Fans and audiophiles of legendary UK electronic band Depeche Mode can rejoice as the band’s catalog (minus last year’s Delta Machine) is being reissued on 180 gram vinyl beginning today! News coming from Music On Vinyl show that four of the band’s albums, Black Celebration, Music For The Masses, Some Great Reward, and Songs Of Faith And Devotion, are available at local and online retailers (such as Amazon). There will be another burst of four reissues on March 24th and a final burst on May 28th. Each album will come in glossy gatefold sleeves, be pressed on 180 gram black vinyl, and all will contain inserts and liner notes.
I personally cannot wait to pick up Playing The Angel on May 28th. That is one of my all-time favorite albums and it’s SUPER rare on vinyl, often going for well over $100 if not higher (Discogs has one that is almost $300). I’m so excited for this! READ MORE
If you follow some of my articles or my twitter (hint hint), you know by now that I’m a huge fan and supporter of UK electronic band Depeche Mode. Since I was a young ‘un adjusting the antenna on my radio to get the local pop/rock radio station (how many of you can say you’ve done that?), their sound and attitude always appealed to me. I don’t know if it was Martin Gore’s fantastic songwriting, Andy Fletcher’s mesmerizing sounds, or Dave Gahan’s incredibly unique and versatile voice (I would probably commit some grave crimes to be able to sing like that man) or if it was simply the group as a whole, but I was always hooked when they came on.
Fast forward some 20 years later and I’m still a fan, as eager to hear new music from them as ever. That’s why I’ve been chomping at the bits for a chance to listen to their latest release Delta Machine. Now, having spun the record several times and thinking about it more than is probably healthy, I’ve come to a rather interesting theory. In my mind, I think that Depeche Mode wanted the listener to go through a religious experience when listening to this album.
If you’re scratching your head and asking yourself, “What the hell is he talking about?”, then I encourage you to head on below to hear me out. And if you have a different theory, I’d love to hear it! READ MORE
A new, short video interview with Depeche Mode members Dave Gahan, Andy Fletcher, and Martin Gore has surfaced where they all discuss their latest single “Heaven”, which comes off their upcoming album Delta Machine (out March 26th). The members discuss how the song became a baseline for the other tracks, that they needed to meet their love of “Heaven”. You can watch the video below.
Delta Machine can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode are gearing up to release their highly anticipated 13th studio album Delta Machine, which comes out Mar. 22nd via Columbia Records (pre-order here. Recently the band released a music video for their latest single “Heaven”. However, the band has also just released a stripped down, in-studio performance of the same song.
Shot in black and white, the group is barely able to move around as there is so much gear surrounding them. It’s a soulful, beautiful rendition, one that I hope will be released on a B-side. Check it out below. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode has released an official video for “Heaven”, which comes from their upcoming album Delta Machine (out Mar. 26th via Columbia Records). The video for the blues-tinged song features the band performing in a church with various dark, sometimes eerie imagery spliced in. Personally, the song took me a few listens to really “get it”, but now that I do, I can’t stop listening. Head on below to check it out.
Depeche Mode has appeared on the soundtrack for Resident Evil as well as being the featured song in the Alan Wake DLC “The Writer”. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode have released their first single entitled “Heaven”, which comes from their upcoming 13th studio album Delta Machine. You can listen to the song on KROQ.
Songwriter Martin Gore describes the album, saying, “It’s got a bit of a feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs. It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”
Frontman Dave Gahan adds, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”
Delta Machine will be released Mar. 26th via Columbia Records. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode have released new details for their upcoming 13th studio album, which is now officially entitled Delta Machine. The album, which was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood, will be released Mar. 26th via Columbia Records and the first single, “Heaven”, will debut on VEVO next Friday.
Martin Gore said of the release, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”
Dave Gahan added, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”
Below is the album cover art as well as the track list for several versions that will be released. READ MORE
UK electronic band Depeche Mode have announced that they will be releasing a new album in March 2013 via Columbia Records. As-of-yet-untitled, this will be the first release through Columbia for the band. The band released a video showing them recording the album set to new music, which you can watch below.
“I am very happy with how the album turned out,” comments Martin Gore. “The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we’ve done.”
Singer Dave Gahan comments, “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe. During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.”
Playing The Angel is one of my favorite albums of all time, so I’ll DEFINITELY be checking this album out the day it’s released! READ MORE
In an interview with CNN, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan discussed the upcoming 13th studio album from the band. This album will be the follow-up to 2009′s Sounds Of The Universe.
Gahan stated, “Martin [Gore] got on a writing streak. He’s got some really great songs. We usually start a record with six or seven songs; we currently have about 20.” He went on to add, “The songs have a bluesy influence. Obviously, it’s not a blues record, but there’s definitely some of those influences there. And it has a kind of soulful feel as well. It’s still early so it’s difficult to tell at this stage. We’ve been making records for a long time together, but there’s always an element of surprise when it comes to the way a Depeche Mode record is really going to sound — even for ourselves.”
Gahan also mentioned that the band has approached music video director Anton Corbijn (Nirvana, U2, At The Drive-In, Metallica) regarding visuals.
Playing The Angel is still in my Top 10 albums of all time, so I’m incredibly excited to hear this. READ MORE
Look at the image above. Is that what you want on your toast? I didn’t think so! But for some reason VCMG (Depeche Mode members Vince Clarke and Martin Gore) wants to creep the hell out of you J-Horror style. Their album, Ssss, is already out (snag it on iTunes) but there is speculation that the two trailers below are part of a greater design, possibly a horror-heavy music video. In any case, I highly recommend checking out the trailers as they are the stuff that a horror fan relishes!