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Working for a Nuclear Free City - "Alphaville" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

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Monday, Nov 1, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
Decidely shoegazey with swirling textures, bubbling electronics and haunting choruses, "Alphaville" sounds like a distinct ecosystem captured in digital sound.

England’s Working for a Nuclear Free City worked on their new album The Jojo Burger Tempest from a British warehouse and a French cottage and, over the course of just a few days, came up with 2,800 song ideas, so they say. The latest evidence of this prolific streak of electronic rock goodness is “Alphaville”, the record’s second single. Decidely shoegazey with swirling textures, bubbling electronics and haunting choruses, “Alphaville” sounds like a distinct ecosystem captured in digital sound.


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