Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Legendary House Cats

Once in a while, something important is released. A work from the heart and soul of a musician. This is certainly one of them! John Girgus (ex-Aberdeen, Languis, Non Ultra Joy) should be on your radar. For indie-poppers, dreampoppers, and C-86 kids.(link here if not loading in your browser / I don't understand Blogger after 7+ years: http://thelegendaryhousecats.bandcamp.com/album/first-light-ep)

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.