Tag: Vince Clarke

Erasure records original songs, ‘seasonal classics’ for new holiday album ‘Snow Globe’

Erasure records original songs, ‘seasonal classics’ for new holiday album ‘Snow Globe’

Synthpop duo Erasure will get festive this fall with a brand-new holiday album called Snow Globe that will include both original compositions and “seasonal classics” — a collection that singer Andy Bell says led him to rediscover his “inner choirboy.” The album is set to be released Nov. 11.

Vince Clarke asks fans to film themselves making synth sounds with their mouths

Vince Clarke asks fans to film themselves making synth sounds with their mouths

In an effort to create a synthesizer version of the ever-popular air guitar, Erasure’s Vince Clarke is asking fans to enter his First International Synth Gurning Competition by filming themselves making synth sounds with their mouths “whilst pulling a funny face.” To help get things started, he’s offered up his own video.

Contest: Win tickets to see Erasure’s Vince Clarke play a DJ set in Toronto on June 22

Contest: Win tickets to see Erasure’s Vince Clarke play a DJ set in Toronto on June 22

Vince Clarke — he of Erasure, and former stints in Depeche Mode and Yazoo, of course — has been playing the occasional DJ set of late, and he’s got another one booked for June 22 at Velvet Underground in Toronto. And guess what? We’ve got a pair of general-admission tickets to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.

Alison Moyet announces extensive U.K. tour for ‘the minutes,’ but U.S. shows unlikely

Alison Moyet announces extensive U.K. tour for ‘the minutes,’ but U.S. shows unlikely

Alison Moyet today announced an extensive, 24-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland this fall in support of her upcoming album ‘the minutes’ — that’s the just-revealed cover art posted above — and said the concerts will place the new album “center stage” and focus on “significant electronic material in her back catalog.”

Free MP3: Alison Moyet, ‘Changeling’ — first track off upcoming album ‘the minutes’

Free MP3: Alison Moyet, ‘Changeling’ — first track off upcoming album ‘the minutes’

Former Yazoo frontwoman Alison Moyet today announced that her upcoming eighth solo album will be called the minutes, and then proceeded to debut the first track off the largely electronic collection — a song called “Changeling,” which can be downloaded for free via the widget below in exchange for an e-mail address.

Alison Moyet of Yazoo to release new electronic-based ‘prog-pop’ album in May

Alison Moyet of Yazoo to release new electronic-based ‘prog-pop’ album in May

U.K. imprint Cooking Vinyl today announced it has signed Alison Moyet to a worldwide deal with plans to release the former Yazoo singer’s eighth studio album this May, an electronic-based collection that signer describes both as “prog-pop” and “born of reconstructed improvisation.”

Vince Clarke, Martyn Ware to release 10CD box set for The Clark & Ware Experiment

Vince Clarke, Martyn Ware to release 10CD box set for The Clark & Ware Experiment

Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware teamed up in the late ’90s to record a pair of atmospheric albums under the moniker The Clarke & Ware Experiment. Now, a dozen years later, they’ve paired those two albums with eight CDs of unreleased material to create a limited-edition box set called The House of Illustrious.

Erasure to release ‘Complete Tomorrow’s World’ box set with videos, unreleased mixes

Erasure to release ‘Complete Tomorrow’s World’ box set with videos, unreleased mixes

Erasure on Friday will announced and put on sale a limited-edition collectors’ box set called ‘The Complete Tomorrow’s World,’ a release that caps off the promotion cycle of the band’s 2011 album by collecting commercially unavailable tracks and mixes, plus all of the promotional videos made for the record’s singles.

Stream: Vince Clarke and Ane Brun cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Fly on the Windscreen’

Stream: Vince Clarke and Ane Brun cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Fly on the Windscreen’

Back in June, Erasure’s Vince Clarke tweeted news that he’d “just finished ‘Fly on the Windscreen’ featuring Ane Brun on vocals and kazoo,” a somewhat cryptic message that also noted “the turtle is restless.” Well, now, three months later, we can finally get a taste of Clarke’s new recording of his former bandmates’ song.

Yazoo singles, album cuts, mixes assembled on ‘The Collection’ double-disc set

Yazoo singles, album cuts, mixes assembled on ‘The Collection’ double-disc set

The all-too-brief early ’80s career of synthpop duo Yazoo — comprised of singer Alison Moyet and former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke — will be anthologized next month on a new 2CD set called ‘The Collection,’ which assembles singles, cuts from the band’s two albums and both vintage and recent remixes.

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.

The Week in Rock: May 20-26, 2012

The Week in Rock: May 20-26, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes reports about The Stone Roses, The Cure, Buzzcocks, Skinny Puppy, Nick Cave, Redd Kross, Ultravox, Paul Weller, Vince Clarke and Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Sugar, Blondie, Devo and more.

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?’

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.’