On 7 March 1983,New Order finally ditched the comparisons with their previous incarnation Joy Division with the biggest selling 12” single of all time.
Released three years after the death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, Blue Monday was influenced by the flood of new music technology and a lot of time spent sampling the early 80s nightlife of New York.
Featured a jackhammer drum machine beat and octave-leaping bassline, the record was a huge hit in clubs across Europe that summer, prompting people to buy it in their droves when they returned home.
The tittle was inspired by a book that New Order drummer Stephen Morriswas reading at the time: Breakfast Of Champions or Goodbye Blue Monday by the noted science fiction author Kurt Vonnegut.
Cold Cave is the solo project of LA and NYC-based musician Wesley Eisold. Previously the vocalist in numerous other projects. Falling somewhere between darkwave, goth, noise, and synthpop, Cold Cave transposes dark nihilism and gloomy despair onto Nitzer Ebb beats and New Order-like melodies. This seemingly dark sound is juxtaposed against Eisold’s positive outlook on life. The contrasts clash elegantly as the listener is taken on a journey of sonic transcendence through the dark and into the light.
Cold Cave have announced a new album. It’s called Fate In Seven Lessons and it’s due out June 11th via Heartworm Press. To tease the release, the gothic duo have just shared a music video for the single “Prayer From Nowhere”
New Order have released their first new single in five years titled “Be A Rebel.” The track was initially scheduled to drop prior to their Unity Tour with Pet Shop Boys this fall, but those dates have been postponed to fall 2021.
The Brooklyn-based trio has made a very ’80s splash on their debut album “Introduction, Presence,” with many songs not out of place if they were on “The Breakfast Club” soundtrack. And yet it also sounds utterly fresh.
There are clear echoes on the excellent 10-track collection of New Wave icons like New Order, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The The, Yazoo and Pet Shop Boys, but also more than a hint of The National.
Nation of Language is made up of vocalist Ian Devaney, his keyboardist-wife Aidan Devaney and bassist Michael Sui-Poi. They combine to create spare song architectures and smartly avoid the silly flourishes that made some ’80s-era music dated.
Desire have shared a crisp, joyous cover of New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’. The group are signed to Italians Do It Better, and will support Chromatics on their epic European tour this summer. Grappling with New Order’s lovelorn lyricism, their clinical, ice cold take on ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ is a neat update on the classic single.
She Wants Revenge is a kick-ass band from Los Angeles, California. They are heavily influenced by Joy Division and early New Order. Their music is highly enjoyable. Their music is characterized by a dark and sexual nature. She Wants Revenge with Interpol and Editors created a revival post-punk media scene in early 2000 that crossed borders.
His self-titled debut album was released with three singles “These Things” (where his video clip features the performance of Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson), “Out of Control” and “Tear You Apart” The post-punk dance rockers, released last year their latest banger of a single “Big Love.” Tonight in concert at Sala Salamandra.
Veteran indie rockers The Decemberists returned earlier this year with their latest album, I’ll Be YourGirl, which saw the band pushing outside their comfort zone and experimenting with a new wave palette of sounds. Now, a few months after the album’s release, the band has announced the impending release of Traveling On, an EP featuring five tracks originally intended for inclusion on I’ll Be Your Girl.
Traveling On continues on the path that was laid by the band’s eight studio effort, with Colin Meloy and co. shifting their sonic influences in the direction of New Order and Roxy Music.
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