Oct 2013 09

Lydia Lunch joins RustbladeNo wave artist Lydia Lunch has signed to the Rustblade Label. Lunch’s 30 year career includes Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8-Eyed Spy, and over 20 solo albums, with her latest, Retrovirus released in March. [..]

Oct 2013 09

The Metro, Chicago, IL
Day 2: 2013/09/28

 

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When ColdWaves took place last year following the passing of Cracknation’s Jamie Duffy, it seemed an arduous undertaking. This year’s ColdWaves II, by comparison, seemed even more a daunting task, bringing together a wider range of acts to perform across not one but two evenings. And yet, somehow, the organizers – WTII Records’ David Schock and Cracknation’s Jason Novak – made it happen, bringing together some of the industrial rock underground’s best acts from past and present to once again pay tribute to Duffy’s memory and raise funds for the Hope for the Day charity for suicide prevention. With the first night’s lineup of bands including such heavy hitters as Skrew, 16volt, Iron Lung Corp., and Prong, it was clear that Friday, September 27 was devoted to the more metal side of the coldwave scene, leaving the following Saturday night to focus on a more varied and electronic set of acts. [..]

Oct 2013 08

The Metro, Chicago, IL
Day 1: 2013/09/27

 

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When Cracknation’s Jamie Duffy passed away in the summer of 2012, the underground industrial rock scene assembled to deliver one of the most momentous concert events in the genre’s history. In collaboration with the Hope for the Day charity for suicide prevention, the ColdWaves concert featured 11 bands and brought together both new acts and old, several of which reuniting for the first time in years, to pay tribute to Duffy’s memory and his legacy. It celebrated not only his life and music, but the lives and music shared among those in attendance, reminding many of what made the industrial rock and coldwave scene so special. [..]

Oct 2013 08

Miss FD releases new videoDark synthpop artist Miss FD has released the official video for “Wanting is Not Enough,” a track from her latest album Comfort for the Desolate, released June 18. The video is directed by Adam Alvarez [..]

Oct 2013 08

Alison Moyet releases new video, announces limited U.S. performancesEnglish vocalist Alison Moyet has released a video for her single “Changeling,” her third single from the album The Minutes, released by Cooking Vinyl and Metropolis Records. “The video is inspired by a feeling of displacement that Alison described experiencing when she wrote the song,” explains director Cat Botibol. [..]

Oct 2013 08

Totally Wired Records supports robbed artistTotally Wired Records has announced the release of its solidarity compilation, Totally Robbed, to support Austrian artist Gran Barock, who was recently robbed after a live show in Vienna. Totally Wired has collected 11 tracks by the label’s signees [..]

Oct 2013 07

Mona Mur and En Esch team up with F.M. Einheit for new albumPost-punk/industrial duo Mona Mur and En Esch has teamed up with F.M. Einheit (formerly of Einstürzende Neubauten) to release the seven-track album Terre Haute. The album includes six original tracks and a cover of “Salomon Song” [..]