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Depeche Mode – “People Are People”
Jeremy Deller and Nick Abarham’s documentary Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode has finally been made available online. The flick, which was originally released back in 2006, had never been made available outside of occasional film screenings. Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode follows a group of Depeche Mode fans, analyzing the connection they feel with the group, and how the band provided a connection to western pop for Eastern Europeans living under a Communist dictatorship.
Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”
The Ramones have released an unboxing video for their recently released deluxe 40th anniversary reissue of 1979’s It’s Alive. The 4CD/2LP box set features the Ramones’ New Year’s Eve 1977 show at the Rainbow Theatre in London in addition to three unreleased concerts of the same week.
R.E.M. – “Orange Crush”
R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe has announced a debut solo single titled “Your Capricious Soul,” which is set for release this weekend. This marks Stipe’s first new music since R.E.M. broke up eight years ago. “For five years I’d had a clean break from music,” Stipe explains. “Now I’m writing, composing and recording all by myself and for the first time.”
The Replacements – “I Will Dare”
The Replacements have given Don’t Tell a Soul a second life with a new box set called Dead Man’s Pop. The new four-disc reissue is an expanded edition of their renowned 1989 album, all served up with a new mix of the original tracks.
Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life”
Iggy Pop has released a new intimate video for “Loves Missing” off of his recently released album Free. The new Simon Taylor-directed video is quite minimal for Pop, as he performs in a black room with a singular bright light. The shots of Pop performing the gritty, melancholic track comes interspersed with hazy clips of a woman browsing through records at Sweat Records shop in Miami and analyzing a gem that refracts light.