Yes, it is already time for another update from A Different Drum. There’ s a lot happening this month, and for that I am grateful…
Iris “Closer to Real” (MCD) $11 — This German import single features the original versions of both “Closer to Real” and “Panic Rev” plus a remix of each of those tracks as well. It is a limited release and you can pick one up now right here :
A-Ha “Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)” (MCD) $10 — This is only a 2-track single, with the original version and one remix version of the title track. But this is touted as the last single from A-Ha as they fade into the sunset. Of course, we thought that before too, but they returned with a few more albums. Anyway…you can watch the video and pick up this collectible single here :
A-Ha “25” (2CD) $24 — One thing is for sure, it seems there are almost as many “hits” collections for A-Ha as there are regular, studio albums. However, this one is now the most complete and features some 7-inch and radio edits as well as the final song “Butterfly Butterly (The Last Hurrah)”. See the track list and order the 2CD here :
OMD “If You Want It” (MCD) $12 — This is the new import single from the classic synthpop pioneer, OMD. The single features the title track, plus another song called “Alone” and two extra remixes of “If You Want it”. The sound fits right in with their classics, if you ask me. I look forward to hearing the new album (and yes, we’ll stock that as well…import limited and US regular editions). You can watch the music video and order the CD single here :
Code 64 “Trialogue” $20 — Code 64 is back with their third studio album. This time they combine their trademark, high-energy synthpop / futurepop sound with a new vocalist. It is still as epic and catchy as ever! If this won’t get you dancing, nothing will. Check out the audio samples and order the CD here :
No Comment “Like a Record” (MCD) $11 — No Comment made a cover version of the 80’s club classic “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” back in 1998, and now you can get a single which features that original cover version, plus a new 2010 version and 5 other bonus tracks. It’s interesting to hear a cover that old Dead or Alive track with No Comment’s quirky female vocalist. You can pick up the CD single here :
Blind Passenger “Next Flight to Planet Earth” $22 — This new synthpop / EBM import from Germany is headed by Nik Page who was part of the old, German synthpop act “Blind Passengers”. Vocals are provided by Joke Jay (past member of And One) and others. It has some cool, edgy synthpop, including a new version of the song “Small Town Night” originally performed by Blind Passengers in the 90’s. Listen to audio samples and order the CD here :
Lastrax “Silence is Louder Than Shouts” $16 — This is an import from Argentina from a band that plays punchy electronic music that crosses the borders of synthpop and EBM. The vocals are dark and deep-throated, reminding me a bit of Dupont. You can listen to audio samples and order the CD here :
Listen to songs from the latest releases on the handy radio player here:
And here is another quick reminder of the RECOIL tour.
The first two orders placed immediately after this update will receive a free 2CD Recoil “Selected”!