Nov 2017 17

Amanda Palmer releases Pink Floyd cover, music video "dedicated to the current administration"
 
Amanda Palmer has released an emotionally charged and visually striking video for her plaintive cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother.” Palmer enlisted a tribe of women, from director Jordan Rathus and choreographer Coco Karolspins to fellow musicians Zoë Keating and Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) to create her vision of a dystopian fable celebrating the strength of love, hope, women, and motherhood set against a haunting string arrangement by her longtime friend, composer Jherek Bischoff, performed by an all female quartet. [..]

Nov 2017 17

Mute Records and Throbbing Gristle celebrate their history with a pair of Rough Trade events
 
Mute Records celebrates its series of reissues and the publication of the label’s hardcover history, Mute: A Visual Document, with special events on both sides of the pond. Label founder Daniel Miller and artist/photographer Anton Corbjin will be joined at London’s Rough Trade East by friends of Mute for a panel and Q&A at the book launch on November 21. In addition, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade will host a special Q&A and signing with Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge on November 24; the event marks the 40th anniversary reissue of the groundbreaking industrial group’s debut album, The Second Annual Report. [..]

Nov 2017 17

Autumn returns after 18 years with new single, announces new album
 
Autumn - The FallAfter an absence of 18 years, Minneapolis goth/rock band Autumn has returned with a new EP, titled The Fall. The trio’s first release since the 1999 sophomore album Return to the Breath, the three track EP presents a more refined version of the band’s ambient and expansive sound, one again produced by the renowned William Faith and mastered by Chad Blinman, both returning in their respective roles from Autumn’s 1996 debut The Hating Tree. Bassist Jeff Leyda explains that The Fall “is about transition, both for the band’s sound as well as our personal lives; love, loss, hope,” further stating that “our voices seem a little more confident this time around.” [..]

Nov 2017 17

Second of four music videos from latest dreDDup album released
 
Serbian industrial/rock act dreDDup has unveiled the second music video for the group’s seventh studio album DeathOven: Rebels Have No Kings. Showcasing the band donning masks inspired by ’50s monster movies in a black & white photographic setting, “Zelia” sees the band experimenting with blending lyrics in dreDDup’s native Serbian with English [..]

Nov 2017 16

Virgil and Steve Howe releases music video, father paying tribute to son
 
Yes guitarist Steve Howe pays tribute to his late son, Virgil Howe, with the release of a video for “Leaving Aurora,” a track from the collaborative album Nexus, which the duo finished recording shortly before Virgil’s untimely death at age 41. The elder Howe states describes the process by which he and Virgil created Nexus as having gone from “straightforward ‘duets’ to something bigger and better, more of a complete picture than a mere shape.” [..]

Nov 2017 16

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark unveils music video, announces 2018 tourof North America
 
Pioneering synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) has released a new video for “What We Have Done,” the third single off of the group’s thirteenth studio album, The Punishment of Luxury. The song is the first to feature lead vocals by Paul Humphreys in over 30 years; Humphreys describes the track as, “an intensely personal song about life, love, and loss. It’s about facing and confronting life changing decisions and situations that we all have to face at some point in our lives [..]

Nov 2017 16

Fever Ray, the experimental solo project of Karin Dreijer, has announced its first live shows since 2010. Dreijer, who is best known as half of electronic duo The Knife with her brother Olof Dreijer, announced a 22 date UK and European tour in support of her latest album, Plunge, in early 2018. The tour kicks off February 18 in Vienna, Austria, winding across the continent and Britain before wrapping up April 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. [..]

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