In late June or early July, Morrissey is set to real ease his newest album, World Peace is None of Your Business.
Capitol Records’ Harvest Records is releasing this twelve track album. Morrissey started recording his latest pieces in early
February in France. There, he is working with Joe Chiccarelli to
produce it this summer. Morrissey’s touring band, Gustavo
Manzur, Jesse Tobias, Solomon Walker, Boz Boorer, and Matthew Walker
playing on this album have been confirmed. He has also just recently
released his twenty-five tour dates from this May to June.
Morrissey plays the San Jose Civic on the 7th of May, 2014.
Soul Boys of the Western World is a voyage through the
80s in the company of Spandau Ballet, one of the decade’s most iconic
bands. This archive-only documentary film tells the story of a group of
working-class London lads who created a global music Empire, but at a
price none of them imagined. (…) It is a film that speaks not only to
fans of the band or those who harbor nostalgia for the 1980s, but also
to anyone who has ever experienced friendship and loss.
The biopic will be screened on March 12th at 2:00pm at the Paramount Theatre
during the SXSW 2014 Music and Film Festival. Later that night, the
five original members of Spandau Ballet – Tom Hadley, John Keeble, Gary
Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman – will put together their first
performance in America in 28 years at the famed Vulvan Gas Company (The
Vulcan) which will re-open after 44 years for this occasion.
Thurston Moore spoke about the lingering pain from his split with wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, as well as his current relationship with Eva Prinz in a new interview with The Fly.
involved in a really sweet relationship and it really does make me
happy, it truly does," Moore said. "But I’ll always have that experience
of sadness that a separation brings, especially one that was as
important, not just to me, but everybody around us. There have been some
fall-outs, but that’s to be expected. It's pretty heavy."
kept mum on the more private details about the split, including the
nature of his relationship with Prinz while still married to Gordon. In
an interview with Elle last year,
Gordon said their marriage "ended in a kind of normal way – midlife
crisis, starstruck woman." While he didn't comment specifically on
Gordon's interview, Moore said that the two do not tell each other what
they can and can't say, and that it comes down to what they each choose
had some life issues," Moore said. "In your 40s and 50s, things can
change in ways that upset the order of things that have been established
over 25 years-plus of marriage. It's really distressing. You have to
work through it, it's very personal and I don't really talk about it so
Caught up in all of this was, of course, the music the couple made together in Sonic Youth,
and their divorce effectively put the band on an indefinite hiatus.
While Moore says that makes things more complicated, his focus is on the
future: "I’m in a really romantic place with Eva; we've kind of been a
couple for close to six years. A lot of those years, nobody was very
aware of it except us. The cat's been out of the bag a while now, that's
kinda where I'm at."
Moore and Gordon have moved on to new musical projects since Sonic Youth
disbanded. Gordon and guitarist Bill Nace released Coming Apart, their debut album as the noise outfit Body/Head last year, while Moore also released the first record for his new band Chelsea Light Moving.
reportedly has a new solo record in the works as well, which could see
release on Matador later this year. He described the music as "fun,
dangerous, liberation of the idea of noise as complete rock'n'roll,"
adding, "The ideas are coming from my own guitar playing. I'm taking
ideas to [guitarist] James Sedwards. He's remarkable and we met through
Eva. It's local happenstance."
Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde have released "The Satellites," the first taste of their collaborative album, Someday World,
out May 6th on Warp. You can take a listen to the bustling dance cut
above, which blends rushing tick-tack percussion, striking synth blares
and crestfallen, near monotonous, vocals from Eno.
The track also features a number of guest collaborators, including Eno's old Roxy Music
cohort Andy Mackay on alto sax and the ambient legend's daughter Darla
(credited with lending the track those crucial "Ooh"s). "The Satellites"
also includes contibutions from Georgia Gibson on alto, tenor and
baritone saxophone, John Reynolds on drums, and producer Fred Gibson on
piano, drums, bass and backing vocals.
Eno and Hyde tapped a number of different musicians to help out on the rest of Someday World, including Coldplay drummer Will Champion and his wife Marianne, as well as soul singer Don-E and viola player Nell Catchpole.
You'll also be able to catch Eno singing on "Heavy Seas of Love," the final cut on Everyday Robots, the upcoming solo debut from Gorillaz and Blur's
Damon Albarn. "I've gotten to know him since we belong to the same
health club, though we engage in very different activities," Albarn said
of Eno in a recent chat with Rolling Stone.
"Mine are mind-numbing, machine-based running things. He was doing
something much more interesting: unisex water aerobics. Even in the
health club, he's being Brian Eno. I just figured you don't hear his
voice very often, so I thought it would be a great idea to get him to
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Depeche Mode's new CD "DELTA MACHINE" has the group back with the electro-grundge sound that harkens back to their mid '90s material. The group now features a full-time drummer and Martin seems to play guitars most of the time.
'Welcome To My World' opens the album with heavy beats and an ominus soundscape.
The first single release 'Angel' is as heavy with lots of clicks and buzzing chirps.
'Heaven' is the second single that features duets with lead singer Dave Gahan and lyracist Martin Gore.
'Broken' is a likeable mellow tune with a sinister electro beat. "You can't fake it, I can feel it, You were broken from the start"
'Should Be Higher' opens like a rush of fresh air at a slow pace with a big bass drum beat with a progressive drive. "Your lies are more attractive then the truth"
'Soothe My Soul' is the third single release and perhaps my favorite and it's danceable. A lusty song about knocking down doors and getting what ya need. "There's only one way to soothe my soul!"
'Alone' is a hypnotic track about looking back at past love and circumstance. "I was there when you needed me most..."
On a scale of 1 to 10, lamest to greatest, I give Delta Machine 7. Will it be a classic? Probably not. Would I listen to it again? Yes.