Today’s episode features music by Shadows & Mirrors, Nórdika, The Sweetest Condition, Whiteqube, JJ.Christie, Red Mecca, Europa Cocktail, Schwarzschild, SYNERGY, Loewenhertz, Damokles, Venus In Aries, Resonanz Kreis, The Amatory Murder, Massiv In Mensch, T.H. Industry, Volt 9000, Rebentisch, Elektrostaub, Unitary, Fr/Action, Act, Dead As Romance, In Good Faith, Sex & Weather, David John Duckworth, Ivory Frequency, and All Hallows Eve!
Today’s episode is a special July 4th with songs about Independence, Freedom, Revolution, Rebels, and all that stuff. The song called Freedom may be about freedom from a person instead of freedom from tyranny, but in reality, those two freedoms are one in the same.
Today’s episode features music by Figures On A Beach, Apoptygma Berzerk, Miss FD, Ruined Conflict, Cryo, Atlantic Popes, Funker Vogt, Provision, Psy’Aviah, Ayria, DE/VISION, Destroid, The Comsat Angels, Alice in Videoland, Wideband Network, [:SITD:], Colony 5, Mindless Faith, Endless Shame, Cut Copy, Whiteqube, Velvet Acid Christ, Covenant, Ruined Conflict, Bigod 20, and Modulate!
It’s been a while since I posted some music. Since today is July 4th, I’m going with music about Independence, Freedom, Treason, Rebellion, etc. So let’s see what MediaMonkey comes up with!
Happy 4th to everyone! Please stay cool and safe as you celebrate today. Lots of heat issues out there, so stay hydrated and watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Oh, and keep your pets cool as well.
ARTIST: Figures on a Beach
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Figures on a Beach
I usually put this out at the end of the year, but I still had some music to import into my library and wanted to make sure I had everyone on the list!
2014 was a great year for music. It wasn’t as an amazing year as 2013 was for quantity, but what it lacked in quantity it certainly made up for with quality. A lot of great bands that I love put out new music in 2014.
I’m a huge fan of EBM, Futurepop, Industrial Dance, Synthpop, New Wave, etc. I’m always happy to see the scene continue to produce new bands and great music. And this year marked new albums by some bands a few of us older folks will recognize, like Billy Idol, Information Society, and Simple Minds!
Thanks to the following bands for putting out new stuff in 2014!
Billy Idol — Kings & Queens of the Underground
Birthday Massacre, The — Superstition
BlutEngel — Black Symphonies (An Orchestral Journey)
Bryan Ferry — Avonmore
Bush — Man on the Run
Clan of Xymox — Matters of Mind, Body and Soul
Client — Authority
Combichrist — We Love You
Cosmicity — Humans May Safely Graze
Cryo — Retropia
Diary of Dreams — Elegies in Darkness
Echo & The Bunnymen — Meteorites
Erasure — Reason EP
Erasure — Violet Flame, The
Faderhead — Atoms & Emptiness
Front Line Assembly — Echoes
Haerts — Haerts
Information Society — Hello World
Iris — Radiant
Laibach — Spectre
Live — Turn, The
Melotron — Werkschau
Mental Discipline — Butterfly EP
Mitch Murder — Interceptor
Morrissey — World Peace Is None of Your Business
New Division, The — Together We Shine
Nine Inch Nails — Recoiled
Perturbator — Dangerous Days
Peter Murphy — Lion
Phantogram — Voices
Seabound — Speak In Storms
Simple Minds — Big Music
Smashing Pumpkins — Monuments to an Elegy
St. Vincent — St. Vincent
Surveillance — Oceania
Thomas Bergersen — Sun
THYX — Super Vision
Trust, The — Joyland
Weezer — Everything Will Be Alright In the End
Whiteqube — Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
Xenturion Prime — Mecha Rising
BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 3/22 – 3/28: I went on vacation this week. I went camping at Monte Sano State Park here in Alabama. The weather was supposed to be in the 70’s during the day and 50’s at night (perfect camping weather). But nope… Mother Nature decided to fuck with us and the cold fronts arrived early and delivered a ton of rain and wind and fucking cold! Luckily, we had electric blankets and space heaters, because nothing says camping like access to electricity! Needless to say, my week wasn’t very productive since I was on vacation. I did get to see VNV Nation and Whiteqube in concert in Nashville at the Exit/In. It was an amazing show. And surprisingly, my GF and I weren’t the oldest two people in attendance.
On a sad note, my friend and amazing activist Edwin Kagin died this week. You will be missed Edwin.
GF asked me to go get her some chocolate. I said, “If I can walk to the kitchen afterward, you don’t deserve any chocolate.” #RoleReversal
Atlantis is in Ex Isle.
Someone posted pseudoscience words on a pretty photo and put it on the Internet: so it MUST be true!
Someone got some tail last night…
I have to mow my lawn… and it’s cold as shit and snowing! Yeah… makes total fucking sense.