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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Will the 00's actually end up being better than the 80's?

They just might be. I suddenly realized that in the past four months we've had a PERFECT song (all from new bands) for each month that exists solely because of the 80's. Revivalism is reaching its peak here, and although these songs won't be known by as many people as the 80's classics that preceded them, there is no denying that this is one awesome mixtape.

Daggers - Money (myspace)
Neon Neon - I Told Her On Alderaan (myspace)
Your Vegas - Troubled Times (myspace)
The Galvatrons - When We Were Kids (posted below)

Oh, and on a related note, the lead singer of one of my favorite 80's inspired bands (the brilliant Hotel Motel) has just put up a solo myspace with a bunch of wonderful demos on it!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Transpose - The Beat

"I saw you standing in the mall with people I don't know"

Rather than try to follow up yesterday's amazing find with another brand new song, I'm going to post a track that's a few years old. I'm still on a Galvatrons high, myself! Anyways, Transpose are a Swedish synth pop group without much to set them apart from others except their songs are really good. It's nothing groundbreaking, but if you like good 80's synthpop you'll like this for sure. It kind of reminds me of Don Juan Dracula a bit, though perhaps not as produced. The Beat was the group's first release in 2005 and they've got a couple of great EPs out that I would definitely recommend if you like this genre (and given that you're reading this blog, you probably do!).

Transpose - The Beat (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Buy the EPs here.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

White Rose Movement - Bones

White Rose Movement's debut record Kick was released in 2006 and, though I haven't listened to it in awhile, I was really into it and anxiously anticipated the band's next move. Recently, they've put up a demo of a new song called Bones for download on their myspace and, while it's not nearly as good as classics like Girls In The Back and Love Is A Number, it's definitely interesting. The band has a way of making things sound very strange and somewhat apocolyptic yet also approachable and poppy. Bones is one of the band's more experimental sounding tracks, with some wild falsetto that reminds me a bit of Muse's Supermassive Black Hole, but it's also got a great beat. I expect it to pull together even more once the final version is completed. One minor gripe: I totally can't make out the lyrics, so no lyrics below the picture today!

White Rose Movement - Bones (demo) (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Buy the debut album here.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PYT - Classy

"Do the things you do, you're classy"

This seems to be the week for borrowing from other blogs, because today's track comes from the fantastic Absolut Noise. They posted Classy a few weeks ago and it's been floating around on my computer since then. It's an understated synthpop track that seems pretty unassuming at first but connects with you after repeated listens. It's definitely indie, and it's definitely Swedish, which makes it probably not everyone's taste, but I quite like it. One of the three members is from the defunct synthpop duo Le Sport, and the sonic influence is definitely present. Not as amazing as Le Sport, but they're just starting out, so I predict even better things in their future.

PYT - Classy (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Download another song for free here.)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Walter Meego - Forever

"I could give you what you miss"

I have bigstereo to thank for introducing me to American band Walter Meego. Despite their somewhat confusing band name, there's nothing confusing about the brilliant pop music that they produce. Shimmering synths, perfectly simple melodies, and glammy vocals all mix together to make music that is absolutely perfect for the summer. Seriously, everything I've heard from these guys so far (especially the stuff of their upcoming album Voyager) is amazing. Fans of electropop with an emphasis on the "pop" portion will die for this. I knew I loved them about ten seconds in.

Walter Meego - Forever (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Preorder the album here.)