Tag: The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present debuts ‘You’re Just a Habit That I’m Trying to Break’ off lockdown LP

The Wedding Present debuts ‘You’re Just a Habit That I’m Trying to Break’ off lockdown LP

The Wedding Present will release a new album later this month called Locked Down and Stripped Back that’s exactly what the title advertises: wtripped-down versions of the band’s songs, plus a couple unreleased numbers, recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown. Hear a brand-new song right here.

New releases: Close Lobsters, Loop, Undertones, Wedding Present, Living Colour, ‘Breakfast Club’

New releases: Close Lobsters, Loop, Undertones, Wedding Present, Living Colour, ‘Breakfast Club’

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. This week’s titles include Close Lobsters, Loop and more.

New releases: Paisley Underground all-stars, plus ‘Lost 80s,’ X, U2, Wire Train, Josef K

New releases: Paisley Underground all-stars, plus ‘Lost 80s,’ X, U2, Wire Train, Josef K

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 last week’s round-up, a few that just came out last Friday, too. Includes new/reissued releases from X, U2, Wire Train and more.

Listen: The Wedding Present covers James Bond theme “You Only Live Twice”

Listen: The Wedding Present covers James Bond theme “You Only Live Twice”

The Wedding Present has just released a third collection of recordings that the David Gedge-led band made for Marc Riley’s show on BBC radio, and the group is promoting the collection — titled, naturally, Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3 — with a cover of the theme for the 1967 James Bond film “You Only Live Twice.”

Listen: The Wedding Present, ‘Shatner’ — off Steve Albini re-recording of ‘George Best’

Listen: The Wedding Present, ‘Shatner’ — off Steve Albini re-recording of ‘George Best’

The Wedding Present this month will release a long-shelved re-recording of the band’s debut album George Best by famed engineer Steve Albini, and are offering up a first taste of the project in the form of a new version of “Shatner,” which you can now stream in full right here.

Watch: The Wedding Present spotlights ‘Going, Going…’ in 30-minute set for KEXP

Watch: The Wedding Present spotlights ‘Going, Going…’ in 30-minute set for KEXP

David Gedge and the rest of The Wedding Present stopped by the Seattle studios of KEXP in April during the band’s spring U.S. tour in support of their latest album Going, Going…,  and performed a six-song, half-hour set that the radio station has now shared online. Watch the full performance right here.

The Wedding Present re-record ‘George Best’ with Steve Albini, prep Record Store Day EP

The Wedding Present re-record ‘George Best’ with Steve Albini, prep Record Store Day EP

David Gedge has a busy year planned for The Wedding Present, with a North American tour beginning next week, a new instrumental EP due out on Record Store Day and a new version of the band’s 1987 debut album George Best — recorded by Steve Albini — due out later in the year.

New releases: Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, Afghan Whigs, Wedding Present, Nick Cave

New releases: Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, Afghan Whigs, Wedding Present, Nick Cave

This week’s new releases include a huge number of reissues, with re-released titles coming from Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, The Afghan Whigs, The Wedding Present and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, plus a brand-new live album from The Fall compiled by Mark E. Smith.

The Wedding Present to reissue first decade’s output in hugely expanded 3CD/1DVD sets

The Wedding Present to reissue first decade’s output in hugely expanded 3CD/1DVD sets

An impressive set of The Wedding Present reissues will arrive this fall, a campaign that sees the first decade of David Gedge and Co.’s catalog expanded into 3CD/1DVD sets brimming with extras that include non-album singles, B-sides, BBC sessions, live concerts, music videos and much more.

New releases: Tears For Fears, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg, Pixies, The Mission

New releases: Tears For Fears, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg, Pixies, The Mission

This week’s new releases include box sets devoted to Tears For Fears and Waterboys albums, plus a new Morrissey concert film, a reissue of Billy Bragg’s debut, a box set collecting six Boomtown Rats albums, an audiophile CD pressing from the Pixies and live sets from The Mission and The Wedding Present.

New releases: The Mission, Elvis Costello, Sebadoh, Peter Gabriel, Berlin, Sisters of Mercy

New releases: The Mission, Elvis Costello, Sebadoh, Peter Gabriel, Berlin, Sisters of Mercy

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from The Mission, Elvis Costello and The Roots, Sebadoh and Berlin, plus a live DVD/Blu-ray release from Peter Gabriel, a 1992 live album from The Wedding Present and an audiophile vinyl pressing of The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Floodland.’

The Wedding Present to reissue ’80s and ’90s output in expanded multi-disc sets

The Wedding Present to reissue ’80s and ’90s output in expanded multi-disc sets

The Wedding Present will embark on an extensive reissue campaign later this years as Edsel Records re-releases much of David Gedge and Co.’s ’80s and ’90s output — five albums, two compilations and an EP — in expanded multi-disc sets crammed with as-yet-unspecified bonus material in both audio and video form.

New releases: Madness, Delerium studios albums, plus The Wedding Present live

New releases: Madness, Delerium studios albums, plus The Wedding Present live

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from ska-pop outfit Madness (‘Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da’) and electronic group Delerium (‘Music Box Opera’), plus the fifth in a series of archival live albums from The Wedding Present, this one recorded at shows in Sweden and the U.K. in 1991.

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.