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Watch LCD Soundsystem Play “Beat Connection” For First Time In 16 Years

On Tuesday night, LCD Soundsystem kicked off a 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel by covering Spacemen 3 and Joy Division and breaking out a couple songs for the first time in over a decade, including “On Repeat” and “Thrills,” both from their 2005 self-titled debut.
Tags: Music, News, Joy Division, Lcd Soundsystem, Brooklyn Steel


Watch LCD Soundsystem Cover Spacemen 3 & Joy Division At Their First Show In Three Years

A little while ago, LCD Soundsystem announced plans to play a 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel — not a small venue by most standards, but a small one by theirs. The first of those Brooklyn Steel shows went down last night, shortly after keyboardist Gavilán Rayna Russom announced that she was leaving the band amicably. The band didn’t play any new songs last night, but they did bust out a few tracks they haven’t played in a while and a couple of covers, including one that they’ve never done be...
Tags: Music, News, Joy Division, Lcd Soundsystem, Spacemen 3, Brooklyn Steel, Gavilán Rayna Russom


New Order’s 30 greatest tracks – ranked!

With the 40th anniversary of their debut single approaching, we rate the band who blend dance and rock like no otherYou can see why Movement is viewed less as New Order’s debut album than a footnote to Joy Division’s career – that is really what it is – but that doesn’t mean it is not good. The surges of The Him would have made a great Joy Division track; the lyrics, which attempt to understand the death in 1980 of Ian Curtis, Joy Division’s frontman, are powerful and heartbreaking. Continue rea...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Joy Division, New Order, Ian Curtis Joy Division


Official Joy Division & New Order Podcast To Feature Guests Johnny Marr, Damon Albarn, Liam Gallagher, Radiohead’s Greenwoods, & More

The story of Joy Division and New Order is being told in the new, officially sanctioned podcast Transmissions: The Definitive Story. Narrated by actress Maxine Peak, the series will feature exclusive interviews with the band's Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert, plus a whole star-studded lineup of special guests. Guests will include … More »
Tags: Music, News, Radiohead, Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Johnny Marr, Joy Division, New Order, Gillian Gilbert, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Johnny Marr Damon Albarn Liam Gallagher Radiohead, Bernard Sumner Peter Hook Stephen Morris


Susanna – “The Vampire”

Norwegian balladeer Susanna Wallumrød specializes in melodrama hewn from folk and classical traditions, like Nico making an especially baroque form of chamber pop. We've often heard noteworthy covers from her, including takes on classics by Leonard Cohen and Joy Division, but she has no shortage of her own material; the day … More »
Tags: Music, Leonard Cohen, Joy Division, Nico, Susanna, Susanna Wallumrød, Carsten Aniksdal, CLOAK/DAGGER, Sølve Sæther


Joy Division: all of their songs, ranked!

It’s 40 years since the release of their final album, Closer. From flexidiscs to French magazine giveaways, which tracks match up to the Manchester band’s beautiful, brutal best? Failures has a very Joy Division title, but the sound is sub-Raw Power-era Stooges. Meanwhile, the fact that Ian Curtis sounds about 13 years old underlines the slightly amateur air. With the best will in the world, you would have needed powers of clairvoyance to work out that its authors would turn out to be epochal. C...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Manchester, Indie, Joy Division, Ian Curtis


Watch Mark Lanegan Cover Joy Division With Cold Cave

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis' tragic death. In an effort to honor his legacy, acknowledge the beginning of the UK's Mental Health Awareness Week, and to raise money for mental health entities like Manchester Mind, the mental health/music festival Headstock curated a livestream tribute called Moving Through The Silence. It aired earlier … More »
Tags: Video, Music, UK, Joy Division, Ian Curtis, Cold Cave, Mark Lanegan, Mental Health Awareness Week, Manchester Mind




Watch James Blake Cover Ray Charles And Roberta Flack In Latest Quarantine Livestream

James Blake returned to Instagram Live yesterday for another livestreamed concert from home in Los Angeles. The session has now been archived on Blake's YouTube page, and just like last time, it includes the debut of some noteworthy covers. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Beyonce, Los Angeles, Chance The Rapper, Joy Division, Ray Charles, Blake, James Blake, Roberta Flack, James Blake Cover Ray Charles And Roberta Flack


