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New Music From OMD!

Synth-pop pioneers OMD return with their dazzling 13th studio album The Punishment of Luxury which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone. The LP is out September 1st on White Noise Records.

The follow up to the critically acclaimed English Electric (released in 2013) The Punishment Of Luxury is a daring collection of stylish synth pop and masterful songwriting which will certainly rank alongside their very best.

Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys – the album is the sound of a band in their prime. “On this album, we have managed to make beautiful things out of noises and repetitive patterns,” explains Andy. “The trouble is, we just can’t help but write a catchy melody!”

The track and album are named after an 1891 painting by the Italian divisionist Giovanni Segantini that caught Andy’s eye. Andy explains, “Most people in the western world are materially better off than their predecessors ever were and yet we are unhappier. Now we have many possessions that we don’t need because we’ve been persuaded to buy. This is the punishment of luxury.”

Described by The Quietus as “not just one of the best synth bands ever – they are one of the best bands ever,” OMD’s influence has become ubiquitous. The xx, the Killers, and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy have cited OMD as an inspiration, and the likes of Future Islands and Chvrches show traces of OMD’s DNA.

Check out three of the tracks from the new album now!

Punishment Of Luxury – Tracklisting
1. The Punishment of Luxury
2. Isotype
3. Robot Man
4. What Have We Done
5. Precision & Decay
6. As We Open, So We Close
7. Art Eats Art
8. Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang
9. One More Time
10. La Mitrailleuse
11. Ghost Star
12.The View From Here

U.S., U.K & EU TOUR DATES:

July 2017
Fri 28th SAN FRANCISCO, Regency Ballroom
Sat 29th LOS ANGELES, Microsoft Theater
Sun 30th TIJUANA, El Foro

August 2017
Wed 2nd MEXICO CITY, Pepsi Centre
Sat 5th DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Hard Rock Cafe

October 2017
Mon 23rd DUBLIN, Vicar street
Tue 24th BELFAST, Mandella Hall
Sun 29th LIVERPOOL, Empire   
Mon 30th BRISTOL, Colston Hall

  November 2017
Wed 1st SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion   
Thur 2nd IPSWICH, Regent
Fri 3rd CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Sun 5th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Mon 6th NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 7th SHEFFIELD, City Hall   
Thur 9th READING, Hexagon
Fri 10th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Sat 11th GUILDFORD, G Live
Mon 13th LONDON, Roundhouse
Wed 15th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 17th MANCHESTER, Academy
Sat 18th YORK, Barbican
Sun 19th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall   
Tue 21st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 22nd GATESHEAD, Sage 1
Sat 25th ERFURT, Traum Hits Festival
Sun 26th HAMBURG, Grosse Freoheit
Tue 28th BERLIN, Huxleys
Wed 29th LEIPZIG, Taus Auenesse
Thur 30th MUNICH, Tonhalle

December 2017
Sat 2nd OFFENBACH, Stadhalle
Sun 3rd DUSSELDORF, Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Tue 5th TILBURG, 013
Wed 6th ANTWERP, De Roma
Fri 8th LAUSANNE, Les Docks

 

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New Music From The Struts – “One Night Only”

Photo credit: Catie Laffoon

Acclaimed UK rock band The Struts release “One Night Only”, the new single out on Polydor/Interscope Records. “One Night Only” is the first piece of music to be revealed from the band’s forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut Everybody Wants.

Of the track, lead vocalist Luke Spiller says, “This song is mainly about the relationship between a performer and his/her audience. After touring throughout the United States, we’ve developed a strong relationship with our audience and started to feel more responsibility to them—mainly to give a great show every night. The song has many theatrical moments, making the arrangement one of the most ambitious songs we’ve done. It’s definitely over the top and larger than life, but after experiencing our audience and how they react to our music, I think it’s even more fitting.”

The band has been touring nonstop since forming including worldwide headlining shows, prestigious festival plays and support slots for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns N’Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers.  The Struts will now be opening the first leg of Foo Fighters’ autumn tour across the US – see full dates below.

Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Spiller, Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

“The guys are on course to be one of the UK’s biggest rock bands. ‘Everybody Wants’ is a real contender”  – Daily Star

“Reviving the glam rock lifestyle but also imbuing it with some downright mature 21st century sensibilities.” – GQ

THE STRUTS LIVE
August 19-20—Osaka/Tokyo, Japan—Summer Sonic
September 2—St. Louis, MO—Ballpark Village
October 7—San Bernardino, CA—Cal Jam 17
October 12—Washington, D.C.—The Anthem*
October 14—Richmond, VA—Richmond Coliseum*
October 15—Greensboro, NC—Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
October 17—Columbia, SC—Colonial Life Arena*
October 18—Knoxville, TN—Thompson-Boling Arena*
October 20—Cincinnati, OH—US Bank Arena*
October 21—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena*
October 23—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*
October 24—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum*
October 26—Birmingham, AL—BJCC*

*opening for Foo Fighters

 

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Video: Architecture in Helsinki – “Dream A Little Crazy”

Photo Credit: Michelle Tran

Photo Credit: Michelle Tran

Architecture In Helsinki is one of Australia’s most infectious and beloved pop bands. Following their internationally acclaimed 2011 album Moment Bends, the band will release their highly anticipated new album NOW + 4EVA this April via the band’s own Casual Workout.

The bands highly polished and unique pop sound reaches an even brighter level on NOW + 4EVA; as the album’s first single “Dream A Little Crazy” vibrantly attests. “Dream A Little Crazy” is a song about letting go and enjoying it thoroughly. Featuring a big sing-along chorus, Architecture in Helsinki debuted the single live at Splendour in the Grass earlier in the year and it had the crowd singing along in harmony.

Today, AIH reveal the “Dream A Little Crazy” official video, which stars frontman Cameron Bird as a mad scientist of sorts working in a bio-tech lab called “The Biological Bakery.”

“Dream A Little Crazy” and NOW + 4EVA were mixed in Los Angeles and Montreal by Francois Tetaz and Damian Taylor. Long time collaborator Tetaz is most notably known for his efforts with Gotye’s full-length album Making Mirrors as the engineer/mixer, as well as working with Kimbra. Taylor has a successful past working with Bjork, Gotye, The Killers and Arcade Fire.

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Tracklist for NOW + 4EVA:

01 In The Future
02 When You Walk In The Room
03 I Might Survive
04 Dream A Little Crazy
05 (Boom) 4EVA
06 U Tell Me
07 Echo
08 Born To Convince You
09 2 Time
10 April
11 Before Tomorrow

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New Music from Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara’s new album, Heartthrob, has a release date for their seventh album of January 29, 2013, with the exception of UK/Europe which is February 18th. Sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have some additional exiting news. Before their impending US Tour with The Killers, with whom their currently on the road in the UK, Tegan and Sara announced today that they’ll be playing a special special gig at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on Monday, November 19th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at Noon EST.

The girls are set to perform their addicting new single, “Closer,” on The Late Show with David Letterman November 20th. “Closer” has come out of the gates blazing. Tegan and Sara recently offered fans another taste of what they can expect on Heartthrob when they posted a stream of another new song, “I’m Not Your Hero”.

Confirmed T&S Tour Dates:

UK Dates w/The Killers:

  • Nov 8 – Motorpoint Arena – Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Nov 9 – Echo Arena – Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Nov 13 – Manchester Arena – Manchester
  • Nov 14 – Manchester Arena – Manchester
  • Nov 16 – O2 Arena  – London
  • Nov 17 – O2 Arena – London

US Headlining Show:

  • Nov 19 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
  • Nov 20 – Late Show w/David Letterman – NYC

w/The Killers:

  • Nov 29 – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
  • Nov 30 – UCCU Center – Orem, UT
  • Dec 1 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
  • Dec 3 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
  • Dec 4 – Kitting Factory – Spokane, WA
  • Dec 5 – Theatre of the Clouds @ Rose Garden – Portland, OR
  • Dec 7 – 91x WREX The Halls – San Diego, CA  *
  • Dec 8 – Live 105’s Not So Silent Night – San Francisco, CA *
  • Dec 10 – KJEE Winter Round Up – Santa Barbara, CA *
  • Dec 13 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
  • Dec 14 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • Dec 15 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
  • Dec 16 – Metropolis – Montreal, QB
  • Dec 17 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
  • Dec 18 – Patriot Center – Fairfax, VA
  • Dec 20 – EMU Convocation Center – Ypsilanti, MI
  • Dec 21 – UIC Pavilion – Chicago, IL

*without The Killers

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