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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.