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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” on June 27th, Rhino are pleased to announce the re-issue of four iconic Joy Division releases on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl.

The studio albums UNKNOWN PLEASURES (1979) and CLOSER (1980) will be available on June 29th. They will be followed on July 31st by STILL (1981) and an expanded version of SUBSTANCE (1988), both available as a double-LP set.

Each design replicates the original in painstaking detail, including the gatefold covers used for Still and Substance. The music heard on the albums was remastered in 2007 when Rhino introduced expanded versions of the albums. The lone exception is Substance, which features audio remastered in 2010 for the +- singles box and for the first time on vinyl, the expanded tracklist from the original CD release, plus two additional songs: “As You Said” and the Pennine version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” which you can hear below.

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The original and extremely influential Riot Grrrl leaders Bikini Kill will reissue their original demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now, featuring three unreleased tracks. The original cassette was recorded by Pat Maley and self released by the band in 1991, just before collaborating with high-profile acts such as Nirvana and Joan Jett, and taking a stand by shunning the major labels and the mainstream rock press.

They truly encouraged a female-centric environment at their shows, urging women to come to the front of the stage and handing out lyric sheets to them.

This reissue was mixed by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and mastered by John Golden.

Track Listing:
Candy
Daddy’s L’il Girl
Feels Blind
Suck My Left One
Carnival
This Is Not A Test
Double Dare Ya
Liar
Ocean Song
Just Once
Playground

In the early ’80s Peter Gabriel wrote to the heads of his various labels around Europe and offered to re-record his vocals in their native tongue. However, only one nation replied: Germany.

The German version of PG 3 (‘Melt’), set to be reissued on vinyl on October 2, along with Peter Gabriel’s first four solo albums. Hence full German versions of his third and fourth solo albums – 1980’s PG 3 (aka ‘Melt’) and 1982’s PG 4 (aka ‘Security’) – were created of Gabriel’s classic Games Without Frontiers, re-recorded as Spiel Ohne Grenzen.

The translated editions are being released on vinyl for the first time alongside solo albums PG1-4, which will be released on limited edition, gatefold vinyl on October 2.

“I wrote to the French, Italian, German and Spanish labels, saying I wanted to experiment creating a version of my album in another language. The only label to show any interest was the German, hence the choice,” Gabriel tells MOJO of his language experiments.

“It also gave me a chance to try new mixing and remixing approaches, with some new overdubs and to take another look at the lyrics through the process of translation with Horst Konigstein, with whom I spent a long time going through layers of meaning in the new language. I also insisted on having the German lyrics independently translated back to English.”

Listen to Spiel Ohne Grenzen below now.

Via MOJO Magazine

HBO is getting a taste of U2’s current Innocence + Experience world tour. The premium cable network has scored a pair of specials from Bono and company, both set to air in November.

The Time Warner-owned cabler, ahead of its time at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, announced that it would debut a behind-the-scenes documentary with unprecedented access to the band on Nov. 7. A week later, on Nov. 14, HBO will air the band’s Paris concert from Bercy Arena on the same day.

The most infamous troublemakers at Macdonald Hall Boys’ School are bringing their pranks to YTV in Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool!, based on the much-loved Macdonald Hall book series by best-selling young adult author Gordon Korman. Aircraft Pictures and YTV have started production on the TV movie, which stars Jonny Gray (Max & Shred, Annedroids) and Callan Potter (Stratford Festival), Peter Keleghan (18 To Life, Murdoch Mysteries) and Caroline Rhea (Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Phineas and Ferb). The movie will shoot in Hamilton, Ontario through to the middle of August and is slated to premiere on YTV in 2016
 
“I first read Go Jump in the Pool! at the age of nine and have been a huge fan of the book series ever since,” says Producer Anthony Leo of Aircraft Pictures, “The opportunity to adapt this work for the screen is without a doubt a career highlight.”
 
