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Feb.
11th

Devo founder Gerald Casale describes “groundbreaking” new video (audio)

Devo delivered one of the most striking and iconic music videos to ever grace MTV with “Whip It” in the ’80s. And after interviewing band founder Jerry Casale this afternoon, it sounds like the new wave pioneers may be setting the bar again with their forthcoming clip for “What We Do,” the next single from last year’s “Something for Everybody” album.
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Dec.
31st

Favorite albums of ’09, No. 1

Hotels, “Where Hearts Go Broke”

Seattle’s Hotels deserve to be as popular as a gang of other bands that have hit pay dirt by mining the post-punk sounds of Manchester, circa 1980. Then again, maybe it’s not quite fair to lump this group in with those other sad bastards since its lush aesthetic draws equally from the breezy synth-pop of Stereolab and cinematic spy themes. Bottom line: These guys are way more fun in concert than Interpol.


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Dec.
30th

Favorite albums of ’09, No. 2

Late of the Pier, “Fantasy Black Channel”

I nearly didn’t include this on the list because of a technicality; it actually came out in Europe last year before officially arriving on our shores in January. The British outfit cast a wide net, with songs that draw liberally from arena rock and new wave traditions alike. But Don’t tell them they sound like Gary Numan. It ticks them off.

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