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New Order – “Restless”

The forthcoming Music Complete is the first studio album that British synthpop greats New Order have made in a decade, and it’s also the first since iconic bass player Peter Hook parted ways with the band. They’ve just shared “Restless,” the album’s first single, and I’m delighted to report that it sounds very much like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 6:31 am

New Order’s Music Complete Features Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop, La Roux

Synthpop gods New Order have released their third album teaser for Music Complete. This is the first album they’ve ever made without bassist Peter Hook (who left the band in 2007), and original member Gillian Gilbert is back in the lineup for the first time since 2001’s Get Ready. But the big news today i… More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 7, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Watch A Teaser For New Order’s New Album Music Complete

Synthpop deities New Order haven’t released a new studio album since Waiting For The Sirens’ Call a decade ago, but they’ve just announced that they’ll return this fall with a new one called Music Complete. It’ll be the first they’ve ever made without bassist Peter Hook, but original member Gillian Gilbert is back in the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 1:24 pm

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 first time he’s done the song live (he played it back in 2009 alongside the Killers), nor is it the first time he’s performed with New Order (they played togetherMore »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Brandon Flowers Is Recording With New Order

The Killers got their name from a fictional band in a New Order music video back in 2001, and now things have come full circle: NME reports that Brandon Flowers has been working with the iconic band in the studio. He’s played with the band live a few times before, but this is the first… More »

By: James Rettig / May 15, 2015 - 5:53 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 before founding New Order, has voiced some concern. Because Curtis committed suicide in his home, Sumner told NME he’s worried it will become a “monument to suicide.” Watch Sumner discu… More »

By: 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 2011 and kept touring under that name. They also started playing the new songs “Singularity” and “Plastic” last year. And now they’re just about done with a new album, their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015 - 10:38 am

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you’re coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC’s been doing this thing where it’s decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of October 2014: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, White Bird In A Blizzard, Gone Girl, & More

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / November 1, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Watch The Trailer For 808, Drum Machine Doc Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Damon Albarn, Questlove, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, & More

More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa’s Arthur Baker-produced “Planet Rock” changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary 808 drum machine. The 808 created a beat no one had ever experienced before, and eventually gave birth to genres such as EDM, synthpop, dubstep, and countless others. Now, Atlantic… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm

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 and effectively broke up the band. New Order have been touring without Hook lately, and Hook has been disputing their right to use the name. But Hook and Sumner have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 9:13 am

Watch New Order Cover “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)”

I forgot that Scott McKenzie’s countercultural anthem “San Francisco” existed but now that I remember, I really hope that Mad Men makes use of it during its final season next year — maybe to accompany Sally’s inevitable embrace of her inner flower power and her escape out west? Anyway, New Order are fans of the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2014 - 10:25 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 gather from that title, the memoir will cover his long career in Joy Division and its abrupt, tragic end, which then led to the formation and triumphant rise of New… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Watch New Order Debut “Plastic” In Chicago

Earlier this year, New Order debuted a song called “Singularity,” their first new one in a few yeras, at Lollapalooza Chile. Last night, the synthpop heroes opened an American tour with a show at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. And in the middle of the set, they played another one for the first time. This one i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2014 - 8:51 am

Watch New Order Debut “Singularity” At Lollapalooza Chile

New Order haven’t released a new studio album since Waiting For The Sirens’ Call, way the hell back in 2005. (Last year’s Lost Sirens was all songs from the Waiting For The Sirens’ Call sessions, so it doesn’t really count.) But the group is still working on new music. And when they played Lollapalooza Chile… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 1:14 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 Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”), members of the National with Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and Tibetan folk singer Techung performed, and the headliner was Bernard Sumner’s latest version of New Order… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2014 - 10:35 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of January 2014: Girls, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, & More

January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most “serious” Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

By: Ryan Leas / January 31, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Watch Yuck Cover New Order’s “Age Of Consent”

Frontman Daniel Blumberg quit the British fuzz-rock band Yuck earlier this year, but the band has soldiered on without him, and they might be even better now that he’s gone. The band’s new album Glow & Behold is on the way, and the two new songs we’ve heard from it, “Rebirth” and “Middle Sea,” are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2013 - 10:27 am

The 10 Best Things At Lollapalooza 2013

It’s hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside, it’s expanded to include stops in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Perry Farrell’s ’90s tour-baby turned Grant Park-engulfing massive brodown is a global institution, and though at this point… More »

By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 5, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Watch New Order Play Fallon

Synthpop greats New Order have been making the late-night rounds on their most recent American reunion tour, to the point where it’s entirely possible that Bernard Sumner didn’t get this many chances to look elegantly dour on American TV back when New Order was actually releasing these songs. Last night, Late Night With Jimmy FallonMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 8:48 am
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