Tag: The The

Contest: Win The The’s ‘Soul Mining’ deluxe 2LP 180-gram vinyl box set

Contest: Win The The’s ‘Soul Mining’ deluxe 2LP 180-gram vinyl box set

Next week, the classic 1983 debut album from The The will receive a slightly belated 30th anniversary reissue in the form of a deluxe 2LP set that will include the newly remastered album on one 180-gram vinyl platter and six remixes and B-sides on the other.

Matt Johnson records 2 new The The film soundtracks, authorizes official biography

Matt Johnson records 2 new The The film soundtracks, authorizes official biography

He may be releasing an expanded vinyl reissue of 1983’s Soul Mining next month, but Matt Johnson isn’t only looking backward: He’s recorded not one but two new film soundtracks under the The The banner, new music composed for the independent films “Hyena” and “Penthouse North.”

The The’s 1983 debut ‘Soul Mining’ to be reissued in deluxe 2LP 180-gram vinyl set

The The’s 1983 debut ‘Soul Mining’ to be reissued in deluxe 2LP 180-gram vinyl set

The 1983 debut from The The — Soul Mining, featuring the singles “Uncertain Smile” and “This is the Day” — will receive a 30th anniversary reissue this summer in the former of a deluxe 2LP set that will include the remastered album on one 180-gram vinyl platter and six remixes and B-sides on the other.

New releases: Adam Ant, Camper Van Beethoven, Bad Religion, Jesus and Mary Chain, Pogues

New releases: Adam Ant, Camper Van Beethoven, Bad Religion, Jesus and Mary Chain, Pogues

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Adam Ant, Camper Van Beethoven and Bad Religion, plus reissues of a pair of Jesus and Mary Chain comps on vinyl, a new best-of from The Pogues, and a belated commercial release of a film score released last year by The The.

Johnny Marr of The Smiths to release solo debut ‘The Messenger’ in February

Johnny Marr of The Smiths to release solo debut ‘The Messenger’ in February

Since quitting The Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr has played with a wide variety of acts, from Talking Heads and The The to Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs and even his own short-lived band, Johnny Marr + The Healers. Early next year, though, he’ll finally release his first proper album under his own name.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson talks to Kevin Seal — June 11, 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson talks to Kevin Seal — June 11, 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind we re-visit the Kevin Seal era for a 1989 interview with Matt Johnson of The The, who discusses his band’s then-new album ‘Mind Bomb,’ his decision to assemble an actual band, professional boxing and the student uprising in China.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

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 news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.

The The releases ‘Moonbug’ soundtrack album, re-starts ‘Radio Cineola’ podcasts

The The releases ‘Moonbug’ soundtrack album, re-starts ‘Radio Cineola’ podcasts

After a decade of inactivity, The The is back with its second album in just two years, another film score, this time for the documentary ‘Moonbug,’ about photographer Steve Pyke’s journey to document America’s space pioneers, bandleader Matt Johnson announced today on the group’s newly revamped website.

The Week in Rock: Sept. 18-24, 2011

The Week in Rock: Sept. 18-24, 2011

This week’s headlines at Slicing Up Eyeballs — you know, in case you missed anything — included a lot of news about the now-defunct R.E.M., plus items on Public Image Ltd., The Jesus and Mary Chain, This Mortal Coil, Scruffy the Cat and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Stream: Manic Street Preachers cover The The’s ‘This Is The Day’ for new best-of

Stream: Manic Street Preachers cover The The’s ‘This Is The Day’ for new best-of

Manic Street Preachers are set to release a comprehensive, 38-track singles collection called National Treasures this fall, a collection they’re capping off with a brand-new single: a cover of the The The classic ‘This Is The Day,’ off 1983′s ‘Soul Mining.’

‘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.’

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (July 2011)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (July 2011)

Welcome to the debut of Auto Reverse, the new monthly mixtape series from Slicing Up Eyeballs. In true throwback fashion, each mix will feature two 45-minute ‘sides’ that can be streamed or downloaded. This month features Wire, The The, Bernard Sumner, The Wedding Present and more.

New releases: Cars, ‘Upside Down’ DVD, Jesus and Mary Chain, The The, Psychedelic Furs

New releases: Cars, ‘Upside Down’ DVD, Jesus and Mary Chain, The The, Psychedelic Furs

This week’s new releases include ‘Move Like This,’ the first new album from The Cars in 24 years; ‘Upside Down: The Creation Records Story’ on DVD and Blu-ray, plus a 2CD soundtrack; vinyl reissues of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Automatic’ and ‘Honey’s Dead’; and budget-priced The The and Psychedelic Furs best-ofs.

The The to release ‘Moonbug’ score

The The to release ‘Moonbug’ score

Just a year after releasing the first new The The album in a decade — the soundtrack to the serial-killer film ‘Tony’ — bandleader Matt Johnson is readying a second new film score, this time for the documentary ‘Moonbug,’ about a photographer’s journey to document America’s space pioneers.