Category: Album News

Midnight Oil releases climate call to action ‘Rising Seas’ off upcoming studio album

Midnight Oil releases climate call to action ‘Rising Seas’ off upcoming studio album

Midnight Oil today debuted the first single off its forthcoming studio album, an environmental call to action titled “Rising Seas” that the band is releasing.

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed a 3rd time, opening acts shuffled again

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed a 3rd time, opening acts shuffled again

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour has been been rescheduled for a third time due to the pandemic, moving from summer 2020 to spring 2021 to fall 2021 and, now, spring 2022.

Love Tractor’s ‘Themes From Venus’ to be reissued — hear an unreleased mix

Love Tractor’s ‘Themes From Venus’ to be reissued — hear an unreleased mix

The fourth album from Athens, Ga., college-rock favorites Love Tractor this fall be reissued on CD and vinyl with a half-dozen bonus tracks.

The dB’s early singles, demos compiled on ‘I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978–1981’

The dB’s early singles, demos compiled on ‘I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978–1981’

The new label Propeller Sound Recordings next month will release a 23-song compilation of rare and obscure early material from jangle-pop progenitors The dB’s.

Johnny Marr debuts new song ‘Spirit Power & Soul’ off upcoming ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1’ EP

Johnny Marr debuts new song ‘Spirit Power & Soul’ off upcoming ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1’ EP

Johnny Marr returned this week with new music, debuting “Spirit Power & Soul” off his upcoming 4-song EP Fever Dreams Pt. 1. You can hear the song via the video below, and the EP — out Oct. 15 — is available for preorder digitally and as on limited-edition silver vinyl. Check out the song right here.

XTC’s Andy Partridge to launch ‘My Failed Songwriting Career’ series with 4-song EP

XTC’s Andy Partridge to launch ‘My Failed Songwriting Career’ series with 4-song EP

XTC’s Andy Partridge next month will release the debut installment of his new My Failed Songwriting Career series, collections of songs he wrote for other artists in the wake of the band’s dissolution following the Apple Venus albums more than 20 years ago. Full details right here.

Guy Chadwick unveils new House of Love lineup, parts ways with Terry Bickers

Guy Chadwick unveils new House of Love lineup, parts ways with Terry Bickers

House of Love frontman Guy Chadwick this past week unveiled a brand-new lineup of the band, announcing he’d parted ways with original members Terry Bickers and Pete Evans, as well as Matt Jury, who’d been on board since the group reunited in 2003. Full details right here.

Chrissie Hynde releases album of Bob Dylan covers recorded while on lockdown

Chrissie Hynde releases album of Bob Dylan covers recorded while on lockdown

Chrissie Hynde on Friday digitally released Standing in the Doorway, a new album of nine Bob Dylan covers that she recorded while on COVID-19 lockdown last year, exchanging musical files with Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne via text message. Stream the full album right here.

Bob Mould announces fall tour with trio and solo-electric dates, plus 8LP live box set

Bob Mould announces fall tour with trio and solo-electric dates, plus 8LP live box set

Bob Mould will return to the road later this year for a 23-date tour that’ll find him performing the first run of shows with his eponymous trio with the remainder being solo-electric performances, all under the banner of “Distortion and Blue Hearts!” Full details, including tour dates, right here.

The The announces ‘Comeback Special’ live album and film — watch ‘Sweet Bird of Truth’

The The announces ‘Comeback Special’ live album and film — watch ‘Sweet Bird of Truth’

This fall, The The will release The Comeback Special: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, a multiformat live album and Tim Pope-directed concert film documenting Matt Johnson’s reactivation of the band for a 2018 reunion tour, its first in 16 years. Check out the performance of “Sweet Bird of Truth” from the film.

The House of Love nears completion of new album, begins rescheduling rare U.S. tour

The House of Love nears completion of new album, begins rescheduling rare U.S. tour

The House of Love is nearing completion of a new studio album — featuring the working title A State of Grace — and has begun rescheduling dates on the band’s exceedingly rare North American tour, which was scuttled, like so much else, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details right here.

My Bloody Valentine prep vinyl reissues, announce plans to record 2 new albums

My Bloody Valentine prep vinyl reissues, announce plans to record 2 new albums

As promised, shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine delivered some news today, announcing that the band’s “full catalog” is now streaming, and vinyl reissues of 1988’s Isn’t Anything, 1991’s Loveless, 2013’s m b v will be released in May. Full details right here.

Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell team up for new album ‘Burn’ — hear new song

Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell team up for new album ‘Burn’ — hear new song

Dead Can Dance co-founder Lisa Gerrard will release a new album with Jules Maxwell, who has toured with the band as a keyboard player, this May, and are previewing their first record together with the single “Noyalain (Burn),” which you can hear right here via its music video.

Paul Weller returns with ‘Fat Pop (Volume 1)’ — hear synthy new single ‘Cosmic Fringes’

Paul Weller returns with ‘Fat Pop (Volume 1)’ — hear synthy new single ‘Cosmic Fringes’

His tour scrapped by COVID-19, Paul Weller spent lockdown working on his 16th solo album, and will release the results — the 11-track Fat Pop (Volume 1) — in May, less than a year after the arrival of his last full-length record, last summer’s On Sunset.  Check out the first single, “Cosmic Fringes,” right here.