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“Lick It Up” From Sundae Crush

– photo by JP Martin 80’s movies have a special place in my heart. And among them, is the movie Heathers. So when I saw that Sundae Crush was referencing this iconic film in their newest music video, I was ecstatic. “Lick It Up“ recreates the tension filled climactic ending of the movie (which I […]

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Sofia Härdig Makes My Week With Single ‘My Week’

Sofia Härdig could be considered the contemporary incarnate blend of every post-punk band ever.   Her album Changing the Order is soon to be out, but you can listen to her new single “My Week” now. The song is a dreamy ode to the mundane, with repetition of lyrics and instrumentation. Härdig creates a dense […]

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Public Access TV Gets ‘Lost in the Game’ with New Single

Public Access TV’s “Lost in the Game” is a celebration of guitar and the dance spirit of the ’80s. Though it was released this month, the single can easily fit into a throwback playlist full of brat pack-esque hits.Calling all new wave rock fans: this one is for you. Back to the Vibe of Classic […]

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PONCÉ is bringing back 80s Americana with Afterglow

Funk-dance-rock vibes are making a comeback this summer and PONCÉ is here with their latest EP, Afterglow, to help this resurgence. PONCÉ is clearly unafraid to show their emotional side and sonic variety that is rarely reserved for indie rock. Harnessing the dance rhythms with guitar/synth combinations that are often unexplored in modern contexts, Afterglow […]

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Kim Pflaum Debuts as MADEIRA with Debut EP ‘Bad Humors’

Humorism was a medicinal system adopted by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Then, doctors believed that there were four bodily fluids in the human body, called “humors,” and when the body produced too much of any one of these, there was an imbalance in the body, causing interference in physical and mental capabilities. New Zealand’s pop […]

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Flashback to the ’80s with Japancakes

I’m going to have to repeat Japancakes’ name about fifty times throughout this review, just because it’s so entertaining to say/type. Japancakes. You’ve got to admit, that’s pretty fun. Little did you know, this band has been around since the end of the 1990s. So you’ve been missing out on Japancakes for a lot longer […]

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Andy Clockwise — ’80s Throwback “The Good Book”

Good storytelling is never solely limited to novelists and fiction writers — the ability to spin a tale through music is one of the best skills to have. With that being said, let me introduce you to the musical storyteller Andy Clockwise. Although he may have been born Andy Kelly in Sydney, Australia, he now goes […]

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Oliver Monroe – New Project With Classic 80’s Rock Sound

The hard rock music of 1980’s is still an extremely popular style that has lifelong fans as well as new fans being picked up as they are exposed to it.  The Guns & Roses Reunion tour is selling out football stadiums all across the United States.   People still love that raw energy that came from […]