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Cold Wave Prayer
Songs for dreaming of winter
If you’re over summer, this cold wave and minimal synth-infused icy playlist may serve as cold comfort.
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell Versions · Diarrhea Planet I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams · Factory Floor Factory Floor
This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell, Diarrhea Planet and Factory Floor. Now with A/V previews!
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The English Beat • ska
Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …