This week’s new releases include the Pet Shop Boys’ second new album in a year (‘Electric’), plus an expanded reissue of The Cult’s ‘Electric,’ a repress of Peter Buck’s 2012 vinyl-only solo debut and a new monkey-themed 7-inch, a collection of Style Council albums and a reissue of Frank Black’s ‘Oddballs.’
Tag: The Cult
As we reported last month, The Cult is reissuing its third album Electric in an expanded set paired with Peace — the aborted Love follow-up the band abandoned in favor of the Rick Rubin-produced hard-rock album — and Beggars Archive has now confirmed that the release, Electric Peace, is now due out next month.
The Cult today announced that it will perform its third album Electric on tour in the U.S. and U.K. this year as news also emerged that the 1987 hard-rock record will receive an expanded reissue that pairs it with Peace, the follow-up to Love the band ultimately abandoned in favor of recording Electric with producer Rick Rubin.
The Cult have been teasing fans the last couple days via social media that they plan to announce a new tour called “Electric 13” on Monday — a trek that presumably will find Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy revisiting their 1987 hard-rock turn Electric on stage each night. The tour is poised to come to the U.S. and U.K.
Johnny Marr surprised fans in San Francisco on Saturday night by pulling an old friend on stage: Billy Duffy of The Cult, who joined Marr and his band to rip through “I Fought the Law,” the 1958 classic by The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis popularized first by the Bobby Fuller Four and then The Clash.
The Cult recently enlisted witch house act Salem to remix the track “Elemental Light” off the band’s current album Choice of Weapon, and has just released a Kostas Seremetis-directed video for the new version — which, as you can hear from the beat-driven clip posted above, is pretty much and entirely different song than the original.
This week’s new releases include a ‘prequel’ to The Cult’s latest album, plus the second single from Pet Shop Boys’ new record, audiophile vinyl reissues from The Stone Roses and The Gun Club, and a 3-disc box set from the U.K. called ‘Teenage Kicks 1977-1981 The Music That Changed Everything.’
Killing Joke this weekend announced plans to release two albums in 2013 and perform “a very small run of headline shows” to coincide with the first release — expected some time in March or April — including “limited U.S. tour dates,” according to a short note posted on the band’s Facebook page.
As we’ve reported, The Mission will document its ongoing 25th anniversary reunion this fall with a limited-edition 3-disc CD/DVD set called Silver that features two full concerts recorded last year and part of a third on either DVD or Blu-ray, plus a bonus CD featuring near-complete audio from one of the gigs as well.
With a downsized U.K. tour saddled with apparently poor ticket sales and the loss of Killing Joke as an opening act set to kick off next week, The Cult has just issued a new music video for “Honey From a Knife,” the opening track and second official single from the band’s current album, ‘Choice of Weapon.’
The Mission will document their ongoing 25th anniversary reunion this fall with a limited-edition 3-disc CD/DVD set called Silver that features two full concerts recorded last year and part of a third on either DVD or Blu-ray, plus a bonus CD featuring near-complete audio from one of the gigs as well.
Killing Joke unloaded a flurry of news this morning, announcing that “missing” frontman Jaz Coleman “appeared today from his retreat in the Western Sahara” as well as revealing plans for a 3CD ‘KJ in Dub’ remix project and the cancellation of a planned $300-a-ticket studio concert that was to have been filmed for a DVD.
In a bizarre turn of events, Killing Joke today announced that frontman Jaz Coleman has gone missing after apparently taking to Facebook to malign The Cult and The Mission and proclaim — falsely, it turns out — that the band was pulling out of a recently downsized U.K. tour with the two acts this September.
Rumors have circulated that Killing Joke, displeased with the change in venues, has quit the September tour with The Cult and The Mission. The band hasn’t made an official statement, although a scathing note about the tour, purportedly written by Jaz Coleman, was posted then removed from the band’s Facebook page.