A welcome to the many new readers of this page. This is the weekly Friday post, 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.
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/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/018, which gets started on the letter M. /transmission/019 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
A few notable releases this week, as is now the norm again.
Greg Dulli releases his first solo album proper, Random Desire, which if you like his other work, you’ll approve of. Then there is the much-anticipated new album from Grimes, Miss Anthropocene, which isn’t quite the extravaganza she’d promised, at least on first listen. Maybe I need to listen more.
Two other albums of note today: Lithuanian band Solo Ansamblis release OLOS on Artoffact, and going on the single I heard this week, I’m intrigued to hear more. Then there is Heroics from Scottish post-rock band VASA, who I’m looking forward to catching at 10 Years of Chaos next week.
A couple of singles to note, too: GoFight released DirtyFuckingPretty last week (just after I went to press here!), while a release I missed a few weeks ago is the new single from Attrition, The Great Derailer, with a new album coming soon.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
The big announcement this past week has been the confirmation of the details (and pre-orders) for the final Electronic Saviors compilation, Vol.6.
Also coming soon – both on 08-May – are the new album from Choir Boy Gathering Swans (whose voice doesn’t half remind me of Billy MacKenzie of The Associates), and the latest solo album from Mark Lanegan, Straight Songs of Sorrow.
This weekly listing has now seen a significant overhaul, and has moved over to a Shareable calendar format that is embedded below. You can add it to your own calendar views if you wish (GCal link, iCal link), and then you will get dynamic updates as I get them. Otherwise see the embedded calendar below.
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Look out for /Tuesday Ten/397, /transmission/019, and the return of /The Rearview Mirror.
/Tuesday Ten/396/Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
Songs containing instructions
/Into The Pit/210/3TEETH and PIG
I reflect on the first notable tour of 2020 to reach London
/Tuesday Ten/395/Gods and Monsters (songs of mythology)
Songs that dig into different mythologies
/Tuesday Ten/394/Tracks of the Month/Jan-20
A bumper edition, with the best tracks of the past month
My first DJing of 2020, at a friend’s birthday.
Objectionable and unpleasant people in song
/Talk Show Host/058/Chaos Theory
I talk to the progressive London promoters as they prepare to mark ten years of shows
/Transmission/018/the a-z of industrial/m/part one
the podcast continues, starting at least three episodes on the letter M
/Tuesday Ten/392/I, Me, Mine
songs that are self-centred
/Tuesday Ten/391/The Circus Is Leaving Town
Songs about clowns, circuses and carnivals
/Here Is The Place/001/Industrial in the UK – an introduction
An introduction to an upcoming series on /amodelofcontrol.com, where I look at the industrial scenes that sprung up over the country
/Tuesday Ten/390/Tracks of the Month/Dec 2019
The first new tracks wrap-up of 2020
The top 25 gigs of 2019
The top 50 albums of 2019
The top 50 tracks of 2019
The ten best compilations and re-issues of 2019