Former Alarm Singer Goes Techno

Former Alarm singer Mike Peters' third solo album, Rise (Oct. 13), finds him adding electronic accents to his politically aware rock. Songs such as the lead-off track, "White Noise Part II," find Peters experimenting with studio sound manipulation and drum machines, whereas "My Calling" feature Peters' signature acoustic/electric roots-rock sound. Peters will kick off a solo acoustic tour of the U.S., dubbed "The Interactive Acoustic Works U.S. Tour," in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 10.