set, and, with tonight’s opening of the 5-concert run, the legendary act delivered on its pledge. See full setlist and video here.
With the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in full swing, the event’s organizers continue to upload stellar-quality pro-shot video clips to the fest’s YouTube channel — including this footage of New Order’s 9-minute run through “Temptation” that closed its main set last Sunday night.
An artist known only by his Instagram handle alshepmcr has taken to stenciling lyrics from classic songs by legendary Manchester bands Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses onto the double-yellow lines that split the city’s streets — a creative endeavor, he says, that’s designed to make people stop and think.