Tag: The Human League

The Human League sets ‘Credo’ U.S. release, tour with Men Without Hats, B-52s

The Human League sets ‘Credo’ U.S. release, tour with Men Without Hats, B-52s

The Human League has set a belated U.S. release date next month for its first album in a decade — ‘Credo,’ which arrived in the U.K. this past spring — and has announced a 17-date North American tour this September that will see the act pairing up with Men Without Hats and The B-52s.

Martin Rushent, producer of Human League, Buzzcocks and Stranglers, 1948-2011

Martin Rushent, producer of Human League, Buzzcocks and Stranglers, 1948-2011

British record producer Martin Rushent — who helmed The Human League’s genre-defining 1981 album ‘Dare,’ as well as beloved post-punk/New Wave-era records and singles by The Stranglers, Buzzcocks, XTC, The Go-Go’s and more — died Saturday. He was 63.

Video: Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ covered by Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA

Video: Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ covered by Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA

The latest installment of the AV Club’s ‘Undercover’ series finds Rocky Votolato and the members of Matt Pond PA doing a stripped-down take on The Human League’s 1981 synthpop classic ‘Don’t You Want Me.’ Check out the video here.

New releases: Duran Duran, Human League, Pet Shop Boys, John Foxx, Aztec Camera

New releases: Duran Duran, Human League, Pet Shop Boys, John Foxx, Aztec Camera

This week’s new releases include the belated physical release of Duran Duran’s ‘All You Need Is Now,’ new albums from The Human League and John Foxx, The Pet Shop Boys’ ‘The Most Incredible Thing’ ballet score, a Soundgarden live album and a new Aztec Camera best-of.

Video: The Human League, ‘Never Let Me Go’ — off ‘Credo,’ first album in decade

Video: The Human League, ‘Never Let Me Go’ — off ‘Credo,’ first album in decade

Synthpop vets The Human League — leader Philip Oakey and singers Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley — deliver their first album in a decade next week, and to promote it, they’ve just released the second single off the disc, album opener “Never Let Me Go.”

Heaven 17 details ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ 2CD/1DVD reissue, announces live DVD

Heaven 17 details ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ 2CD/1DVD reissue, announces live DVD

The expanded 2CD/1DVD reissue of Heaven 17’s synthpop classic ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ will pair the remastered 1981 album with 20 previously unreleased ‘demos, instrumentals and experimentation’ from that era, plus a DVD featuring the hour-long documentary ‘The Story of Penthouse and Pavement.’

Milestones: Robert Smith’s ‘Cure FM’ pirate radio broadcast was 20 years ago tonight

Milestones: Robert Smith’s ‘Cure FM’ pirate radio broadcast was 20 years ago tonight

Twenty years ago tonight, Robert Smith and the rest of The Cure — aided by a pair of American DJs and shadowed by MTV and the music press — set up a pirate radio station at the headquarters of Fiction Records with plans to illicitly premiere their soon-to-released remix album ‘Mixed Up’ over the London airwaves.

Q&A: Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware on ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ tour, box set reissue

Q&A: Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware on ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ tour, box set reissue

Slicing Up Eyeballs got a chance to talk to Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware last week about the making of the band’s landmark debut, ‘Penthouse and Pavement,’ as well as the forthcoming 30th anniversary tour for the album and plans for a new box set.

Heaven 17 preps ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ 3CD box set with newly discovered demos

Heaven 17 preps ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ 3CD box set with newly discovered demos

Classic synthpop group Heaven 17 will reissue its celebrated 1981 debut ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ this November as a multi-disc ‘super luxury box set’ that will include a full CD of newly unearthed eight-track demos, band co-founder Martyn Ware tells Slicing Up Eyeballs.

In stores Tuesday: Pet Shop Boys import, new KMFDM, Dukes of Stratosphear reissues

In stores Tuesday: Pet Shop Boys import, new KMFDM, Dukes of Stratosphear reissues

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday: ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys ALBUM: Yes BACKSTORY: PSB’s 10th studio album […]