Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Roundup

A few picks that I'm impressed with:

It's long, but songs used to be long / extended play in the 80's and this one is very 80's!

This band is new to me. Someone mentioned them on the indiepop mailing list. Yes, mailing lists still exist and that format is quite easy for cutting and pasting to check out suggestions!

I fell in love with this act right away. It's been some time since I found something new and had to immediately collect all their tracks. I am reminded of The Cure with a hint of Bright Eyes.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ostrich Ballet

It's great to see that Stockholm's Ostrich is still creating classic synthpop. I played them on some of my very early Like Sugar Popcasts back when I found them on Myspace (which was a great place to hear new music).

Proud to see some old friends (I used to DJ with Brent) from San Diego will be opening up for Berlin's Ballet School. Sundrop Electric has a debut album and recent ep here.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Coming Home

Sometimes, you have to return home, where the comfort of familiar stirs emotion you thought you were over. Call it what you will, this Coldwave set pairs the post-punk sounds of the past with today's modern electronics. Enjoy DJ Narcolept's one-hour mixtape, free via Soundcloud.

Monday, September 29, 2014

I Will Dearly Miss A Different Drum

A Different Drum closes doors. Read the announcement here.
I am still here, as irrelevant as Like Sugar may be. I post my music finds on Twitter at @djtalbot.
I am saddened by the end of ADD. I certainly count the label as a major influence on my music collection. I even flew to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the label's convention. Todd always mailed an extra promo cd or two with all of my orders. I never asked, he just did it and I was so thankful. I wish Todd Durant the best of luck in future ventures!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Wildly Good Playlist

I think the blog format is becoming obsolete. It's easier to reach music fans via Twitter (and then posting playlist links). If you want to keep up with very new finds, please keep up with this growing playlist:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mid Week Update

Wow, this is rather good. Helios has loads of material out there and this is the best I have heard in a while. I like his unique voice, as it's not your standard male-diva sound. It's a free download too!

More synth satisfaction. These mixes bring me back to the 80's and somehow feel modern. I am sharing this all over the place:

Delighted, myself, to hear Lamb will be releasing a 6th album: