beats me wrote:
Can you be specific?
... I’m not ashamed to admit I like commercial pop (from whatever decade) so I was looking for a little more Depeche Mode and a little less Axel F.
So did you like the 'City Calm Down' tracks? I think this band really does sound 'authentic' 80's pop with a 'modern' edge. I love synth pop in the vein you are describing too (in fact I had a lot to do with bands like that in the 80's myself) Just getting a handle on what you were describing as your preference
here is another one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT9VQLBSrIs
remember this band are just young guys ...been together around 12 months so they are just getting their shit together.
When I think of 80's synth pop I think of bands like New Order (+Joy Division) , OMD, Tears for Fears, Echo and the Bunnymen, even ABC, Ultravox etc. This is what I hear in this band. Unfortunately I haven't heard many others that come to mind right now that have an authentic (but modern) sound like the bands mentioned. There are, of course...just can't think of them right now
BTW I don't know if it is just my connection but if you find the Utube download choppy just pause and let it download for a minute or two...might just be my end though.