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Tag Archive 'New Wave/Post-Punk Revival'

Warpaint: Warpaint

“‘Undertow’ was one of the highlights from Warpaint’s debut album The Fool, and it still describes and defines their sneakily captivating approach and appeal. Their songs circle around themselves like smoke, creating a seductive haze….Expansive and enveloping at the same time, this set of songs puts Warpaint’s past and future in perfect balance — one [...]

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Dum Dum Girls: Too True

“Dee Dee and her crew are determined to test the self-set boundaries of their sound, and even if it won’t always work the attempt will always be interesting. If they keep making records this emotionally powerful, hook-filled, and easy to listen to as this, their future is very, very dark and promising.” –All Music Guide [...]

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Bastille: Bad Blood

“Bad Blood is a solid, polished debut that fans of acts like Snow Patrol (who don’t mind more electronics in the mix) might appreciate more than synth-pop aficionados.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Savages: Silence Yourself

“Plenty of bands have resuscitated post-punk throughout the 2000s and 2010s, but few have done so with the passion that reverberates through Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself….Given that much of the initial buzz about the band revolved around its electrifying live performances, in some ways Silence Yourself doesn’t provide the full Savages experience, but it [...]

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“The soundtrack to 2013′s Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall features a collection of indie pop cuts by the likes of Passion Pit, Neon Trees, and Rogue Wave. Since many of the tracks here are by bands that lean toward mixing atmospheric synthesizer pop with some post-U2 guitar uplift, it leaves the general impression of being [...]

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The 1975: The 1975

“The 2013 self-titled debut album from the 1975 is a superb album that finds the Manchester outfit poised on the brink of stardom. When rock guitars meet dancefloor synths, ’80s influences become hard to deny, but while the 1975 definitely have a retro vibe (hence the name), the alchemy of how they bring those influences [...]

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“On Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action, it often feels like the band channeled the energy they used to spend on expanding their sound into making this the most concentrated burst of what attracted fans to them in the first place….Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action is a welcome return, fusing a crowd-pleasing sound with [...]

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