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New Lithographic Prints In The Depeche Mode Store
February 9, 2011

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We are pleased to offer these new limited edition lithographic prints for 2011. Seven separate prints, each individually numbered out of 150 editions, with iconic Depeche Mode imagery. The finished size of each print is 690mm x 970mm. These superb lithographs will be a great addition to any Depeche Mode collection. Visit the Depeche Mode Store today to view the prints.

Depeche Mode To Appear In Rock Band
March 4, 2011

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Three classic Depeche Mode songs are coming soon as downloadable content for Rock Band 3. "Personal Jesus", "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Policy Of Truth" will be released on March 8th as DLC (downloadable content) on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 systems. "Personal Jesus" will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass parts.

The Rock Band website has a video trailer online for the three songs.

Dave Gahan To Be Honored And Perform At MusiCares Concert
March 7, 2011

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Dave Gahan will be honored at this year's MusiCares MAP concert on May 6th, along with Kevin Lyman, the founder of the Vans Warped Tour.

Along with a special live set from Dave, performers at the seventh annual charity event at Club Nokia will include Jane's Addiction, Paramore, Ozomatli and Chester Bennington. She Wants Revenge's Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield will DJ during the dinner, and comic Greg Behrendt will host. Dave will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award from the Recording Academy's charitable arm for his support of the MAP Fund. Also in attendance will be Steven Tyler.

Tickets to the event go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 11th, 2011, at 10am PST. The link above has information for Goldenvoice/AEG and American Express pre-sales as well, which start Wednesday (March 9th).

All proceeds from the event benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which supplies aid to recovering musicians.

For more information about the event or to purchase VIP packages, please contact Wynnie Wynn at 310 581-8659 or

Dave Gahan Featured In New York Times Photo Spread
March 19, 2011

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The March 13th, 2011 edition of the New York Times ran a photo spread called "Ballad Of A Thin Man - Godfathers Of Glam". Dave was featured with such artists as Bryan Ferry, Iggy Pop and Michael Stipe.

Be sure to check out the entire photo spread on the New York Times website.

Depeche Mode "Remixes 2: 81-11" Coming June 6th
March 23, 2011

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On 6 June 2011, Depeche Mode will release Remixes 2: 81-11 on Mute. An inspiring collection of new and classic mixes of material covering their entire career, the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut Speak And Spell, through to 2009's Sounds Of The Universe, and is the follow-up to 2004's million-plus selling Remixes 81-04. These remixes reinforce Depeche Mode's standing as one of the world's most influential and innovative acts.

Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture for the best part of three decades and this new compilation includes classic mixes from M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller, François Kervorkian and Dan The Automator, alongside all-new mixes from Stargate, Eric Prydz, Karlsson & Winnberg (from Miike Snow) and Röyksopp. In addition to this, the expanded editions include exclusive remixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder - the first time either artist has remixed tracks for their former colleagues.

Remixes 2: 81-11 will be available in two different CD formats; Single and Triple Disc versions, as well as Downloads and as a 6 x 12" vinyl LP box set.

Highlights from the selection of classic mixes include reworkings of "Dream On" from 2001's Exciter, "Suffer Well," "John the Revelator" and "A Pain That I'm Used To" from 2005's Playing The Angel and "In Chains," "Peace" and "Wrong" from 2009's Sounds Of The Universe, while the new mixes include "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "Puppets" from 1981's Speak And Spell, "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Behind The Wheel" from Music For The Masses as well as "A Question Of Time" from 1986's Black Celebration. Lead single "Personal Jesus", from 1990's Violator, also features several strong remixes as part of the package.The Remixes 2: 81-11 tracklisting is as follows.

