Friday, the end of another hectic week, and I finally have a weekend of almost total downtime – so let’s look at things to distract us, either by way of new music or events to consider. This is the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up, 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/015, the second part of the letter K. /transmission/016 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
Once again, a bumper set of releases this week.
Firstly, released yesterday unexpectedly was the new album from Chicago-industrialists Cyanotic, and The Trigger Effect is in my opinion their best since at least The Medication Generation in 2010. More about this on /amodelofcontrol to follow soon.
Chelsea Wolfe releases her sixth album Birth of Violence, a more folky, acoustic-based album than the searing power of the last few – but on first listen, no let up of the intensity – while the ever-intriguing Jenny Hval releases The Practice of Love.
One of the more heartening successes this year has been the enthusiastic following of Mongolian rock band The HU, who played a number of well-received shows over the summer (the footage from European festivals was nuts), and are currently doing a lengthy tour of the US, and their (very good) debut album The Gereg is out today. I have to confess that I wasn’t especially taken with lead single Shine, and amid the news that the new Cold album The Things We Can’t Stop – their first in eight years – also includes a cover of Snow Patrol’s Run… Hmm. Interestingly the return of another notable band from the nineties – Korn – has had a much warmer reception in the music press, and it sounds like I need to be giving The Nothing a listen.
Talking of returns, one of the more intriguing acts of the eighties – whose debut The Circle and the Square back in 1986 remains one of my musical touchstones, a wide-eyed, open-minded album that happily took in influences from across the world – Red Box have made another of their sporadic returns with their fourth album Chase The Setting Sun, out today. They play a small-scale album launch show on 24-Sep at Venue 229.
While one notable re-issue is out this week, too – Stereolab’s mighty Dots and Loops is out in an expanded, remastered edition.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
Tindersticks return with new album No Treasure But Hope on 15-November, the first single being The Amputees, a song that sounds like it is wracked with guilt and sorrow (even by Tindersticks’s standards).
A couple of singles from other upcoming albums that we already knew about were unveiled in the past twenty-four hours, too. Pure Grain Audio have the scoop on the title track from the upcoming KMFDM album PARADISE, and it’s a solid, politically furious song. While deux furieuses have also released the video to the title track from their upcoming second album My War Is Your War.
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/amodelofcontrol.com/Music News and Friday Reading
Bison in Montana dislike Hells Bells, apparently…
Look out for /Tuesday Ten/382, /Talk Show Host/055, /But Listen/162 and /Transmission/016 coming soon.
/Tuesday Ten/381/It’s A Family Affair
Songs about family
/Tuesday Ten/380/Tracks of the Month/Aug/2019
The best new music of the past month
/Memory of a Festival/033/Infest 2019
Full coverage of Infest 2019
/Talk Show Host/054/Numb
I talk to Don Gordon about the unexpected return of Numb
/DJ/Guest/095/Deathboy’s Birthday/15-Aug 2019
My latest DJ set last week
/DJ/Guest/094/Sean’s 50th/02-Mar 2019
Catching up a bit, here’s my DJ sets from Sean’s birthday earlier in the year
/Tuesday Ten/379/Horses In My Dreams
Songs about horses
We complete the letter “K” and also talk about Infest
/Tuesday Ten/378/Are You Gonna Wait Forever
Songs about waiting
/Tuesday Ten/377/Tracks of the Month/Jul/2019
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday T(w)en(ty)/376/Man on the Moon
I return to Space with a bumper post to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings
We get through the letter “j” and start on “k” this week
/Talk Show Host/053/Iris
As they return after a few years away, I catch up with Iris about their past and present
/Tuesday Ten/375/An Eye Is Upon You
Into the world of songs about spying and espionage