Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sally Dige Releases her Second Album 'Holding On'

Danish-Canadian audiovisual artist Sally Dige has released a new album. We have been following her career from the early starts, with the Petroleum by Product and Cult Club fame and it was always interesting to see how her music corresponds with her art expression. 'Holding On' is Sally‘s second album, following her debut 'Hard to Please' from 2015. The album was created during the time of intense inner turmoil and the songs are written for dance floors, but are sung about loneliness, death and the meaninglessness of existence. The album was released on September 13th on Avant! in Europe and DKA in North America, with two separate cover designs.

https://sallydige.bandcamp.com


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Retrovision: The Communards- Tomorrow

Thirty years ago the Communards released their seventh single titled "Tomorrow" which was taken from bands's second album 'Red' released during the same year. For reasons unknown the single only went to # 23 in the UK charts.  It is one of the songs in the run for the 1987 Top 40 Singles. Don't forget to add your list.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WAW: Marc Almond- How Can I Be Sure

Marc Almond has revealed a brand new video for the song "How Can I Be Sure" from the forthcoming album 'Shadows & Reflections', out 22nd September. The music video reminds of the old 60's music video and was directed Directed & Produced by Paul Green.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

1987- The Singles - Submission

This fall we will continue with our 30 year anniversary of 1987 with the selection of Best single releases. As mentioned, an interesting year which was still sort of a crossover year in which some music styles from the first half of the decade started to transform into new genres raising new musical opportunities and opening stages for new kids. The European market was mostly dominated by SAW releases while in the USA it was mostly Madonna, Whitney Houston, U2 who were holding top positions on the charts for several weeks.
Along the commercial level, the creativity was also in bloom in all variety of sounds from Jangle Pop all the way to new trends in electronic music.

 At this stage, we would once again like to invite you top submit your Top 15 list. In order to make it easier for you, we have added around 100 songs that fit the context of of what we post on our blog. There are of course others and that can be included, but they should be official released.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Instant Hit: Shoc Corridor- Traveling by Hand

“Traveling by Hand” was the final track on Shoc Corridor’s debut album ‘Experiments in Incest’ which was released in 1983. In masterful way the album blends synth wave electronica with psychedelic oriental sounds and industrial acid. “Traveling by Hand” indeed catches and resumes album’s sound in one unique formula. ‘Experiment in Incest’ was reissued in 2015 for the first time by Dark Entries.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

New John Maus Releases Announced

John Maus has announced the release of a brand new album entitled ‘Screen Memories’. The album was written, recorded, and engineered by Maus over the last few years in his home in Minnesota and it will be his first album since 2011. ‘Screen Memories’ will be available on Limited Edition LP, Standard LP, CD and digitally and it will be out on October 27th on Ribbon Music. 
In addition to Screen Memories, a career-spanning six album box set is now available to pre-order, which includes the box set exclusive LP Addendum scheduled for delivery on April 20, 2018.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Martha and the Muffins mark a Forty Years Anniversary with New Song Release

Martha and the Muffins are celebrating a 40 years anniversary and to mark this occasion, they have revealed a new song entitled "Summer of Song" which is also available on CD Baby. We expect to hear more on the Martha and the Muffins reissues.




Monday, August 14, 2017

Next Wave: Ships in the Night

Ships in the Night is Charlottesville, Virginia based electropop act led by Alethea Leventhal. Alethea has started releasing music in 2015 and released two EPs as SitN. The music of Ships in the Night is well balanced and atmospheric dream pop which is poured down on you and true to the title, it is a perfect nighttime mate. This year sees the release of Ships in the Night debut album which is titled ‘Myriologues’ and includes 9 studio tracks. The album is available on Bandcamp.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Instant Hit: Neuland- Gehirnamputiert

"Gehirnamputiert" was the only release for the German NDW band Neuland. The song was released in 1982 and was featured on their only album 'Neuland'. The album was released via Ariola and to this date it was not reissued.


China Crisis Reissues

Caroline International has announced the reissue of the first three albums by eighties Liverpool band China Crisis. This includes the 1982 debut 'Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms', the follow up from 1983 'Working With Fire and Steel' and 1985’s 'Flaunt The Imperfection'. All three albums were originally released on Virgin and have been remastered from the original tapes for these new expanded editions and have been produced with the full cooperation of the band. All three albums are due for reissue on 1 September 2017.