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It’s finally the time of year where there are more movies in theaters than I have time to see, especially in NYC with earlier premieres. That’s not a bad place to be, because a lot of them have been good and a lot of them have used music well. It was only once I’d finished… More »

The singular genius of Depeche Mode’s music might be the way their songs inspire a gut-wrenching personal response. The best music is, of course, meant to do this, but when Depeche Mode started their career in the early ’80s, pop music was as expendable as it was in the 1950s: a product meant for easy… More »

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 past… More »

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Depeche Mode – “Heaven”

Last week, Depeche Mode announced a forthcoming new album called Delta Machine, and today they’re giving us its first single. “Heaven” is a moany, turgid…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2013 - 4:06 pm
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Depeche Mode Delta Machine Details

Depeche Mode, the synthpop originators who became dark-pop elder statesman, have just announced plans for a new studio album, the follow-up to 2009's Sounds Of
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2013 - 9:28 am
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Watch Röyksopp & Susanne Sundfør Cover Depeche Mode, Debut “Running To The Sea” On Norwegian TV

On a recent episode of the Norwegian TV show Lydverket, Röyksopp, the superstar electronic duo who call Norway home, teamed with vocalist Susanne Sundfør and…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 1:21 pm
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Listen To A New Depeche Mode Song

At a news conference in Paris today, Depeche Mode confirmed dates of a 2013 European tour and debuted a new song from their forthcoming release.
Michael Nelson | October 23, 2012 - 1:42 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2011 - 12:44 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | October 25, 2011 - 2:09 am
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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
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2011 - 2:38 pm
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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 i…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2011 - 3:08 pm
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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…
jessica | May 20, 2011 - 4:43 pm
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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,” thi…
Amrit Singh | March 14, 2011 - 10:36 am
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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…
jessica | February 22, 2011 - 9:51 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | December 26, 2009 - 4:11 pm
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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
Amrit Singh | September 28, 2009 - 2:51 pm

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'…
Amrit Singh | August 21, 2009 - 9:54 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm
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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…
brandon | June 25, 2009 - 9:11 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2009 - 5:23 pm
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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 (Marti…
Scott Lapatine | June 8, 2009 - 12:40 pm
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