New York City-based electro-pop group Memoryy, true to their name, have done a remarkable job in peddling our own nostalgia back to us. It would be easy to say that they’ve simply jumped on the 80’s synth-pop bandwagon but there is a sense of directness and of wanting to reach out beyond simple homage that keeps them from being easily lumped in with the technicolor masses. The band’s debut EP Electric City is set to be self-released on June 4th. And they’ve just released the title track from that EP as the first single. Listen to the blissed-out melody and electro afro-pop tendencies of “Electric City” below.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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