We might be in the height of the summer months, but attention is already turning to the autumn releases.
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
/Album of the Week
21-Jul 2023 / Slighter / This Futile Engine / Bandcamp
Colin Cameron’s intricate industrial soundscapes are brought to the fore once again on another excellent album, this time with a number of guests along for the ride.
07-Jul 2023 / Blackbraid / Blackbraid II / Bandcamp
I’d missed this artist until recently, but in perfect timing their new album arrived this month. Native American Black Metal, that’s actually pretty interesting…
07-Jul 2023 / Gazelle Twin / Then You Run (Original Score) / Bandcamp
Gazelle Twin returns with a creepy new score.
07-Jul 2023 / Khassarat / How many more must perish in the pursuit of hope? / Bandcamp
A furious Tunisian punk band take on the migrant crisis from the view of those trying to get across.
07-Jul 2023 / Microwaved / The Dead Shall Walk REMIXED volume 1 / Bandcamp
A stacked remix EP from this US industrial artist.
14-Jul 2023 / Dead Blood Cells / Stop Pretending / Bandcamp
Dead Blood Cells unleash their first new music with a new singer, and the results are impressive.
21-Jul 2023 / Choke Chain / Burial / Bandcamp
The rampaging new punk-EBM track from Choke Chain, in advance of the new album. See them at Infest next month.
/New Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
None this week.
28-Jul 2023 / xotox / Ich bin da/ich funktioniere / Poponaut
25 years of xotox and punishing noisy industrial. Look out for them at Infest too.
25-Aug 2023 / Filter / The Algorithm / Official Label Store
After what feels like years of build-up, and at least three different titles, Filter are finally ready to release a new album.
25-Aug 2023 / Terminal / The New Republic / Bandcamp
The fascinating Terminal return with a new album of “more industrial, more glam”.
08-Sep 2023 / Courtney Barnett / End Of The Day (music from the film Anonymous Club) / Bandcamp
A subdued release, apparently, that bears little relation to what Barnett has done before…
08-Sep 2023 / The Chemical Brothers / For That Beautiful Feeling / Official Artist Store
Hurtling toward thirty years active, The Chems return with their latest album.
15-Sep 2023 / Explosions In The Sky / End / Bandcamp
Despite the title, not the end of the band, but it does appear a shroud of darkness has enveloped this usually most hopeful of post-rock bands.
29-Sep 2023 / Code Orange / The Above / Official Artist Store
The industrial-hardcore ragers return, unexpectedly with Billy Corgan guesting on the new single.
06-Oct 2023 / Teeth of the Sea / Hive / Bandcamp
Teeth of the Sea are back with their first new album in nearly five years. Once again, they appear to have tweaked their sound, with a distinctly Italo feel to the ten minute single Megafragma…
13-Oct 2023 / Fortíð / Narkissos / Bandcamp
Icelandic Black Metal back to burn through your ears.
27-Oct 2023 / WARGASM / VENOM / Official Artist Store
The much-tipped duo look set to destroy.
None this week.
/Upcoming Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
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 /532.
/Tuesday Ten /531 /Shake It Off
Songs about shakes and shaking.
/Tuesday Ten /530 /Tracks of the Month /Jun-2023
The best tracks of the past month.
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /028
The alternative livestream continues in 2023 with an all-electro special.
/Martis Decem /DXXIX /Carmina utens latin
Songs featuring use of Latin this week.
/Tuesday Ten /528 /Tracks of the Month /May-2023
The best tracks of the past month
/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.