Articles tagged new wave, devo, mark mothersbaugh

The Mothmen: Pay Attention!

This music is not pretty. It’s definitely not pop. But we're paying attention.

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Counterbalance: Graham Parker’s ‘Squeezing Out Sparks’

Passion is no ordinary word—ain't manufactured or just another sound that you hear at night. Passion is also all over the 746th most acclaimed album of all time. A 1979 masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.

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Spandau Ballet Finds Redemption and Reformation After Years Apart

Drummer John Keeble talks about Spandau Ballet's reunion amid the group's first U.S. tour in decades.

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Daughn Gibson: Carnation

Carnation finds Daughn Gibson taking scissors to his signature sound, recutting it to a new style all the while keeping his natural waywardness.

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Graham Parker and the Rumour: Mystery Glue

Mystery Glue has a distinctively appealing mix of hard-boiled attitude and upbeat melody.

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‘Freedom of Choice’ Is What You Got: A New Look at Devo’s 1980 Hit Album

Evie Nagy's latest book explores Devo's most successful record, Freedom of Choice, which contains the legendary “Whip It”.

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The Wheel Workers - “Burglar” (audio) (Premiere)

New wave synth stylings meet sharp lyrics in the latest tune by Houston's the Wheel Workers, "Burglar".

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28 Apr 2015 // 10:30 AM

Spandau Ballet Gets Its Due in ‘Soul Boys’ Documentary

Spandau Ballet launched the “New Romantics” movement in pop’s New Wave, the music that blended punk and disco and fashion and paved the way

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Counterbalance: XTC’s ‘Skylarking’

You might not hear of bands talking about XTC as a big influence, but they were certainly in the mix that became the music that was to come.

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Former Katrina and the Waves Singer Finds Her Bliss on New Record

Katrina Leskanich talks about her first solo album in ten years and the 30th anniversary of Katrina and the Waves' mega-hit “Walking on Sunshine”.

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Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair’

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance

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Marc Almond: The Velvet Trail

The former Soft Cell frontman's latest rejects pop convention for an album-length singer/songwriter collaboration

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27 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

The Church: Further/Deeper

An album that moves the band onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.

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22 Oct 2014 // 2:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.

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Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal

A long-shelved power pop gem gets its chance to shine.

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Cabaret Voltaire: #7885 (Technopunk to Electropop 1978-1985)

For the first time, both sides of the post-punk/industrial/techno pioneers are collected in one place.

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‘Devo: The Men Who Make the Music/Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig’: Punk and Progressive

If you've never been a Devo fan, this DVD will give you all the reason you need to remedy the situation.

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Wet Leather - “Secret Preference” (audio) (Premiere)

"Secret Preference" is all big boom-clap drums, silky falsetto, and funk bass.

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30 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag

Seattle’s Jupe Jupe delivers a rousing sophomore disc, which clears up the confused identity of its debut.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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