Tag: Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ ‘Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ getting vinyl release

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ ‘Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ getting vinyl release

The definitive Lloyd Cole and the Commotions box set Collected Recordings 1983-1989 — which pulls together the Commotions’ three albums, as well as bonus collections of B-sides, remixes,  outtakes, demos and rarities — will receive its first-ever vinyl release later this month.

New Order, Pixies, JAMC, Bauhaus, Wire, Bob Mould among acts canceling concerts worldwide

New Order, Pixies, JAMC, Bauhaus, Wire, Bob Mould among acts canceling concerts worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on live music across the globe, with giant festivals — including Coachella and South By Southwest — postponed or canceled and tours in the U.S. and around the world being canceled or curtailed in an effort to protect large crowds from transmitting COVID-19.

New releases: Depeche Mode’s ‘Spirit,’ Lloyd Cole box set, CJ Ramone solo album

New releases: Depeche Mode’s ‘Spirit,’ Lloyd Cole box set, CJ Ramone solo album

This week’s new releases include “Spirit,” the 14th studio album from Depeche Mode, the “Lloyd Cole in New York: Complete Recordings 1988-1996” 6-disc box set, including Cole’s ’90s solo albums and unreleased demos, plus a new solo album, “American Beauty,” by latter-era Ramones bassist CJ Ramone.

Lloyd Cole collects first 4 solo albums, ‘lost’ 5th LP,  unreleased demos in new box set

Lloyd Cole collects first 4 solo albums, ‘lost’ 5th LP, unreleased demos in new box set

Lloyd Cole will follow up his 2015 box set collecting his work with The Commotions with a new six-CD package that pulls together his first four solo albums, a “lost” fifth solo album that assembles material from other sources and a disc of 20 previously unreleased demos.

New releases: Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener, James, Blancmange, Lloyd Cole, The La’s

New releases: Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener, James, Blancmange, Lloyd Cole, The La’s

This week’s new releases include the brand-new record from Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener or Ride, plus a new Blancmange LP, a box set combining James’ ‘Laid’ and ‘Wah Wah’ albums, plus new low-cost introductory compilations from Lloyd Cole and The La’s.

Watch Lloyd Cole play solo-acoustic set for Seattle’s KEXP — plus new U.S. tour dates

Watch Lloyd Cole play solo-acoustic set for Seattle’s KEXP — plus new U.S. tour dates

Lloyd Cole opened his U.S. tour in Seattle earlier this month, and, while he was there, the singer-songwriter stopped by radio station KEXP to play a five-song, 20-minute solo-acoustic set that saw him perform a pair of songs off last year’s Standards and three tracks from Rattlesnakes.

Lloyd Cole announces U.S. dates in February, prepping 6-disc Commotions box set

Lloyd Cole announces U.S. dates in February, prepping 6-disc Commotions box set

Next year’s shaping up to be a good one for fans of Lloyd Cole, as the singer-songwriter this week announced a nine-date U.S. tour — with the promise that “there will be more” shows added — and has revealed that he’s at work on a six-disc box set collecting material he recorded with The Commotions.

Matthew Sweet’s breakthrough album ‘Girlfriend’ to be reissued on 180-gram vinyl

Matthew Sweet’s breakthrough album ‘Girlfriend’ to be reissued on 180-gram vinyl

The classic third album from Matthew Sweet — 1991’s Girlfriend, featuring the twin guitar attack of Robert Quine and Television’s Richard Lloyd — will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl this fall by Plain Recordings in what’s being billed as the record’s first time back on 12-inch since its initial release.

New releases: ‘Scared to Get Happy,’ Lloyd Cole, Poltergeist, Jane’s Addiction, Midge Ure

New releases: ‘Scared to Get Happy,’ Lloyd Cole, Poltergeist, Jane’s Addiction, Midge Ure

This week’s new releases include the ‘Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989’ box set, new albums from Lloyd Cole and Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, live albums from Jane’s Addiction and Midge Ure, a new Three O’Clock compilation and Teardrop Explodes, Devo and Primitives reissues.

Video: Lloyd Cole, ‘Period Piece’ — first single off upcoming album ‘Standards’

Video: Lloyd Cole, ‘Period Piece’ — first single off upcoming album ‘Standards’

Former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole this week debuted the first music from Standards, a new 11-track album that finds the singer-songwriter reuniting with part of the team — Matthew Sweet on bass and co-producer/drummer Fred Maher — behind Cole’s 1990 self-titled solo debut.

Lloyd Cole plugs back in, taps ‘X’ album collaborators for forthcoming ‘Standards’

Lloyd Cole plugs back in, taps ‘X’ album collaborators for forthcoming ‘Standards’

Lloyd Cole returns to more electric sounds this summer with the release of ‘Standards,’ a new 11-track album that finds the singer-songwriter reuniting with part of the team — Matthew Sweet on bass and co-producer/drummer Fred Maher — behind Cole’s 1990 self-titled solo debut, the so-called “X” album.

New releases: Replacements, Trent Reznor, Robyn Hitchcock, Thurston Moore, TMBG

New releases: Replacements, Trent Reznor, Robyn Hitchcock, Thurston Moore, TMBG

This week’s new releases include the ‘Songs For Slim’ reunion EP from The Replacements, new studio albums from Robyn Hitchcock, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, They Might Be Giants, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Lloyd Cole and Cluster founder Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

Vintage Video: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions in Munich, 1985 — watch full 40-minute set

Vintage Video: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions in Munich, 1985 — watch full 40-minute set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to 1985 for this great German TV broadcast of a 40-minute performance in Munich by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, filmed about five months after the band’s classic debut ‘Rattlesnakes’ was released (footage via Manu Guinarte).

Lloyd Cole reunites ‘X’ album collaborators Matthew Sweet, Fred Maher for new record

Lloyd Cole reunites ‘X’ album collaborators Matthew Sweet, Fred Maher for new record

Lloyd Cole is once again reaching out to his fanbase to help finance the recording of his next album, a project that finds the singer-songwriter reuniting with part of the team — Matthew Sweet on bass and co-producer/drummer Fred Maher — behind Cole’s 1990 self-titled solo debut, the so-called “X” album.