1-Disc version:
1. Dream On - Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix Edit (2001)
2. Personal Jesus - The Stargate Mix (2011)
3. Suffer Well - M83 Remix (2006)
4. John The Revelator - UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
5. In Chains - Tigerskin's No Sleep Remix Edit (2011)
6. Peace - SixToes Remix (2009)
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! - Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
8. Never Let Me Down Again - Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
9. I Want It All - Roland M.Dill Remix (2011)
10. Wrong - Trentemøller Remix (2009)
11. Puppets - Röyksopp Remix (2011)
12. Everything Counts - Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
13. A Pain That I'm Used To - Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)

3-Disc version
Disc 1:
1. Dream On - Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix (2001)
2. Suffer Well - M83 Remix (2006)
3. John The Revelator - UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
4. In Chains - Tigerskin's No Sleep Remix (2011)
5. Peace - SixToes Remix (2009)
6. Lilian - Chab Vocal Remix Edit (2006)
7. Never Let Me Down Again - Digitalism Remix (2006)
8. Corrupt - Efdemin Remix (2009)
9. Everything Counts - Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
10. Happiest Girl - The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix (1990)
11. Walking In My Shoes - Anandamidic Mix (1993)
12. Personal Jesus - The Stargate Mix (2011)
13. Slowblow - Darren Price Mix (1997)

Disc 2:
1. Wrong - Trentemøller Club Remix (2009)
2. World In My Eyes - Dub In My Eyes (1990)
3. Fragile Tension - Peter Bjorn and John Remix (2009)
4. Strangelove - Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix (1988)
5. A Pain That I'm Used To - Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)
6. The Darkest Star - Monolake Remix (2006)
7. I Feel You - Helmet At The Helm Mix (1993)
8. Higher Love - Adrenaline Mix Edit (2004)
9. Fly On The Windscreen - Death Mix (1985)
10. Barrel Of A Gun - United Mix (1997)
11. Only When I Lose Myself - Dan The Automator Mix (1998)
12. Ghost - Le Weekend Remix (2009)

Disc 3:
1. Personal Jesus - Alex Metric Remix Edit (2011)
2. Never Let Me Down Again - Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
3. Behind The Wheel - Vince Clarke Remix (2011)
4. Leave In Silence - Claro Intelecto 'The Last Time' Remix (2011)
5. In Chains - Alan Wilder Remix (2011)
6. When The Body Speaks - Karlsson And Winnberg Remix (2011)
7. Puppets - Röyksopp Remix (2011)
8. Tora! Tora! Tora! - Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
9. Freestate - Clark Remix (2011)
10. I Want It All - Roland M. Dill Remix (2011)
11. A Question Of Time - Joebot Presents 'Radio Face' Remix (2011)
12. Personal Jesus - Sie Medway-Smith Remix (2011)

Depeche Mode belongs to a select premier league of 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 12 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. All told the band has sold more than 95 million albums worldwide.

DJ Sets From Martin Gore And Andrew Fletcher Added To Short Circuit Presents Mute
March 27, 2011

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Short Circuit presents Mute

13 + 14 May 2011 at London's historic Roundhouse

Just added! DJ sets by Martin L. Gore and Andrew Fletcher! A limited number of weekend tickets have just been released. Tickets are available from All events are 14+, 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

Short Circuit presents Mute is a 2 day incident which will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings and installations. A celebration of Mute's unique and influential work as a label and publisher, the occasion will see all of the Roundhouse's public spaces open together for the first time.

The German electronic label Raster-Noton have confirmed a line up for the opening night of 2011's Short Circuit - Thursday 12 May - and a specially created sound piece will link the Raster-Noton and Mute events. The Raster-Noton / Mute Sound Halo will consist of sound loops created by artists from both labels and will play overnight from 12 May to link the two events.

The Line Up (running order and stage times to be confirmed):

Friday 13 May
Richie Hawtin (Minus, Berlin) with visuals by Ali Demirel
Moby (DJ Set)
Nitzer Ebb
Richard H. Kirk
Carter Tutti with Nik Void (collaboration)
The Balanescu Quartet
Thomas Fehlmann
Thomas Brinkmann
Daniel Miller (DJ Set)

Saturday 14 May
Erasure and Special Guests
Martin L. Gore (DJ Set)
Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher (DJ Set)
The Residents
Josh T. Pearson plays Mute Songs
Alison Moyet (Special Guest)
Maps + Polly Scattergood (collaboration)
Big Deal
Beth Jeans Houghton
Poppy & The Jezebels
Simon Fisher Turner + Mira Calix (collaboration)
James Brooks
Peter Gregson
Danny Briottet (Renegade Soundwave) - DJ Set
Irmin Schmidt And Kumo Play The Sound Of Can - Can Archives Special (DJ Set)

