The Afghan Whigs are among our greatest interpreters of other people’s songs; the soul-rock band has spent decades leaving a trail of intense, smoky soul-rock cover versions behind them. Right… More »


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In recent years, both Bernard Sumner, the frontman of New Order, and Peter Hook, the estranged former bassist, have written memoirs about their time with the band. And soon, they’ll… More »

Last year, dance-pop deities New Order returned with their new album Music Complete. And today, they’ve dropped a new video for “People On The High Line,” their house-inflected La Roux… More »

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AIDS research foundation amfAR announced a benefit compilation called The Time Is Now earlier this month featuring Phantogram, Lower Dens, Yuna, and Scarlett Johansson among others covering ’80s pop classics. More »


New Order Launch Beer

New Order are the latest band to launch their own beer. They have teamed up with … More »

Peter Hook, the estranged former bassist of both New Order and Joy Division, has already written two memoirs: The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club, about the famous Manchester… More »

I saw Trainspotting with my dad. This was a bad idea. I don’t know what I was thinking. If I’d gone with literally anyone else, I could’ve gotten lost in… More »


Cincinnati’s Wussy continue to surprise. “Dropping Houses,” the single from their recent album Forever Sounds, revealed new dimensions of sound, blending elements of shoegaze into the weary Midwestern roots rock… More »

UK synthpop overlords New Order released their comeback album Music Complete, and they’re about to devote a remix EP to “Singularity,” the sparkling album track that’s serving as the album’s… More »

It’s crazy to think that UK synthpop originators New Order are still operating, that they’re now just another band on festival bills and on the late-night circuit. But they are,… More »


Synthpop originators New Order debuted their song “Singularity” at Lollapalooza Chile in 2014, and it was part of Music Complete, the comeback album that they released last year. Today, they’ve… More »

You and I both know the story well by now. There’s a girl and there’s a boy. There are theoretical reasons they shouldn’t wind up together, but nevertheless a rapid-fire… More »

This was such a weird week for music — more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have to digest, though there was… More »


It should come as no surprise that Wesley Eisold, the mastermind behind the great darkwave project Cold Cave, reveres New Order. “Love Comes Close,” the title track from Cold Cave’s… More »

Synthpop greats New Order released Music Complete, their first new album of a decade, back in September, but they’re just getting around to releasing a video for Eurodisco single “Tutti… More »