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Dälek ‘Endangered Philosophies’ Review

Dälek ‘Endangered Philosophies’ Review: alternative hip-hop act’s dystopian soundscapes and caustic lyrics capture Trump-era angst.  Experimental hip-hop act Dälek have always forged their own idiosyncratic path. The group combine elements of industrial and shoegaze with lyrics offering insight in uneasy times. And their latest release, Endangered Philosophies (out September 1st via Ipecac Recordings), is a […]

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The Foreign Resort ‘She is Lost’ Review

The Foreign Resort ‘She is Lost’ Review: review of Danish neo-post punkers beguiling new single. Denmark’s The Foreign Resort are a 21st century act with an unashamedly retro sound–drawing inspiration from 80’s New Wave, Goth and Post-punk. And they pull it off with aplomb, as witnessed on their new single She is Lost–a heady mix […]

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Peter Hook and The Light Live Album Series Review

Peter Hook and The Light Live Album Series Review: former New Order and Joy Division bassist revisits his past in blazing concert releases.  When Peter Hook left New Order in 2013, it felt like the end of an era: his melodic, unorthodox bass-playing was in many ways their most definitive element–how could the band survive […]

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Peter Hook and The Light Announce Details For Series of Live Albums

Peter Hook and The Light Give Details For Live Album Series: Bassist announces tracklists for four concert albums featuring New Order and Joy Division material.  Iconic New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is set to release four-albums of concert recordings on May 5th. The releases (available on CD and for digital download), features Hook and his […]

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21 Best Alternative Rock Compilation Albums 

Top 21 Best Alternative Rock Compilation Albums: the most essential greatest hits, B-side collection and rarities compilations in alt-rock. This month two classic 1985 compilation albums turn 30: ‘Catching up with Depeche Mode’ (on Nov.11th) and Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’ (Nov. 15th). That got me thinking: in some cases, greatest hits collections, non-album single comps, and b-side/rarities albums […]

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Albums Revisited: Joy Division’s Closer Turns 35

Joy Division’s Closer Turns 35: the band’s gloomy 1980 swan song still packs an emotional wallop. On July 18th, Closer, Joy Division’s sophomore (and final) studio album celebrates its 35th anniversary. It feels strange to think that an album so influential and contemporary has been around for so long. But then again I can’t believe […]

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New Order’s ‘Music Complete’ To Feature Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers

New Order’s ‘Music Complete’ To Feature Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers: band ready their first studio album since 2005’s ‘When The Sirens’ Call’. New Order’s upcoming release Music Complete may find them minus founding member and bassist Peter Hook, but they’re bringing in reinforcements to bolster fan morale. The new album (set for release September 25th […]

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New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release

New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release: band ditches one iconic alternative record label for another. New Order have been working on new music, and have debuted some new songs live. And they announced on Tuesday that they will release a forthcoming album through Mute Records, a label formed in 1978, made famous for synth-pop acts […]

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Album Review: New Order ‘Lost Sirens’

Lost Sirens, New Order’s long-awaited release of unused tracks from 2005’s Waiting For The Siren’s Call is finally here. Was it worth the wait? Rating:  The members of New Order have been busy bees; the band recently toured the U.S. (which I was lucky enough to see), and former bassist and band co-founder Peter Hook […]

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Concert Review : New Order at the Palladium, Dallas TX

Concert Review : New Order sound revitalized, even without Peter Hook at their sold out Dallas show. New Order are a band that I’ve always loved ever since high school, but never had a chance to see live..until Friday night. My expectations were muted. Would the band pull it off without bassist Peter Hook (who left after a […]

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