An artist known only by his Instagram handle alshepmcr has taken to stenciling lyrics from classic songs by legendary Manchester bands Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses onto the double-yellow lines that split the city’s streets — a creative endeavor, he says, that’s designed to make people stop and think.
On the eve of the Record Store Day release of a new Wax Trax! Records box set, the Lethal Amounts Gallery in Los Angeles will celebrate Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen and his labelmates on the highly influential Chicago imprint via a new photo exhibit called “Without Sympathy: The Visceral Journey of Al Jourgensen.”
Last month, Morrissey announced that David Bowie put the kibosh on the sleeve of his “Last of the Famous International Playboys” reissue, on which Moz had hoped to use a “previously unseen private photograph” of himself with Bowie taken in 1992. Seems Rick Astley is more willing — or just lacks the power to stop it.
The brand-new album from The House of Love will be titled ‘She Paints Words in Red’ and is expected to be released in March or April on Cherry Red Records, according to an announcement today on the band’s Facebook page that also revealed the cover art for the group’s second post-reunion effort.
Fans of The Smiths who’ll be in Barcelona this month take note: The FNAC Triangle Photo Gallery is hosting an exhibit called ’25 Years Without The Smiths,’ featuring a fan’s private collection of vintage Rough Trade promotional posters advertising the release of the band’s classic albums and singles.
With Public Image Ltd.’s first new album in 20 years — ‘This Is PiL’ — arriving at the end of this month, we can now bring you the record’s cover art as well as details of the U.K. deluxe edition, which will include a bonus DVD featuring John Lydon and Co.’s full performance at a London club last month.
We brought you news in late March of ‘Unsound,’ the upcoming fifth studio album — and fourth post-reunion effort — from Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma. Now the band has revealed the cover art and full tracklist for the collection, which is due out July 10 on Fire Records.
Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant will bring his art to Los Angeles later this spring for his first major U.S. exhibition, a show called ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ featuring abstracts, collages, screenprints and minimalist pieces that will from May 18 through June 16 at Substrate Contemporary Fine Art.
Posters and album art by some of Manchester’s most iconic musical acts — including The Smiths, Morrissey, Joy Division, New Order, The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays — will go on display, and up for sale, at exhibition called ‘The Manchester Connection 1976-1992’ at a London gallery next month.
New Order has commissioned Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville to design a pair of posters — based on his classic Substance album cover — for the reunited group’s European charity concerts next week in support of longtime band associate Michael Shamberg, who is fighting a ‘debilitating illness.’
Jane’s Addiction has done a fairly good job keeping details of its forthcoming album ‘The Great Escape Artist’ under wraps — a tracklist has yet to be revealed, for example — but the band’s label, Capitol Records, has now released the cover art for the record.
As we reported last month, Morrissey is poised to release yet another compilation this spring — the 18-track ‘The Very Best of Morrissey,’ due out April 25 — and today we get a first glimpse at the cover art.
The surviving members of The Cars today revealed what appears to be the cover of ‘Move Like This,’ the reunited band’s first new album since 1987’s ‘Door to Door.’