Friday, January 16, 2009
Hey Peeps, something in my mailbox this morning to share with you from one of my two favourite bands of ALL time!!! Longterm readers will know who the other one is....
Join the Depeche Mode Digital Street Team!
Yesterday at 20:29We are launching the all new Digital Street Team for Depeche Mode! As a member of the team you will be helping to promote the band and the new album by using many digital tools that we will provide for you. We are encouraging you to help increase chatter on forums, online communities and also on the social networks that you belong to already. The more work you put into this, the more rewards you will get in return. ANYONE can join this team from around the universe, so please take one minute to fill out all of your information at the link below. Just make sure you check "Depeche Mode Street Team" and then hit SUBMIT once you are done.
Here is the link to join the team...
Depeche Mode Street Team
We will be in touch with you soon with different online missions from around the universe!
Depeche Mode Street Team
Dave tests new Microphone
FEW things on earth excite me more than the news of a new NEW NEEEWWWWW DEPECHE MODE album, so naturally seeing this REALLY excited me
ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
APRIL 21, 2009
January 15, 2009- Groundbreaking, chart-topping electro legends Depeche Mode are proud to announce the release of their long-anticipated new studio album, Sounds Of The Universe on April 21, 2009 (Mute Records).
Eclectic and energized, the band's new release is their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Depeche Mode returned to using a lot of vintage gear, from analogue synthesizers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured on the album. Lyrically the release contains many of the group's enduring obsessions plus more overt black humor than any of their previous collections.
Like with their 2005 studio album, Playing The Angel, Sounds Of The Universe features writing credits for both Martin Gore, the group's primary songwriter, and Dave Gahan who after honing his talents on two solo albums, has earned his place as Depeche Mode's second writer. The release also marks a reunion between the band and producer Ben Hillier (Blur, Doves, Elbow), who worked with the band to help give their new album its timeless sound. The first single from the release, "Wrong," grabs the listener's attention from its first stack-heeled, staccato shriek. Over stomping beats, screeching synthesizers, and Dave's overlord chant, "Wrong" already feels like a Depeche Mode classic. Other standout tracks include Martin's velvet-lined Scott Walker croon on the sensual lounge-music ballad "Jezebel," to the sci-fi gospel-blues hymn "In Chains" and "Hole To Feed," which marries modern electronics to a floor-shaking, bone-rattling Bo Diddley beat.
As one of the most influential bands of the post-punk era, with global sales in excess of 100 million, Depeche Mode belongs to a select premiere league of super groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode - Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher - continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road. All of the band's 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium. Additionally, since their inception Depeche Mode's live shows continue to be a must-see attraction, with the group playing to 2.8 million people across 31 countries on their last tour alone.
Depeche Mode will be announcing additional album details and tour news in the coming weeks. For more information please go to Depeche Mode