Tag: Sounds of the Universe

Watch: Depeche Mode launches new album ‘Spirit’ with hour-long live Berlin webcast

Watch: Depeche Mode launches new album ‘Spirit’ with hour-long live Berlin webcast

Depeche Mode celebrated today’s release its 14th studio album Spirit with an hour-long performance in Berlin that was webcast live — and now you can watch a replay of the full 11-song set. The band performed four songs off the new album, a couple off 2009’s Sounds of the Universe and a clutch of ’90s and ’00s singles.

Depeche Mode plays surprise rehearsal set for 2 dozen stunned fans in New York City

Depeche Mode plays surprise rehearsal set for 2 dozen stunned fans in New York City

About two dozen Depeche Mode fans were treated to an unforgettable experience Monday when the band’s label bused them to a New York studio to watch — from just feet away — as the group played a 40-minute set in preparation for the upcoming Global Spirit Tour.

Depeche Mode begin reissuing full catalog on 180-gram vinyl — first 4 titles out this week

Depeche Mode begin reissuing full catalog on 180-gram vinyl — first 4 titles out this week

Depeche Mode announced this weekend that it will embark on another full-catalog vinyl reissue campaign this year, this time re-releasing each of the band’s studio albums on 180-gram platters, beginning this week with Some Great Reward, Black Celebration, Music for the Masses and Songs of Faith and Devotion.

Depeche Mode: New album cross between ‘Violator,’ ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’

Depeche Mode: New album cross between ‘Violator,’ ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’

Depeche Mode held a news conference in Paris today to announce the European leg of its 2013 world tour — the dates mirroring those that leaked yesterday — and tease fans with a preview of a track from the band’s as-yet-untitled album, which Martin Gore characterized as a cross between ‘Violator’ and ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion.’

Depeche Mode tour 2013 : European dates surface on eve of press conference

Depeche Mode tour 2013 : European dates surface on eve of press conference

Depeche Mode is set to hold a press conference in Paris tomorrow, where the band is expected to announce details of its next studio album, which is due out next spring, and plans for yet another massive world tour, its first since the global outing in support of 2009’s Sounds of the Universe.

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan: 20 songs demoed for new album, tour planned for 2013

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan: 20 songs demoed for new album, tour planned for 2013

Last week, Depeche Mode offered up a sneak peak of its recording studio being set up, and now frontman Dave Gahan reveals the band already has demoed about 20 new songs for its as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009’s ‘Sounds of the Universe’ — and already is making plans to take the new songs on the road next year.

Martin Gore: New Depeche Mode album to be released ‘no later than early 2013’

Martin Gore: New Depeche Mode album to be released ‘no later than early 2013’

With Depeche Mode returning to the studio in March, the first word of a timetable for the band’s 13th album has emerged: Martin L. Gore tells German magazine Sonic Seducer that the record will be released ‘no later than early 2013,’ according to fansite Home.

Andy Fletcher: Depeche Mode to enter studio in March to begin recording next album

Andy Fletcher: Depeche Mode to enter studio in March to begin recording next album

After taking much of the past two years off, Depeche Mode are scheduled to reconvene in January and are planning to enter a studio to begin work on a follow-up to 2009’s ‘Sounds of the Universe’ in March, bandmember Andy Fletcher reveals in a recent Italian interview to promote one of his DJ gigs in that country.

Stream: New Depeche Mode mixes by Alan Wilder, Vince Clarke — off ‘Remixes 2’

Stream: New Depeche Mode mixes by Alan Wilder, Vince Clarke — off ‘Remixes 2’

For two months, Depeche Mode has been teasing ‘Remixes 2: 81-11’ with a series of pre-release streams of mixes from the set, but they’ve avoided releasing the two most buzzed-about tracks — new mixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder. Now they’ve leaked.

Depeche Mode’s ‘Remixes 2: 81-11,’ featuring Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder, due in June

Depeche Mode’s ‘Remixes 2: 81-11,’ featuring Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder, due in June

The long-rumored new remix album from Depeche Mode — titled ‘Remixes 2: 81-11,’ and featuring contributions from former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — will be released in single CD, triple-disc, digital and six-LP configurations on June 6, the synthpop vets announced this morning.

Vince Clarke, Alan Wilder remixing Depeche Mode tracks for CD expected next year

Vince Clarke, Alan Wilder remixing Depeche Mode tracks for CD expected next year

With Alan Wilder and Vince Clarke on board, Depeche Mode fans are abuzz over the possibility that all five past and present members will appear on disc together for the first time on a new remix album reported to be in the works.

Depeche Mode ‘Tour of the Universe’ DVD and Blu-ray due this fall, remix CD rumored

Depeche Mode ‘Tour of the Universe’ DVD and Blu-ray due this fall, remix CD rumored

A long-rumored concert film of Depeche Mode’s 2009-2010 Tour of the Universe will be released this November in three different DVD/CD and Blu-ray configurations, according to fan site Home, which also reports the famed synthpop act is rumored to be prepping a new remix CD for release next year.

Video: Alan Wilder joins Depeche Mode on stage at Royal Albert Hall in London

Video: Alan Wilder joins Depeche Mode on stage at Royal Albert Hall in London

Alan Wilder shocked Depeche Mode fans around the world tonight, joining the band onstage for the first time since 1994 to accompany Martin Gore on piano during a performance of “Somebody” during a Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

New releases: Lloyd Cole’s ‘Rattlesnakes’ reissued, Depeche Mode double A-side single

New releases: Lloyd Cole’s ‘Rattlesnakes’ reissued, Depeche Mode double A-side single

Tweet Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. ARTIST: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions RELEASE: Rattlesnakes: Deluxe Edition BACKSTORY: […]