Peter Hook & The Light share complete live recordings of four Joy Division and New Order albums: Stream

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Since forming in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have brought fans of Hook’s former outfits, Joy Division and New Order, utter delight by delivering full-album performance after full-album performance. He’s fine tuned the presentation so much that some say he’s arguably putting on better concerts than the current incarnation of New Order themselves. This Record Store Day, you’ll be able to bring Hook’s epic …

Album Review: Future Islands – The Far Field

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The Letterman performance was never the full story. When Future Islands performed the soon-to-be smash single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” in March 2014, the band went viral in a way that indie rock bands didn’t at that time and haven’t since. Frontman Samuel T. Herring captivated the world with his intensity, passion, and dated dance moves, and the band catapulted …

Album Review: Depeche Mode – Spirit

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Depeche Mode occupies a unique place among the constellation of synthpop acts that emerged from the UK post-punk scene around three decades ago. Since the release of Songs of Faith & Devotion in 1993, they’ve been entirely disinterested in the “pop” half of that portmanteau, creating instead a gloomy yet sensual swamp that sprouts elements of rock, blues, and the proto-industrial …

Iceland’s Fufanu revolt against complacency on new song “Liability” — listen

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Reykjavik’s Fufanu captured the eye of Consequence of Sound not one, but two years in a row as one of the most exciting acts at Iceland Airwaves. The rising outfit has an impressive pedigree going for it — frontman Kaktus Einarsson has worked with Damon Albarn and his father sang alongside Björk in The Sugarcubes — but its music more than …