As part of Universal Music’s ‘Pop Sounds we’re very excited to announce that ‘The Hurting’ has been given a special, limited re-press on 180gm vinyl with the original sleeve art, and inserts reproduced in full. It was mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original analogue tapes onto heavy-duty vinyl. Get your copy here: http://po.st/THEHURTINGVINYL

 

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Project Pabst

Just announced: We’re playing Project Pabst in Portland, OR this summer. What an amazing lineup! Get tickets: http://projectpabst.comPBR-PP-SOCIAL-2

City & Colour – Suffer The Children

Listen to City and Colour’s stark and emotional cover of Suffer The Children.

Crystal Fighters Cover Change

Our good friends in Crystal Fighters have covered our song “Change” from ‘The Hurting’.

Ready Boy & Girls?

Record Store Day is just under one month away (4/19) and we’re pleased to announce we’ll be pressing 3,000 limited edition copies of our cover songs on white 10″ vinyl.

Ready Boy & Girls will feature:
My Girls (Animal Collective cover)
Ready to Start (Arcade Fire cover)
Boy From School (Hot Chip cover)

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Sex, Drugs, & Opera

Hello everyone, Roland here. I am delighted to share with you my debut novel, a romantic comedy, details of which you can find here:

http://www.contactmusic.com/press/tears-for-fears-roland-orzabal-turns-author-with-the-release-of-sex-drugs

You can pre-order it at:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IS5X7WC

I hope you find it amusing and touching, and I promise to sign your Kindles and iPads when I see you next on tour.

Much love!

P.S. It’s Kindle only, till May 4.

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Pale Shelter Remix Contest

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We’re making the stems of Pale Shelter available for you to remix. Submit to our Beatport Remix Contest for a chance to win an official Universal Music Group release & a KORG Kaossilator Pro

My Girls

The response to our first two covers this year was incredible and extremely overwhelming… Thank you all so much for still supporting us! We’d like to officialy debut the third cover song we did when we got back in the studio together… Here’s our take on Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls.’ Listen and watch the video created by Vinyl Williams. And finally… we’d like to officially announce that we are writing and recording new original material to be released in 2014!

Matthew Dear (feat. Tegan and Sara) – Pale Shelter

Our friend Matthew Dear and the lovely girls of Tegan and Sara did this brilliant cover of Pale Shelter that we’d like to share with you. Listen now on our Soundcloud

Lorde – Everybody Wants to Rule The World

Let the cross generational love continue. Lorde has now covered ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ for The Hunger Games and we had the pleasure of hearing it a couple of months ago. We love it.