Friday, the end of another week – so let’s look at things to distract us, either by way of new music or events to consider. This is the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover here.
/Welcome to the Future/101
/Events, gigs and new release round-up/27-Sep 2019
/Welcome to the Future/100
/Welcome to the Future/099
/Welcome to the Future/098
/Welcome to the Future/097
/Welcome to the Future/096
/Welcome to the Future/095
/Welcome to the Future/094/Infest Preview
/Welcome to the Future/093
/Welcome to the Future/092
/Welcome to the Future/091
/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/016, the first part of the letter L. /transmission/017 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
KMFDM return today with the excellent new album PARADISE, and you can read more about it in my interview with Sascha K on Talk Show Host/057. Also returning and resolutely pushing forward are 65daysofstatic, whose highly experimental Replicr, 2019 takes them to new dimensions even by their standards.
One unexpected return – after a long time dormant, unsurprisingly perhaps after the death of Charlie Cooper – is of Telefon Tel Aviv, now just the work of Josh Eustis. The new album is Dreams Are Not Enough. Also out today is the new album by RROYCE, Patience.
The outstanding Slighter track Give Me (featuring Craig Huxtable from OHMelectronic) gets a full single release today, and Exclude/Divide – a similarly standout track from Randolph & Mortimer’s recent album Manifesto for a Modern World – also gets a full single release.
Oh, and just in case you ever needed to hear The Hoff covering Lords of the New Church, Echo & The Bunnymen, Bowie and more (with assistance from members of The Stooges, Ministry and others), that’s out today too.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
After the comparative drought last week, there’s lots to talk about this week.
An unexpected new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album Ghosteen is out next week, and Chicago post-punks (and long-time favourites of this ‘site) Ganser release EP You Must Be New Here on 08-November. Expect coverage of lead single Buio on /Tuesday Ten/384 next week. Then there is also a new Bestial Mouths EP, INSHROUDSS two weeks before Ganser.
As might be expected for an artist of his stature, the first posthumous Leonard Cohen album is coming. Entitled Thanks for the Dance, it at least appears to have been partly planned by Cohen himself anyway, and has an army of collaborators on it. See also this intriguing read about it on the NME.
While in the “details to be confirmed” camp, might there finally be new Fiona Apple material on the horizon, at long last? While New Misery Loves Co. have teased a release on 29-Nov, which appears to be their awaited new album…
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One event on the horizon that is well worth mentioning separately, though, is the Chaos Theory 10th Anniversary on 29-Feb 2020. A hell of a line-up (including this ‘site favourites Teeth of the Sea, Gold and End.user among others!), and a great way to celebrate some of London’s most open-minded, and fascinating promoters. I’m hoping to catch up with the promoters themselves and a couple of the bands at least for entries in my /Talk Show Host series in the coming months.
Look out for /Tuesday Ten/384, /Transmission/017, and /Into The Pit/208 coming soon.
Talk Show Host/057/KMFDM
Discussing Paradise and Thirty-Five years of conceptual continuity with Sascha K
/Tuesday Ten/383/Boys Boys Boys/Given Names/Masculine
Following on from last week, songs with masculine given names
Talk Show Host/056/The Golden Age of Nothing
I discuss recent album Ten Thousand Hours with the band
/Tuesday Ten/382/Girls Girls Girls/Given Names/Feminine
Songs with feminine given names. Masculine given names next week
/Talk Show Host/055/Witch of the Vale
I catch up with the stars of Infest 2019
We start on the letter “L” in the a-z of industrial
/Tuesday Ten/381/It’s A Family Affair
Songs about family
/Tuesday Ten/380/Tracks of the Month/Aug/2019
The best new music of the past month
/Memory of a Festival/033/Infest 2019
Full coverage of Infest 2019
/Talk Show Host/054/Numb
I talk to Don Gordon about the unexpected return of Numb
/DJ/Guest/095/Deathboy’s Birthday/15-Aug 2019
My latest DJ set last week
/DJ/Guest/094/Sean’s 50th/02-Mar 2019
Catching up a bit, here’s my DJ sets from Sean’s birthday earlier in the year
/Tuesday Ten/379/Horses In My Dreams
Songs about horses
We complete the letter “K” and also talk about Infest