Nov 2014 02

Wayne Static passes away at 48Wayne Static has passed away at the age of 48, according to representatives of FiXT Publicity. An official press release states that this is not a directly drug-related death. “The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.” [..]

Nov 2014 02

Mute Records releases new synth with Dirty ElectronicsMute Records, in conjunction with DIY ensemble Dirty Electronics, has announced the release of the Mute Synth II (MSII), a hand-held synth and sequencer designed in collaboration with the designer and writer, Adrian Shaughnessy. The MSII follows the first Dirty Electronics Mute Synth (MSI), originally created for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute event at the Roundhouse in 2011. [..]

Oct 2014 29

Meg Lee Chin releases new song and music videoMeg Lee Chin has released a new music video for her song “I Can’t Pull the Trigger,” marking the London-based artist’s first solo release in 14 years. Says Chin of the song, “As a kid, the rules of war made no sense to me. If countries can get together and agree upon rules of which bullets to use, or how to treat your prisoners, why not just agree to ban war altogether?” [..]

Oct 2014 29

Bad Pollyanna pays tribute with the Sophie Lancaster FoundationAlternative/goth rock act Bad Pollyanna has released a music video for the new single, titled “Invincible Girl;” the song and video was produced in association with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the murder of Sophie Lancaster. Available to purchase in CD and digital formats via iTunes, Amazon, and the Bad Pollyanna website, all proceeds from the single will go to the foundation. Founded by the victim’s mother, Sylvia Lancaster, the purpose of the foundation is to raise awareness and oppose prejudice toward alternative subcultures, LGBT groups, and people with disabilities in schools and prisons.. [..]

Oct 2014 29

D-Trash prepares for 15th anniversary with new release and shirtCanadian label D-Trash has announced an upcoming compilation and T-Shirt in celebration of its 15th anniversary. The shirt, with soviet type over top of stark red triskele, can be ordered now through the D-Trash Bandcamp and includes the DTRASH200 compilation [..]

Oct 2014 23

Brian Eno announces rare and unreleased materialLegendary composer and musician Brian Eno will release four discs of rare and unreleased material through All Saints Records on December 1. The albums – expanded editions of Nerve Net, The Shutov AssemblyNeroli, and The Drop – will be released as double-disc sets [..]

Oct 2014 21

Swans announces next EP, next live datesSwans will release its newest EP, Oxygen, on November 25 digitally. The EP title comes from its most recent album, To Be Kind, released earlier this year. The four-track EP features an edit of “Oxygen” by Mute founder Daniel Miller [..]