Posted in music on January 11, 2013

by Bill Pearis

new order

New Order's new album, Lost Sirens, consists of tracks from the same recording sessions as 2005's Waiting for the Siren's Call. The record was originally supposed to come out the next year, but bassist Peter Hook got in a tiff with the rest of the band and quit. Seven years later, the tracks will see the light of day on Tuesday (1/15). The eight tracks are likely the last New Order tracks to feature Hook's signature bass playing (and it's not on all of them). Musically, it's pretty good and more dancey than either of New Order's last two albums. For fans of frontman Bernard Sumner's unique lyrical gifts, there are some real gems to be heard here.

You can stream the whole of Lost Sirens over at Rolling Stone.

Peter Hook will be in town at the end of the month for two talks about his new book, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.

The rest of New Order were here in October.



Comments (11)

I dig this

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 5:23 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 5:26 PM

7 year old exciting!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 5:30 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:12 PM

i think this is better than waiting for the sirens call!

also the 2nd track "sugarcane" sounds like american boy by estelle

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:55 PM

new order has sucked for the last 30 years

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 7:34 PM

You think New Order has sucked since 1983? Does that mean you think Power Corruption & Lies and Low Life sucked? They most certainly did not. Brotherhood was excellent, and even Technique was decent. So, I would say they have only sucked since 1993, so only for the last 20 years then.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:13 PM

7:35, 8:13 - a few of new order's songs may be sub-par, but your entire lives have sucked, respectively.

so there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 8:18 AM

I would give it 3.5/ 5. It is a good album but it could have been better if they didn’t break up. Sugarcane, I’ll stay with you and Hellbent sound very good. I like Hellbent from the total version better than the original mix. If you like good uplifting music with great melodies and catchy songs then you will love this album, if you are a casual or a diehard New Order fan then you will like this album also.

New order, what a Great band, what a Great life.

Posted by l.solanki | January 14, 2013 11:04 AM

I'm glad that new order is back.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 8:49 PM

I swore I'd never be one those guys who at age 48 only listens to music from their youth and dammit that's exactly what I'm doing here and I cannot help but still love this music.

Posted by Abell | September 11, 2014 1:40 PM

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