Dirty Electronics

Mark Stewart 'On/Off' (2009)
An exclusive Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds film by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
with more to be announced

Gareth Jones on producing Mute artists,
Stefan Betke (AKA Pole) 'An Introduction Into The Science Of Mastering'
plus more to be announced

Installations - 13 + 14 May
Schneiders Beuro
Flies, Guys and Choirs
Felix's Machines

Listen To The Alex Metric Mix Of "Personal Jesus" Now
March 29, 2011

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We are happy to announce that the Alex Metric Mix of "Personal Jesus", from the forthcoming "Remixes 2: 81-11" album, is now streaming exclusively on Facebook. Be sure to check Facebook every Monday, for new exclusive streams!

Depeche Mode Autographed Lithograph Part Of #EMIfamily4Japan Charity Auction
April 9, 2011


Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family have been supporting the Red Cross to raise funds for the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Over the next three weeks, incredible auction items from some of the world's biggest stars will be available to bid on to help this important cause.

Depeche Mode's contribution to the auction is in the form of an autographed lithograph of the "Tour Of The Universe" cover art. The Depeche Mode auction ends on April 15th.

Be sure to check out the other auctions as well, by such EMI artists as Coldplay, The Beatles, Daft Punk, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Beastie Boys, The Chemical Brothers, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, and many more. More items will be added over the coming weeks.

EMI will match all funds raised from the auction up to a maximum of one million Euros, so please do check out all the auctions.

Rockshop Academy Benefit Featuring DJ Martin Gore
April 11, 2011

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Martin will be performing a DJ set to benefit the Rockshop Academy performance space on May 7th, 2011, at The Savoy (409 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA). To purchase tickets, go to The Savoy website. General Admission tickets are $25.00, and VIP are $50.00. The VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Martin.

Be sure to check in on the Facebook event page.

Depeche Mode "Personal Jesus 2011" - The Remixes, Out May 30th
April 14, 2011

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Depeche Mode - 'Personal Jesus 2011'
The remixes - out May 30th

Stargate, Eric Prydz, Alex Metric and more rework classic Depeche Mode track

Album - 'Remixes 2: 81-11' out June 6th

Depeche Mode are to release a single package from their forthcoming album "Remixes 2: 81-11" featuring all-new remixes of their iconic track 'Personal Jesus' on May 30th on Mute.

Originally featured on the classic 1990 album 'Violator', 'Personal Jesus' has been reworked by some of the dance world's most innovative acts, including Stargate, Eric Prydz and Alex Metric.

Already covered by Johnny Cash, Marilyn Manson, Tori Amos and Nina Hagen, 'Personal Jesus' is one of music's most renowned tracks.

CD single;
1. Personal Jesus - The Stargate Mix
2. Personal Jesus - Alex Metric Remix
3. Personal Jesus - Eric Prydz Remix
4. Personal Jesus - M.A.N. Remix
5. Personal Jesus - Sie Medway-Smith Remix

12" vinyl;
A1. Personal Jesus - Alex Metric Remix
A2. Personal Jesus - M.A.N. Remix
A3. Personal Jesus - The Stargate Mix
B1. Personal Jesus - Eric Prydz Remix
B2. Personal Jesus - Sie Medway-Smith Remix

1. Personal Jesus - The Stargate Mix
2. Personal Jesus - Alex Metric Remix
3. Personal Jesus - Eric Prydz Remix
4. Personal Jesus - M.A.N. Remix
5. Personal Jesus - Sie Medway-Smith Remix Dub Version

Quotes from the remixers;

Eric Prydz:
"Depeche Mode was the one band that first got me in to making music as a kid. So when Mute contacted me and asked if I wanted to remix Personal Jesus ( and Never Let Me Down Again) I nearly fell off my chair. My Personal Jesus Remix is very straightforward and in your face. I wanted to make something that would work in almost any DJ's set. From John Digweed to David Guetta and all in between."

Tor Hermansen, Stargate:
"To remix any Depeche Mode-song is a great honor - to remix PersonalJesus is like being knighted. When Rihanna told me she's a Depeche Mode fan, I had to tell her "I was a DM-fan before you were born, girl."

