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40 Years of Finely Tuned Nonsense: An Interview with Severed Heads

40 Years of Finely Tuned Nonsense: An Interview with Severed Heads

At Severed Heads' third-last show in New York, after decades of playing electronic, art-pop, Tom Ellard swung a noose around his band's head and, with an imitable grin, slowly pulled tighter. After 40 years, Severed Heads is done, and Ellard muses on his long career.

Throbbing Gristle Sounded Only Half Alive on ‘Part Two: The Endless Not’

Throbbing Gristle Sounded Only Half Alive on ‘Part Two: The Endless Not’

The promised new album emerged in 2007 mashing together an EP's worth of new Throbbing Gristle, four outtakes from the band members' solo work, and two songs hanging around since their reformation in 2004.

Throbbing Gristle’s 2004 EP ‘TG Now’ Offered Hope for the Future

Throbbing Gristle’s 2004 EP ‘TG Now’ Offered Hope for the Future

The demon stepchild shadowing punk's footsteps in the 1970s, Throbbing Gristle, returned in this new century making the case that they had something new to say with TG Now.

Mute’s Throbbing Gristle Reissue Campaign Enters the Reformation Years

Mute’s Throbbing Gristle Reissue Campaign Enters the Reformation Years

In the latest component of a comprehensive reissue series, three limited-edition releases from the 2004-2007 iteration of Throbbing Gristle are back in print. We begin with Live December 2004: A Souvenir of Camber Sands.

Kris Baha and the EBM Revival

Kris Baha and the EBM Revival

As a DJ and an artist, Kris Baha picks up on the most ideologically charged 1980s electronic dance music and introduces it to a new and growingly voracious audience.

Negativland Tell the Tale of “Certain Men” (premiere)

Negativland Tell the Tale of “Certain Men” (premiere)

Your favorite sound collage maestros Negativland return with a meditation on greed that could have been written in the 1980s or the 1790s.

Groupthink and Other Painful Reflections on ​Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

Groupthink and Other Painful Reflections on ​Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

TOPY and Genesis P-Orridge's knowing adoption of cult iconography and organizing principles quickly slid from satiric emulation to full embrace -- and we all went along with it.

Synthpop Pioneer Fad Gadget’s Music Is Finally Back in Release

Synthpop Pioneer Fad Gadget’s Music Is Finally Back in Release

The singular synth/industrial/performance art innovator and provocateur Fad Gadget influenced Depeche Mode and scores of others, but never really got his due.

Chance Versus Causality: An Interview with Cabaret Voltaire

Chance Versus Causality: An Interview with Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H. Kirk talks about two new collections of the legendary post-punk band's early music, an upcoming new album, and how he prefers to listen to music.

Blanck Mass’ ‘Animated Violence Mild’ Critiques Excess with Excess

Blanck Mass’ ‘Animated Violence Mild’ Critiques Excess with Excess

Blanck Mass' Animated Violence Mild drops unrelenting electro-industrial melodies, practicing excess to explore personal grief and the global devastation of consumerism.

The 100 Greatest Alternative Songs of the ’80s

The 100 Greatest Alternative Songs of the ’80s

One of our most popular series ever, this 2015 list of the 1980s best "alternative" music has it all, from new wave to punk and post-punk to goth.