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Bauhaus Head Into Studio For First Time in 15 Years

Bauhaus originally said they’d rise again for two
and only two shows, but it now looks like the goth quartet’s money
machine will continue to churn, with a casket full of new releases
in tow.

Last Friday, following the first of two sold-out performances at
Chicago’s Riviera Theater, Bauhaus spent six hours
in a Windy City studio recording two songs with engineer
Chris Shepard (Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco,
Liz Phair
). There, the group hashed out a cover of
Dead Can Dance‘s “Severance,” and began work on a
new, as-yet-untitled song. “They really liked coming into the
studio between the busy-ness of the tour,” Shepard says. “We had a
really good vibe going and they worked real quick.”

The recording experience is likely to continue, as the band is
considering booking studio time in Atlanta come mid-September when
their creepshow rolls into town for a two-night stand at the
Tabernacle. Shepard believes Bauhaus may book more
studio time following the European leg of their world tour —
concluding on Nov. 15 in Portugal — in order to record their first
full-length studio album in fifteen years.

Shepard first worked with Bauhaus singer and solo artist
Peter Murphy in July when the goth rocker went
into Seattle’s Studio X to record a five-song EP,
titled Recall. That project, which was co-produced by
members of KMFDM, is scheduled for an Oct. 27
release, two weeks after the Love and Rockets
(Bauhaus-minus-Murphy) album Lift hits stores.

Meanwhile, Bauhaus will record and videotape their two shows at New
York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Sept. 9 and 10, for
an upcoming live album and possible live video, according to band
manager Charlie Hewitt. Hewitt said he didn’t know
if the new song recorded in Chicago will premiere during this tour
or even be included on the live album.


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