Alex Metric:
"It was an honour and a privilege to be able to get my hands on a classic record like Personal Jesus. I hope I did it some justice with my new version. I can clearly remember the first time I heard Depeche Mode as a teenager, and they made quite an impression on me, so to be able to work with the band in some way has been amazing."

Sie Medway-Smith:
"Remixing Personal Jesus had an added element - the fear factor! Howto approach such an iconic piece of music, when the original is such aperfectly executed classic. It took me three attempts to finally feel happy with what I did here. I hope I have done it justice, it was amazing to hear the raw stems in isolation on the desk".

On June 6th, Depeche Mode release 'Remixes 2: 81-11' on Mute. An inspiring collection of new and classic mixes of material covering their entire career, the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut 'Speak And Spell', through to 2009's 'Sounds Of The Universe', and is the follow-up to 2004's million-plus selling 'Remixes 81-04'.

Fletch To Add Additional DJ Dates (updated: November 10th)
April 19, 2011

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Fletch will be adding additional dates to his DJ Tour that he started in January 2011. Says Fletch: "I am really excited to be coming to a lot of the places that Depeche didn't get to visit on the last tour. I'm going to be playing a lot of new remixes, as well as many of my old favourites. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon."

The tour will play the following additional dates. More details, shows and specific ticket information to come. Stay tuned!

Last Update: November 10th, 2011 - 7:42am (pst)
additional dates (Mexico)

Due to a family bereavement Andy Fletcher has to postpone his show this coming Friday 28th, October at Babel Club in Malmo and reschedule it for Friday 16th, December, 2011.

Andy Fletcher says, "I am very disappointed that I can't play at Babel this coming Friday, as I was very much looking forward to it and to DJing in Malmo, where I haven't played before. It just means that when I play there on 16th December it will be even more of a special event to me."

Tickets already purchased will still be valid for 16th December, or can be refunded from point of purchase. Please visit for further information.

Friday, November 25th - Spazio Mad Club, Brescia, Italy -
Saturday, November 26th - Demode Club, Bari, Italy - /
Friday, December 2nd - Magazine Club - Lille, France -
Friday, December 9th - El Plaza, Mexico City, Mexico
Saturday, December 10th - Studio Cavaret, Guadalajara, Mexico
Friday, December 16th (rescheduled) - Babel Club - Malmo, Sweden -

News About Friends: Compact Space
April 27, 2011

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A bit of news about what our beloved friends are doing...

Christian Eigner's band Compact Space - with bandmates Daryl Bamonte and Florian Kraemmer - have just announced the worldwide digital release of their first album "Nameless" and their "Push Push" EP. Both the album and EP will be available where you are 30th September! For more information and updates visit their website,

news updated: September 28th, 2011

Check Out The New Remixes 2: 81-11 CD Cover Remixer
May 4, 2011

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Create your own unique, printable cover for Remixes 2: 81-11, due out June 6th on Mute. Use the elements from the actual front cover, or add your own. You can also share your creations with your friends.

Visit The Remixes 2:81-11 Cover Remixer now to get started.

Mute At Short Circuit - A Wrap Up By Peter Philipsen
May 22, 2011

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This past weekend saw a special 2 day Mute festival take place in London, celebrating the unique label, which has been home to Depeche Mode since 1981, and their eclectic history.

The two day festival, taking place at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden, included performances from a wide range of acts from the Mute roster, included past and present Depeche Mode members.

Friday evening Alan Wilder presented his Recoil "A Strange Hour" performance - a haunting show including several unique renditions of Mode classics - which culminated by Nitzer Ebb joining him on stage for an encore consisting of (amongst other things) "Personal Jesus".

Saturday's program was chuck full from midday till very late; starting out with several times Depeche Mode-collaborator and all round Mute-studio wiz Gareth Jones, who hosted a talk and Q&A session revolving around his history with the label in general and Depeche Mode in particular. Also putting in an appearance at the festival was Flood, who also did a presentation, much of which centered around his work with Depeche Mode; this included a detailed breakdown of the elements that made up "Enjoy The Silence", and lots of fun and insightful stories.

