Mar 2014 24

Automat announces debut album featuring all-star roster, releases video featuring Genesis Breyer P-OrridgeAutomat will release its debut eponymous album on April 4 through Bureau B, featuring guest artists Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. The band recently released a video for the track “Mount Tamalpais” featuring P-Orridge. [..]

Mar 2014 21

Kate Bush announces first live shows since 1979After an over 35 year absence, legendary art rock performer Kate Bush has announced a string of 15 live dates in London this August through September, titled Before the Dawn, exclusively at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. Ticket sales will begin on March 28 through select vendors listed on the artist’s website, with a limit of four tickets per buyer for the entire tour. Dame Bush has only toured once before, recalling that afterwards “I felt a terrific need to retreat as a person, because I felt that my sexuality – which in a way I hadn’t really had a chance to explore myself – was being given to the world in a way which I found impersonal.” [..]

Mar 2014 21

Reverence Festival set for September in Portugal, enlists Psychic TV, Hawkwind, othersThe Reverence Festival, a psychedelic/shoegaze/doom/prog/garage event, has been slated for September 12-13 in the Portuguese town of Valada, featuring artists such as Genesis P-Orridge project Psychic TV, spacerock group Hawkwind, and doom act Electric Wizard. The event – a collaboration between Cartaxo Sessions, Camara Municipal do Cartaxo, Lovers & Lollypops, Club AC30 and Lisbon Club Sabotage – features over 25 cult artists [..]

Mar 2014 21

Minibus Pimps streams track from debut albumDark ambient duo Minibus Pimps, composed of John Paul Jones (best known as the bassist/multi-instrumentalist for Led Zeppelin) and Deathprod artist Helge Sten, has unveiled its newest track “Superbolt,” from the 2014 debut album Cloud to Ground. The track is currently available for streaming through Soundcloud. “I would say that the music contains composed and improvisational elements on an equal scale,” says Helge Sten [..]

Mar 2014 20

Joy Division debut EP re-issued for Record Store DayJoy Division’s debut EP, An Ideal for Living, will be re-issued for Record Store Day on April 19. Cut at Abbey Road Studios by the band’s long standing engineer and vinyl specialist Frank Arkwright, the four-track re-issue features new artwork paying homage to the original [..]

Mar 2014 20

Empire State Human releases instrumental albumIrish electro/synthpop duo Empire State Human has announced its newest instrumental album Futura, following the 2013 release of Soul of the Machine. “Working purely on music that was never intended to have a voice on it really helped us throw away the perceptions of who we are as a band, to not only ourselves but also to how others see us too,” says vocalist Aidan Casserly. [..]

Mar 2014 20

Members of Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and more create Grimm-inspired soundtrackAlexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten, Crime & The City Solution), Mick Harvey (co-founder of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Danielle de Picciotto (co-founder of Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ and member of Crime & The City Solution) and Paul Wallfisch (musical director at the Theater Dortmund) have joined forces to form The Ministry of Wolves for the soundtrack Music from ‘Republik der Wölfe’, to accompany the theatre production by Claudia Bauer. The album is based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm [..]

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