Synth-Pop Artist Catherine Moan Debuts Fantastic Cover of Depeche Mode’s “Fools”

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Here comes that time again whenYou’ll walk right out the doorDon’t tell me secrets anymore And fools don’t run away Philadelphia’s Catherine Moan is the time-bending solo electronic pop project of Angel Jefferson. Paying tribute to the instrumentation of early Depeche Mode, vocal delivery of Strawberry Switchblade’s Rose McDowall, and more contemporary synth-oriented artists such as […]

Anton Corbijn to Release Stunning Collection Of Depeche Mode Photos in New Affordable Edition of Book

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Anton Corbijn’s haunting, intense photography has long been sought out by bands with equal billing in their music. His striking eye and lens have captured everyone from Fad Gadget, to Joy Division, to PJ Harvey, to Tom Waits. His work as a film director has long stood in his own category. One of Corbijn’s longest […]

Life in Tokyo with Post-Punk Outfit Permafrost’s Video for “Femme Fatale”

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Norwegian post-punk outfit Permafrost released their video for Femme Fatale, a track self-produced, mixed by Paul Corkett (The Cure, Placebo), mastered at Abbey Road. The song is released on the band’s own Fear of Music label, through TBC Records/Secretly Noord distribution. Some of the footage for the music video was shot by bass player Robert Heggdal […]

LastCraft’s New Wave Tarot A Divine Tribute To 80s Post-Punk

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Collage artist Amanda Lee Stilwell of LastCraft Designs is a longtime veteran of tarot, having studied the craft for the last two decades. Several years ago, Stilwell decided to create a custom artisan tarot deck featuring lush digital collages of a vast assortment of 80s musicians, recalling the esoteric style of Pamela Colman Smith’s Rider-Waite […]

Martin Gore announces ‘Third Chimpanzee’ instrumental EP — hear first track ‘Mandrill’

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After a bit of social-media teasing, Mute Records this morning announced the release early next year of a new instrumental electronic EP from Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, a five-song collection that’s preceded by a “ferocious slice of electro” called “Mandrill.” Hear it right here. The post Martin Gore announces ‘Third Chimpanzee’ instrumental EP — hear […]

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Mute Records Teasing Upcoming Mystery Release

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Martin Gore…ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER Martin Gore, that is…what do you have up your sleeve? Something is afoot. Let’s count the clues: Exhibit A: 55-song playlist. Gore’s Facebook page detailed a collection of Gore’s previous solo work and collaborations, and the cryptic message “Watch this space…” Exhibit B: Mute Records’  Twitter tease of […]

Mute Records teases something involving Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore

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Is Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore preparing to debut new music next week? Mute Records is teasing something involving Gore happening Nov. 17 — this Tuesday — but it’s not clear what that may be. The label tweeted a stylized image of Gore on Saturday with that date. No other information is yet known. The post […]

Depeche Mode inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — watch their acceptance speech

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Pioneering synthpop outfit turned stadium rockers Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in a pandemic-necessitated virtual ceremony, with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher meeting up in a Zoom call to accept the honor. Watch the video right here. The post Depeche Mode inducted into Rock and […]