The Cold Waves festival — billed as “a celebration of Chicago’s relationship with industrial music” — returns for a sixth year this fall with a 3-day lineup headlined by Front 242, KMFDM and Stabbing Westward, organizers announced this week. The event is slated for Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 at Chicago’s Metro and Smart Bar.
This week’s new releases include the DVD reissue of the long-out-of-print “Introducing Morrissey” concert film, plus a reissue of The Ocean Blue’s “Waterworks” EP, the new New Model Army studio/live album, a KMFDM concert album and a box set featuring Paul Weller’s first five solo albums.
KMFDM is currently in the midst of an 18-date tour of the United States in support of the band’s just-released 18th studio album ‘Kunst’ — and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to see the band on March 21 at New York City’s Irving Plaza that we’re going to be giving away to two lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Johnny Marr (‘The Messenger’), KMFDM (‘Kunst’) and John Foxx (‘Evidence’), plus reissues from Fine Young Cannibals, The Blue Aeroplanes and The Sound, as well as best-ofs from Kirsty MacColl and The Human League.
German industrial powerhouse KMFDM are set to release their 18th studio album — ‘Kunst,’ featuring Pussy Riot-inspired cover art by long-running associate Aidan “Brute!” Hughes — early next year, and will follow that almost immediately with a U.S. tour in March that, so far, includes 18 dates across the country.
KMFDM will spend much of the second half of 2011 on the road supporting its recently released album ‘WTF?!’, with a 22-date North American tour set for August and another 22 concerts booked across Europe in October and November.
This week’s new releases include a new compilation of The Slits’ BBC sessions; a brand-new KMFDM studio album; a 3CD/1DVD box set of The Beautiful South’s BBC appearances; and an audiophile vinyl reissue of The Beat’s ‘Special Beat Service.’
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from R.E.M. (‘Collapse Into Now’), Blancmange (‘Blanc Burn’) and Exene Cervenka (‘The Excitement of Maybe’), plus a new EP from The Primitives, two mid-period reissues from The Mission and a new KMFDM single.
Former members of KMFDM and Revolting Cocks will join Front 242 and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult this spring at the Wax Trax! Records Retrospectacle: 33⅓ Year Anniversary, a two-night multimedia concert in Chicago celebrating the legendary record store and industrial music label.
KMFDM is offering up a free new song called ‘Rebels in Control’ in support of WikiLeaks and as a protest against the denial-of-service attacks mounted on services such as PayPal and MasterCard that were allowing supporters to contribute funds to the embattled organization.
It’s a huge new release week, with new albums from Killing Joke and Bad Religion; live albums from Yazoo and Tom Tom Club; reissues from Duran Duran, David Bowie, The Fall and Morrissey; and new compilations from Soundgarden, KMFDM and David Sylvian.
This week’s new releases include ‘Your Future Our Clutter,’ the 28th album from The Fall, plus the 2CD ‘This is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition,’ a new EP from James, a KMFDM remix disc, a best-of from The Triffids and a Robs Records compilation.
Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ mixed in some rare(ish) appearances by My Bloody Valentine, KMFDM and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult with lesser-aired tracks from big names like Love and Rockets, The Cure, Kate Bush and Depeche Mode.