New Order sign to Mute, Liars and Zola Jesus now to be viewed as “New Order ripoffs”

New Order sign to Mute, Liars and Zola Jesus now to be viewed as "New Order ripoffs"

As I’m sure you know, the English “new wave” rock band New Order was born in 1980, which instantly makes them pretty super-cool, right? But did you further know little mister/miss smarty pants, that the English, cool-as-balls record label Mute is actually EVEN OLDER, having been born in 1978? Yes, 1978! Two years… and a whole whopping decade’s-worth of rock-credibility before those weiners in New Order! I mean: “the 1970s”; that’s like… when CAN was still a band. That’s like… before Aerosmith and Run DMC ever even met each other! That’s like… well, I don’t even know what it’s like, because I wasn’t born until 1983, which makes me, well, even less credible than New Order. I don’t blame you if you want to just close this tab on your browser, delete this page from your history, and block this site forevermore. Go ahead. It’s cool.

But just in care you’re still here, I’ll go ahead and tell you that New Order have officially signed to the Mute label for their next album (which would count as their 10th overall). OMG! Whose brilliant idea was this? How did it happen?? What does everyone on both sides think of the idea??? Let’s find out.

“This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order, and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history,” says Mute founder Daniel Miller. “When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order.” For the band’s part, they’ve issued a similarly lovey-dovey statement, along the lines of “New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team.” And then, some shit like: “Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots.” Awww. How sweet. Although, I hope they’re not returning too far back to their “roots.” Because I don’t care what you say, I fucking hate Joy Division.

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