Coronavirus Tunes: A Brief Playlist for Our Times of Self-Isolation

What follows is a brief self-quarantine playlist I assembled while alone in my room during the time of coronavirus, along with a series of personal reflections and interpretations of how each song reflects the lonely, frightening times of global pandemic we are currently living through. I hope that this playlist offers some comfort in the time of coronavirus. You may be alone, but you're not alone. This playlist is also available on Spotify. Keep Reading
Tags: Music, Rock, Pop, David Bowie, Blues, The Specials, Joy Division, Playlist, Robyn, Bad Religion, R.E.M, List this, Ted Hawkins, Music feature, COVID-19, Love in the time of coronavirus


Watch Ben Gibbard Cover New Order’s “Ceremony” In His Latest Acoustic Livestream

In May of 1980, four days before frontman Ian Curtis died by suicide, Joy Division recorded a new song called "Ceremony." It was the last song that Joy Division ever recorded, and that recording wouldn't see release until years later. When Curtis died, the surviving members of Joy Division went on to form New Order. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Joy Division, New Order, Death Cab For Cutie, Curtis, Ian Curtis, Ben Gibbard


Joy Division: The Oral History

Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Reading, Punk, Manchester, Joy Division, Bands, Bernard Sumner, Jon Savage, Tony Wilson, New Wave, Post Punk, Peter Hook Stephen Morris, Rob Gretton Factory Records co








‘Ian Curtis wanted to make extreme music, no half measures’

Forty years after Joy Division’s seminal debut album, Jon Savage’s oral history, extracted below, sheds new light on the band and the city that shaped them• Read a Q&A with Jon SavageBernard Sumner (Joy Division): I felt that even though we were expecting this music to come out of thin air, we never, any of us, were interested in the money it might make us. We just wanted to make something that was beautiful to listen to and stirred our emotions. We weren’t interested in a career or any of that....
Tags: Books, Music, Culture, Joy Division, Ian, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, Jon Savage, Tony Wilson, Music books, Jon SavageBernard Sumner Joy Division


Listen Up

New D'Angelo, a jazzy Joy Division cover, music from Brainfeeder's compilation and more Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) The NOLA-based Hot 8 Brass Band has released a cover of Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and it’s a sparking jazz tune. The song, which sounds like a rush of 1,000 horns, comes in the band’s 23rd year—they’ve …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Covers, New Orleans, Jazz, Dangelo, Joy Division, Thundercat, NOLA, Flying Lotus, Angelo, Brass Band, Badbadnotgood, Brainfeeder, Neo-soul


Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)

The NOLA-based Hot 8 Brass Band has released a cover of Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and it’s a sparking jazz tune. The song, which sounds like a rush of 1,000 horns, comes in the band’s 23rd year—they’ve been together since 1993, and though not all founding members are with the band today, its current roster is packed with talent, charisma and pure …
Tags: Design, Culture, New Orleans, Jazz, Horns, Joy Division, Listenup, NOLA, Hot 8 Brass Band


New oral history of Joy Division on the way

Punk historian and music journalist Jon Savage has assembled an oral history of Joy Division to be published in March 2019. "This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division" features interviews with all the surviving members of the pioneering band -- Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris -- along with Deborah Curtis, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson, Anik Honore, and others. It sounds to be a compelling companion to the 2007 documentary Joy Division, written by Savage and direc...
Tags: Post, Books, Music, News, Punk, Joy Division, Savage, Jon Savage, Stephen Morris, Post-punk, Bernard Sumner Peter Hook


Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Play Their First Reunion Show In LA

The Smashing Pumpkins' quasi-reunion has been an ongoing story for months, if not years. But all the behind-the-scenes rumbling is finally coming to an end, and the band is finally getting back to the business of playing shows. Earlier this month, they appeared on The Tonight Show, playing a couple of songs. In a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, La, Billy Corgan, Joy Division, The Smashing Pumpkins, AFI, Jimmy Chamberlin, Davey Havok, James Iha


Watch Nine Inch Nails Cover Joy Division And Debut New Song “Ahead Of Ourselves” In Vegas

It's always a good idea to go see Nine Inch Nails live if you get a chance. For decades, their shows have been grand, cathartic theatrical experiences. But on the band's current tour, it appears that they're making their live shows even more special by switching up the setlists from night to night. At their … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan


Dr. Martens Releases Joy Division & New Order Boots

Wearing a piece of band merch to proudly proclaim your affinity for an artist is, of course, a long tradition of fandom. Especially in the more tribal days of pop music, it was a way you signaled some theoretically defining part of yourself. Back in the day, as silly as it might seem, this meant … More »
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Peter Hook & the Light played 'Substance' @ Brooklyn Steel (pics, setlist)

