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Category Archive for 'New Wave'

“The lean, no-nonsense attack and baritone crooning found on 2012′s Children of Desire might make it seem like Merchandise would be more comfortable in the ’80s Manchester scene than in their home stomping grounds of Tampa, Florida. But then, a statement like that is oversimplifying the depth of this record… They have no gimmicks to [...]

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“The Wombats’ 2011 sophomore effort, This Modern Glitch finds the gleefully cynical Brit trio delivering a batch of catchy, immediately memorable dance-rock tracks the likes of which haven’t been heard since the glory days of Blur and ’90s Cool Britannia.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Dramatic and sweeping, the Las Vegas band works in the same vein as pop giants Coldplay, offering up track after track of hooky and emotional midtempo jams. While a move like this might seem overly ambitious for a freshman band, Imagine Dragons are able to pull the sound off…” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Frankie Rose: Interstellar

“On 2012′s Interstellar, there is barely any noise to be found; instead it’s got a cleaned up sound with plenty of space between instruments, lots of shiny synths, and an overall sonic power that her debut only hinted at. It’s an honest record, stripped of artifice, and it will hit you hard if you give [...]

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“The band’s vocal-heavy, post-disco inversions could be among the most geeky combinations in modern music, but against all odds they’ve stayed consistently and idiosyncratically cool, and that’s probably to do with the power of unparalleled grooves. Grace serves as a flagrant reminder of all the ways The Rapture can be great.” –Paste Magazine Check Our [...]

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The Cars: Move Like This

“As proudly new wave as Move Like This is, it doesn’t feel desperate or cautious: it’s as bright, infectious, and tuneful as the Cars at their prime.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Flamingo: Flamingo

Check Our Catalog “The Killers frontman, once the strutting peacock of mid-aughts new-wave revivalism, follows a less-brazen bird on his solo debut, Flamingo. Both Flowers and Flamingo are unmistakably colored by his Vegas origins, but his sound has been worn to a richer patina here.” –Entertainment Weekly

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Check Our Catalog “These songs are pared down to the sharpest hooks and the most earworm-like choruses — all the better to let the fizzing electronics take over…Even on its mellower moments, the Bravery sound more excited about making music on this album than they have since their debut, making Stir the Blood a fine [...]

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Check Our Catalog “On the whole, To Lose My Life is a solid debut that will certainly divide opinion, but approach with an open mind and dividends will be reaped en masse.”–Drowned in Sound

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Check Our Catalog “On their full-length debut, the Ting Tings craft peppy New Wave that’s relentlessly catchy.”–Rolling Stone

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