A pair of authors are promising the first critical biography of The B-52s with their just-published new book on the iconic New Wave rockers.
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The 1982 debut album by Love Tractor, part of the fertile Athens, Ga., college-rock scene that also birthed R.E.M., The B-52’s and Pylon, has been remixed and remastered by Bill Berry and Sugar’s David Barbe, and will be reissued with an unreleased bonus track this fall. Full details right here, and listen to the bonus track.
This week’s new releases include a slew of reissues from The Pretenders, which are also being collected into a single box set, plus new albums from The B-52s’ Kate Pierson, Men at Work’s Colin Hay and The Juliana Hatfield Three, plus a new collection from Texas of re-recorded favorites.
B-52s co-founder Kate Pierson will make her solo debut next year with the release of Guitars and Microphones, a 10-track album described as “marrying party rock, psychedelia and socio-political punk” and featuring songs co-written by Sia and a guest appearance by guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes.
Omnivore Recordings this fall will release the soundtrack to the cult 1987 documentary ‘Athens, GA – Inside/Out’ — which chronicled the music scene that spawned R.E.M., The B-52s and more — on CD for the first time, packaging it with a DVD of the film and five bonus tracks, two of which are ‘previously unheard performances.’
Erasure’s Andy Bell talks to Slicing Up Eyeballs about ‘Non-Stop,’ his dancefloor-ready second solo album that, in some ways, is actually Bell’s third, after his record label forced him to scrap a Stephen Hague-produced effort that ‘sounded too much like Erasure.’
Tweet David Byrne and Fatboy Slim next month finally will release Here Lies Love, the duo’s long-gestating, star-laden 22-track concept album about former Filipino first […]