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 [..]

Mar 2014 19

Daniel Ash asks fans to fund new album, choose the tracks they wantDaniel Ash (Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help create his newest album, Stripped. Contributors will not only receive various perks – such as the album, original artwork, or a motorcycle ride with Ash – but will also be given the ability to vote on which tracks appear on the album. “Since you guys have shown me endless support throughout my career, I wanted to give you all the chance to be a part of my next album,” says Ash. [..]

Mar 2014 19

Roughhausen gives away CDs in opposition of labelRoughhausen has announced its plans to combat its label by giving away 1,000 free CDs to fans anywhere in the world. “We signed a bad contract that prevents us from selling CDs or merch in the U.S. for another year, and it appears the label is either incapable or unwilling to sell them either, but they do seem willing to take money for orders and not actually send the stuff,” says the band [..]