I think this tune is going to be on a lot of peoples’ Song Of The Year lists. It’s taken from their new album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, which I’m sure will be a synth-pop laden corker.
I’ve been listening to this song religiously for a while now, and was very excited to finally see the new video by Crystal Castles, featuring Robert Smith from the Cure. Directed by Video Marsh, this song is a cover of an old Platinum Blonde track from the 80s.
Talk Talk are one of my favourite bands from the 80s. They were extremely successful with hits such as It’s My Life, Such a Shame and Life’s What You Make It. My two favourite albums, however, are their final two records.
You gotta love the 80s. How can you beat the music? New romantic, new wave, new everything. It was quite an era, and we have a giveaway to prove it. The 12”80s Electro:Pop 3CD set showcases 80s music all its extended mix glory. To enter, just leave the name of your favorite 80s band and the city you live in below this post.
What is it about 1980s videos? I mean, seriously, it’s like every director from that period swallowed a big bowl of feelgood cheese [with extra Gruyere on top] and got deeper and deeper into that saccharine sweet, naive world of day-glo kitsch. But, damn, I kinda wish the film clips of today were even half as creative. On a side note, my next haircut will be like Nik Kershaw’s, circa 1984? Oh boy! That mop needs a zip code all of its own.
I was listening to WFMU the other day when I heard a quirky electro song with German lyrics. It was pretty catchy, and I think German is funny. A little Internet digging revealed that the song was Fred from Jupiter, a single from 1981 by Die Doraus und Die Marinas. Check out this great video […]
It sounds like a cliche to say it, but they just don’t write em’ like they used to: the soulful melodies, the crisp acoustics ringing out across murky lyrical lines. The Alan Parsons Project was an experiment in creating perfect, somewhat sinister, pop. With Eye in the Sky they succeeded, then added in an extra […]