Matt Johnson last weekend released a new 7-inch by The The for the first of three Record Store Day “drops,” a single called “I Want 2 B U” that calls to mind “This Is the Day” because Johnson wrote and recorded it with the “quirky Omnichord instrument” he used on that 1983 classic. Hear it right here.
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Tears For Fears will follow up deluxe box-set editions of The Hurting and Songs From the Big Chair with a five-disc reissue of the duo’s third album The Seeds of Love that features a new 5.1 Surround mix of the album and an hour’s worth of previously released material. Full details, and an unreleased track, right here.
Rhino Records will release a 3CD/1LP expanded reissue of The Replacements’ 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me this October, and the label is offering fans’ another taste of the previously unreleased material contained within: in this case, a demo of album opener “I.O.U.” Listen to it right here.
Pioneering electronic music act Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — will release its first new album in 26 years this November, an eight-song collection called Shadow of Fear that was born out of Kirk’s return to live performance in 2014. You can hear the first single, “Vasto,” right here.
Erasure today debuted “Nerves of Steel,” the third track off the duo’s first new record in three years and 18th studio album overall — a 10-song collection called The Neon that will be released by Mute on Aug. 21. Hear the new song in full right here via its Brad Hammer-directed music video.
Rhino Records this fall will release a 3CD/1LP edition of The Replacements’ 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me, and the label is offering fans’ another taste of the previously unreleased material contained within: in this case, a demo of the record’s third track, “I Don’t Know.” Listen to it right here.
Midnight Oil is back with its first new music in 17 years, a song called “Gadigal Land” that’s the first single off the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project that was recorded in collaboration with “our First Nations friends.” You can hear the full song right here.
Industrial-metal group Deathline International today debuts a newly recorded cover of the punk anthem “Troops of Tomorrow” — originally by The Vibrators, later done by The Exploited — that features appearances by Jello Biafra, Stabbing Westward’s Christopher Hall and more. Hear the song right here.
London’s Folk Devils, a blues-splashed post-punk act originally active from 1983 to ’87, are back with their first new music in 33 years, a three-song EP called Forever that’s due out in September but which can be streamed right now exclusively at Slicing Up Eyeballs. Listen to the EP right here.
Bob Mould is back with a second blast of fury off his upcoming album Blue Hearts, a song called “Forecast of Rain” that targets what he sees as religious hypocrites — namely those who support President Donald Trump. You can hear the full song right here via its lyric video.
Erasure today premiered “Shot a Satellite,” the second track off the duo’s first new record in three years and 18th studio album overall — a 10-track collection called The Neon that will be released by Mute on Aug. 21. You can hear the new song in full right here.
Fans of the Throwing Muses have found themselves having to wait a bit longer for the trio’s new pandemic-delayed album Sun Racket, but they at least were rewarded today with another new track off the record, the grinding rocker “Bo Diddley Bridge.” Hear the new song right here.
The Psychedelic Furs this week premiered the fourth song off the band’s first new album in 29 years, the pandemic-delayed Made of Rain. The newest song to debut off that record is the dark, moody “Come All Ye Faithful” — and no, it’s not the Christmas song. Hear the track right here.
Though he’s delayed its release, Paul Weller has now offered fans a second taste of his 15th solo album On Sunset in the form of the gentle ballad “Village,” which you can hear below. On Sunset, the follow-up to 2018’s stripped-down True Meanings, was first due out June 12, then got bumped to July 3.