The first Bandcamp Friday of 2024 makes for a busy week of 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
19-Jan 2024 / HORSKH / BODY / Bandcamp
A stomping industrial-rock album from this French group.
26-Jan 2024 / Decent News / Who Would Even Believe You / Bandcamp
Fierce, taut industrial rock on the new album from Decent News.
26-Jan 2024 / Twin Tribes / Pendulum / Bandcamp
One of the duos that is big news in post-punk/darkwave right now return with their latest album.
02-Feb 2024 / Cyberaktif / eNdgame / Bandcamp
The second Cyberaktif album, only thirty-three years after the last…
02-Feb 2024 / Jean-Marc Lederman / Sci-Fi Revisited / Bandcamp
A fascinating release that involves Lederman’s trademark sounds, sci-fi stories, a comic and a puzzle…
02-Feb 2024 / KMFDM / LET GO / Bandcamp
The industrial veterans return with their twenty-second album.
02-Feb 2024 / Mayhem Lettuce / FHTAGN! An Abhorrent Album of Lovecraftian Loathsomeness / Bandcamp
Lovecraft, music and spoken word. Riiiight…
26-Jan 2024 / Militarie Gun / Life Under the Sun / Bandcamp
The fascinating Militarie Gun strip away some of last year’s songs, which results in radical results.
26-Jan 2024 / TR/ST / TR/ST / Bandcamp
Robert Alfons returns with a new EP, including a reverential Pet Shop Boys cover.
02-Feb 2024 / Helix / Unimaginable Place / Bandcamp
Mari Kattman’s project returns with another excellent set of songs.
02-Feb 2024 / Null Device / True Faith / Bandcamp
Null Device take on one of my most beloved New Order songs, and rebuild it as a dramatic, quasi-orchestral and choral track. It’s brilliant.
/New Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
23-Feb 2024 / Sleepytime Gorilla Museum / of the Last Human Being / Bandcamp
One of the weirdest bands in metal/rock return after a lengthy absence.
01-Mar 2024 / Kontravoid / Detachment / Bandcamp
Punchy industrial that appears to be leaning into Futurepop, of all things, for the new album.
03-Mar 2024 / Mark E Moon / Resist / Bandcamp
The only post-punk band from the Isle of Man that I can think of.
08-Mar 2024 / GOST / Prophecy / Bandcamp
08-Mar 2024 / Grace Petrie / Build Something Better / Bandcamp
The first new material from Petrie in a while.
15-Mar 2024 / The Dandy Warhols / ROCKMAKER / Official Label Store
The Dandy Warhols go goth/post-punk, or at least that’s what the description says. Their talent for excellent song titles (see: “Danzig With Myself“) is at least retained…
22-Mar 2024 / VR Sex / Hard Copy / Bandcamp
Raw post-punk from Andrew Clinco’s other project.
12-Apr 2024 / Bodega / Our Brand Could Be Yr Life / Bandcamp
The sharp Brooklyn indie rockers reconsider early work in a new context.
03-May 2024 / Frank Turner / Undefeated / Official Artist Store
Frank Turner, back with his tenth album.
03-May 2024 / Black Asteroid / Infinite Darkness / Bandcamp
Industrial/techno artist Black Asteroid signs to Artoffact for their next release.
24-May 2024 / Rotting Christ / ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ (Pro Xristoy) / Official Label Store
Early notice of the new Rotting Chris album coming our way.
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 /546, and /TheKindaMzkYouLike /033 – likely my last livestream for a while.
/Tuesday Ten /545 /Tracks of the Month /Jan-2024
The best tracks of the past month.
/Tuesday Ten /544 /The Old Magic
Songs about the old.
/Tuesday Ten /543 /It Must Have Been New
Songs about the new.
/Click Click /010 /De Staat + CLT DRP
The outstanding Red show by De Staat last week.
/Click Click /009 /Killing Miranda
A short take on the second coming of Killing Miranda
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /032
The third instalment of the Christmas Indie Disco special.
/Countdown /2023 /Gigs
Part four of the best of the year roundup.
/Countdown /2023 /Albums
Part three of the best of the year roundup.
/Countdown /2023 /Tracks
Part two of the best of the year roundup.
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /031
The latest livestream.
/Countdown /2023 /Compilations and re-issues
Part one of the best of the year roundup.
/Tuesday Ten /542 /Outshined
Songs where the guest overshadows everyone else.
/Tuesday Ten /541 /Tick Tick Boom
Songs that go bang (or boom)
/Tuesday Ten /540 /Tracks of the Month /Oct-2023
The best tracks of the past month.