Ok, so I’ve found my favorite album thus far of 2008, its Kelley Polar’s sophomore effort entitled, “I Need You to Hold on While The Sky is Falling“, which is scheduled for release March 3, 2008.
Not only is the album drenched in 80’s nostalgia such as Analog synths, appregiated synth cords, and beautiful DX-7 pad sounds, but true to the 80’s era of albums, this albums begs to be listened to from start to finish. This is such a breath of fresh air from modern releases that sound more like a collection of singles that are just thrown together for the sake of releasing an album. Album boarders at times as synthpop, other times gets nearer to an 80’s Prince-esque sound, and yet at other times gets closers to that New Romantic sound of ABC and Thompson Twins.
This track in particular is more inline with classic Human League sound meets Thompson Twins groove.
Related Post: A cut from Kelley Pollar’s first album: Ashamed of Myself
NOTE: As always, to download the songs from this site just right click on the link “download” and select “Save Link as…”
This cover of “Kidnap the Sandy Klaus” by She Wants Revenge is only found on the Re-Issue of the soundtrack for The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was release in September of this year . Also included on the Re-Issue are covers performed by Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, and Panic! At the Disco.
Art school vocals and pop sensibilities dominate this track. Vocals at times remind me of someone doing the “robot” while talking, but strangely enough it’s very entertaining. And to think all from a very modest setup of a Yamaha QY70 battery powered sequencer and a Mama vocoder, talk about DIY.
Freezepop formed in 1999 in Boston, MA. and their latest album, “Future Future Future Perfect” was just release this September on Recodes — with an upgrade to their modest music studio no less.
Freezepop – Harebrained Scheme
Buy Album:Freezepop Forever (Re-issue)
Influenced by all things 80’s, Manzur Iqbal from Manchester UK has set out to recreate 80’s themes with a twist. Part DaftPunk, part Justice, and part pop you’ll get 80’s imagery with no problem here.
Futurecop! – Transformers
Found that cover Marsheaux did of Human League’s:
Marsheaux – Empire State Human
Buy Album: Peek A Boo / Ebay Queen