Today's Great Find - The Upcoming New Order Album

Ever since I spent my week of pnuemonia loading up my Ipod, I have returned to a lot of my former favorite groups of the 80's. The Fall, Smiths, Cure, and New Order are a few of those bands. Scouring the newsgroups earlier today, I was pleasantly surprised to find New Order's upcoming new album, Waiting For the Sirens to Call, their first since 2001.

The album marks a bit of a return to their classic keyboard-heavy 80's sound. As singer Bernard Sumner explained to NME: "The last album was guitar-heavy simply because we felt that we'd left that instrument alone for a long time and we thought that was what the general trend was and what people wanted to hear. But when we started doing live gigs, we found that people got off on the more dance-oriented and synth stuff just as much. This album really splits into two halves. It's a mixture of two, because that's what New Order fans like." The keyboards in question, however, aren't played by founding member Gillian Gilbert. Phil Cunningham, who played guitar in the New Order spinoff group Electronic and also filled in for Gilbert on the last tour, is now a full-time member.

Here's the first track of the album, "Who is Joe?"

Today’s Ipod Mix

1. The Fall, “Touch Sensitive” (50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong)
2. Paul Westerberg, “I’ll Do Anything” (Mono)
3. Mink Deville, “Let me Dream if I Want to (Amphetamine Blues) (No Thanks!)
4. The Clash, “What’s My Name” (Clash on Broadway)
5. The Jam, “Slow Down”
6. Bettie Serveert, “The Love In” (Log 22)
7. Supersuckers, “Supersucker Drive By Blues” (The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World)
8. Replacements, “Sixteen Blue” (Let it Be)
9. Radiohead, “Everything in its Right Place” (Kid A)
10. The Libertines, “I Get Along” (Up the Bracket)
11. Pavement, “Texas Never Whispers” (Slanted and Enchanted)
12. Spoon, “Reservations” (Series of Sneaks)
13. Jason & the Scorchers, “I Really Don’t Want to Know” (Are You Ready For the Country)
14. Graham Parker, “Passion is No Ordinary Word” (Squeezing Out Sparks)
15. Replacements, “20th Century Boy” (B-Side)
16. Chappaquiddick Skyline, “Hundred Dollar Pocket” (Chappaquiddick Skyline)
17. Sonic Youth, “Stalker” (Dirty)
18. Replacements, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost” (Don’t Tell a Soul)
19. The Jayhawks, “Think About It” (Sound of Lies)
20. The Velvet Underground, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (Peel Slowly and See)
21. The Cure, “Lovecats” (Greatest Hits)
22. New Order, “All Day Long” (Brotherhood)
23. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, “Let Me Stand Next to Your Flower” (A Retrospective)
24. The Moaners, “Oh Christy” (Dark Snack)
25. Tommy Keene, “Mr. Roland” (The Real Underground)
26. Whiskeytown, “Dancing With the Women at the Bar” (Strangers Almanac)
27. The Cure, “Sinking” (The Head on the Door)
28. Jason & the Scorchers, “Are You Ready For the Country” (Are You Ready For the Country)
29. Paul Westerberg, “As Far As I Know” (Pantages Theatre, 11/7/04)
30. The Fall, “Living Too Late” (50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong)
31. Golden Smog, “She Don’t Have to See You” (Down By the Old Mainstream)
32. Grandpaboy, “Take Out Some Insurance” (Dead Man Shake)
33. Son Volt, “Streets That Time Walks” (Wide String Tremolo)
34. The Smiths, “Sheila Take a Bow” (Louder Than Bombs)
35. Morrissey, “Suedehead” (The Best of Morrissey)
36. Bob Dylan, “Every Grain of Sand” (The Bootleg Series)
37. Brian Jonestown Massacre, “Starclenaer” (A Retrospective)
38. Lucinda Williams, “Passionate Kisses” (Lucinda Williams)
39. The Clash, “Deny” (Clash on Broadway)
40. Elvis Costello, “I Stand Accused” (Get Happy)
41. The Who, “Little Billy” (Odds & Sods)
42. The Fall, “Eat Y’self Fitter” (50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong)
43. Pixies, “Break My Body” (Surfer Rosa)
44. The Jam, “Heat Wave” (Direction, Reaction, Creation)


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