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Apr 21, 2020

West London’s Will Westerman, who releases music simply under his last name, is releasing his debut full-length album, Your Hero Is Not Dead, on June 5 via Partisan. Now he has shared another song from it, title track “Your Hero Is Not Dead,” which he says is inspired by the 2019 passing of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis. He has also put out a new SoundCloud mix he calls “freeform communal music” and has titled Huxley. More

Feb 03, 2020

Rustin Man, the project of Paul Webb, the former bassist of 1980s icons Talk Talk, has announced a new album, Clockdust, and shared its first single, “Jackie’s Room,” via a video for the track. More

Scott Walker, David Berman, Etc. Snubbed by Grammys In Memoriam; Ric Ocasek’s Name Spelled Wrong

Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis and The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Also Not Included

Jan 27, 2020

The In Memoriam segment at this year’s The Grammy Awards failed to include some influential musicians: Scott Walker, David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains), Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, and more. On top of that, they misspelled Ric Ocasek from The Cars’ name. More

Mark Hollis of Talk Talk: A Life (1955 - 2019)

The Singer is Dead at Age 64

Feb 25, 2019

Mark Hollis’ death was very much like the latter part of his life-shrouded in mystery. When the singer and principal songwriter in Talk Talk quietly retired from music in 1998, he was barely heard from again. More

Talk Talk - “Spirit of Eden” Turns 30

Reflecting on the Influential Album Originally Released on September 16, 1988

Sep 17, 2018

“It was very, very psychedelic. We had candles and oil wheels, strobes going, sometimes just total darkness in the studio. You’d get totally disorientated, no daylight, no time frame.” So goes the story, told by Talk Talk’s engineer Phil Brown, when discussing the synth pop-turned-art rocker’s landmark 1988 album Spirit of Eden. More


My Favorite Album: Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire on Talk Talk’s “Spirit of Eden”

"It was one of the most striking moments of musical discovery I'd ever had—even from the first second."

Jan 30, 2020

I found it when I was 22 or 23. Or maybe it found me. I’d been at the big Salvation Army thrift store not far from my house and someone had dropped off this crate of really amazing recordsan actual record collection of someone deep into musicwhile I was there. More