interview by Michael McCarthy “They’re like if The Cure, New Order and Nine Inch Nails went through a blender and came out tasting like the greatest Frappuccino ever,” I recall saying to a friend while trying to explain She Wants Revenge’s invigorating sound was like over a decade ago when their self-titled debut...Read more
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WORLD PREMIERE: VOLKOVA SISTERS: “BIANCO”
LIVE REVIEW: SPANDAU BALLET BRING THEIR SHINY GOLD TO THE HOUSE OF BLUES
First, I have to admit something here: until a few months ago, the only Spandau Ballet song I knew was the ballad “True.” It was released in 1983, which happened to be the year that I discovered heavy metal, so I probably thought it was garbage. At some point, though, it began to...Read more
#songoftheday / VIDEO: SPECTOR: “ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN”
Hailing from the UK, Spector delivers a solid as a diamond slice of post new wave rock with "All The Sad Young Men," which reminds me of listening to bands like Depeche Mode and Roxy Music when I was young and didn't know better. Relax, I'm kidding....
SPANDAU BALLET RETURNING TO STATES AFTER 28 YEARS
PRESS RELEASE Austin, TX (February 20, 2014)- Electro, funk and dance music pioneers, SPANDAU BALLET, will return to the United States to perform after 28 years this March as part of the 2014 South By Southwest Film and Music Festival at the reopening of the legendary Vulcan Gas Company. The five original members –...Read more
VIDEO: Kimberly Caldwell – “On The Weekend”
VIDEO: SKY FERREIRA & ARIEL PINK: “MY MOLLY”
"My Molly" dates back to 1999. Then 19, Ariel Pink recorded an EP called My Molly, which didn’t see the light of day until 2006. Originally crammed full of fuzz and distortion, the song is now new wave-ish as performed by Sky Ferreira and Ariel Pink. ...
#albumoftheday REVIEW: THE SOUNDS: WEEKEND
Recorded in their native Sweden, The Sounds fifth album, Weekend, was produced, engineered and mixed by Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, Mars Volta, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie, City & Colour) and mastered by Howie Weinberg, who has previously mastered such iconic albums as Beastie Boys’ Licence to Ill and Nirvana’s Nevermind....Read more
#albumoftheday Aniaetleprogrammeur: The friendly expectations of the stars
Although they’re Berlin-based today, Aniaetleprogrammeur (pronounced: Ania et le programmeur) were formed in Paris in 2005. The trio consists of Hanrigabriel (direction/guitars/vox/synths), Tata Christiane (synths/machines) and Valquire Veljkovic (lights/synths/bass). (I recently reviewed Valquire Veljkovic’s fascinating side project Deer Howling.) They are a “multidisciplinary art collective” involved in music, fashion design (with the brand...Read more