The evening program in the main hall was opened by live performances from Liars and The Residents, before Andy Fletcher took to the stage kicking off the first of two DJ sets with the just released Eric Prydz remix of "Never Let Me Down Again", which whipped the crowd into a bit of a frenzy. After that founding member of Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, came on stage for a unique show including three songs with his post-Mode partner in Yazoo, Alison Moyet, followed by a hits-packed Erasure set. Erasure ended their set being joined by Feargal Sharkey of The Undertones fame, who sang in short lived The Assembly for a performance of their hit "Never Never" from 1983.

A second set from Fletch was followed by a performance by Laibach, and closing out the festivals main stage for the weekend was Martin Gore with a banging DJ set, which had the crowd going till well past the announced curfew for the venue.

The aftershow party saw Daniel Miller and Rex The Dog behind the decks in the smaller Studio Theatre room, and an artists/crew only aftershow in the Made In Camden restaurant.

Ben Sherman VIP Depeche Mode Signed Plectrum In Aid Of Lifebeat
June 3, 2011

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Ben Sherman is auctioning off one of Martin's guitar picks from the Tour Of The Universe. The pick, as seen in the image to the left, comes framed with a signed postcard from Martin, and a picture of the band. This is a short auction, so don't miss out. View the auction on eBay.

The auction ends on June 5, 2011, with 100% of the proceeds going to support Trekstock and lifeBEAT.

Special Deluxe Digital Versions Of "Remixes 2: 81-11" Plus A Special US "Record Store Day" 3CD + Bonus 12" Single Edition
June 7, 2011

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This week sees the release of the career-spanning "Remixes 2: 81-11" compilation. With format choices including a 1-CD, 3-CD, 6-LP vinyl box and digital editions, you have many ways to enjoy the new release from Depeche Mode.

For the US market, select US independent music retailers will be selling the 3-CD edition of "Remixes 2: 81-11" with a very special, very limited 12" single. The 12" (sticker from the front cover on the left) contains two remixes of "Personal Jesus" (Alex Metric Remix and the M.A.N. Remix), as well as not-on-CD remixes of "The Sun And The Rainfall" (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts) and "The Sinner In Me" (SixToes Remix). A full list of independent retailers is available on the Record Store Day web site, but not all of the retailers will be participating. As such, we advise you to call ahead, to make sure that your favorite indie retailer is participating in the event.

For now, we can tell you the following shops are participating:

