What I thought was a quieter week for music turns out to be anything but.
This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to everyone who sends me new music and events, keeps me up to speed, and indeed simply reads these posts.
/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/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon – at last!
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/Releases out today or recently
/Release of the Week
26-May 2023 / A Covenant of Thorns / Ashes / Bandcamp
Excellent darkwave from this longstanding US artist.
26-May 2023 / BARA HARI / Lesser Gods / Bandcamp
Full of hooks and wonderful songs, this is remarkably upbeat darkwave.
02-Jun 2023 / Ben Folds / What Matters Most / Rough Trade
The first new album from Ben Folds in quite a while.
02-Jun 2023 / Chernaya Rechka / Chernaya Rechka / Bandcamp
Quite marvellous post-punk from this Russian band.
02-Jun 2023 / De Staat / Red Yellow Blue / Rough Trade
The Dutch alt-rock experimentalists complete their colours project with a physical release of the fifteen-song set (which has included some of their best songs to date).
02-Jun 2023 / Girls Under Glass / Backdraft / Bandcamp
The German darkwave veterans return with their first album in nearly twenty years.
02-Jun 2023 / PUPIL SLICER / BLOSSOM / Bandcamp
The much-touted London mathcore/grind/metal band return with their second album, and going on the first single, to subvert expectations, too.
23-May 2023 / Pneumatic Detach / South of Dystopia / Bandcamp
The first new EP from Pneumatic Detach in many years (although two of the tracks have been released over the past year).
25-May 2023 / NOIR / Fallen/ Bandcamp
Lockdown delayed things somewhat, but the new EP from Athan Maroulis and Erik Gustafson leads off with another great new song, some great remixes and an intriguing acoustic cover.
31-May 2023 / 3TEETH / Slum Planet / Spotify
The second in the run of singles coming before the new album is an industrial metal behemoth with a chorus to match.
01-Jun 2023 / Code Orange / Grooming My Replacement/The Game / Spotify
Code Orange surprise released two new tracks yesterday, and they show a marked return to face-melting hardcore (no complaints here).
02-Jun 2023 / Mari Kattman / Swallow / Bandcamp
A quite fabulous new EP from Mari Kattman sees her lean into new styles, with impressive results.
/New Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
28-Jun 2023 / Brutalist Architecture In The Sun / Loneliness Kills / Bandcamp
The long-promised new album from this Kentish cold/minimal wave duo.
21-Jul 2023 / Slighter / This Futile Engine / Bandcamp
The lead single Have No Fearconfirms what I was expecting – intricate, immaculately produced electronics and that distinct edge with melody.
22-Sep 2023 / KEN Mode / VOID / Bandcamp
Hot on the heels of last year’s excellent NULL, KEN Mode are back with another album of noisy rock savagery.
/Upcoming Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
19-Jun 2023 / Code Industry / Structure / Bandcamp
…and a throwback from Detroit in the same vein, a re-issue of this group’s 1991 EP, an early mix of Detroit techno and EBM – and thus years ahead of it’s time.
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
Coming up this week will be /Tuesday Ten /528.
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /027
The alternative livestream continues in 2023.
/Tuesday Ten /527 /An Open Mind
Songs about maybes and indecision.
/Tuesday Ten /526 /Formed A Band (Eponymous)
/Tuesday Ten /525 /Tracks of the Month /Apr-2023
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten /524 /Sweets for my sweet
Songs about sweet things.
/DJ /Guest /104 /Mark13’s 50th
Set from my DJing at my old friend’s 50th, where I rolled out the dancefloor bangers.
/Tuesday Ten /523 /The Day We Caught The Train
Songs about getting the train.
/DJ /Guest /103 /Post Plague – 07-Apr 2023
Set from my spot at Post Plague in Chatham.
/DJ /Guest /102 /Ambient Recovery 147 – Guest Mix
A rare guest mix, taking me into unusual territory.
/Tuesday Ten /522 /Tracks of the Month /Mar-2023
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten /521 /No
Songs that say no.
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /026 /Goes to the Movies
The alternative livestream continues in 2023 with an alternative film and TV soundtrack special.
/Tuesday Ten /520 /Yes
Songs that say yes.