The Dukes of Stratosphear were more than an endlessly fun XTC offshoot band.
Bookended by standoffs with Virgin Records, 'Nonsuch' found XTC trying new things.
Dealing with stress and withdrawal from a Valium regimen, Andy Partridge suffered a breakdown during an XTC show in Paris. The band would soon stop touring.
XTC blended arty post-punk, pop melodies and psychedelia over the course of 14 albums from 1978-2000.
The unique history of the legendary English new wave band will be explored in a documentary called 'This Is Pop.'
'English Settlement' has become one of XTC's most enduring releases—a record with much to explore and messages that feel enduring and resonant today.
XTC had the biggest hit of their career with 'Skylarking.'
'Good Times!' also features songs written by Noel Gallagher, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Andy Partridge of XTC and more.
The Monkees have enlisted Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, XTC's Andy Partridge and Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue for a new album.
What's the best XTC song? It's kind of like asking if you prefer air to water. Their catalog is an endlessly fascinating musical adventure that has not paled one shade since they first burst onto an unsuspecting music scene in late 1977 with their debut single, 'Science Friction...