The legendary WaxTrax! Records label will rise from its ashes at the hands of Julia Nash, daughter of original label co-founder Jim Nash. The label’s new incarnation will focus primarily on limited-edition vinyl pressings and special projects from new acts as well as “established artists within the WaxTrax! family,” according to Nash. “This was one of the last important pieces to carry on what my dad and (label co-founder) Dannie (Flesher) started,” Nash says in a news release. [..]
Coil’s “authorized bootleg” of its 2003 performance in Porto, Portugal, titled Porto, is once again available for limited release through Threshold House. Limited to only 25 copies, Porto comes in a clear plastic wallet, containing one audio CD and one clear plastic CD-size disc with text printed onto it [..]
Noise/pop trio Medicine will release its Part Time Punks live LP on tri-color vinyl for Record Store Day, April 19. The LP features eight tracks recorded for a Radio Session at PTP following the band’s LA show last year, its first performance in 18 years. [..]
Gary Numan has announced a small club tour in Ireland and the U.K. in June and July, coinciding with his performances at the Body & Soul Festival in July and Sonisphere in August. [..]
With a new limited edition double-vinyl album, influential electronic musician Phil Western speaks to ReGen about the latest developments in his creative direction.
The Legendary Pink Dots will release its newest album, 10 to the Power of 9 Vol.1, in limited colored vinyl on June 27 through Rustblade, with pre-orders now open. Edward Ka-spel speaks on the nature of the concept album: “There are 10 people who run the world. They are all male and presidents, magnates, and high priests all do their bidding. The 10 live in villas in the remotest part of the Himalayas – a place that absolutely NO ONE would ever stumble upon. Although the 10 live in such close proximity to each other, they choose to have meetings in the back room of a small office in London. That’s where the decisions are made. That’s where the wars begin, that’s where the dice are tossed across the table to establish who wins, who loses, who lives, who dies.” [..]
Killing Joke will release the double live album Down by the River and the triple CD remix album In Dub on May 5. Down by the River documents the band’s performance at The Royal Festival Hall in 2011 on double-CD and DVD, in what Killing Joke guitarist and founding member Geordie Walker describes as “the definitive KJ live album.” In Dub features three CDs of remixes; Martin “Youth” Glover describes the project: “I first discovered dub in 1976, along with many other kinds of music, it became the soundtrack to my late teenage years and consistent through the rest of my life. [..]