It’s throwback time with anticipated new releases from four legendary acts.
Depeche Mode, Delta Machine: This British ensemble was part and parcel of what made ‘80s music so exciting and new, and they still hold the title of the most successful electronic band in music history. Now a trio, the band has never stopped recording music and inspiring a new generation, though not with the frequency and hullaballoo they enjoyed in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Still, the band’s legion of fans is anxiously awaiting this 13th studio album, which band members say they worked hard to make sound modern.
David Bowie, The Next Day: With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Bowie is indisputably one of the biggest names, innovators and influential forces of all time. To record his 24th studio album and his first new material in 10 years, he spent a painstaking two years in the studio with producer Tony Visconti. The result, says Visconti, delivers classic Bowie, as well as the innovation for which he’s known.
Bon Jovi, What About Now: Another band that contributed heavily to the soundtrack of the ‘80s – “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer” – and made a significant comeback in the 2000s – “It’s My Life” – is back with its twelfth studio album. After dabbling with a range of musical styles, they’re promising a return to their roots.
They Might Be Giants, Nanobots: Though TMBG never enjoyed the superstardom of the previous three bands, this quirky band from the ‘80s has achieved massive success by never stopping and continuing to innovate. From “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” to their certified gold children’s albums to work in TV and film, TMBG has been a constant presence since their 1986 debut. Their 16th studio release is a collection of 25 short songs – perfect for the modern attention span.