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Whenever a band as iconic and deeply influential as New Order decides to release a new album, it’s cause for both celebration and concern. For longtime fans (like myself), it’s exciting when a group that has profoundly shaped your musical life for the past 35 or so years decides to put something new into the… More »

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

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Watch Brandon Flowers Cover New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” With Bernard Sumner

At his show in Manchester tonight, Brandon Flowers brought out New Order's Bernard Sumner to perform a cover of "Bizarre Love Triangle." It's not the…
James Rettig | May 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Joy Division Fan Buys Ian Curtis’ House, May Turn It Into Museum

The former home of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis was up for sale earlier this year, and fans began an Indiegogo campaign to purchase…
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Bernard Sumner Worries Ian Curtis Museum Will Become “Monument To Suicide”

Joy Division fans have been campaigning to turn Ian Curtis' former house into a museum, but Bernard Sumner, who played in Joy Division with Curtis…
Caitlin White | February 20, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Bernard Sumner Teases “Old-Fashioned” New Order LP, First Without Peter Hook

New Order went on hiatus for a few years after their acrimonious 2007 split with longtime bassist Peter Hook. But they got back together in…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2015 - 10:38 am

Peter Hook Reviews Bernard Sumner’s Autobiography (Spoiler Alert: He Doesn’t Like It)

The former Joy Division and New Order bandmates Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner have been publicly feuding ever since 2007, when Hook left New Order…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 9:13 am

Bernard Sumner Autobiography Out This Fall

Later this year New Order frontman Bernard Sumner will release his autobiography Chapter And Verse (New Order, Joy Division And Me). As you you can…
Miles Bowe | July 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Watch Iggy Pop And New Order Play “Love Will Tear Us Apart” And “Californian Grass”

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the 24th annual benefit concert for Tibet House US, a non-profit organization geared toward preserving Tibetan culture. Patti Smith (covering…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 10:35 am

Watch Bernard Sumner Join Johnny Marr In A Live Electronic Reunion

In 1988, the New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and the Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr got together to form the side project Electronic, which also featured…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was” Video

When Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij made a video for their Converse-funded "All Summer" they opted to don over-sized versions of their own…
brandon | November 18, 2010 - 11:32 am

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was”

This track features Bernard Sumner of Bad Lieutenant, New Order, and Joy Division, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip, and Hot City. The…
jessica | October 6, 2010 - 2:22 pm