Monday, March 15, 2010

i'm sad, let's dance!

i don't know how goth/industrial/minimal wave music somehow became super dancey but it did, and i'm grateful. post-punk depression turned dark dance beats. i mean, i see where they're going but i find it ironic. although dancing always makes me feel better.

this week on VIVA i focus on a few smaller unknown bands that i came across recently plus a few wider known ones. known....Human League + Front 242 + The Cure + Medium Medium. 'Being Boiled' doesn't sound like most other human league songs but it's a solid beginning. F242 'Ethics' is so good. minimal and synthy and great. 'Hungry So Angry', a classic.

speaking of minimal and synths....let's move on to Turquoise Days. really into this song. also found a lovely live rendition of 'Blurred' from 2009! check this out, playing in a park 20 years later with kids: YOUTUBE (i couldn't embed it so just click it).

D.A.F., Xeno and Oaklander, Schaatz....all sweet. you can check xeno+oaklander playing in new york. one of the better coldwave bands that have been arising lately. seems to be a strong comeback with Wierd at Home Sweet Home on wednesdays.

for good measure i threw in some newer tracks such as Portishead, Hot Chip, and Memoryhouse even tho i swayed a bit from the theme. oh wells.

Human League - Being Boiled
Magazine - Shot by Both Sides
Medium Medium - Hungry, So Angry
F242 - Ethics
Turquoise Days - Blurred
Chrome - In a Dream
Schaatz - Esterel Halliday
Cluster - Caramel
D.A.F. - Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick
Xeno and Oaklander - Sentinelle
Martin Dupont - Just Because
Portishead - Threads
Hot Chip - Take It In
Memoryhouse - To The Light House (Millionyoung remix)
The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night

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