Tag: Mute Records

Erasure announces 24-date North American tour in support of ‘The Neon’ next year

Erasure announces 24-date North American tour in support of ‘The Neon’ next year

Erasure today announced plans to follow up previously announced European concerts this fall with a 24-date North American tour early next year to support the duo’s 2020 album The Neon, a trek that’ll open Jan. 14 in Miami Beach and wrap up Feb. 27 in Las Vegas.  Full details right here.

Martin Gore announces ‘Third Chimpanzee’ instrumental EP — hear first track ‘Mandrill’

Martin Gore announces ‘Third Chimpanzee’ instrumental EP — hear first track ‘Mandrill’

After a bit of social-media teasing, Mute Records this morning announced the release early next year of a new instrumental electronic EP from Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, a five-song collection that’s preceded by a “ferocious slice of electro” called “Mandrill.” Hear it right here.

Mute Records teases something involving Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore

Mute Records teases something involving Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore

Is Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore preparing to debut new music next week? Mute Records is teasing something involving Gore happening Nov. 17 — this Tuesday — but it’s not clear what that may be. The label tweeted a stylized image of Gore on Saturday with that date. No other information is yet known.

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.

Cabaret Voltaire returns with first new album in 26 years — hear first single ‘Vasto’

Cabaret Voltaire returns with first new album in 26 years — hear first single ‘Vasto’

Pioneering electronic music act Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — will release its first new album in 26 years this November, an eight-song collection called Shadow of Fear that was born out of Kirk’s return to live performance in 2014. You can hear the first single, “Vasto,” right here.

Erasure previews new album ‘The Neon’ with single ‘Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)’

Erasure previews new album ‘The Neon’ with single ‘Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)’

Erasure returns this summer with its first new record in three years and the duo’s 18th studio album overall, a 10-track collection called The Neon that is preceded by the bright pop single “Hey Now (Think I Got a A Feeling)” — which you can hear right here, along with the album’s full details.

New Order announces one-off headlining date at Hollywood Bowl with Goldfrapp

New Order announces one-off headlining date at Hollywood Bowl with Goldfrapp

New Order today announced it will follow up its appearance at Riot Fest in Chicago this September with a one-off headlining date at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, a concert that will feature a special opening set by Mute Records labelmates Goldfrapp. See full details and tour dates here.

Erasure to release ‘World Be Gone’ — first new album in 3 years — in May

Erasure to release ‘World Be Gone’ — first new album in 3 years — in May

Classic synthpop duo Erasure — Andy Bell and Vince Clarke — this week announced plans to release their 17th studio album this spring. The 10-track World Be Gone, due out May 19 on Mute Records, will be the group’s first new album since 2014’s The Violet Flame.

New Order planning fall release, ‘orchestral feel’ for first Peter Hook-less album

New Order planning fall release, ‘orchestral feel’ for first Peter Hook-less album

The members of New Order continue their slow march toward releasing their first new music recorded without co-founding bassist Peter Hook, and a new interview with Rolling Stone this past week finally took us behind the scene of the recording process and a look at the new record which is now expected to be released this fall.

New Order teases new studio album with photo taken during mixing session

New Order teases new studio album with photo taken during mixing session

The members of New Order have been talking up new music since reuniting a few years ago, and the prospect of a new album became that much more real this past September when the band signed to the legendary Mute label and it was announced the group soon would return to the studio to work on new music.

Depeche Mode signs to Columbia Records for release of new album in March

Depeche Mode signs to Columbia Records for release of new album in March

Depeche Mode today announced that Columbia Records will release its upcoming 13th studio album in March, signalling an end to the synthpop act’s relationship with EMI Music, which picked up the group when it purchased Mute Records in 2002. Neither an exact release date nor the album’s title have been revealed.

Free MP3: Crime & The City Solution, ‘My Love Takes Me There’ — first new music in 22 years

Free MP3: Crime & The City Solution, ‘My Love Takes Me There’ — first new music in 22 years

With their reunion tour set to open tonight in Denver, Australian Simon Bonney’s resurrected art-rock group Crime and the City Solution — which, during the ’80s, included members of The Birthday Party, Swell Maps and Einstürzende Neubauten — today debuted its first new music in 22 years.

Video: Laibach covers The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’ for new compilation

Video: Laibach covers The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’ for new compilation

As we previously reported, Mute Records this fall will celebrate Slovenian avant-garde industrial group Laibach’s “unique take on the art of the cover version” with a new 15-track compilation called ‘An Introduction To.. Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited,’ which will include a newly recorded version of The Normal’s “Warm Leatherette.”

Video: Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore discuss VCMG

Video: Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore discuss VCMG

Mute Records this week released a 10-minute video Q&A with former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore in which the duo discuss their reunion under the banner of the VCMG techno project, the making of their album ‘Ssss’ and unresolved issues between the two.