If you’ve been listening to the new all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” and trying to figure out exactly who sings what and who played which instrumental parts, it’s all spelled out in this new lyric video released today. Check it out right here.
Some 33 years later, The Replacements have finally made a video for Pleased To Meet Me lead-off single “Can’t Hardly Wait” — and it’s been assembled from footage originally shot for the infamously banned-from-MTV clip for “The Ledge” then used for follow-up video “Alex Chilton.” Watch it 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.
The Throwing Muses’ just-released 10th album Sun Racket is an audio-visual affair, as the record is accompanied by a full visual album by experimental filmmaker C.K. Sumner, who, according to Fire Records, mixed photography and 4K digital to create visual pieces for each of record’s 10 songs. You can watch it here.
The Captured Tracks record label will launch its new compilation series Excavations this fall with a 28-song collection of largely forgotten indie gems from the era that followed post-punk called Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987. Full details right here.
The new all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit COVID-19 frontline workers is now out digitally, and you can hear it via its music video, which combines footage of many of the participating performers with clips of medical personnel. Watch it right here.
ustralian rockers Hoodoo Gurus have begun work on a new studio album they plan to release next year, but have offered fans an early taste of their new music in the form of an uncharacteristically political single called “Hung Out to Dry” that goes after President Donald Trump. Check out the new song right here.
The musical reemergence of Elizabeth Fraser continues with the release today of a new single from Sigur Rós’ Jónsi, who features the backing vocals of the former Cocteau Twins singer on the track “Cannibal” — which you can hear via its Giovanni Ribisi-directed music video.
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.
Midnight Oil has released a music video for its first new music in 17 years, the song “Gadigal Land,” which is the first single off the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project, with “our First Nations friends.” The video was directed and filmed by Robert Hambling at Rancom Street Studios and Oceanic Studio in Sydney.
Now less than a month from the release of their 10th album Sun Racket, the Throwing Muses today debut another new song off the album, “Frosing,” accompanied by a stark, black-and-white, snow-speckled music video by director C.K. Sumner. You can watch the whole clip right here.
If you have any memory of the Pixies’ video for 1990 single “Velouria,” it’s probably of the four band members down in what looks like some kind of rock quarry, bounding toward the camera in very slow motion, jumping off rocks. Not a lot happens. Now comes an alternate version, with even less going on.
This Friday, Showtime will premiere Alison Ellwood’s new documentary “The Go-Go’s,” which traces the rise of the hugely popular band out of the Los Angeles punk scene in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The 98-minute film premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT on July 31. Watch the full trailer right here.
With The Psychedelic Furs’ first new album in 29 years scheduled to come out this Friday, the band has debuted the music video for the track “Come All Ye Faithful,” which was released last month as the fourth track to premiere off the new album Made of Rain. Watch the video right here.