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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.
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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 climate change mural by Joy Division artist riffs on his famous album cover

British visual artist Peter Saville was granted the title of Commander of the British Empire in 2019 for his contributions to the field of graphic design. But he's probably best known for his 1979 work designing the soundwave-inspired cover art for Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures. — Read the rest
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'Like witnessing my own funeral': Michael Landy on destroying everything he owned

The artist caused a sensation by shredding all his possessions – car, toothbrush, love letters, even his dad’s old sheepskin coat. Two decades on, does the former YBA have any regrets? Twenty years and an epoch ago, Michael Landy destroyed his worldly goods, all 2,277 of them, in the just-closed flagship branch of C&A on Oxford Street in London. It was a wildly theatrical event. The mise en scène involved a snaking conveyor belt bearing tubs full of carefully catalogued objects, with a team of b...
Tags: Art, London, Culture, Art and design, David Bowie, Oxford Street, Performance art, Saab, Joy Division, YBA, Landy, Michael Landy

Please please please let me get what I want from this Smiths-themed Indian restaurant

Last year — shortly before the pandemic began in earnest — a new vegan-friendly Indian restaurant opened in Manchester, England. That's not particularly remarkable (although I suppose it is remarkable that they've managed to survive for a year). No, what's remarkable about This Charming Naan is the fact that its menu is comprised almost entirely of puns about the band The Smiths (with a little Joy Division added in for good measure). — Read the rest
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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...
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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

10-year-old girl performs every instrument on this looping Joy Division cover

At just 10-years old, Nandi Bushell is already somewhat of an internet rock legend, thanks to her infectiously energetic cover song videos; she's even jammed with Lenny Kravitz. In her newest video, Bushell shows off her multi-instrumentalist skills with the help of a BOSS RC-505 loop station, recreating Joy Division's classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart" instrument-by-instrument.
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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

When 8-year-olds redesign famous band tees

Emily aka Angsty X tried to teach her 8-year old how to use Photoshop. She figured that the best way to do this was to introduce her to a few simple manipulation techniques, and let her daughter instruct her on how to change them (it takes a little while to get the hang of that magic wand tool). They decided to start with band t-shirts, because mom wears a lot of them.  There was one shirt that Emily used to wear more often, but she told her daughter that she didn't like one of the people on it ...
Tags: Post, The Clash, News, The Smiths, Morrissey, Led Zeppelin, Joy Division, Motorhead, Bands, Emily, T-shirts, The Misfits, Sorry Morrissey, I Want That On A T-shirt

Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (but all notes are C)

Uberphawx edited Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" so that all the notes are C. I guess the Cs are in different octaves -- I can't tell, but it sounds great. See also: "Eleanor Rigby" but all the notes are E or F and it haunts your nightmares Image: YouTube
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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 »
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Belarusian Group That Sounds Like Joy Division Scores Streaming Hit on Anniversary of Ian Curtis’ Death

Forty years ago Monday (May 18), on the eve of Joy Division’s first U.S. tour, the group’s lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide at the age of just 23. The group — which soon morphed into New Order — created two dark and deeply resonant albums and several singles, including the now-classic “Love Will Tear Us […]
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Belarusan Group That Sounds Like Joy Division Scores Streaming Hit on Anniversary of Ian Curtis’ Death

Forty years ago Monday (May 18), on the eve of Joy Division’s first U.S. tour, the group’s lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide at the age of just 23. The group — which soon morphed into New Order — created two dark and deeply resonant albums and several singles, including the now-classic “Love Will Tear Us […]
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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 »
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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 »
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Joy Division still a hit 40 years after lead singer Ian Curtis' suicide

The music of British post-punk legends Joy Division has grown in popularity.          [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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Unknown Pleasures puzzle

Portland Laser Co. offers a puzzle based on Joy Division's famous cover to Unknown Pleasures, a plot of signals emitted by pulsar CP 1919. Yours for $50. One of the most iconic album covers of all time, made into a puzzle.
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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

Peter Hook to sell Joy Division and New Order guitars and memorabilia

The bassist says memories associated with a collection of instruments and memorabilia are tarnished.
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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

Watch the Addams Family dance to Joy Division

Last year they danced to The Ramones. This year the Addams Family is grooving to Joy Division. Related: How Wednesday Addams got her name
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