New Depeche Mode
October 24, 2012 | Music | 4 Comments|
The other day, Depeche Mode held a press conference and announced a tour for 2013. Looks like only Europe dates so far, but then the above video was posted over on their VEVO channel.
It’s quite catchy even if it’s a collage of sorts. My assessment from the above is that it sounds evolved. It’s got that DM sound with some modern twists on their brooding beats. Also, I see from all of the various photos on their web site, there’s no sign of a return for Alan Wilder. Which is a small shame, as that would have been cool to see him back in the band. Although, that might have also signaled the end of the band… like a final reunion.
Any DM fans wish to chime in here, after you watch/listen to the above of course.
I’m reserving comment until I hear more. The rambling incoheasive “style” of the piece seems lacking to me given Dave Gahan’s amazing vocal talents. It’s like something that somebody with a poor singing voice would try in the hopes that style wins out over substance. Still… this is Depeche Mode. They rarely produce things I ultimately don’t end up loving, so it’s easy to give them the benefit of the doubt here.