Bull Moose Music, 19 Arbor St., Portland, ME, 04103
Monster, 946 Orleans Rd, Charleston, SC, 29407
Dimple Records, 2433 Arden Way, Sacramento, C., 95825
Gallery Of Sound, 180 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702
Rasputin Music, 2401 Telegraph Avenu., Berkeley, CA, 94704
Zia Record Exchange, 21002 N 19th Av., Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ, 85027
Independent Records, 3020 E. Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Graywhale, 1773 West 4700 Sout., Taylorsville, UT, 84118
Silver Platters, 701 5th Ave N., Seattle, WA, 98109
Sound Garden, 1616 Thames St., Baltimor., MD, 21231
Sound Garden, 310 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Vintage Vinyl, 51 LaFayette Rd, Fords, NJ, 08863
The Exclusive Company, 1669 Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
BK Music , 7106 Midlothian Turnpik., Richmond, VA, 23225
Music Monitor Network, 4441 Six Forks Roa., Suite 106/145, Raleigh, NC, 27609
Newbury Comics, 5 Guest St., Brighton, MA, 02135
J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, New York, NY, 10038
Amoeba Records, 6400 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90028
Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight St., San Francisc., CA, 94117
Amoeba Records, 2455 Telegraph Ave, Berkele., CA, 94707
BOO BOO RECORDS, 978 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401-3205
CD CENTRAL, 377 S Limestone St, Lexington, KY, 40508-3054
CRIMINAL RECORDS, 1154-A Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307
CULTURE CLASH, 4020 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH, 43623-4228
END OF AN EAR, 2209 South 1st Unit C, Austin, TX, 78704
EXILE ON MAIN ST, 267 E Main St, Branford, CT, 06405-3126
GOOD RECORDS, 1808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75206-7437
GRIMEY'S, 1604 Eighth Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37203-5061
GUESTROOM RECORDS, 125 E. Main St., Norman, OK, 73069
GUESTROOM RECORDS, 3701 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73118
HOT POOP, 210 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA, 99362-2002
JACKPOT RECORDS, 203 SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR, 97205-2801
JACKPOT RECORDS, 3736 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, 97214-5146
LANDLOCKED MUSIC, 202 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN, 47404
LUNA MUSIC, 431 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46204-1501
SHAKE IT, 4156 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45223-3016
SLOW TRAIN, 221 East Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
STINKWEEDS, 12 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85013-2518
VINTAGE VINYL, 6610 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO, 63130-4503
Cactus, 2110 Portsmouth Street, Houston, TX, 77098
Central Square, PO Box 4692 89 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
CD World, 3215 West 11th Avenue #B, Eugene, OR, 97402
Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN, 37920
earX-tacy, 1534 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY, 40205
Earshot, 1418 N. Laurens St., Greenville, SC, 29601
Easy Street, 20 Mercer St., Seattle, WA, 98109
Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Finders Records, 128 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH, 43402
Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th St, Long Beach, CA, 90802
Homer's, 13529 I Circle, Omaha, NE, 68137
Indy CD & Vinyl, 806 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Kief's, 2429 Iowa St., Lawrence, KS, 66044
Lakeshore Record Exchange, 370 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14607
The Long Ear, 2405 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814
Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylo., NY, 11704
Lou's Records, 434 North Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA, 92024
Magnolia Thunderpussy, 1155 North High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201
Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside, Portland, OR, 97214
Off The Record, 901 Summitview Ave. #180, Yakima, WA, 98902
Oz Music, 506 14th St., Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401
Park Avenue CD, 2916 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL, 32803
Plan 9, 2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA, 23220
Pure Pop, 115 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT, 05401
Rainbow Books and Music, 54 East Main Street, Newark, DE, 19711
Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St., Rochester, NY, 14610
Record Exchange, 1105 W Idaho St, Boise, ID, 83702
Rhino/Mad Platter, 235 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711
Rockin' Rudy's, 237 Blaine, Missoula, MT, 59801
Salzer's, 5777 Valentine Road, Ventura, CA, 93003
Schoolkids, 2114 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC, 27607
Streetlight, 980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA, 95128
Twist and Shout, 2508 East Colfax, Denver, CO, 80206
Uncle Sam's, 1141 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Waterloo Records and Video, 600-A North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78703

PLEASE NOTE: These are just some of the participating stores, supplies are limited and you should also check with your favorite local indie store.

Also, there are a number of exclusives for you to choose from when buying your deluxe digital version of the album. Here is a complete breakdown of the retailers and remixes available when buying the deluxe digital edition of "Remixes 2: 81-11":

Master And Servant (RSS Remix)
In Chains (Myer vs Wilder Deconstruction)
Amazon - exclusive bonus tracks
Sister Of Night (Ida Engberg's Giving Voice To The Flame Remix)
Sweetest Perfection (Phil Kieran Remix)
HMV - exclusive bonus tracks
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
The Sinner In Me (SixToes Remix)
Spotify Premium - exclusive bonus tracks
Sister Of Night (Ida Engberg's Walking Through The Light Dub)
Sweetest Perfection (Phil Kieran Remix Dub)
Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Dub)
FRANCE FNAC - - exclusive bonus tracks
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
The Sinner In Me (SixToes Remix)
FRANCE - exclusive bonus tracks
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
I Want It All (Roland M. Dill Lunar Dub Remix)
GERMANY Napster - exclusive bonus track
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
SWITZERLAND 20 min / Basepoint Media - exclusive bonus track
The Sinner In Me (SixToes Remix)
SWEDEN CDON - exclusive bonus track
The Sinner In Me (SixToes Remix)
NORWAY / SWEDEN / DENMARK WiMP / Aspiro - exclusive bonus track
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
FINLAND Nokia - exclusive bonus track
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
ITALY Net Music - exclusive bonus track
The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts)
Beatport exclusive tracks
Dream On (Bushwacka Tough Guy Dub)
Suffer Well (M83 Instrumental)
John The Revelator (UNKLE Dub)
In Chains (Tigerskin's No Sleep Alternative Remix)
Wrong (Trentemøller Club Remix Dub)
A Pain That I'm Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Dub)
Leave In Silence (Claro Intelecto Walk Away Remix)
I Want It All (Roland M. Dill Instrumental)
A Question Of Time (Joebot Presents 'Radio Face' Instrumental)
Personal Jesus (Sie Medway-Smith Remix Instrumental)

