Tag: Modern English

Video: Modern English at The Abbey in Orlando, Fla., 9/21/11 — full concert

Video: Modern English at The Abbey in Orlando, Fla., 9/21/11 — full concert

Modern English last month mounted a short tour of the southeastern U.S. — mostly within Florida, in fact — and now you can watch one of those concerts in full, thanks to Florida’s True Marketing, which made this 56-minute film of the band’s Sept. 21 performance at The Abbey in Orlando.

Free MP3: Modern English re-records ‘I Melt With You’ (again), sets short U.S. tour

Free MP3: Modern English re-records ‘I Melt With You’ (again), sets short U.S. tour

Modern English have re-recorded their signature 1982 smash ‘I Melt With You’ for a second time, and are offering the slowed-down, moody version of the track as a free download in advance of a just-announced short tour of the southeastern United States next month.

‘Put the Needle on the Record’: Celebrating the artwork of 7-, 12-inch singles of 1980s

‘Put the Needle on the Record’: Celebrating the artwork of 7-, 12-inch singles of 1980s

Much has been made about the loss of album art in the download age, but pop-culture maven Matthew Chojnacki argues that even more endangered are the 7- and 12-inch single sleeves of the 1980s — ephemeral splashes of music history that he’s compiled in the new book ‘Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute.’

Modern English releases ‘Blister EP,’ sets 8-date North American tour this month

Modern English releases ‘Blister EP,’ sets 8-date North American tour this month

Modern English embarks on a second round of North American dates this weekend in support of its just-released ‘Blister EP,’ a download-only release featuring the title track, off this year’s ‘Soundtrack,’ plus a non-album cut and two demos.

Modern English’s original lineup reunites for short North American tour this summer

Modern English’s original lineup reunites for short North American tour this summer

The founding members of British post-punk/New Wave act Modern English — immortalized by their hit ‘I Melt With You’ — are reuniting for the first time since the mid-’80s to tour this summer in support of the band’s just-released album ‘Soundtrack.’

New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ new Modern English, Marc Almond reissue

New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ new Modern English, Marc Almond reissue

This week’s new releases include The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ (CD and vinyl in Europe, iTunes in the U.S.), Modern English’s first new album in 14 years, a 2CD reissue of Marc Almond’s ‘Open All Night’ and The Wonder Stuff’s re-recording of ‘Hup.’

New releases: Jim Kerr’s ‘Lostboy! AKA’ CD; Steve Kilbey box set; Charlatans reissue

New releases: Jim Kerr’s ‘Lostboy! AKA’ CD; Steve Kilbey box set; Charlatans reissue

This week’s new CD releases include the new solo album from Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr, ‘Lostboy! AKA’; an eight-disc box set from The Church’s Steve Kilbey; and reissues from The Charlatans (‘Some Friendly’) and Modern English (‘Stop Start’).

Modern English preps new album ‘Soundtrack,’ issuing ‘Stop Start’ on CD for first time

Modern English preps new album ‘Soundtrack,’ issuing ‘Stop Start’ on CD for first time

There’s a flurry of activity on tap from Modern English next month as the British post-punk/New Wave act releases ‘Soundtrack’ — its seventh studio album and first batch of new songs in 14 years — and issues 1986’s ‘Stop Start’ on CD for the first time.