Bruno (Jonny Gray), the enthusiastic instigator of plots, plans to enrage Macdonald Hall’s rivals at York Academy, to intrigue the students at Miss Scrimmage’s Academy for Education & Awakening and to just make high school more fun. His very best friend, his comrade-in-arms, his we-do-everything-together pal is Boots (Callan Potter) who, as it happens, is a very good swimmer. The duo’s shenanigans try the patience of Headmaster William Sturgeon (Peter Keleghan) and Headmistress Eugenia Scrimmage (Caroline Rhea).
 
“We’re thrilled to bring Gordon Korman’s hilarious tales and mischievous characters to YTV,” said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content for Corus Kids. “The boys of Macdonald Hall have entertained generations of kids and we can’t wait to see Jonny Gray bring infamous prankster, Bruno, to life.”
 
For the boys at Macdonald Hall, losing swim meets to the snobs at York Academy is a constant humiliation. But, until the Hall gets its own pool and Boots can train, York is going to win every swim meet. Unhappy with their son’s athletic performance, Boots’ parents decide to transfer him to York and enrol him in its excellent sports program.
 
What is worse than losing your best friend? Nothing. So Bruno concocts a plan to raise $150,000 to build his school a pool. How hard can it be? A few rummage sales. A couple of bake-offs. Maybe a slightly, possibly against-the-rules toll booth. Bruno will try anything to keep Boots at Macdonald Hall. 
 
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to see Bruno and Boots jump off the page and onto the screen,” says author Gordon Korman, “At this point, fans of the series are raising their own fans of the series, which I began writing when I was not much older than my youngest readers. I can’t wait for Go Jump in the Pool!
 
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool! is the third TV project based on a book by Korman. Swindle, based on the book of the same name premiered on Nickelodeon in 2013 and the Disney Channel TV series The Jersey was based on Korman’s The Monday Night Football Club. Korman is the author of more than sixty books for kids and young adults. His writing career began at the age of 12 when is seventh-grade English assignment became is first published novel – This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall. Now, thirty-nine years later, he a full-time writer and speaker, with more than 28 million copies of his novels in print. His books have been translated into 30 different languages.
 
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool! is produced by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil,Cybergeddon), written by Adam Barken (Killjoys, Flashpoint) and directed by Vivieno Caldinelli (This Hour has 22 Minutes, Odd Squad).Breakthrough Entertainment will handle international sales.

On October 2, 2015, Peter Gabriel’s first four self-titled solo albums will be made available on vinyl for the first time since 2002. The first three albums are affectionately known as Car, Scratch and Melt due to their iconic Hipgnosis designed covers, while the fourth album is entitled Security.

“I really wanted the first record to be different from what I’d done with Genesis so we were trying to do things in different styles,” says Peter Gabriel. “A bit of barbershop, which Tony Levin helped with, there were more bluesy things, a variety of songs and arrangements that were consciously trying to provide something different than what I’d done before.”

Much expertise and care was taken when remastering the albums, resulting in incredible audio for not just Peter Gabriel fans, but for the music community at large. All the albums have been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across two heavyweight 180g LPs to deliver maximum dynamic sound range. The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter Gabriel’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell.

The vinyl editions will be gatefold sleeves, utilizing imagery from the initial first LP pressings, sourced and re-scanned from original artwork. Each album comes as a limited edition and one of 10,000 worldwide units – all are individually numbered. The albums include download cards with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k).

These releases form the first wave of vinyl re-releases that will see all of Peter Gabriel’s albums given the Half-Speed Remaster treatment over time, with further roll-out details to follow.

Following his departure from Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel released his first solo album, Peter Gabriel (often referred to as ‘Car’), in February 1977. It featured ‘Solsbury Hill’, his debut solo single, which remains one the best-loved songs in the Gabriel canon. Produced by Bob Ezrin, with guest musicians including Robert Fripp and, notably, the first appearance of long-term collaborator Tony Levin. The album charted at number 7 in the UK, and number 38 in USA.

The second album, Peter Gabriel also known as ‘Scratch’, followed in June 1978, with Robert Fripp installed as producer. Fripp continued to feed Peter’s growing fascination with electronics (see the use of ‘Frippertronics’ on the track ‘Exposure’), and the resulting album is denser and more experimental than the debut.

