New Order is no more.
That’s a real shame. Their last album, Waiting for the Sirens Call, was good, and they’ve been remarkably consistent throughout their long career.
I guess I thought they’d always be around. I never got to see them play. Bummer.
The good news, I guess, is that New Order remasters are coming out soon, and they recently found some long-lost Joy Division material. Probably just different versions of songs that are already out there, but maybe we’ll get a previously unreleased gem or two.
I’ll have a lengthy post on Joy Division soon.
In the meantime, here’s the first New Order song I ever heard: