As promised, the first new Public Image Ltd. song in 20 years — a lilting, almost dub-ska track called ‘One Drop’ — received its worldwide debut today via Steve Lamacq’s afternoon show on BBC’s 6 Music. Check out the full track, which will be released on a Record Store Day EP in April.
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Public Image Ltd. will release its first new album in 20 years — the 12-track ‘This is PiL’ — in either May or June, and will tease the release with a four-song, vinyl-only EP spotlighting the single ‘One Drop’ that will be released on Record Store Day, frontman John Lydon announced on British radio this morning.
The Cure is preparing a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Wish’ for release sometime in 2012, as well as a new 7-inch of that album’s hit single ‘Friday I’m In Love’ to be released on Record Store Day next April to help raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has released a new video for ‘Circulation’ off his new album ‘Demolished Thoughts.’ He’s also got a slate of new tour dates, plus a live streaming concert via NPR that you can hear here. And Sonic Youth is headed to South America and is re-issuing ‘Hits Are For Squares.’
There’s less than a week left before that holiest of holy days for vinyl junkies: Record Store Day 2011, which, this year, will see special releases in the U.S. and the U.K. by R.E.M., The Smiths, New Order and Joy Division, Kate Bush, Sonic Youth and many more.
Sonic Youth will reissue two more early albums — 1985’s ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and 1987’s ‘Sister’ — on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in the coming weeks as they prep a French film soundtrack to be released as SYR9 in the Sonic Youth Recordings series and mix a new live album recorded in 1985.
U2 is set to release a new limited-edition, vinyl-only live EP next month called ‘Wide Awake in Europe’ — adapting the title and cover concept from 1985’s ‘Wide Awake in America’ — that will feature the debut of fan-favorite track ‘Mercy.’
This week’s new releases include Record Store Day-related reissues from R.E.M., Sonic Youth and Devo, plus the expanded edition of Iggy and the Stooges’ classic ‘Raw Power,’ and a new Revolting Cocks album.
The Pet Shop Boys will issue two previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early 2000s on a limited-edition 7-inch single as part of the U.K. installment of Record Store Day next Saturday.
The third-annual Record Store Day is set for April 17, and this year’s exclusive releases include a reissue of Rhino’s 4LP Joy Division vinyl box set, a blue-vinyl reissue of R.E.M.’s ‘Chronic Town’ and fresh vinyl reissues from Sonic Youth, Joe Strummer and the Ramones.
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