Former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson today released a free song called ‘One Man Mutiny’ as a thank you to fans who helped him raise more than $50,000 in a recent auction to benefit Haiti. Download it here.
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Producer/DJ Mark Ronson tonight gave Duran Duran fans their second taste of the band’s forthcoming album ‘All You Need Is Now,’ premiering the track ‘Being Followed’ — part of it, anyway — on his East Village Radio show.
Paul Westerberg is mixing old and new formats this week by issuing a pair of new songs — under the pseudonym Mr. F — on limited-edition, multicolored 7-inch vinyl that comes with a code to download a third, digital-only track.
The first new album in a decade-and-a-half from electro-industrial powerhouse Nitzer Ebb finally will be released on CD in the U.S. next month — albeit in expanded fashion, with a new song and a handful of mixes thrown in — as the band embarks on a fall tour of North and South America.
Download a free MP3 of ‘Not In Love,’ Crystal Castles’ new version of its cover of ’80s New Wave act Platinum Blonde’s 1984 single, now featuring lead vocals by The Cure’s Robert Smith.
The Pixies this afternoon formally launched their new live concert series with a free giveaway of the band’s 2004 set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Download it here.
With his North American tour now underway, former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder today offered up a free Recoil multimedia EP — ‘Want: The Architect Mixes’ — that fans can download from Mute Records in exchange for a name and e-mail address.
Pared-down U.K. postpunk act Wire today announced it will self-release its 12th studio album — and third post-reunion effort — on Jan. 11, an 11-track collection called ‘Red Barked Tree’ that is preceded by a free MP3 download of the song ‘Two Minutes.’
Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn will release ‘Northern Aggression,’ his third album with The Miracle Three, this fall — and to tease the album, he’s giving away a free MP3 of the track ‘Resolution,’ which can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
Post-punk survivors Gang of Four have unleashed the first taste of ‘Content’ — the band’s first all-new studio album in more than 15 years — in the form of ‘Never Pay for the Farm.’
It’s one of the more unlikely covers you’ll ever hear: former New Order frontman Bernard Sumner crooning Elvis Presley’s melodramatic 1969 hit ‘In the Ghetto’ in a new recording made by the singer’s current band Bad Lieutenant for a forthcoming charity album to benefit a U.K. homeless advocacy group.
Fans who purchase Yazoo’s forthcoming ‘Reconnected Live’ album on iTunes will get a much-coveted bonus: the previously unreleased track ‘Get Set,’ recorded by Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke in 1983 for use as the theme to the BBC children’s TV show ‘Get Set For Summer.’
Ex-Bauhaus leader Peter Murphy took to his Facebook page today to update fans on a number of projects, including his Dalis Car reunion with Mick Karn (sessions being ‘next week’) and the pending release of his new solo album Ninth (‘shouldn’t be too long now’).