Tag: new wave

Pompeya, Moscow, “Pasedena”, dance-pop

Pompeya, Moscow, “Pasedena”, dance-pop

  Earlier this week, we premiered the debut EP by Saint Petersburg, Russia duo VEiiLA. Another band from Russia making waves in the vast country is indie dance-pop/new wave band Pompeya. They’ve now set their sights on breaking through in the US market, having recorded their latest album Real in Philadelphia and New York. From the new album is “Pasedena”, an ’80s-inspired pop track […]

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Video: Nightmare Fortress – “A Life Worth Leaving”

Video: Nightmare Fortress – “A Life Worth Leaving”

Seattle’s Nightmare Fortress create truly stunning music. Their debut record, The Wanting, came out this year and features a myriad of lush, layered, and intense tracks that are reminiscent of some of the most memorable 80’s New Wave and Post-Punk bands.  One stand out track from The Wanting is “A Life Worth Leaving”, and this week, Nightmare Fortress is sharing a video for […]

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Young Spines – “Dive”

Young Spines – “Dive”

Harry Tucker was born in Ottawa and now resides in New Jersey. There, he’s been spinning music for ten years, but only for the past year has he been performing under the moniker Young Spines. He’s released a number of singles, including his latest, “Dive”. It’s an experimental, wordly new-wave track that incorporates Middle Eastern and Eastern European sounds blended […]

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Lusts – “Mouthwash”

Lusts – “Mouthwash”

“Mouthwash” by English band Lusts are a new-wave band that make music that recalls mid- to late-80s New Order. It’s music made for dancing and building a sweat, but it’s also music that can provide a jolt of energy on those long drives. Their latest single, “Mouthwash”, best evidences the sound of the great Manchester band. It’s infectious and a […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 20th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 20th Playlist

Our weekly playlist of some awesome new music from the not so-distant-past. The playlist is at the bottom, but if there’s a track that you want to repeatedly hear, click on the song title. If you like what you hear from an artist, click on their name. “Kissing Booth”, the top-tapping, knee-slapping, rocker from Austin, Texas native, LA-based Vanderocker. The […]

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Glamour Assassins – “Phantom of the Disco”

Glamour Assassins – “Phantom of the Disco”

“Phantom of the Disco” is a down-tempo, 80s new-wave single from Glamour Assassins, a quintet from New Haven, Connecticut who are creating new and innovative sounds. The single is the first from their forthcoming album, Ain’t So Young, which is expected later this year. The interesting and inventive take on the ’80s could be considered “neo-new wave”. It’s a track […]

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Vintage Vinyl REISSUE: Kinetic Ideals

Vintage Vinyl REISSUE: Kinetic Ideals

Toronto’s Kinetic Ideals lived very much under the radar in their original 1980-1985 existence. Like a lot of darker new wave bands, they made an impression on certain segments (those folks who loved Joy Division, for example), but their moody tunes never traveled too far afield. In fact, their final EP was never released after the band completed it in […]

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