Dinosaur Jr returns next month with its fifth post-reunion album and 12th overall, the 12-song, pandemic-delayed Sweep It Into Space, which the trio will support with a 42-date North American tour that starts in September and will wrap up next February. Full details and tour dates right here.
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Manchester stalwarts James will return with their 16th studio album — and first in three years — this June with the release of All the Colours of You, an 11-track set that was partially recorded before COVID-19, but which features a title track inspired by the pandemic’s lockdowns and the concurrent racial justice movement.
New Order this May will release a new live album — the band’s fifth in the last decade — that was recorded at London’s Alexandra Palace in what was their only U.K. live show of 2018, a career-spanning set that included performances of several Joy Division songs. Full details including tracklist right here.
Beggars Arkive this spring will reissue on colored vinyl the five post-Bauhaus solo albums that Peter Murphy released on the Beggars Banquet label between 1986 and 1995, plus a brand-new rarities disc featuring 10 demo versions, remixes and edits. Full details and tracklist of rarities disc right here.
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 Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills will return this spring with their seventh studio album, the 10-track Scatterbrain that is preceded by the recently released track “You’re Immortal” and the brand-single “Monolith” — which you can hear right here. Plus full tracklist.
With the Bauhaus reunion sidelined by COVID-19, guitarist Daniel Ash found plenty of time in 2020 to focus on a new album by his new band — a trio called Ashes and Diamonds — with plans to release the record later this year, he announced in a podcast interview Monday. More details here.
Cathal Coughlan, the Irish singer-songwriter who co-founded Microdisney and went on to lead The Fatima Mansions, returns today with his first new music in a decade, the single “Song of Co-Aklan,” which also is the title track of his forthcoming solo album. Hear the new song here.
Martin Phillipps recently released a brand-new song by The Chills — it’s called “You’re Immortal,” and you can stream it right here — that comes ahead of an anticipated new album to be released by Fire Records at some point in 2021. A new album from The Chills would be the band’s first since 2018’s Snow Bound.
After a bit of social-media teasing, Mute Records this morning announced the release early next year of a new instrumental electronic EP from Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, a five-song collection that’s preceded by a “ferocious slice of electro” called “Mandrill.” Hear it right here.
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.
Industrial rockers Stabbing Westward have released a new Halloween-themed EP called Hallowed Hymns that features new covers of The Cure’s “Burn” — two versions, in fact — as well as Ministry’s “(Every Day Is) Halloween” and Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon.” Listen to the new EP right here.
Midnight Oil has released a music video for the second song released off its upcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project, a collaboration with “our First Nations friends” that marks the Oils’ first new music in 17 years. Fittingly, the song is called “First Nation.” Watch the full video right here.
The Captured Tracks record label will launch its new compilation series Excavations this fall with a 28-song collection of largely forgotten indie gems from the era that followed post-punk called Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987. Full details right here.