Writing in the NME, Nick Kent said, “closer to the root of the album, there’s a purity of strength to the songs individual enough to mark Gabriel out as a man whose creative zenith is close at hand.

The third album, Peter Gabriel also known as ‘Melt’ released in May 1980 was Gabriel’s first solo UK number 1 album. It also included his first UK Top 5 single ‘Games Without Frontiers’ (which featured Kate Bush, who also appeared on the album’s ‘No Self Control’) and Peter’s first overtly political song ‘Biko’. Of ‘Biko’ Peter has said; “It was as much a song that helped shape me as the other way round.” Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the album features notable contributions from not only Kate Bush but also former band-mate Phil Collins, Paul Weller, who played guitar on ‘And On Through The Wire’ and Gabriel stalwart David Rhodes.

The final album in the series, Peter Gabriel, also known as ‘Security’ was released in September 1982. It further showcased Gabriel’s questing spirit, as not only did it point to Peter’s increasing interest in non-Western music and rhythms, it was also his first fully digital recording. The extensive use of sampling through the Fairlight CMI also brought a new dimension to this record. The album included his first US Top 40 hit ‘Shock The Monkey’.

The albums will be released on Real World.

Pre-order now from: www.petergabriel.com/vinyl

Currently Peter Gabriel remains in the studio working on new music.

TRACKLISTINGS:
 
PG1 – CAR (1977)
A1: Moribund The Burgermeister
A2: Solsbury Hill

B1: Modern Love
B2: Excuse Me
B3: Humdrum

C1: Slowburn
C2: Waiting For The Big One

D1: Down The Dolce Vita
D2: Here Comes The Flood
PG2 – SCRATCH (1978)
A1: On The Air
A2: D.I.Y.
A3: Mother of Violence

B1: A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World
B2: White Shadow

C1: Indigo
C2: Animal Magic
C3: Exposure

D1: Flotsam and Jetsam
D2: Perspective
D3: Home Sweet Home
PG3 – MELT (1980)
A1: Intruder
A2: No Self Control

B1: Start
B2: I Don’t Remember
B3: Family Snapshot
B4: And Through The Wire

C1: Games Without Frontiers
C2: Not One Of Us

D1: Lead A Normal Life
D2: Biko
PG4 – SECURITY (1982)
A1: The Rhythm Of The Heat
A2: San Jacinto

B1: I Have The Touch
B2: The Family and The Fishing Net

C1: Shock The Monkey
C2: Lay Your Hands On Me

D1: Wallflower
D2: Kiss Of Life

MANIMAL GROUP is excited to announce the sequel to YOKO ONO’S critically acclaimed 2007 collaboration record Yes, I’m A Witch through Astralwerks called Yes, I’m A Witch Too. The album is Executive Produced by Yoko and Rob Stevens.

Yes, I’m A Witch Too is slated for an early 2016 release and features new collaborations and remixes pairing ONO with Death Cab For Cutie, Peter, Bjorn and John, Sparks, tUnE-yArDs, MiikeSnow, Cibo Matto, Portugal The Man and more.
The album is coming out via MANIMAL (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint, Chains of Love) as a double vinyl set, as well as in deluxe CD and digital formats, on January 22nd, 2016.

Featuring:
“Forgive Me My Love” ONO-Death Cab For Cutie
“Mrs. Lennon” ONO-Peter, Bjorn and John
“Move On Fast” ONO-Jack Douglas
“Give Me Something” ONO-Sparks
“She Gets Down on her Knees” ONO-Penguin Prison
“Soul Got Out of the Box” ONO-Portugal the Man
“Dogtown” ONO-Sean Ono Lennon
“Warrior Woman” ONO-tUnE-yArDs
“Catman” ONO-Miike Snow
“Yes, I’m Your Angel” ONO-Cibo Matto
“Wouldnit” ONO-Dave Audé
“I Have A Woman Inside My Soul” ONO-John Palumbo
“No Bed For Beatle John” ONO-Ebony Bones
“Coffin Car” ONO-Automatique
“Walking On Thin Ice” ONO-Danny Tenaglia
“Approximately Infinite Universe” ONO-Blow Up

Silversun Pickups have announced that their much-anticipated fourth studio album, BETTER NATURE, will be released September 25th via the band’s own New Machine Recordings. Pre-orders for the album in addition to other very limited items are now available at silversunpickups.com.

