April 12, 2024

David J (Bauhaus) to release career-spanning triple album: ‘Tracks from the Attic’


David J (Bauhaus) to release career-spanning triple album: 'Tracks from the Attic'

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David J, known for his work with Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, is set to release a career-spanning triple album titled “Tracks from the Attic” on May 3. This release will be available in digital format, on CD, colored vinyl LP, and as a super deluxe box set art edition.

The album, which was initially released as part of Record Store Day’s RSD Black Friday 2023, comprises home demos recorded between 1984 and 2004. These tracks were personally selected by David J from his archives.

The super deluxe art edition, limited to 70 copies, will include triple colored vinyl and CD box sets, autographed artworks by David J, and original source cassettes. This special edition is exclusive to the Independent Project Records (IPR) store.

To celebrate the album’s release, a west coast tour will kick off on May 3 with an event at the Bodecker Foundation in Portland, OR, titled “Enter the Attic: an Evening with David J.” The evening will feature an interview, Q&A session, live performances, music video screenings, and an art gallery showing. The event will also be available via ticketed live streaming.

Enter the Attic: an Evening with David J.
Enter the Attic: an Evening with David J.

The album “Tracks from the Attic” features a variety of songs spanning David J’s career, showcasing his solo work outside of his contributions to Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. The full track listing (see below) includes titles such as “Punishment by Roses,” “The Dream Collector,” and “Oh No! Not Another Songwriter!” among others.

The triple album will be out on Independent Project Records. The label was founded in 1980 by Bruce Licher and is known for its distinctive hand-printed record covers. It has been relaunched to release new and archival content. The label is based in Bishop, California.


  1. Punishment by Roses
  2. The Dream Collector
  3. Blackmail
  4. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  5. My Soul Was Still Shouting, ‘MORE!’
  6. I Wish Those Spacemen Would Come
  7. Badge of Lead (A Western)
  8. Small Death Of a Broken Doll
  9. She Calls the Morning Cruel
  10. Lady Bureaux
  11. Is There Anybody There?
  12. The Wolf Knows
  13. Castles of Limburg
  14. If Muzak Be the Junk Food of Love
  15. Homo Sapien Blues
  16. This Town
  17. Vincent In the Flames
  18. They’ve Murdered Christ Again
  19. Lucky Dog
  20. Old Man in the Rain
  21. Conspiracy of Shadows
  22. The Long Ride Home
  23. Cruel Britannia
  24. All the Pilgrims
  25. It’s Got to Be the Angels
  26. I’ll Put Off Thinking About You for Awhile
  27. Or Do I Speak Too Soon?
  28. Oh No! Not Another Songwriter!
  29. Diamonds, Black Eyes and Valentines Blues
  30. The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
  31. Before the Positive Was Negative
  32. At Paradise
  33. New Year’s Day
  34. Leaning Towards the Falls
  35. Dying Embers (Bonus Track – Digital Only)
  36. The Rattler (Bonus Track – Digital Only)
  37. The Wrecking Ball is Coming Down (Bonus Track – Digital Only)
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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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