Last updated 31.05.08
Swedish electro-pop trio Lowe will release their long awaited new album «Kino International» - on June 9th via Megahype. Leo, Lowe's lead vocalist says: «new songs are more upbeat and varied, and will attract a whole new audience. But we still sound like Lowe, and old fans will love it as well»
Loweís music is in the veins of The Cure, Marilyn Manson, New Order and Depeche Mode. The band likes to call it «pop noir», which is somewhere in-between pop, electro and indie.
«New album travels through heartfelt bombastic landscapes, and it oozes sex, death and decadence,» adds bass player Rickard.
The band has become very successful in Eastern Europe, where they have toured a lot, and has appeared on a number of large TV- and radio shows. The debut album «Tenant» earned them the prize for Best Newcomer at Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards.
«We worked long and hard to get this album as good as we could. «Fillers» are nothing we believe in, so every track had to be considered as a single,» keyboardist Mehdi sums up.Tracklisting:
Info submited by official Lowe web site.[ 31.05.2008 ] - «Reconnected EP» from Yazoo
Yazoo will release the «Reconnected EP» on Limited Edition 12" Vinyl and Digital Download on June 9th, 2008.
The EP features exclusive remixes from New York's disco kings Hercules and Love Affair plus Das Shadow (Dave Gahan collaborators Christian Eigner and Andrew Phillpott), as well as brand new remixes of classic album tracks «Goodbye '70's», «Winter Kills» and «Ode To Boy».Tracklisting:
Info submited by Mute Records.[ 31.05.2008 ] - Second single from Elegant Machinery
Before finally releasing their long-awaited new album in Autumn, Swedish synth pop legend Elegant Machinery will release second single «Move» on August 8th. Single will include an exclusive b-side track «Why», plus promo video.Tracklisting:
Info submited by official Elegant Machinery web site.[ 31.05.2008 ] - Apoptygma Berzerk: new album and tour!
It has already been rumoured and now we'd like to confirm the rumours: there will be a new Apoptygma Berzerk album soon, and its title will be «Rocket Science». More details - soon!
And of course the release will be accompanied by Rocket Science Live Tour in Autumn! Look at already confirmed dates:October
Info submited by Apoptygma Berzerk.[ 31.05.2008 ] - LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE - new Laibach album
Laibach is announcing the release of a brand new album, «LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE».
Album is the Laibach's interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's work «The Art of Fugue» («Die Kunst der Fuge»). The majority of the material has been created already in 2006 and premierly performed the same year on June 1st at Bachfest in Leipzig.
«LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE» is available as Digital Download via Mute/EMI since May 5th, and as a regular CD, released by Dallas Records.Download
Also Laibach is announcing and confirming a short tour with «LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE» concert program:22.05 - Munich, Germany
Info submited by Mute Records.[ 31.05.2008 ] - Combichrist release «Forst EP: sent to destroy»
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Preparing to release 4th full length album, Combichrist presents «Forst EP: Sent To Destroy». Featuring 3 brand new tracks («Sent To Destroy», «The Kill», «Prince of E-Ville») and 6 remixes by such acts as Rotersand, Northborne, Suicide Commando, Babyland, Accessory and Caustic. «Forst EP: Sent To Destroy» will be released on June 27th via Out Of Line in Europe and on July 8th via Metropolis in USA.Tracklisting:
In other news: Combichrist will tour Europe soon! Look at already confirmed dates:July 05 - Arvika, Sweden - Arvika Festival
Info submited by Out Of Line.[ 24.05.2008 ] - Solo album from Felix Marc
Felix Marc, well known as member of German band Diorama, ready to release his own solo album «Pathways» - via Infacted Recordings. You can see video for the first single «Give Back The Moments» via his official web site. More details - soon!
Info submited by official Felix Marc web site.[ 24.05.2008 ] - Second Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds single
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released their new single «More News From Nowhere» on May 12th via Mute. The single is the second to be taken from their recent album «Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!». Single available on CD and 7". The single features an exclusive new track «Fleeting Love» with cover art by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster.Tracklistings:
Info submited by Mute Records.[ 24.05.2008 ] - 4 new singles from The Cure!
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The Cure, one of the most revered British bands of the past quarter-century, have unveiled their plans to release four A & B side singles, one each month starting May 13th, leading up to the release of their thirteenth studio album, as yet untitled, which will be out on September 13th via Suretone / Geffen Records. It will be the band's first album of new music since 2004ís self titled album «The Cure». Physical and digital singles will be available for purchase in store and on all digital partners.
First single «The Only One» (released May 13th) includes the b-side «NY Trip», second single «Freakshow» (set to release June 13th) includes the b-side «All Kinds Of Stuff», neither b-side will appear on the album. Both tracks were produced by Robert Smith and Keith Uddin. July 13th and August 13th singles will be announced shortly.
The band is currently gearing up for a North American Tour, kicking off May 9th at the Patriot Center in Washington. Band 65daysofstatic will open on all dates. Led as always by lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith, The Cure line-up comprises longtime members bass player Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and, back in the band for a third time, guitarist Porl Thompson.
Below is complete list of North American Tour dates:May
Info submited by official The Cure web site.[ 24.05.2008 ] - New Nine Inch Nails album - absolutely free!
On May 15th, 2008 Nine Inch Nails released 100% free 10-track album «The Slip» (with a running time 43:45!) as a «thanks to the fans for your continued support» and exclusively via their official web site. The music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 wave files. All downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits. «The Slip» is licensed under a creative commons attribution non-commercial share alike license. For those interested in physical products, CD and Vinyl versions are being planned as well and can be expected in July.Tracklisting:
Info submited by official Nine Inch Nails web site.[ 24.05.2008 ] - Madonna - Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008
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On May 8th, 2008 Madonna announced her Sticky & Sweet Tour. It will begin on August 23rd in Cardiff, UK. Madonna will play arenas and stadiums throughout Europe and America including a number of cities where she has not performed in the past 15 years. Sticky & Sweet Tour will be directed by Madonna's long time creative collaborator Jamie King. The musical director will be Kevin Antunes. For complete tour and ticket information, please visit www.livenation.com and www.madonna.com.Look at already confirmed dates: MADONNA
Additional dates and venues to be announced, incl. dates in Mexico and South America.
Info submited by official Madonna web site.[ 24.05.2008 ] - Depeche Mode started studio sessions!
As we were informed by sources close to the band, Depeche Mode started studio sessions in California on May 5th. Sessions are tentatively scheduled until late Autumn, and mixing and mastering is planned till March 2009 album release.
Info submited by various sources.