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Throbbing Gristle’s Peter Christopherson

29 Nov

An excellent obituary of the insanely creative Peter Christopherson:

“Peter Christopherson, who has died in his sleep aged 55, had two parallel careers. As a commercial artist, designer and photographer, he produced a plethora of album sleeves and videos for artists including Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel and Rage Against the Machine, as well as hundreds of television commercials. But he was also one of the most original and influential musicians of the post-punk era, initially as part of the band Throbbing Gristle, whose taboo-probing, blackly comic, defiantly non-commercial approach mirrored the other side of Christopherson’s work…”

Read the rest by Alexis Petridis / The Guardian HERE.

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Bono Saves The Day, Again

24 Nov
Ireland is on the verge of bankruptcy – but the good news is Bono‘s got it covered.

2011 Sisters of Mercy Tour Dates

16 Nov

Here are the currently confirmed Sisters of Mercy tour dates for 2011:


2011 February 16 Leeds United Kingdom Metropolitan University SU
2011 February 17 Leeds United Kingdom Metropolitan University SU
2011 February 21 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
2011 February 22 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
2011 February 23 Tilburg Netherlands 013
2011 February 25 Budapest Hungary A38
2011 February 26 Budapest Hungary A38
2011 March 01 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
2011 March 04 Esch/Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal

OK Go

10 Nov

Check out the video for OK Go‘s song, ‘Last Leaf‘. “It is comprised entirely of photographs… 15 still shots for every second of video. Oh yes, and toast. Lots and lots of toast.

The result is a bit different than the last few videos we’ve made from this album, and we hope you like it.”

It was directed by OK Go, Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad of Serious Business Design.

Chicago Trio: Netherfriends

9 Nov
Official press release excerpt:

“Netherfriends have spent the fall checking off states on the 50 Songs 50 States tour! The tour and recordings continue, but their van does not as the Netherfriends’ trusty van blew up in New Jersey – check out the van’s final resting place and this live video from the Netherfriends’ tour shot in Richmond, VA for a glimpse into the national musical comradery.

Netherfriends’ debut LP Barry and Sherry will see a November 9 vinyl release through the Lateral Label.”

Visit them on MySpace.

New From Airmodular

9 Nov

Official press release:

Airmodular, the wildly dynamic and innovative NYC Electronic band, has just released its new EP, aptly titled, Resistance.

This latest collection includes a number of introspective and eclectic electronic rock tunes with a thematic connection. Within each exist characters engaged in personal struggles against their inner demons, fears and hangups, but as always, the music is uplifting even when the subject matter might be serious in nature.

Normally known for the intricately woven musical style, nearly always involving electronic instruments, including a variety of keyboards and percussion, the introduction of a textured electric guitar element here sets this collection apart from anything Airmodular has done before.

Another change involves the vocals, which on this collection feature Sueyoung Yoo’s vocal contributions more prominently alongside those of Cy Donovan’s, and when they sing together, which they do on nearly all the tracks, it is in an “exquisite harmonic unison.”

The sweet and seductive Sueyoung grabs lead vocal honors on songs like the sexy Goldfrapp-inspired ‘Money Train’ and ‘Stained Glass’.  While Cy Donovan’s low-end vocals wail out on the songs ‘Some Things Never Change’ and the catchy and hypnotic ‘Roller Coaster’.

Here in a single collection, Airmodular resurrects various musical styles from the past, and the listener is taken on an amazing journey through the decades. Their EP, Resistence is an homage of sorts to all the popular bands from the 80s and the 90s to the present, yet in a way it is also a sort of Declaration of Independence – one dedicated to musical influences of the band’s past.

The collection, Resistance by Airmodular is now available on ITunes.”

Check out some of the new tracks HERE!

Belgium’s Secret Wish

9 Nov

Official press release excerpt:

“Secret Wish (Belgium Electronic / Dance duo) are gaining a reputation in their home country and across Europe for putting a smile on peoples faces with their pure bubble gum dance music. Their new single ‘Flick of a Switch‘ is already creating attention world wide from a number of Dance labels and most recently entered the German DJ charts. The duo have already been featured on TV shows throughout Europe and will shortly be traveling to Paris, France for an interview at radio station NRJ‘s headquarters. As well as all of this exposure, Secret Wish also appeared on Belgium beauty contest Look of the Year increasing their profile even further in their home country.”

Check out ‘Flick of the Switch’ here: