Tag: This Mortal Coil

Vaughan Oliver, the artist who created 4AD’s iconic album covers, dead at 62

Vaughan Oliver, the artist who created 4AD’s iconic album covers, dead at 62

Vaughan Oliver, the British artist and graphic designer who helped create the visual identity of the 4AD record label and so many of the legendary imprint’s best-known bands, including the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, The Breeders, This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance and more, died Sunday.

New releases: This Mortal Coil, Kate Bush, Morrissey, Howard Jones, David Bowie, Xymox

New releases: This Mortal Coil, Kate Bush, Morrissey, Howard Jones, David Bowie, Xymox

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 the last couple weeks’ round-ups, this includes titles that came out in recent weeks.)

This week’s new releases: Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie

This week’s new releases: Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie

Record Rack: 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.  This week’s releases include titles from Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie and more.

This Mortal Coil’s ‘It’ll End in Tears,’ ‘Filigree & Shadow’ and ‘Blood’ to be reissued on CD, vinyl

This Mortal Coil’s ‘It’ll End in Tears,’ ‘Filigree & Shadow’ and ‘Blood’ to be reissued on CD, vinyl

The three albums released by 4AD Records collective This Mortal Coil — led by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell, and featuring contributions from members of the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Throwing Muses, Pixies and more — will be reissued next month in deluxe CD and LP editions. Full details right here.

Win tickets to see DJ set and meet John Fryer, famed producer and This Mortal Coil member

Win tickets to see DJ set and meet John Fryer, famed producer and This Mortal Coil member

John Fryer, a member of This Mortal Coil and engineer/producer who has worked with Love and Rockets, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Clan of Xymox and more, will be in New York City this weekend for a pair of rare 4AD/Mute-themed DJ sets — and we’ve got tickets, and a chance to meet Fryer himself, to give away.

‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’ to explore history, legacy of iconic indie label

‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’ to explore history, legacy of iconic indie label

Legendary independent record label 4AD — home in the ’80s and ’90s to the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Throwing Muses and so many more — will be the subject an exhaustive history this fall with the publication of Martin Aston’s new book “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we spotlight another “120 X-Ray” segment, this time a 1987 clip featuring host Kevin Seal discussing the 4AD label’s compilation album Lonely Is An Eyesore, which featured tracks from Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, Clan of Xymox, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil and more.

New releases: Swans, Nick Cave, Juliana Hatfield, This Mortal Coil, The Distractions

New releases: Swans, Nick Cave, Juliana Hatfield, This Mortal Coil, The Distractions

This week’s new releases include ‘The Seer,’ a new 2CD set from Swans, plus a soundtrack to the film ‘Lawless’ by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, a covers album from Juliana Hatfield, CD reissues of the This Mortal Coil catalog, a collection of synthpop remixes and the first new album in 22 years from Manchester’s The Distractions.

The Week in Rock: July 1-7, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 1-7, 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 Midnight Oil, The Stone Roses, John Lydon, This Mortal Coil, The Specials, Pet Shop Boys, World Party, Mission of Burma, The Smiths and more — plus the latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

This Mortal Coil’s ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray release shelved over ‘packaging issues’

This Mortal Coil’s ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray release shelved over ‘packaging issues’

In August 2010, Beggars Archive announced a series of This Mortal Coil reissues, including a CD box set, new vinyl editions of the collective’s three albums and a Blu-ray disc that was to feature all three records in high-def stereo. Nearly two years later, the box set and vinyl reissues are out, but not the Blu-ray.

Readers Poll 2011: Best compilations, box sets and live albums of the year

Readers Poll 2011: Best compilations, box sets and live albums of the year

As 2011 quickly winds to an end, we’re happy to roll out the first of four days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year. First up: Your Top 10 compilations, box sets and/or live albums.

The Week in Rock: Nov. 6-12, 2011

The Week in Rock: Nov. 6-12, 2011

Our round-up of the past week’s highlights on Slicing Up Eyeballs includes posts about Duran Duran, Big Country, Peter Gabriel, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Pet Shop Boys, R.E.M. and Brian Eno, Morrissey, Killing Joke and The Stone Roses — plus our free November mixtape.

New releases: This Mortal Coil box set, plus Wayne Hussey, Brian Eno, Chris Connelly

New releases: This Mortal Coil box set, plus Wayne Hussey, Brian Eno, Chris Connelly

This week’s new releases include a new HD, career-spanning box set from This Mortal Coil, plus new albums from The Mission’s Wayne Hussey and former Ministry member Chris Connelly, plus a new Brian Eno EP.

The Week in Rock: Sept. 18-24, 2011

The Week in Rock: Sept. 18-24, 2011

This week’s headlines at Slicing Up Eyeballs — you know, in case you missed anything — included a lot of news about the now-defunct R.E.M., plus items on Public Image Ltd., The Jesus and Mary Chain, This Mortal Coil, Scruffy the Cat and Siouxsie and the Banshees.