Depeche Mode is set to stream its “Live From Letterman” concert from New York at 8 p.m. EDT tonight, but, in the meantime, here’s a little something to tide fans over: A brand-new video from Soulsavers featuring Dave Gahan on lead vocals, a clip for the track “Take” off last year’s ‘The Light the Dead See.’
Earlier this year, Martin Gore promised the next Depeche Mode album will be out ‘no later than early 2013,’ and now we’ve got a better idea of what that means: DM manager Jonathan Kessler tells Rolling Stone that the band’s 13th studio album is due out in April 2013 and will be followed by a ‘full world tour.’
Depeche Mode isn’t expected to return to the stage until 2013, but about 150 people got an unusually up-close-and-personal glimpse of frontman Dave Gahan in action Saturday night when he performed a special one-off show with Soulsavers, showcasing seven tracks off ‘The Light the Dead See.’
Depeche Mode’s management this week shot down a supposed 2013 European tour itinerary that’s been making the rounds online, re-affirming that the band will tour next year, but that no dates have been confirmed. That comes as rumors continue to swirl that Dave Gahan will perform a “secret” show with Soulsavers.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.
Soulsavers this week released a music video for “Take Me Back Home” off the group’s current album The Light the Dead See, which features Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan on lead vocals. Neither Gahan nor the Soulsavers are in the High 5 Collective-directed clip, which fits the song’s melancholy mood quite well.
This week’s new releases include new studio albums from Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and The Cult, plus Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan’s album with Soulsavers, a posthumous Joey Ramone record and the U.S. release of the Hoodoo Gurus’ new best-of.
Our latest collection of links includes sad news about the passing of former Crowded House drummer Peter Jones, plus an interview with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan about Soulsavers, news of Morrissey’s libel suit against the NME proceeding to court this summer, and a mix of David Bowie covers from Strangeways Radio.
The new album from electronic music project Soulsavers — featuring Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan on lead vocals — arrives next week, but Mute Records is letting fans hear the full stream of ‘The Light the Dead See’ via the widget posted here. Also, check out video of Gahan discussing the project..
Electronic project Soulsavers returns in May with a new album of songs featuring the vocal talents of Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, and today we bring you the first single, ‘Longest Day,’ which is now streaming here. The full album, The Light the Dead See, is out May 22 via Mute Records.
Martin Gore isn’t the only Depeche Mode member who’s been busy during the band’s downtime: Frontman Dave Gahan has lent his well-known voice to electronic project Soulsavers for that group’s fourth album, ‘The Light the Dead See’ — and he’s already talking about making more music and touring with the group.