Tag: VCMG

Mute Records teases something involving Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore

Mute Records teases something involving Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore

Is Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore preparing to debut new music next week? Mute Records is teasing something involving Gore happening Nov. 17 — this Tuesday — but it’s not clear what that may be. The label tweeted a stylized image of Gore on Saturday with that date. No other information is yet known.

Vince Clarke not expected to participate in Rock Hall induction of Depeche Mode

Vince Clarke not expected to participate in Rock Hall induction of Depeche Mode

For Depeche Mode fans hoping the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring will bring all five current and former members — Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Andrew Fletcher, Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — together onstage, don’t hold your breath. Full details right here.

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announces instrumental solo album ‘MG’ — hear first track

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announces instrumental solo album ‘MG’ — hear first track

Depeche Mode songwriter and co-founder Martin Gore next month will release a 16-track electronic instrumental album titled MG, a collection Mute Records is billing as the “soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.” You can stream the track “Europa Hymn” now.

Readers Poll 2012: Best albums of the year

Readers Poll 2012: Best albums of the year

We’re counting down the top 10 albums of 2012 as voted on by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers earlier this month. This list includes albums released this year by Dinosaur Jr, Ultravox, Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, The Fixx, Pet Shop Boys, members of Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance and more.

Video: Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore discuss VCMG

Video: Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore discuss VCMG

Mute Records this week released a 10-minute video Q&A with former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore in which the duo discuss their reunion under the banner of the VCMG techno project, the making of their album ‘Ssss’ and unresolved issues between the two.

New releases: Young Fresh Fellows’ ‘Tiempo de Lujo,’ plus Dinosaur Jr live, VCMG EP

New releases: Young Fresh Fellows’ ‘Tiempo de Lujo,’ plus Dinosaur Jr live, VCMG EP

This week’s new releases include ‘Tiempo de Lujo,’ the 13th studio album from Scott McCaughey’s long-running Young Fresh Fellows, the limited-edition, purple-vinyl ‘Bug: Live at the 9:30 Club’ from Dinosaur Jr,’ and the third EP from VCMG, the collaboration between Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.

Vince Clarke rejoins Depeche Mode… for dinner

Vince Clarke rejoins Depeche Mode… for dinner

It’s enough to make fans of (very) early Depeche Mode swoon: Photographic evidence of DM co-founder Vince Clarke sitting down for dinner with former bandmates Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher. Earlier today, Clarke tweeted, ‘Tonight I am dining with the ‘Modes’. Apparently, Fletch is cooking…who knew?’

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about New Order, Duran Duran, The Stone Roses, Ultravox, Peter Hook, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Lee Ranaldo, Killing Joke, ‘Dance Craze,’ Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, The Cult, Dreams So Real and Soundgarden.

Video: VCMG’s ‘Ssss’ trailer — mutant toast, but no Vince Clarke or Martin Gore

Video: VCMG’s ‘Ssss’ trailer — mutant toast, but no Vince Clarke or Martin Gore

The debut album from techno duo VCMG — aka former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore, working together again for the first time in 30 years — has been out a couple weeks now, but Mute Records is just now debuting an odd 70-second trailer for the 10-track ‘Ssss.’

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Mike Watt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s live DVD giveaway.

New releases: VCMG’s ‘Ssss,’ David Byrne, Fields of the Nephilim, Erasure, Paul Weller

New releases: VCMG’s ‘Ssss,’ David Byrne, Fields of the Nephilim, Erasure, Paul Weller

This week’s new releases include ‘Ssss,’ the debut from VCMG, aka former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, as well as a live album from David Byrne and Caetano Veloso, a live package from Fields of the Nephilim, and singles from Paul Weller and Erasure.

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Stream: VCMG, ‘Ssss’ — featuring Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke

Stream: VCMG, ‘Ssss’ — featuring Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke

The debut album from techno project VCMG — aka former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore, working together again for the first time in 30 years — finally arrives next week, but fans can now stream the 10-track ‘Ssss,’ which premiered in the U.K. today via Mixmag.

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.