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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Skinny Ties and All

Thirty years ago every self respecting “Devoto-ee” knew every word to “The Light Pours Out of Me” and more than likely sported a Magazine button on their skinny tie...  Reunited Manchester post-punkers Magazine have released a new studio album this week so many years later via Wire-Sound. The band's fifth full-length, titled No Thyself, follows up 1981's Magic, Murder and the Weather, and was released in the UK October 24th.  (North American fans will have to wait until November 21st.)

No Thyself reunites band leader Howard Devoto, who formed the group in 1977 after leaving the Buzzcocks, with early collaborators John Doyle (drums) and Dave Formula (keyboards), as well as John White on bass and Apollo 440's Noko on guitar. Noko replaces guitarist John McGeoch, who passed away in 2004.

The band will also be heading out on a brief UK tour to promote the disc this November.

No Thyself:

1. Do The Meaning
2. Other Thematic Material
3. The Worst Of Progress...
4. Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies)
5. Physics
6. Happening In English
7. Holy Dotage
8. Of Course Howard (1979)
9. Final Analysis Waltz
10. The Burden Of A Song
11. Blisterpack Blues *

* bonus track