Depeche Mode Contribute "So Cruel" To Upcoming "AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered" CD
October 11, 2011

AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered

Depeche Mode have contributed their cover of the U2 song "So Cruel" to the forthcoming "AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered" CD, joining other bands in paying tribute to the 1991 U2 album "Achtung Baby". The compilation CD, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Achtung Baby", will come with the December 2011 issue of Q Magazine (#305).

The magazine (with free CD) will be in shops from October 26th. The magazine can also be ordered via the Q Magazine website.

The full track listing of the "AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered" CD:
Nine Inch Nails - Zoo Station
U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)
Damien Rice - One
Patti Smith - Until The End Of The World
Garbage - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Depeche Mode - So Cruel
Snow Patrol - Mysterious Ways
The Fray - Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Gavin Friday - The Fly
The Killers - Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Glasvegas - Acrobat
Jack White - Love Is Blindness

New Noise & Notes For Notes Present 2nd Annual Holiday Sound Check
November 14, 2011

Martin Gore DJing at the Second Annual Holiday Soundcheck

Mr Gore will be performing a special DJ set on December 3rd, at the Second Annual Holiday Sound Check presented by New Noise & Notes For Notes. A very limited number of public tickets will be available for this event. Here are the full details:

New Noise & Notes For Notes Present...
2nd Annual Holiday Sound Check
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Contemporary Arts Forum- Paseo Nuevo
7:30pm *** 21 + Only

- Special DJ Set from Martin Gore
- DJ Matty Matt [Project M80]
- Amazing Silent Auction, No host bar, dancing and more for two great organizations that assist local youth and community artists.

There are two ticket options:

$50.00 each ticket (normal ticket)
$100.00 each ticket (normal ticket plus one piece of Martin Gore autographed memorabilia from the evening and two free drink tickets)

Go to the Eventbrite page to order tickets to the Second Annual Holiday Sound Check.

Achtung Baby Covers Album To Benefit Concern's Emergency Famine Work In East Africa
November 15, 2011

AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered

Album Featuring Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Killers and More Available for Download Exclusively on iTunes

AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered, the unique covers album of U2's Achtung Baby featuring Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Killers and others, is available for download worldwide starting today exclusively on the iTunes Store, with all proceeds to benefit Concern Worldwide's work in famine-stricken areas of East Africa. The album will be available on iTunes in the UK on November 28th.

With the support of iTunes, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) and all of the participating artists, managers & labels, all proceeds from the sale of AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered, will support Concern's response to the East Africa crisis, where thousands of children have already died of hunger or related diseases and over 10 million people remain at risk.

"This crisis in East Africa is still very much an emergency and Concern is delighted that all of the parties involved are making this hugely significant contribution to our work in the region," said Concern CEO, Tom Arnold. "We are honored they have chosen Concern as the exclusive beneficiaries."

Mr Arnold added: "It is disappointing that such a major ongoing humanitarian situation has largely disappeared from the media headlines. Offering the proceeds from AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered to Concern's East Africa appeal also provides a timely reminder that alleviation of the hunger and wider health crisis in the region must not be forgotten and should remain a global priority."With over 25 years' experience in East Africa, Concern has strong links with local communities and local partners, thereby increasing the agency's effectiveness and impact in getting help and assistance to those that need it most. The agency began responding to the needs of the current emergency since its onset in late 2010 and is currently reaching 680,000 people with clean water, food and nutritional care.

AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered, conceived for Q Magazine to mark their 25th Anniversary issue, and coinciding with the 20th Anniversary re-release of Achtung Baby, is available with Q Magazine's December 2011 issue featuring U2 on the cover.

