Tag: Mark E. Smith

The Fall’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’ to be expanded with B-sides, rare Beatles cover

The Fall’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’ to be expanded with B-sides, rare Beatles cover

Beggars Arkive this October will reissue the 10th studio album from post-punk legends The Fall — 1988’s The Frenz Experiment — in deluxe expanded 2CD and 2LP editions, with the original 10-song record supplemented with a second disc of singles and B-sides from that era. Full details right here.

‘50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong’ expanded into The Fall’s new ‘58 Golden Greats’ box set

‘50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong’ expanded into The Fall’s new ‘58 Golden Greats’ box set

Cherry Red Records this fall will update The Fall’s 2004 compilation 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong by expanding it to 58 tracks across three discs, bringing it up to date with the inclusion of music up to and including the title track from the late Mark E. Smith’s final album. Full tracklist right here.

Mark E. Smith of The Fall died of terminal lung and kidney cancer, family reveals

Mark E. Smith of The Fall died of terminal lung and kidney cancer, family reveals

It was no secret that Mark E. Smith, the late frontman of post-punk icons The Fall, was in ill health leading up to his death last month at the age of 60. But his family today released a statement revealing what ultimately killed him: terminal lung and kidney cancer. Read the full statement here.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/28/18)

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/28/18)

[tweetmeme]“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers. Get tonight’s full playlist right here.

Mark E. Smith, one-of-a-kind force behind post-punk icons The Fall, 1957-2018

Mark E. Smith, one-of-a-kind force behind post-punk icons The Fall, 1957-2018

Mark E. Smith, the irascible and utterly one-of-a-kind frontman — and only constant member — of Manchester post-punk icons The Fall, died at home today following months of illness and concert cancellations, his manager announced this afternoon. The singer was 60.

The Fall’s Brooklyn residency canceled as Mark E. Smith needs ‘more rest and recovery’

The Fall’s Brooklyn residency canceled as Mark E. Smith needs ‘more rest and recovery’

The Fall’s planned seven-night residency in Brooklyn next year — which were to be the band’s first U.S. dates in more than a decade — has been canceled, as Mark E. Smith continues to recuperate from the health problems that already had forced the rescheduling of those shows.

The Fall cancel more concerts over Mark E. Smith’s health: ‘None of us wanted this to happen’

The Fall cancel more concerts over Mark E. Smith’s health: ‘None of us wanted this to happen’

A month after returning to the stage in a wheelchair, Mark E. Smith’s health problems have forced the cancellation of three more concerts by The Fall this month, including, at the last minute, a gig in Bristol, England, last night and tonight’s planned performance in London. The band’s next scheduled shows are in New York in February.

Watch: Wheelchair-bound Mark E. Smith leads The Fall in live return following health scare

Watch: Wheelchair-bound Mark E. Smith leads The Fall in live return following health scare

Two months after Mark E. Smith’s health forced the postponement of the first U.S. concerts by The Fall in more than a decade, the irascible frontman brought his long-running band back to the stage in the U.K. last week — strapped into a wheelchair, but still delivering his trademark vocal blast. See video of that performance here.

The Fall’s 7-disc ‘The Singles 1978-2016’ box set to collect 117 A-sides and B-sides

The Fall’s 7-disc ‘The Singles 1978-2016’ box set to collect 117 A-sides and B-sides

Nearly four decades’ worth of singles — both A-sides and their accompanying B-sides — by the assorted lineups of Mark E. Smith’s pioneering post-punk outfit The Fall will be collected on a new 7-disc, 117-track box set from Cherry Red Records this November. See the full tracklist right here.

The Fall postpones rare U.S. concerts to 2018 due to concerns about Mark E. Smith’s health

The Fall postpones rare U.S. concerts to 2018 due to concerns about Mark E. Smith’s health

The first U.S. concerts by The Fall in more than 11 years will have to wait until next year, as the band today announced the postponement of its seven-night New York City residency and cancellation of a Kentucky festival appearance due to the ill health of frontman Mark E. Smith. See the new dates here.

A week of The Fall: Mark E. Smith and Co. extend Brooklyn residency to 7 nights

A week of The Fall: Mark E. Smith and Co. extend Brooklyn residency to 7 nights

The Fall’s planned five-night residency in Brooklyn — bandleader Mark E. Smith and Co.’s first U.S. dates in more than 11 years — has grown to a full week as the band has added two more shows, one on each end, to that mid-September run of concerts. See the band’s full dates, including U.K. shows, here.

The Fall returns to America for 5-night Brooklyn residency, Kentucky festival

The Fall returns to America for 5-night Brooklyn residency, Kentucky festival

Mark E. Smith will bring the current iteration of The Fall to America this September for the band’s first U.S. dates in more than 11 years: a five-night residency in Brooklyn followed by a headlining appearance at the Cropped Out Festival in Louisville, Ky. See the band’s full tour dates here.

The Fall to release ‘New Facts Emerge’ — band’s 32nd studio album — in July

The Fall to release ‘New Facts Emerge’ — band’s 32nd studio album — in July

The unstoppable Mark E. Smith returns this summer with his 32nd studio album under The Fall moniker, an 11-track collection called New Facts Emerge that features a slightly stripped-down lineup of the legendary and oft-changing Manchester band.

The Fall to release ‘Sub-Lingual Tablet’ — band’s 31st studio album — in May

The Fall to release ‘Sub-Lingual Tablet’ — band’s 31st studio album — in May

Mark E. Smith’s iconic and seemingly unstoppable post-punk act The Fall this May will release its 31st studio album, an 11-song collection called Sub-Lingual Tablet that will feature different mixes on the CD and vinyl releases, according to Cherry Red Records. The album is due out May 25.