Peter Hook & The Light are currently on the Substance tour where they're playing both the New Order and Joy Division Substance albums in full... Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Music News, Joy Division, New Order, Peter Hook, Photo Galleries, BrooklynVegan Staff, Brooklyn Steel, Peter Hook and the Light


Rebekah Frumkin's Playlist for Her Novel "The Comedown"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Rebekah Frumkin's ambitious debut novel The Comedown is an impressive account of American life across generations. Booklist wrote of the book: "Frumkin's powerfully drawn moments ...
Tags: Music, Biz, Beck, Indiana, David, Brian Wilson, Kendrick Lamar, Jackson, Chanel, Hyundai, Joy Division, John Travolta, Michael, Frank Ocean, Frank, Blondie


Reissue Review: Your Food, “Poke It With a Stick”

This Friday belongs to Your Food. The Louisville post-punk quartet – whose only LP, 1983’s Poke It With A Stick, is getting the reissue treatment at the end of this work-week care of Drag City – was key in its all-too-short tenure to the region’s indispensable wave of punk and post-rock in the 80s and 90s, definitely as influential on the scene as Maurice, which also has been resurrected on YouTube in these Slint AD days. The Drag City LP, in fact, is getting the re-press thanks to post-rock for...
Tags: Music, Joy Division, Louisville, Nick Cave, Reissue Reviews, Birthday Party, Maurice, Drag City, David Grubbs, Link Wray, Squirrel Bait, Drag City Records, Dickbrains, Poke It With A Stick, The Birthday Party, Your Food


Stream Chain Cult Demo 2018

Chain Cult, a new trio from the ancient Greek city of Athens, have an interesting take on postpunk. Their music churns and broods like prime Joy Division, and its murmuring bass and flinty guitar are pretty much exactly what comes to mind when you hear the term "postpunk." But Chain Cult play fast, and their … More »
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An Animated History of Goth

"Is your teen gothic?" Don’t laugh, it’s a serious question. If your teen is a goth, there are a few paths available to you, and not all of them good. Let’s consider some, shall we? You might, in the course of some research, come across a resource called the Parents Universal Resource Experts—or P.U.R.E.—which is not a parody Evangelical band invented by DEVO. You will learn things like “the predominant color of gothic clothing is black” and “the gothic attitude is one of sadness and dep...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, College, Bela Lugosi, Scott Walker, Oprah, Morrissey, Joy Division, Jones, Nico, Don, Cocteau Twins, Facebook Twitter, Jim, Walker


Gotcha Covered: White Light/White Heat

Weird: The Velvet Underground's second album doesn't feel 50 years old. Granted, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison are no longer with us, Mo Tucker went tea party, and John Cale... well, he's a still-active 75. But aside from the fact that guitar-bass-drums rock bands aren't the default for experimental pop music anymore (if they ever … More »
Tags: Music, Suicide, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Nirvana, Joy Division, New Order, Mick Ronson, Julian Casablancas, Morrison, John Cale, Cabaret Voltaire, Gotcha Covered, Galaxie 500, Mo Tucker


Stream Seminal Punk Band Terminal Mind's New Compilation 'Recordings' (premiere)

Formed in 1978, in the first blast of Texas punk, Terminal Mind sounds remarkably fresh and prescient today, more than three decades since the group splintered in the heat of the Lone Star sun. In its short, happy life, Terminal Mind recorded a series of catchy but aggressive songs that earned the group opening slots with Iggy Pop and drew comparisons to John Cale, Wire and Pere Ubu. A new collection, Recordings , features a rare four-song seven-inch single as well as previousl...
Tags: Music, Texas, Punk, Manchester, Athens, Kansas, Steve Albini, Raul, Premiere, Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Doug, Zombieland, Lone Star, Greg Murray, Punk Rock


Watch Mark Lanegan Join Peter Hook For Joy Division’s “Atmosphere” In London

Peter Hook was dealing with a two-year legal dispute with his former band New Order up until September. Thankfully he’s put the bricks down and picked his bass back up to pay homage to his late Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis with a cover of "Atmosphere" at London’s Roundhouse theatre Monday night. Hook … More »
Tags: Video, Music, London, Joy Division, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, Mark Lanegan, Mark Lanegan Join Peter Hook, For Joy Division



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