Thursday, June 28, 2007

Some Newsy Things And Links

  • Perhaps you are familiar with electropop siren Sarah Nixey. XO just interviewed her for his blog.
  • Did you know that OMD reunited and have been playing gigs that showcase their early classic albums in their entirety? Electronically Yours was invited to an intimate warm up and you can read Orac's detailed report by scrolling down to "11 . 05. 2007".
  • It was very tempting to copy and paste my own version of Tremble Clef's brilliant choose-your-own adventure post on Flunk's cover of Depeche Mode's "See You" but fear of it being a bad cover version of his blog stopped me short.
  • A survey dares ask which synthpop guru are you. I'm Neil Tennant.
  • After months of waiting for news about The Modern/Matinee Club's US EP I contacted the label that was supposed to release it. Even though the band had made the announcement and the label dropped money into prepping the release nothing was signed and after the name change they never got back to the label so another release from the band goes back into the vault. Shame they treat their fans this way.
  • A source told fansite NewOrderOnline that "Peter Hook can leave the band, but this doesn't mean the end of New Order" because New Order is a democratic body. The source mentioned that Hooky recently signed with different representation than the rest of the band and that he stayed at a different hotel in Cannes than his former band mates during the junket for the premier of Control. The film's soundtrack is complete so we can expect something new from Joy Division this year and the silence of Bernard and Stephen suggests that they might complete New Order's unfinished album.


xolondon said...

Le sigh about The Modern. I was afraid they had changed the songs anyway, Potential suckage.

Marilyn said...

I really hope OMD come to the States to tour. I would see them in a heartbeat and I would be willing to pay a pretty penny for it as well!

Daft Monk said...

I would love to see OMD live as well but I think it's a long shot in the immediate future. They have been fairly upfront that they are doing these special "play a classic album in a live setting" to see if there is enough interest to keep themselves interested in staying reunited and possibly release a new album. Something tells me that they won't be bothered making it over here until they have something new to promote.