Tag: Mute Records

Erasure, Yazoo, members of Depeche Mode to perform at Short Circuit Presents Mute

Erasure, Yazoo, members of Depeche Mode to perform at Short Circuit Presents Mute

A parade of classic synthpop and electronic artists including Erasure, Yazoo, Nitzer Ebb and four current and former members of Depeche Mode will take the stage in London this weekend to celebrate the hugely influential Mute Records label at the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.

Download: Alan Wilder’s Recoil offers free ‘Want: The Architect Mixes’ digital EP

Download: Alan Wilder’s Recoil offers free ‘Want: The Architect Mixes’ digital EP

With his North American tour now underway, former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder today offered up a free Recoil multimedia EP — ‘Want: The Architect Mixes’ — that fans can download from Mute Records in exchange for a name and e-mail address.

Stream 4 songs off Yazoo’s ‘Reconnected Live’

Stream 4 songs off Yazoo’s ‘Reconnected Live’

The release of ‘Reconnected Live’ — the 2CD, 20-track document of 2008’s Yazoo/Yaz reunion tour — is still a couple weeks off, but Mute Records has posted this four-song sampler to whet the appetites of fans of the Vince Clarke/Alison Moyet project.

Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore working on ‘techno-ish track’

Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore working on ‘techno-ish track’

Former bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore — who parted ways professionally nearly 30 years ago when Clarke quit Depeche Mode — are working together again on a ‘techno-ish’ track that could be destined for the forthcoming Erasure album.

Q&A: Erasure’s Andy Bell on ‘Non-Stop’ solo album, working with his ‘hero’ Vince Clarke

Q&A: Erasure’s Andy Bell on ‘Non-Stop’ solo album, working with his ‘hero’ Vince Clarke

Erasure’s Andy Bell talks to Slicing Up Eyeballs about ‘Non-Stop,’ his dancefloor-ready second solo album that, in some ways, is actually Bell’s third, after his record label forced him to scrap a Stephen Hague-produced effort that ‘sounded too much like Erasure.’

Milestones: Depeche Mode’s classic ‘Violator’ released exactly 20 years ago today

Milestones: Depeche Mode’s classic ‘Violator’ released exactly 20 years ago today

In this installment of Milestones, we look at Depeche Mode’s classic ‘Violator,’ released exactly 20 years ago today. The record found the band at its commercial and artistic peak, and even sparked a near-riot in Los Angeles when the band showed up for an autograph session.

Steven Severin: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ reissue program dumped by Univeral Music

Steven Severin: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ reissue program dumped by Univeral Music

Universal Music Group is scrapping its Siouxsie and the Banshees reissue program midstream, meaning the band’s’ final four albums — 1987’s Through the Looking Glass 1988’s Peepshow, 1991’s Superstition and 1995’s The Rapture — will not receive expanded re-releases as originally planned, ex-bassist Steven Severin reports.

Expanded reissues of Buzzcocks’ first three albums to be released in U.S. next month

Expanded reissues of Buzzcocks’ first three albums to be released in U.S. next month

Tweet The expanded 2CD reissues of the Buzzcocks’ first three albums — Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978) and A Different […]

Rowland S. Howard, guitarist for Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party, 1959-2009

Rowland S. Howard, guitarist for Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party, 1959-2009

Tweet Australian guitar innovator Rowland S. Howard — a member of Nick Cave’s early ’80s postpunk act The Birthday Party, a guitarist for Crime and […]

Nitzer Ebb ‘Catalogue,’ ‘Compilation’ multi-disc box sets due next month

Nitzer Ebb ‘Catalogue,’ ‘Compilation’ multi-disc box sets due next month

Tweet Mute Records is capitalizing on renewed interest in Nitzer Ebb — the reunited British EBM act has a new album out, and is touring […]

Video: Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder on ‘The Posters Came From the Walls’ documentary

Video: Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder on ‘The Posters Came From the Walls’ documentary

Tweet Earlier this month, the directors and producer of  “The Posters Came From the Walls” — a new documentary exploring the depths of Depeche Mode […]

Depeche Mode’s ‘Peace’: Fans petition band for release of single on 12-inch vinyl

Depeche Mode’s ‘Peace’: Fans petition band for release of single on 12-inch vinyl

Being a Depeche Mode collector can be a serious financial burden, as longtime fans no doubt can attest: Over the years, the synthpop giants have […]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ first 4 albums to be reissued, remixed in 5.1

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ first 4 albums to be reissued, remixed in 5.1

Both with the Bad Seeds and his Grinderman project, Nick Cave’s been on a late-career tear this past decade, churning out some of the best […]