Tagged new wave

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Wired Minds-The Death of the Fear

After some fits and starts, Chicago’s Wired Minds have posted their newest EP, The Death of the Fear, online. The EP opens with “Heaven,” four minutes of ghostly synth, big drums, post-punk guitar and Matthew Kayser’s dramatic vocals, which recall not only countless new wave brooders but classic metal singers Klaus Meine (Scorpions) and Ozzy…

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Kate Fagan-I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool

Manufactured Recordings has unearthed a Chicago new wave classic for reissue on 7″ vinyl! “I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool” b/w “Waiting For the Crisis” was a 1980 single by Kate Fagan (who also handled lead vocals for second wave Ska act Heavy Manners) that was originally released by Disturbing Records and was a top…

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The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club-Have You Met You

Chicago’s The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club adds some glam rock (think Suede and T-Rex), Rush-style prog and Beatles harmonies to their usual mix of power pop, alt-rock and smart new wave on the track “Have You Met You.” The song is being billed as the first official single (the band released a New Years-themed song…

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Wired Minds-Saudade

Chicago trio Wired Minds might be new to the local scene, but they are trading in sounds that will be familiar to music fans who grew up with college radio in the 80s and early 90s. Their debut EP, Saudade, brings back fond memories of dark teenage days. Opening cut “Victoria” (not to be confused…

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Dead on TV-Creeper

Chicago’s Dead on TV follow up 2012’s Fuck You, I’m Famous with the just-released Creeper, and from the opening bars of the title track it is apparent that the 4-piece outfit is taking punk rock in exciting new directions (even as they reference new wave’s glory years rather directly). The title track is the closest…