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VCMG – “Spock”

Vince Clarke co-founded Depeche Mode in 1979 or thereabouts, wrote early singles like "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Dreaming Of Me" and "New Life," and then left the band before they took on a broodier and more goth-informed tone. After leaving Depeche, he went on to form Yaz and Erasure. He is an all-time no-shit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2011

Hear Nine Inch Nails, Killers, Depeche Mode Cover U2

U2 were awarded the Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years at this week's Q Awards. The mag lovefest continues today with the newsstand release of issue #305, which is mounted with AHK-toong BAY-bi, an original tribute CD to Achtung Baby. We've heard cuts from Garbage, Damien Rice, and Jack… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 25, 2011

Susan Boyle Covers Depeche Mode

The viral-video feelgood story and lite-FM radio star Susan Boyle has done something vaguely unexpected on her new album. She's included a cover of "Enjoy The Silence," Depeche Mode's classic 1990 Violator single. "Enjoy The Silence" was a massive song, and Boyle's quietly tasteful version isn't a huge stretch, so it's not like she'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2011

Jack White, Depeche Mode To Appear On U2’s Achtung Baby Tribute Album

Achtung Baby, the album on which U2 discovered dance beats and self-awareness and essentially cemented their all-timer credentials, turns 20 in November. The band is already celebrating that big anniversary with the release of a titanic box set, which includes the documentary film From The Sky Down. And at a Toronto Film Festival pre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2011

Download Bat For Lashes’ 10 Best Cover Songs

Yesterday we posted a live version of an ethereal new tune Bat For Lashes did at Australia's Vivid Festival. The second part of the Opera House set was performed acoustic with a string quartet -- six songs of which five were covers (The Cure, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington). Over the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 7, 2011

The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new clips from Depeche Mode, James Blake, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Princeton, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. The Depeche Mode clip is directed by Patrick Daughters. He's one of my favorite directors, but it looks like he's been focusing on commercials more and more. The Alcoholic Faith Mission video has been out for… More »

By: jessica / May 20, 2011

NY Times Puts Old Rockers In New Suits

In a photo spread titled "Ballad Of A Thin Man" and subtitled "Godfathers Of Glam" and basically boiling down to "Someone Old, Something New," this Sunday's T Mag juxtaposed the exquisitely preserved mortal coils of a few elder rock gods with some very fancy, very NEW designer threads. There's Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Dave Gahan,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 14, 2011

Bat For Lashes Covers Depeche Mode

Gucci Guilty For Him, a new men's cologne from the Italian label, hired Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan to do this cover of "Strangelove" for the "soundtrack for the upcoming release" of the fragrance. I'm guessing it'll appear in an upcoming commercial. The debut of Guilty for women came with a commercial starring Evan Rachel… More »

By: jessica / February 22, 2011

The 10 Most NSFW Music Videos Of 2009

Why all the nudity in 2009? Well, look at this way: The affordability of video production technology has made it easier for everybody to get in the game; the unceremonious death of music television has shifted the means of music video distribution to the internet, where it's less about FCC than about NSFW; and let'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 26, 2009

New Depeche Mode Video (Directed By Eric Wareheim) – “Hole To Feed”

Eric Wareheim directed a music video for Depeche Mode, and needless to say, it is gross. And NSFW. But perfect for alternative-future-underage-carnival-band fetishists who engage in aggressive athletic FACE FUCKING. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2009

Depeche Mode/Peter Bjorn & John @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 8/20/09

This is a special Depeche Mode photo set Andrew Youssef delivered: there are no photos of Dave Gahan with his shirt off! Increyable. The singer's recent illness forced the band to cancel a spate of dates, so chalk it up to health concerns rather than a latter day bout of self-consciousness, but still, that'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 21, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren't talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren't in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would've been a shame. It was oppressive at times, but despite -- or as these things go, perhaps because of -- the inclement weather conditions (APW-styled rain Friday, sweltering heat and humidity the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2009

Sigur Rós, Not MGMT Remix Depeche Mode

It's unclear if Depeche Mode made the shift because they realized they were "Wrong" to mix and match songs on a single or because they wanted to replace psychedelic college rock with something more befitting "Peace." What we do know is that instead of MGMT's "Fragile Tension" backing the Sound Of The UniverseMore »

By: brandon / June 25, 2009

New Depeche Mode Video – “Peace”

Pairing the "Peace will come to me" refrain with opening images of an androgynous beauty in uniform, Depeche Mode's video for "Peace" appears to be headed down a heavy-handed militarily metaphorical road from the start. Which is so not as fun as self-propelled homicidal cars! The video doesn't belabor the G.I. Jane stuff though,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 10, 2009

Stream Nouvelle Vague’s NV3

Those Frenchies who record bossa nova versions of your favorite '80s songs are back, and this time some of the source material's original vocalists (Martin Gore, Terry Hall, Ian McCulloch, Barry Adamson) join in. Listen at MySpace. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 8, 2009

Depeche Mode Bring The Old And The New To Kimmel

I've spoken to quite a few people who are stoked to see Depeche Mode live on their Sounds Of The Universe-supporting Tour Of The Universe. Last night the guys offered a taste of what to expect at Lollapalooza, etc., though hopefully the sound's better at Lollapalooza, etc. At certain points you can barely hear… More »

By: brandon / April 24, 2009

New M83 Video – “We Own The Sky”

Call it fansourcing, call it laziness, but the "make our music video!" press releases that flood Stereogum's inbox make me yearn for the days of "Scream." Of course labels have no money and MTV/VH1 only programs videos for insomniacs, so I empathize with artists forced to support homemade garbage. But sometimes inspiration strikes and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2009

Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction Headlining Lollapalooza 2009

The Chicago Tribune has confirmed Lolla's big three anchors at the fest going down August 7-9 in Chicago's Grant Park. If only it was 1990 this year. (UPDATE: Kings Of Leon, too.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2009

New Depeche Mode – “Come Back”

"Come Back" isn't as immediately compelling (or accusatory) as our first taste of Sounds Of The Universe, but the drifting, downcast song offers a nice contrast to "Wrong"'s throttled industrial-line angst. What we have here is the band in a more sensitive Mode: Not quite on the same part of the sensitivity meter a… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2009

New Depeche Mode Video – “Wrong”

Depeche Mode unveiled this anxious and angsty track over the weekend at Germany's Echo Awards, and their internet-press savvy is on display with its official video: released within the week for web embedding, directed by the indie-band friendly string-puller Patrick Daughters. The clip is fairly evil and memorable -- a poor schlub finds himself… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2009