The full track listing of AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered is:

Nine Inch Nails - Zoo Station
U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) - Even Better Than The Real Thing
Damien Rice - One
Patti Smith - Until The End Of The World
Garbage - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Depeche Mode - So Cruel
Snow Patrol - Mysterious Ways
The Fray - Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Gavin Friday - The Fly
The Killers - Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Glasvegas - Acrobat
Jack White - Love Is Blindness

Note: Due to restrictions, the following countries will not be participating in the iTunes sale: Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Malta, Hungary, Estonia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Slovakia. The UK release in the iTunes store will be on November 28th, 2011.

Vince Clarke And Martin L. Gore Announce Details Of Brand New Collaboration - VCMG
November 21, 2011

martin gore - vince clarke - vcmg

martin gore - vince clarke - vcmg

After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album on Mute, preceded by a series of EPs.

VCMG is the fruit of initially tentative discussion and subsequent enthused collaboration where Vince and Martin, both influential as pioneers in electronic music, get to exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno inspired VCMG.

As Vince explains: "I've been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music and I got really intrigued by all the sounds… I realised I needed a collaborator… so it occurred to me to talk to Martin."

Says Gore: "Out of the blue I got an e-mail from Vince just saying, 'I'm interested in making a techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?' This was maybe a year ago. He said, 'No pressure, no deadlines,' so I said, 'OK'."

The writing and recording of the album was done in a typically unique way with the pair working alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email, exchanging files until the album was ready. It was in May 2011 that the pair met for the first time to discuss the project when they both performed at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London.

The album 'Ssss' (due out on March 12th on Mute) was produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore and mixed by the influential Californian electronic artist Überzone / Q.

The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer and founder of EditSelect Records whose previous remix credits include Speedy J, Death In Vegas and Gary Beck; Regis, British techno musician Karl O'Connor, member of the Sandwell District collective and co-founder of Downwards Records); Zak aka DVS1, founder of Hush Records and one of the most prominent figures in US dance music counts techno innovator Derrick May amongst his biggest fans, with his second ever release on May's own Transmat plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.


EP1 / SPOCK will be available initially as a global exclusive on Beatport on 30 November, and then on all DSPs from 12 December with the 12" release following on 19 December 2011.

Spock - Album Version
Spock - Edit Select Remix
Spock - Regis Remix
Spock - DVS1 Voyage Home Remix
Spock - XOQ Remix

Buy now on Beatport (HTML5 or Flash web links)

Seasons Greetings
December 19, 2011

seasons greetings

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year from Depeche Mode.

MOTOR "Man Made Machine" Featuring Martin L. Gore
December 20, 2011

motor featuring martin l. gore

Pioneering techno duo MOTOR is about to release their fourth album on CLR. After completing three massively successful and critically acclaimed techno albums, Bryan Black and Oly Grasset, who together form the act MOTOR, have shifted gears and recorded a song-based vocal album by the name of "Man Made Machine". The first single, also titled "Man Made Machine", features Martin L. Gore on vocal duties.

Apart from the original and extended versions, the EP contains three additional remixes by Black Asteroid, Radio Slave and Chris Liebing, as well as the "Man Made Machine" video. Just recently, when MOTOR secretly played the original version of the track on a BBC radio broadcast, it got over 10.000 views within hours of being ripped and broadcasted on YouTube. The reactions from Depeche Mode and MOTOR fans are absolutely ecstatic. One online comment, which has often been quoted and agreed to, is that "Man Made Machine" sounds like a modern version of the Depeche Mode track "Personal Jesus" - obviously a royal honour for the guys from MOTOR.

There is no doubt that this EP and the whole album will draw attention from various musical scenes, and the CLR team is very exited about this release. It seems perfectly in line with the label's strong techno roots, as well as with its increasingly open-minded musical philosophy. Chris Liebing himself has always been inspired by the "out of the ordinary" techno approach of MOTOR and is highly pleased to form part of this new chapter in the band's history.

Here are the details for the single:
Label: CLRX
Title: Man Made Machine EP
Catalog Number: CLRX1
Buy the single on iTunes:
Buy the video on iTunes:

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