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Where is the revolution, indeed? Apparently it is being left up to old hands like Depeche Mode. The debut video, “Where’s the Revolution,” off the legendary band’s forthcoming 14th release, “Spirit”, is a twitching and swirling call to arms over bleak industrial landscape. Dutch auteur Anton Corbijn’s cinematography captures a classic dystopia, worker’s union dancers amid a gulag grey industrial cementscape. David Gahan’s vocals are in game shape and we see a return of Martin Gore’s slide guitar. This isn’t the happy teen pop of “Just Can’t Get Enough” or the emo angst of “Blasphemous Rumours.” This is a band of reverent gentleman, meaning to make a statement of our times, complete with silly Victorian era beards. “Spirit,” produced by James Ford (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Florence & the Machine) is scheduled for a March 17 release and will be followed up by a massive European stadium tour.
||| Watch: The video for “Where’s the Revolution”