Tag: The Mighty Lemon Drops

Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton debuts new holiday tune ‘Winter Tragedy’

Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton debuts new holiday tune ‘Winter Tragedy’

Former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist/songwriter David Newton is back with a brand-new holiday tune called “Winter Tragedy,” which you can hear right now.

New podcast digs into KCRW host Deirdre O’Donoghue’s ‘lost’ SNAP! archives

New podcast digs into KCRW host Deirdre O’Donoghue’s ‘lost’ SNAP! archives

A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.

The Mighty Lemon Drops unearth lost footage of 1988 show at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro

The Mighty Lemon Drops unearth lost footage of 1988 show at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro

Thirty years after touring the U.S. in support of World Without End, guitarist/songwriter David Newton of The Mighty Lemon Drops received a VHS tape in the mail. On it: professionally recorded footage from the band’s gig at at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro in May 1988. Check it out right here.

New releases: Killing Joke, Mighty Lemon Drops, Flaming Lips, Swans, Athletico Spizz 80

New releases: Killing Joke, Mighty Lemon Drops, Flaming Lips, Swans, Athletico Spizz 80

This week’s new releases include a triple-album dub compilation from Killing Joke, a compilation of early material from The Mighty Lemon Drops, a new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ companion from The Flaming Lips and reissues of albums by Swans and Athletico Spizz 80.

The Mighty Lemon Drops debut unreleased ‘My Biggest Thrill’ demo off ‘Uptight’ comp

The Mighty Lemon Drops debut unreleased ‘My Biggest Thrill’ demo off ‘Uptight’ comp

With the release next week of The Mighty Lemon Drops’ new Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985/1986 compilation, Cherry Red Records today debuted one of the set’s previously unreleased tracks: a demo recording of Happy Head single “My Biggest Thrill” made during a July 1986 session.

The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early recordings collected on new ‘Uptight’ compilation

The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early recordings collected on new ‘Uptight’ compilation

Cherry Red Records this spring will dig into The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early years with a new 24-track compilation of material culled from the indie-pop favorites’ early singles, demos, BBC radio sessions and recordings made for the NME’s legendary C86 tape and more.

Free MP3: David Newton (Mighty Lemon Drops) & Thee Mighty Angels, ‘In Love and War’

Free MP3: David Newton (Mighty Lemon Drops) & Thee Mighty Angels, ‘In Love and War’

Former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist David Newton debuted his new band David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels last fall with the five-track Paint the Town EP, and now the group is at work on a full-length album — which we can preview here via the brand-new track “In Love and War,” available as a free download for the next two weeks.

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

New (work) week, new month, new year… time, it would seem, for the latest in our monthly series of Auto Reverse mixtapes — two 45-minute sides to help you ease back into post-holiday life. Stream or download the two sides, crammed, as always, with some ’80s college-rock favorites and a few new tracks.

New releases: Vince Clarke & Martin Gore, Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton, Lemonheads

New releases: Vince Clarke & Martin Gore, Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton, Lemonheads

This week’s new releases include the debut EP from VCMG, the new techno project from Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore, plus the ‘Hotel Sessions’ from The Lemoneheads, and the debut EP from David Newton of The Mighty Lemon Drops and his new band, Thee Mighty Angels.