10 Most Awesome 80’s New Wave Comebacks Ever

Ready for an excellent adventure? Fire up the Delorean, pad your shoulders, grab a turbo dog and bag of corn nuts, we’re about to bend the polyester fabric of space and time.

Can music sound totally retro and modern at the same ...

Album Review: TalkFine, “Lesser Known Hits”

Generally I hate to use words like “throwback,” “retro,” or other such descriptors when approaching the sound of a band. After all, an artist only has to record and distribute a style and a sound once for it to become accessed and ...

2011 Outlook: Thomas Dolby, the Raveonettes, and More

On March 28, Thomas Dolby breaks his longstanding silence with a 3-song EP, Oceanea, followed by a full album this summer titled A Map of The Floating City. The album is, in a way, a soundtrack to a Facebook video game ...

The Friday Mixtape: 10/29/10 — Fiendishly Yours

When our man David Medsker sent out a missive to the rest of the writing staff in hopes of finding someone to pinch hit for him on the Halloween edition of the Friday Mixtape, I immediately ...

The Friday Mixtape: 10/2/09

The important thing to remember is that I didn’t set out to make this mix as it is.

The initial concept was to pull out the box of CDs I seldom listen to and pull tracks ...

Pop Goes the World: Thomas Dolby, “Eastern Bloc”

Our Lord Jefito surely has a dozen stories on Giant Records and the litany of mistakes they made as a company – he seems to have at least one story for every label, further proof that he has forgotten more about music ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 26

One of the things I just love doing that doesn’t happen much anymore is laying on the couch, in the dark, listening to an album. As I get older, I’m going to bed earlier, which limits how much time ...

Why You Should Like… Thomas Dolby

Ah, Thomas Dolby. No, please don’t instantly yell “SCIENCE!” Yes, he’s primarily pigeonholed as a one-hit wonder, with “She Blinded Me With Science” still getting played nearly daily on ’80s flashback radio, but that novelty unfortunately blinded (heh) many people to ...