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Blancmange returns with ‘Blanc Burn,’ 1st new album in 25 years; plus U.K. tour

Blancmange returns with ‘Blanc Burn,’ 1st new album in 25 years; plus U.K. tour

Reunited synthpop group Blancmange returns this week with ‘Blanc Burn’ — its fourth album, and first in more than a quarter century — as well as an eight-date U.K. tour, although ailing co-founder Stephen Luscombe has been advised by doctors to skip the trek.

New releases: The The, Scritti Politti, Mike Watt, Baseball Project, OMD, This Mortal Coil

New releases: The The, Scritti Politti, Mike Watt, Baseball Project, OMD, This Mortal Coil

This week’s new releases include The The’s soundtrack to the film ‘Tony’; a new best-of from Scritti Politti; Mike Watt’s punk opera ‘Hyphenated-Man’; the second album from Steve Wynn’s The Baseball Project; a new OMD single; and This Mortal Coil on vinyl.

Milestones: Johnny Marr is 47 today; watch The Smiths’ full May 18, 1985, concert

Milestones: Johnny Marr is 47 today; watch The Smiths’ full May 18, 1985, concert

Today marks the 47th birthday of one of the signature guitarists of his generation: Johnny Marr of The Smiths. In honor of this peerless player, here’s a full ‘Meat is Murder’-era Smiths show, filmed for Spanish television on May 18, 1985, in Madrid.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/1/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/1/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include Peter Murphy’s cover of the Magazine track ‘The Light Pours Out of Me,’ the all-too-infrequently played ‘Love is Stronger Than Death’ by The The, and a dash of Ciccone

The The airs tracks from unreleased ‘Gun Sluts,’ ‘2 Blocks Below Canal’ albums

The The airs tracks from unreleased ‘Gun Sluts,’ ‘2 Blocks Below Canal’ albums

Enigmatic The The mastermind Matt Johnson continues to use his web show ‘Radio Cineola’ to treat fans to never-before-heard music, and this month is no different, with songs from the unreleased ‘Gun Sluts’ and ‘2 Blocks Below Canals’ albums making their debut.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/30/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/30/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a cut off The The’s generally neglected ‘Dusk’ album (‘Love is Stronger Than Death’); a favorite off Morrissey’s solo debut, ‘Viva Hate’ (‘Late Night, Madulin Street’); and a real rarity in ‘No Name, No Slogan,’ the one-off 1989 single from Acid Horse, a hybrid of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.

Matt Johnson’s The The releases ‘Tony: A Soundtrack,’ first new album in decade

Matt Johnson’s The The releases ‘Tony: A Soundtrack,’ first new album in decade

With little fanfare, Matt Johnson today released the first new The The since 2000’s ‘NakedSelf’: a 24-song soundtrack to the indie serial-killer film ‘Tony.’

The The’s Matt Johnson debuts track from unreleased 1979 album ‘Spirits’

The The’s Matt Johnson debuts track from unreleased 1979 album ‘Spirits’

While Matt Johnson continues to preview new The The music on his monthly “Radio Cineola” podcasts, the March edition has a real surprise: the debut of ‘No Hiding Place,’ a previously unheard track from his unreleased 1979 album ‘Spirits.’

The The’s Matt Johnson previews new music with debut ‘Radio Cineola’ broadcast

The The’s Matt Johnson previews new music with debut ‘Radio Cineola’ broadcast

Tweet The The’s Matt Johnson today debuted both a new monthly web broadcast and some brand-new music with the first installment of “Radio Cineola,” which […]

Matt Johnson’s The The set to release ‘Tony’ film soundtrack album in January

Matt Johnson’s The The set to release ‘Tony’ film soundtrack album in January

Tweet The enigmatic Matt Johnson appears to be on the verge of releasing the first new The The album in a decade: a score to […]

Al Jourgensen goes pop? Ex-Ministry frontman threatens to make ’80s synthpop album

Al Jourgensen goes pop? Ex-Ministry frontman threatens to make ’80s synthpop album

With Ministry now over and a bunch of ringers currently out on the road as the Revolting Cocks, industrial godfather Al Jourgensen is threatening to […]