“Electricity,” the pioneering debut single from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, is one of my favorite synth pop records.
Jerry Only’s current incarnation of the legendary Misfits recorded a limited edition holiday record featuring their version of “Blue Christmas”, made famous by Elvis Presley.
Museum of Love is a New York band featuring former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany. Their sound is described as Indie Dance/Nu Disco/Punk Funk, and this featured song is their second single, Monotronic
I’ve been listening to a lot of Interpol in anticipation of their upcoming DC show.
Gazelle Twin does a fantastic job of adhering to the original, “The Eternal” during this 2011 cover
The Scottish band Orange Juice lasted 9 years from 1976 to 1985 and this song, “Rip It Up,” was their biggest hit.
Released in 1976 on Stiff Records, The Damned’s “New Rose” was the first single ever released by a UK punk band.
Andreas Dorau’s “Fred Vom Jupiter” is my current ear worm. Give this a listen and you may find yourself unknowingly humming it as you go about your day.
This song by Northern Ireland’s Undertones is perfect power pop: short, powerful, and poppy. “Cousin” was released in 1980 and went to number nine on the UK pop charts that year.
59 years ago James Dean died in a tragic car accident. Though Morrissey’s “Suedehead” isn’t directly about Dean, the video is an homage to him.