Mark E. Smith’s iconic and ever-morphing post-punk act The Fall next month will release a six-song EP of new material on CD and 10-inch vinyl that Cherry Red Records says is intended as “a bridging point” between the band’s last album Re-Mit and the its next record, due to be released by the label in 2014.
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Mark E. Smith’s iconic post-punk act The Fall returns next month with ‘Re-Mit,’ the band’s 30th studio album in 37 years — a 12-track collection that will be preceded by a 7-inch single on Record Store Day and followed by a nine-date tour of the U.K. in May and early June.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve selected a “120 X Ray” segment The Fall that aired on a 1987 episode around the time of the release of The “Domesday Pay-Off” Triad-Plus!, aka the U.S. version of Bend Sinister. The clip doesn’t feature any interviews, but does feature the video for “There’s a Ghost in My House.”
Our latest link round-up features sad news about Men at Work’s Greg Ham, who was found dead today in his Australian home, plus a 1990 interview with Mark E. Smith about his record collection, a chat with Lee Ranaldo about the future of Sonic Youth, and a webstream of the new electronic Dinosaur Jr project.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.
Long one of rock’s most unique and iconoclastic frontmen, Mark E. Smith — the only constant member of The Fall — turns 55 today, and to celebrate, we, for the second straight year, offer up this hour-long documentary called ‘The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith’ that aired on the BBC back in 2005.
This week’s round-up includes videos from the recent Bob Mould tribute concert, photos of The Cure’s first ‘Reflections’ gig in New York, an interview with The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, a look at Fugazi’s 800-show online concert archive and news of the passing of the Bush Tetras’ Laura Kennedy.
Posters and album art by some of Manchester’s most iconic musical acts — including The Smiths, Morrissey, Joy Division, New Order, The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays — will go on display, and up for sale, at exhibition called ‘The Manchester Connection 1976-1992’ at a London gallery next month.
The Fall will release their 29th studio album in 35 years — a 10-track collection called ‘Ersatz G.B.’ — in November, when they’ll also embark on an nine-date tour of their native U.K. to mark the record’s arrival.
This week’s new releases include a new Morrissey best-of, Mike Scott’s piano demos for The Waterboys’ ‘This Is the Sea,’ a vintage INXS live album, and reissues of The Fall’s 1999 album ‘The Marshall Suite,’ The Durutti Column’s 1989 record ‘Vini Reilly’ and a new audiophile vinyl pressing of The Psychedelic Furs’ ‘Talk Talk Talk.’
The ‘Omnibus Edition’ of The Fall’s ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace’ that first was announced in the summer of 2009 finally will arrive in late January, packed with 31 singles, alternative edits, John Peel sessions and previously unreleased ‘working mixes.’
This week’s new releases include a brand-new best-of from the Pet Shop Boys, a 2CD reissue of The Jam’s ‘Sound Affects,’ a live DVD from INXS, new studio albums from Brian Eno and Elvis Costello, and reissues from The Fall, UB40 and The Motels.
This week’s releases include a new studio albums from Bryan Ferry (‘Olympia’) and Elvis Costello (‘National Ransom’), a live DVD from R.E.M. (‘Live From Austin, TX’), a 4CD ‘omnibus edition’ from The Fall (‘The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall’) and the belated U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s new album (‘Let’s Change the World With Music’).
The generally dour Mark E. Smith, mastermind of The Fall, brightens up a bit — cracks a smile, even — in this new video for ‘England’s Heartbeat,’ an unofficial World Cup single supporting England that’s due out next month.