Category: Single News

Listen: Michael Stipe celebrates 60th birthday with new single ‘Drive to the Ocean’

Listen: Michael Stipe celebrates 60th birthday with new single ‘Drive to the Ocean’

As promised, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe today followed up the October release of his debut solo single “Your Capricious Soul” with a second single, “Drive to the Ocean,” released on his 60th birthday. Like its predecessor, this single also benefit a climate action group. Hear it right here.

Pet Shop Boys debut ‘Monkey Business’ — third single off upcoming album ‘Hotspot’

Pet Shop Boys debut ‘Monkey Business’ — third single off upcoming album ‘Hotspot’

The Pet Shop Boys this week debuted the third single off their upcoming 14th studio album Hotspot, a dance track called “Monkey Business” that will be released as a physical and digital single next month with remixes and a brand-new B-side called “At Rock Bottom.” Hear the new single right here.

Michael Stipe to release second solo single ‘Drive to the Ocean’ on his 60th birthday

Michael Stipe to release second solo single ‘Drive to the Ocean’ on his 60th birthday

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will follow up the October release of his debut solo single “Your Capricious Soul” with a second single, “Drive to the Ocean,” to be released on his 60th birthday on Jan. 4. Like its predecessor, this single also benefit a climate action group. Details right here.

Michael Stipe to release debut solo single ‘Your Capricious Soul’ this weekend

Michael Stipe to release debut solo single ‘Your Capricious Soul’ this weekend

Eight years after the breakup of R.E.M., the band’s former frontman Michael Stipe is ready to release his debut solo single, a song called “Your Capricious Soul” that he’s been playing live and will be released digitally this weekend to benefit the climate action group Extinction Rebellion. Full details here.

Johnny Marr releases new synth-splashed single ‘Armatopia’ — watch the music video

Johnny Marr releases new synth-splashed single ‘Armatopia’ — watch the music video

It’s been a big week for Johnny Marr, first with the announcement of a new round of North American touring in support of his third solo album Call the Comet, and now the release of a new non-album single: the synth-splashed, Electronic-reminiscent “Armatopia.” Check it out right here.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society releasing 2 new songs, playing shows

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society releasing 2 new songs, playing shows

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society — the band the Pylon frontwoman put together following the death in 2009 of guitarist Randy Bewley — next week will release its first original music in the form of a two-song single to be issued digitally and on 7-inch vinyl. Hear one of the new songs right here.

XTC’s Andy Partridge covers Pink Floyd, Bonzo Dog Band on new 10-inch EP

XTC’s Andy Partridge covers Pink Floyd, Bonzo Dog Band on new 10-inch EP

XTC’s Andy Partridge will release new music next month, having christened his newly upgraded studio by recording a pair of his favorite songs: the Syd Barrett-penned early Pink Floyd single “Apples and Oranges” and the Bonzo Dog Band’s Humanoid Boogie, written by Neil Innes. Full details right here.

Morrissey records cover of The Pretenders’ ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ for future single

Morrissey records cover of The Pretenders’ ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ for future single

Morrissey has recorded a cover of The Pretenders’ 1982 single “Back on the Chain Gang” — which the former Smiths frontman has taken to playing live of late — in a Los Angeles studio and intends to release it this summer as a single, according to a post on his new Morrissey Central website.

Listen: Thurston Moore takes on ‘man-boys of the USA government’ with new single ‘Mx Liberty’

Listen: Thurston Moore takes on ‘man-boys of the USA government’ with new single ‘Mx Liberty’

Former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore today debuted a political broadside called “Mx Liberty,” a new single co-written with poet Radieux Radio that will be released on 7-inch vinyl on Feb. 19 in conjunction with what he’s calling “Not My President’s Day.” Listen to the new single right here.

Listen: Morrissey, ‘Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage’ — off ‘Low in High School’

Listen: Morrissey, ‘Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage’ — off ‘Low in High School’

Morrissey today released the third song off his upcoming 10th solo album Low in High School, the apparently Brexit-themed single “Jack’s Only Happy When She’s Up On Stage,” which you hear in full via the official lyric video below. The 7-inch release will include a cover of the Elvis Presley classic “You’ll Be Gone.”

Listen: Paul Weller spreads his sonic wings on new ‘Mother Ethiopia’ collaborations

Listen: Paul Weller spreads his sonic wings on new ‘Mother Ethiopia’ collaborations

Paul Weller’s  latest album, A Kind Revolution, has been out for just three months, but the former Jam and Style Council frontman is already dabbling in new musical territory, with the surprise release over the weekend of the three-part Afrobeat-flavored single “Mother Ethiopia.” Stream all three versions here.

Watch: OMD debuts video for title track off upcoming ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

Watch: OMD debuts video for title track off upcoming ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today released the second official single off the group’s upcoming album The Punishment of Luxury — the title track, which is accompanied by a brand-new animated video that you can watch below. The track follows the release of first single “Isotype” in late May.

Elvis Costello teases some kind of mystery release due out on the Fourth of July

Elvis Costello teases some kind of mystery release due out on the Fourth of July

For the past few days, Elvis Costello’s Twitter account has been teasing some sort of mystery release that’s due out on the Fourth of July, initially available in a now-sold-out 10-inch 45 rpm single, but which also will be available digitally starting tomorrow. Not much else is yet known about the release.

The The re-presses sold-out ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ 7-inch on white vinyl

The The re-presses sold-out ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ 7-inch on white vinyl

Responding to website-crashing demand for its first new single in a decade, The The today announced it has re-pressed the 7-inch for “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming” on white vinyl in what is presumably a less-limited run, and is now selling the record on its website. The new pressing is available now.