All "Vince Clarke" stories

Future Islands – “Doves (Vince Clarke Remix)”

It’s tough to accurately describe what musical genre Future Islands work in, since they’re basically a genre unto themselves, one where dreampop atmospherics and ripped-throat death-metal roars and soul-gospel whoops can all peacefully coexist and come together into something coherent. But at heart, Future Islands’ sound is a warped, dramatic take on synthpop, and now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Bleachers – “I Wanna Get Better (Vince Clarke Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In my Week In Pop column I’ve twice noted my appreciation for “I Wanna Get Better,” the lead single from Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s new project Bleachers. Antonoff has concocted an aesthetic that manages to sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, and he aims to trigger the pop-pleasure synapses without merely courting the lowest common denominator. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 31, 2014 - 10:06 am

Liars – “No.1 Against The Rush (Vince Clarke Remix)”

If synthpop royalty is a thing that exists, Vince Clarke is it, straight up. Clarke is a founding member of Depeche Mode (before they turned gothy), Yaz, and Erasure, and if you’re making a move toward keyboards on your new album, he’s probably the guy you want remixing it. Liars, who already had the MuteMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 17, 2012 - 3:49 pm

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 - 12:44 pm