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SOVIET Returns With First New Album In 11 Years + Bomarr Remix by Matt Valerio

SOVIET's first new album in 11 years came out this week. The album is called Ghosts, and it's a fantastic return. 10 tracks of catchy-as-all-hell synthy goodness. Being a HUGE fan of SOVIET's 2001 album We Are Eyes, We Are Builders, I was absolutely flattered when he asked me to do a remix for one of the tracks from the new record. My remix debuted today and you can stream it above.

To purchase the new record, and receive a FREE album of all the remixes, head over here. And while you're at it, check out this great appearance on KXLU from the other night.

Soviet - "Commute" by Matt Bomarr

I saw these guys open for Add N To X back in 2005 and I fell in love with them. They put on a great show, and they're record was great. I went a few years without ever thinking about them until I saw Soviet show up on a collaboration with Erlend Oye (Kings of Convenience/Whitest Boy Alive, etc), so I decided to dig this record up again, and amazingly, it still stands up. This stuff is sort of timeless. It's very reminiscent of early Depeche Mode. If you're into early Depeche Mode, you'll love this.