The members of New Order continue their slow march toward releasing their first new music recorded without co-founding bassist Peter Hook, and a new interview with Rolling Stone this past week finally took us behind the scene of the recording process and a look at the new record which is now expected to be released this fall.
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The members of New Order have been talking up new music since reuniting a few years ago, and the prospect of a new album became that much more real this past September when the band signed to the legendary Mute label and it was announced the group soon would return to the studio to work on new music.
When New Order toured South America earlier this year, the band debuted “Singularity,” its first new track since the Waiting for the Sirens’ Call sessions. Earlier tonight, Bernard Sumner and Co. opened a U.S. tour with another premiere, performing the new song “Plastic” for the first time ever.
Next week sees the publication of “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs that Defined the 1980s,” a tour through 35 classic songs via new interviews with the artists, a list that includes Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, Simple Minds and many, many more.
Last week we shared some fairly rough video of a new New Order song, and now you can get a better look/listen to the track via some pro-shot video taken at Lollapalooza Brazil. And as Bernard Sumner notes, fan reports that the track was called “Drop the Guitar” were not on point.
New Order, which began making noise about recording new music not long into its current reunion, finally treated fans to some of that work this past weekend during the band’s slot at Lollapalooza Chile, debuting a new 6-minute number that bears the working title of “Drop the Guitar,”
Bernard Sumner and a pair of his New Order bandmates — specifically the two who weren’t also in Joy Division — performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert, where they were joined onstage by Iggy Pop to perform Joy Division’s “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
Last summer, the members of New Order — Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, as well as former bassist Peter Hook — and sleeve designer Peter Saville were interviewed by Swedish National Television for a 30-minute documentary on the story behind their iconic 1983 single “Blue Monday.”
While New Order’s set at Lollapalooza in Chicago was not part of the festival’s webcast last night, those watching the livestream did catch a glimpse of Bernard Sumner when he joined The Killers onstage — as he’s been known to do in the past — to help the band perform its souped-up cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.”
With New Order about halfway through a short North American tour, frontman Bernard Sumner today announced on the band’s website that he has suffered a fractured leg, and while he says he is in pain on stage and “physically unable to give it my all,” the group is not canceling the remainder of its tour.
New Order is in the midst of its second short run of U.S. dates this year, and, just as Bernard Sumner did this past spring when they stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the band using the opportunity this time to once again perform on network television. This time the group dropped in on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
After missed opportunities at a pair of U.S. shows booked around Coachella this past April, it finally happened: Bernard Sumner joined Johnny Marr on stage in England tonight for a one-song Electronic reunion as the duo performed their 1989 single “Getting Away With It” during the ex-Smiths guitarist’s slot opening for New Order.
With Peter Hook already have written one book on Joy Division and planning a follow-up on New Order, Bernard Sumner now will get his say, too, the announcement that he’ll publish an autobiography in fall 2014 that will offer his “personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I’ve been in.”