Category: Digital Music

Cabaret Voltaire to release new EP, two drone albums — hear new song ‘Billion Dollar’

Cabaret Voltaire to release new EP, two drone albums — hear new song ‘Billion Dollar’

Electronic music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — will follow up their first new studio album in 26 years with a three-song companion EP and two drone albums in the coming months, Mute Records has announced. Hear one of the new songs here.

The Chills announce seventh album ‘Scatterbrain’ — stream new track ‘Monolith’

The Chills announce seventh album ‘Scatterbrain’ — stream new track ‘Monolith’

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.

The Chills debut new song ‘You’re Immortal’ with full album expected to follow in 2021

The Chills debut new song ‘You’re Immortal’ with full album expected to follow in 2021

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.

David Bowie and Morrissey’s live cover of T. Rex’s ‘Cosmic Dancer’ gets official release

David Bowie and Morrissey’s live cover of T. Rex’s ‘Cosmic Dancer’ gets official release

On June 2, 1991 — the third night of Morrissey’s first-ever solo tour of the U.S. — David Bowie joined the former Smiths frontman onstage in Los Angeles to duet on a cover of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer.” Now, nearly 30 years later, Morrissey is finally giving that recording an official release, first digitally and then 7-inch vinyl.

Cabaret Voltaire premieres ‘What’s Goin’ On’ — 3rd new track off first album in 26 years

Cabaret Voltaire premieres ‘What’s Goin’ On’ — 3rd new track off first album in 26 years

Pioneering electronic music act Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — has debuted a third song off its first new album in 26 years, an eight-song collection called Shadow of Fear that’s due to be released this Friday via Mute Records. Hear the full song right here.

Superchunk covers The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Alice’ for new Halloween single

Superchunk covers The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Alice’ for new Halloween single

Indie-rock powerhouse Superchunk has resurrected its Halloween single tradition, today releasing the track “There’s a Ghost” — the band’s first new song in two years — with a cover of The Sisters of Mercy’s 1983 single “Alice” as the B-side. You can hear both right here via Bandcamp.

Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides

Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides

Cleopatra Records today digitally released two newly unearthed and previously unreleased mixes of Ministry’s classic 1985 single “Everyday (Is Halloween),” along with thepreviously unreleased song “Playground” and an unissued instrumental version of “I See Red.” Hear the whole thing right here.

Stabbing Westward covers The Cure, Ministry, Echo & The Bunnymen on new EP

Stabbing Westward covers The Cure, Ministry, Echo & The Bunnymen on new EP

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.

Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman gets ‘Happy’ with first new solo music in 33 years

Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman gets ‘Happy’ with first new solo music in 33 years

Former Oingo Boingo frontman and famed film composer Danny Elfman today debuted his first solo music in 36 years — and first rock music since his band’s 1994 swan song — in the form of “Happy,” a characteristically twisted song he’d meant to debut at his planned performance at this year’s Coachella festival.

Cabaret Voltaire debuts ‘The Power (Of Their Knowledge)’ off first new album in 26 years

Cabaret Voltaire debuts ‘The Power (Of Their Knowledge)’ off first new album in 26 years

Pioneering electronic music act Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — today premiered the second song off its first new album in 26 years, an eight-song collection called Shadow of Fear that’s due to be released Nov. 20 via Mute Records. Hear the new song “The Power (Of Their Knowledge)” right here.

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith teams up with Gorillaz for ‘Strange Timez’

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith teams up with Gorillaz for ‘Strange Timez’

As fans of The Cure continue to wait for the band’s long-promised new studio album, frontman Robert Smith today delivers new music: a collaboration with Gorillaz for the Damon Albarn-led group’s ongoing “Song Machine” series — which you can hear via its animated music video.

Listen: New Order returns with ‘Be a Rebel’ — group’s first new music in 5 years

Listen: New Order returns with ‘Be a Rebel’ — group’s first new music in 5 years

New Order today debuted their first new song in five years, the single “Be a Rebel” — you can stream it below — that had been intended to promote the group’s much-anticipated U.S. co-headlining tour with Pet Shop Boys, a trek that’s now been pushed to 2021. Hear the full new song right here.

The Cure’s Robert Smith collaborates with Gorillaz on band’s ‘Song Machine’ series

The Cure’s Robert Smith collaborates with Gorillaz on band’s ‘Song Machine’ series

The rumored appearance by The Cure’s Robert Smith on the next installment of Gorillaz’s “Song Machine” series was confirmed by the group on Twitter today, though it’s not yet clear when the song — the sixth episode in the series — will arrive. More information on the project right here.

New Order to release first new single in 5 years; ‘Substance’ back on streaming services

New Order to release first new single in 5 years; ‘Substance’ back on streaming services

After teasing something since last week, New Order today announced it will debut “Be a Rebel,” the group’s first new single in five years, on BBC’s Radio 2 on Tuesday morning, music that comes as the band should have been on a hugely anticipated, but now delayed, U.S. tour with Pet Shop Boys. Hear a sample here.