Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Neat little blog dedicated to the life and work of Wendy Wild for those of you who remember her work with the Mad Violets, Love Delegation, Das Furlines, Pulsallama ... and Bronski Beat.
New Come Ons album- Stars

The new album is finally done and is officially available now through the band's label MoPop. Anyone who placed an advance order in the last few weeks can expect shipment any day now. The CD will be available in stores domestically on June first and in the UK and Europe in July. The album will be available for digital download soon on Itunes, Napster, and a few other sites. And of course a couple samples can be heard on the band's MySpace page

New full length recording by The Come Ons.

The Come Ons - Stars - MoPop Records MP-05

This spring, The Come Ons will release their Fourth full length recording, entitled Stars, on their own MoPop Music label. The record includes 11 originals recorded at the Tempermill Studio in Ferndale, Michigan by Jim Kissling. The Come Ons, long known as the smooth, soulful group in the Detroit garage band milieu, tap deeper into their own style of dance pop with songs informed equally by 60's French pop icons Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg as 70's Dance minimalists ESG and A Certain Ratio. A remix of "Lullaby", the first single from Stars, will be released as a 7" on Red Lounge Records of Germany b/w The Velvet Underground's "Who Loves The Sun". After releasing two 7" singles, a 12" DJ single, and appearing on a Gun Club tribute record, this will be the first full length since their Ghetto Years collection on Infidelity Records, and the forth release on their newly formed MoPop record label. The Band, as always includes the bass guitar, piano, and vocals of Deanne Iovan, who has also contributed backing vocals to records by The Datsuns, The Dirtbombs, The Clone Defects and The Mistreaters; drummer Patrick Pantano, who also appears on record and in performance with The Dirtbombs; and guitarist Bryan Foreman. Engineer Kissling has worked with many Detroit techno artists, most notably Kevin Saunderson. The stark cover photograph was taken by Pantano who is also known for the images on The White Stripes White Blood Cells and Elephant sleeves. Stars will be available concurrently for digital download on Itunes, Napster and other downloading sites. The album will initially be available on CD only.

And while we're in the Motor City Limits... check out the Ron Asheton website!

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