Two Nights of Erasure at Terminal 5September 9th, 2011
Songwriter and musician Vince Clarke was one of the original members of Depeche Mode. But he left that band shortly after the release of its debut album, first to be a part of Yaz and then the Assembly before joining with singer (and meatpacking-plant worker) Andy Bell, whom he found through an ad, to form Erasure in 1985. The duo’s well-crafted dance-pop songs and theatricality have earned them international acclaim, and over the course of more than 25 years, they’ve released four box sets, four live albums and 14 studio discs, the most recent of which, Tomorrow’s World, comes out next month. You can stream the first single, “When I Start To (Break It All Down)” here, and even better, you can see Erasure (above, performing “A Little Respect”) at Terminal 5 next Tuesday and Wednesday.