Depeche Mode + Bat for Lashes
Event Info: (708) 614-1616
Delta Machine is an apt name for the latest platter of Depeche Mode's slithering, louche synth-pop: At heart, the trio is a digital blues band. The Brits' 13th album blends the dark religious sex dirges of Songs of Faith and Devotion with the more pitter-pattery IDM sounds of Exciter. Martin Gore and Dave Gahan swap vocals regularly in what adds up to more dynamic live material than the stuff from their last few downbeat detours. First up: The bewitching Bat for Lashes, a.k.a. Natasha Khan, weaves her dark dream pop in a realm between Björk and Stevie Nicks.