BETTER NATURE is preceded by the incandescent new single, “Nightlight,” debuting August 6th.  “Nightlight” will also arrive via an inspired video directed by renowned filmmaker Mark Pellington which will premiere simultaneously with the song.

Silversun Pickups’ first new album in more than three years, BETTER NATURE sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012’s visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. The songs were created and crafted in Lee’s Topanga studio, the band spontaneously building out from singer/guitarist Brian Aubert’s deliberately spare songwriting demos (see tracklisting below). The result is fluid and freewheeling, “oozing,” in Aubert’s words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures. GRAMMY Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album’s beating heart is Silversun Pickups’ remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert’s incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups’ most human music thus far.

Silversun Pickups will herald BETTER NATURE with a full North American tour to be unveiled soon. In the meantime, the band will make a number of special appearances, beginning with a headline performance at FM 94.9’s Independence Jam, set for September 12th at Oceanside, CA’s Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre.

BETTER NATURE marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups’ New Machine Recordings. The artist owned label — which takes its name from the PIKUL favorite, “…All The Go Inbetweens”.

This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.

An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?

 

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Chilly Gonzales takes over CBC Music beginning today. Teaming up with Canada’s national broadcaster, the Grammy award-winning musician and composer launches the first of three brand new video masterclasses. This time, the popular series takes a Canadian turn “In the Key of Eh.” The first video looks at moving musical motifs in Leonard Cohen’s “Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye” alongside Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” and Feist’s “My Room, My Man” all while referencing Shania Twain, Bach and more. The second in the series (landing August 5th) tackles home and away keys using Bryan Adams’ “Summer of 69” as a centre point and reaching as far as homegrown rapper Maestro Fresh Wes’ “Let Your Backbone Slide”. Finally, in the third video of the Canadian masterclass series (landing August 10th) Chilly Gonzales takes a look at the falling fifth of “O Canada” musing and comparing the Canadian Anthem with the American national anthem as well as nodding to tunes by Gowan and Mitsou. He gives the last word to Joni Mitchell. Watch the first of the new masterclass series here: http://goo.gl/nNdfmX

Chilly Gonzales’ CBC Music Takeover also includes an interview conversation between Feist and Chilly Gonzales. The longtime collaborators went on the record on a recent Saturday night in Toronto following his Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony performance. Feist and Chilly Gonzales discuss everything from bathrobes to Calgary to composing for strings. Read the conversation here: http://goo.gl/Iu33sX

The takeover continues with a journey into the musical influences of Chilly Gonzales via a YouTube playlist which includes everything from A$AP Rocky to Beethoven via Gershwin and Glenn Gould. An Instagram takeover of @cbc_music reveals scenes from as far back as the early 2000’s showing how Chilly Gonzales prepared and became the virtuostic pianist and entertainer selling out European philharmonic halls.
 
Currently finishing up four months of sold out shows in North America and Europe in support of Chambers, Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett recently announced their first show at Massey Hall in Toronto on Friday, February 5, 2016 and at Salle Wilfred Pelletier at Place des Arts in Montreal on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Since the release of Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes, produced and released Octave Minds, the piano-meets-electronica album with Boys Noize and, most importantly, devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music.

Known equally for his intimate piano touch as for his showmanship, “Gonzo” aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with classical and jazz training but with the attitude of a rapper.

Chilly Gonzales holds the Guinness world record for the longest solo concert at over 27 hours. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Drake, among others. In 2014 he won a Grammy for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s Best Album of the Year. With “Never Stop”, Chilly Gonzales composed a global hit for the inaugural Apple iPad campaign.