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2014

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Depeche Mode to Issue Concert Film 'Live in Berlin'

October 8, 2014

Toward the end of Depeche Mode's extensive world tour last year in support of their most recent album, 2013's Delta Machine, director Anton Corbijn filmed two dates in Berlin for release as a two-hour concert film, Depeche Mode Live in Berlin, due out...

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Keyed Up: The Best of Eighties Synth Pop

June 3, 2014

With their smooth swaths of synths and digital-drum machines, these acts became dance-floor fixtures at downtown clubs and high-school gyms alike. Just remember to wear neon while listening.

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Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

May 27, 2014

They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.

2013

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Atoms for Peace, Kings of Leon, Muse Top ACL Lineup

May 7, 2013

Atoms for Peace, Kings of Leon and Muse are among the artists set for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the Cure, Depeche Mode, the National, Passion Pit, Queens of the Stone Age and Kendrick Lamar will also...

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Eric Prydz Dreams of Depeche Mode

April 15, 2013

DJ-producer Eric Prydz dropped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room and shared his thoughts on his dream collaboration, keeping new music exclusive to his live set, and his stage setup. "I would love to do something with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode," Prydz...

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Depeche Mode, 'Soothe My Soul'

March 28, 2013

Depeche Mode get darkly sensual in their new video for "Soothe My Soul," combining the aggressive chants of the chorus with some smooth caresses and seductive imagery. Black, white and gray hues dominate, while Dave Gahan's vocals inject a menacing, sexual...

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Depeche Mode Go Inside 'Delta Machine'

March 21, 2013

Synth-pop heroes Depeche Mode are set to release Delta Machine, their 13th studio album and first since 2009, on March 26th on Columbia Records. Take a look at the making of the album (available for pre-order now) in this exclusive short documentary. Shot...

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Depeche Mode Play 'Letterman'

March 11, 2013

Although there are another 10 days to go before Depeche Mode release their first album in nearly four years, the influential synth-pop band will preview some of their new music tonight in their "Live on Letterman" performance. 500 Greatest Albums of...

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Depeche Mode Prepare to Re-Invade America

July 29, 2013

"For years, I was stuck behind a keyboard rig," Depeche Mode's Martin Gore says with a laugh, calling long-distance from backstage in Poland, just minutes before showtime at Warsaw's National Stadium. "When I started playing guitar onstage, it was a bit...

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Song Premiere: Depeche Mode Rage Anew in 'Soothe My Soul' Remix

May 3, 2013

Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello and producer/songwriter Jacques Lu Cont have teamed up to remix "Soothe My Soul" from Depeche Mode's latest effort, Delta Machine. While Depeche Mode's original was a harrowing cut that moved along in a lurching blues...

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Song Premiere: Minus the Bear Embrace Gaming in 'Walk on Air'

April 11, 2013

Seattle indie-rockers Minus the Bear are part of the eclectic mix of artists who comprise the album accompanying the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to their contribution, "Walk on Air," which trades their...

Album Review

Delta Machine

March 26, 2013

The 13th Depeche Mode album is foregrounded in blues and gospel influences that have often merely burbled beneath their synth-sad pop. "The angel of love was upon me/And, Lord, I felt so high," Dave Gahan growls on "Angel." Gahan was treated for cancer...

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Depeche Mode Debut New Songs in Austin

March 16, 2013

Brazos Hall isn't big enough for Dave Gahan, who took to the Austin club's stage at SXSW last night and commanded a self-pinching 900-capacity crowd – including Billy Corgan, Usher and Matt Sorum – like he was playing the Rose Bowl. Aside...

2012

Song Review

"Untitled New Track"

November 12, 2012

"The angel of love was upon me, and, Lord, I felt so small!" snarls Dave Gahan on the first taste of Depeche Mode's new LP, due next year; he slithers through some nasty analog synth squelching into a chorus of Beatlesque sunshine.  Listen...

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Video: Dior Takes On a Depeche Mode Classic for New Ad

May 3, 2012

Few bands come as preternaturally equipped for fashionable appropriation as Depeche Mode. With a heroic yet conflicted sex symbol for a frontman, pioneering synth anthems fit for self-proclaimed "black celebrations" and a lyrical fantasia of vices hard...

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Dave Gahan Joins Soulsavers for L.A. Show

July 22, 2012

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan recently did some moonlighting as the singer on the new Soulsavers album The Light The Dead See. And last night in L.A. at the famed studios of the Capitol Records building, the collaborators came together on the stage...

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Depeche Mode Co-Founders Reunite As VCMG

February 23, 2012

VCMG, the new project by synthpop pioneers Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, marks the first time the two musicians have worked together since they were both members of Depeche Mode in the early Eighties. In the time since, Gore carried on with Depeche Mode,...

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