Tag: New Wave

The Church and The Psychedelic Furs

The Church and The Psychedelic Furs were two bands who waved their flags high during the New Wave era, spawning hits, critical acclaim and devoted audiences. Now that their classic eras are paste, they seek relevance in the 21st century. One of them does, and one of them doesn’t.

From the 80s to Infinity

Did you miss out on the 1980s? A band called The Big Bright has a CD of covers from the new wave decade called I Slept Thru the 80s. We’ll hear a surprisingly mellow Duran Duran track from that.  But if you want to stay in the 21st century, get ready for new music from…

Gary Numan Splinters – zerO One Codes on Echoes

On Echoes today, new music from Gary Numan.  While everyone was looking the other way, the creator of “Cars,” one of the signature songs of the 80’s New Wave, (and the whipping boy for everyone who hated that music) has forged a new identity merging metal and electronics into songs that are by turns aggressive…

Tonight on Echoes, Connections from 1967 to 2013.

60’s Psych-Progressions, 70’s Krautrock, New World Fusion and Ambient Chamber music Tonight on Echoes. I must be feeling a bit nostalgic today.  I find myself going back to some of my earliest musical influences and to the early days of Echoes.  From the 1960s, I’ve got a song by Donovan, an artist who I think…

New Moby, Tired Pony, Cranium Fizz

The Mind Bubbles Tonight on Echoes Moby has a new CD out called Innocents that finds him pursuing the more personal style of song-writing he’s explored on albums like Destroyed  and Wait for Me.  He collaborates with several singers including UK singer, Cold Specks who we’ll hear tonight.  Tired Pony is the semi-supergroup headed up…

Frankie Rose Goes Galactic.

Frankie Rose concocts a psychedelic mix of shoegaze moods, New Wave grandiosity and chorale serenity. Frankie Rose, previously recording as Frankie Rose and the Outs,  was a drummer and singer in Dum Dum Girls and you can hear the Go-Gos-style summer of electro punk joyfulness that group had, but there is a darker more shoegazer…