Posts Tagged ‘New Wave

THE WAVES – Shock Horror!

July 6, 2010

The Waves were the predecessors to Katrina and the Waves. Shock Horror, their 1983 debut EP, was recently re-released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hit single “Walking On Sunshine” which was found on 1985’s Katrina and the Waves. Shock Horror is chock-full of guitar-driven pop and New Wave music. I like it a […]

DEVO – Something For Everybody

June 29, 2010

DEVO!!! How could you not be excited? This is their ninth studio album and first since 1990. It’s fantastic, ridiculous new-wave pop music. Great lyrics. Catchy stuff. It’s DEVO! How could you not like it?

The VirginsThe Virgins

July 5, 2008

Following the release of their excellent, albeit somewhat lo-fi, “Virgins EP” at the end of 2007, they return with their first full-length album. Hailing from NYC, they might as well be the new Strokes. Great tunes combine with good looks and the swagger that a band should have. They have realized that the secret to […]

The B-52 – Funplex

April 17, 2008

The B-52s return for their first full-length in 16 years. The sound is still instantly recognizable as theirs, though they don’t sound outdated by any means. It is just updated for the 21st century. Fun, upbeat pop/rock/dance. Female vocals with Fred Schneider’s spoken verbal eccentricities thrown in for comedic and awesome effect. If you don’t […]

The B-52sFunplex single

February 20, 2008

The first single from their first studio album in sixteen years (!!!). This is highly exciting for any B-52s fan, 1980’s New Wave Revivalists, and lovers of rock lobsters. If this single is any indication of the new album’s sound, it will have been well worth the wait. ‘Funplex’ is great. I listened to all […]

The GentzRock City

January 24, 2008

This band hails from New York but recorded this album in Detroit. This album is awesome! A throwback to 1980’s pop/rock with a power-pop/New-Wave edge and romantic feeling to some of the songs; guitar solos and keyboard flourishes on some tracks. Excellent. I need a Camaro to ride around in and blare this from the […]