Author Richard Evans delves deeply into “a true golden age of British pop” in his just-published book “Listening to the Music the Machines Make.”
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Erasure this week announced the cancellation of all of the group’s planned touring in 2022 in support of The Neon, including a North American trek.
Is Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore preparing to debut new music next week? Mute Records is teasing something involving Gore happening Nov. 17 — this Tuesday — but it’s not clear what that may be. The label tweeted a stylized image of Gore on Saturday with that date. No other information is yet known.
Pioneering synthpop outfit turned stadium rockers Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in a pandemic-necessitated virtual ceremony, with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher meeting up in a Zoom call to accept the honor. Watch the video right here.
Erasure returns this summer with its first new record in three years and the duo’s 18th studio album overall, a 10-track collection called The Neon that is preceded by the bright pop single “Hey Now (Think I Got a A Feeling)” — which you can hear right here, along with the album’s full details.
For Depeche Mode fans hoping the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring will bring all five current and former members — Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Andrew Fletcher, Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — together onstage, don’t hold your breath. Full details right here.
Erasure will reissue their fifth studio album, 1991’s Chorus, in an expanded three-disc edition on Valentine’s Day, supplementing a remastered version of the original with two discs of new and classic remixes, B-sides, bonus tracks and a full live version of the album. Check out the full tracklist right here.
Synthpop favorites Erasure next year will release a 30th anniversary expanded reissue of their chart-topping fourth album, 1989’s Wild!, featuring a bonus disc filled with B-sides, remixes and other rarities — including five previously unreleased mixes and live cuts. Full details and tracklist right here.
Yazoo – the hugely influential synthpop duo of Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke that was christened Yaz in the U.S. – will release a 4LP vinyl box set this fall called Four Pieces that collects the group’s two albums plus a set of remixes and their two BBC radio sessions. See the full tracklist right here.
Classic synthpop duo Erasure — Andy Bell and Vince Clarke — today debuted the lead single from their upcoming 17th studio album, World Be Gone. The bouncy track “Love You To the Sky,” with its instantly memorable chorus, can be heard below via the band’s lyric video.
Classic synthpop duo Erasure — Andy Bell and Vince Clarke — this week announced plans to release their 17th studio album this spring. The 10-track World Be Gone, due out May 19 on Mute Records, will be the group’s first new album since 2014’s The Violet Flame.
Depeche Mode songwriter and co-founder Martin Gore next month will release a 16-track electronic instrumental album titled MG, a collection Mute Records is billing as the “soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.” You can stream the track “Europa Hymn” now.
We’re still two months away from the arrival of Erasure’s 16th studio album, The Violet Flame, but the duo has just offered up the first taste of the record in the form of first single “Elevation,” which you can stream here. Vince Clarke and Andy Bell also revealed the full tracklist for the album,