On Friday, 15th of March, the long anticipated "Automation Baby"-Album from Mesh will be released. Fans are really looking forward to the material. The prerelease-single "Born To Lie" has raised interest as well as the fantastic "Making Of"-Video of the albums closing ballad "You Couldn't See This Coming". The video shows that the album has a very diverse and varied style. "Born To Lie" also scored pole positions on the German Alternative Charts as well as the European Alternative Charts.
"Automation Baby" will be released in a 14-Track-Regular-Version as well as in a Limited-Edition-Box-Set including a full-metal-pin, two stickers and a bonus-cd with remixes and exclusive tracks. The Box-Set is limited to 2500 units, so there is certainly a good reason to place your order a little faster. To celebrate the release Dependent also raffles five exclusive Mesh-mugs off. Everybody who orders the Limited-Edition from our website takes part in the drawing lots. Order your copy of the regular album here and the limited edition here.
As we announced before, the new Ghost & Writer Single "Never Take Fire" is now available for free.
Here you can download the tracks!
Ghost & Writers second album „Red Flags“ has turnt into an acoustic-electronic Film Noir. Musical short stories centering around characters driven by despair are forming a sharp contrast to the bright electronic aesthetic from Frank Spinath and his Belgium counterpart Jean-Marc Lederman.
Before the album is available on April 5th, through retail, there will be an impressive teaser-trailer (to stay in the cinematic language): Only until the album release, the single “Never Take fire” will be available on the website of Dependent for free. Simultaneously this single will also be available in a limited number (68 handsigned and numbered copies available only) in the Dependent Shop. Because of the high quality of this advance single, it will be available on regular download platforms digitally after April 5th.
There is a beat that makes us curious. Like Alice in Wonderland chasing the white rabbit, we have to follow this beat. It pulls us directly into a world of knobs, faders, switches and digital displays, the studio environment where MESH recorded their forthcoming album “Automation Baby”.
The beat is still there. It is the heartbeat of “You Could Not See This Coming”, the albums intimate closing ballad, that the band worked on finishing the album. And we are allowed to peek over Mark’s and Rich’s shoulders, seeing them building this wonderful track, that creates quite a contrast to the first single, and shows a different facette of the new MESH-Album to be released.
Preorder the new album here.
KUNST, KMFDM and Carnage are not only linked together by alliteration: Early march will see the follow-up to the critically acclaimed “WTF!?” album in Europe: KUNST will be released in Europe, and is equipped with an artwork that spells the tongue-in-cheek provocation that the outfit is known for. The bare-chested heroine who gives a massive wooden cross an unvoluntary date with a chainsaw is not only a reference to the ucraine feminism-group FEMEN, but also to the “Pussy Riot” riots, whom KMFDM have dedicated a full song to on their album. KUNST is coming as the mix between cluboriented synthlines and guitardriven industrial metal that KMFDM is known for.
The soundcarrier is due in March, and the band will grace European stages throughout April. Germany, France and the UK will get the KUNST-treatment. Don’t miss the showdates in our “On Tour” section.
With 2011’s Modern Ruin still a fresh memory, Covenant is already back in the studio working on a follow-up, tentatively titled Leaving Babylon. Featuring material that spans from Northern Light-era demos to brand-new creations, Leaving Babylon promises to be a bold new direction for the band. Beat-heavy yet introspective; Leaving Babylon is Covenant’s sonic exploration into uncharted emotional waters. It’s the feeling of memory made sound—the melancholy of Sweden in the wintertime, the strange beat of electric hearts, and the longing for forgotten parties.
It's time to listen. It's time to heed the sound of the sirens. What are they telling us? Who is really playing the tunes we dance to? We are not Leaving Babylon. Not yet.
Leaving Babylon Club Night Tour plus Special Guests & DJs
12.09. Duisburg - Pulp
13.09. Magdeburg - Factory
14.09. Hamburg - Markthalle
15.09. Hannover - Musikzentrum
17.09. Frankfurt - Batschkapp
18.09. München - Backstage
19.09. Nürnberg - Hirsch
20.09. Erfurt - Gewerkschaftshaus
21.09. Dresden - Reithalle / Straße E
22.09. Berlin - C Club
More dates over Europe to come!
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Mesh finish Studioworks for “Automation Baby” and add sneak preview to first single ”Born To Lie”
The Bristol Duo Mesh just concluded their studioworks for their forthcoming new album AUTOMATION BABY to be released in Mid March. The band seems very satisfied with the result, as singer Mark Hockings comments: “We think this album is a huge step forward for MESH, the sound has become more coherent and more modern.
We are very happy with the result.” Soon, you will have the option to experience that with your own ears, as the bands record company Dependent had produced a few clips that will give away glimpses of the long-awaited album. A prerelease of the bands forthcoming single on YouTube was welcomed euphorically by the MESH-fans, and more snippets will follow soon. If that is not enough, then the single “Born To Lie” will give you even further insights into the forthcoming release: A QR-Code in the booklet will give access to a hidden Sneak Preview of the single and reveal 3 more album tracks that will not be made available anywhere else. The single will be available January 18th.
This week sees the new Front Line Assembly Soundtrack CD "AirMech" at a top position of the German Alternative Charts (DAC)!
Audio samples from "AirMech" you still find here and CD orders are available at our shop!
For their eighth studio album Covenant return to their one-time home port of Dependent, the label that twelve years ago released the landmark "United States Of Mind" album. With tracks like "Dead Stars", "One World One Sky" and of course the "Leiermann", this was the album that capitalised on the band's insider cult status and catapulted them to the upper echelons of the global electro scene.
With a successful US tour and several special debut album anniversary gigs behind them, the band have since been at work on the songs for the new CD. At the time of writing the band is busy going through the massive amounts of demos they have produced since their last album "Modern Ruin".
The working title of the new album is "Leaving Babylon". A new Covenant Single, maybe even an EP is already planned for spring 2013!
As with each new album the band manages to redefine their sound without sacrificing their recognizability, it will be interesting to discover which new facets of Covenant will emerge to surprise us this time. One thing is certain: the fans will certainly get their money's worth.