A few months ago, Spotify removed several features that angered it’s massive customer base. They promised that most of those features would be slowly added back. Strangeways will do our best to inform you of the changes as they are made. Below is the list of changes that were included in this weeks 1.07 release.
Today the UK indie rock band Editors delivered their second new single this year. Continuing where they left off with No Harm, Marching Orders is a powerful balled that will hopefully be filling large stadiums in a town near you soon. I say “large stadiums” because I feel that it is the progression that this band is taking. In my mind, the band is hitting their stride with U2’s Joshua Tree era of songs.
One of my favorite music toys is my SONOS PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music. This is a hi-tech wireless speaker that allows you to play your favorite music content controlled from your computer or mobile device. All you have to do is plug it into a power adapter and it’s ready to go. This makes it super flexible and unlike most stereo systems, it does not have to have a fixed location. Working in the garage? No problem, pick it up and move it to the garage. Read on for more information on all of the music services it supports (hint: ALL OF THEM)
Now that Strangeways Radio is no longer a streaming radio station, Halcyon Waves will carry on as a podcast. This is the first official podcast episode of the show featuring new releases from Bang Gang, Mint Julep, Hurts, Daybehavior, Hibou, Digits, City Calm Down and more. Plus, classics from Suede, The Church, Chromatics and more!
This mix is made up of rare 80’s songs acquired through a friend who worked at a record store in Europe in the early 80s. The majority of these songs never existed anywhere else but on vinyl. Each one of these songs could’ve carried a scene in any John Hughes film. A lot of these songs are now forgotten forever, besides the ones who lived the era.
Admittedly, we listen to a lot of Depeche Mode-sounding bands here at Chez Strangeways, and lucky for us this German band is among the Depeche-iest. SynthDecade has a few great songs, including this one, which reminds me a little of DM’s ʺWalking in My Shoes.ʺ This song has a very late ’80s/early ’90s DM feel, including the dark uptempo feel, the vocal effects, the chord changes, and the occasional unexpected bloops, bleeps, and twang that keep it all very interesting during repeated listening.
After five years of broadcasting the Halcyon Waves show on Strangeways Radio, this was the last official radio broadcast of the show hosted by DJ Mikey. The show will continue on as a podcast.
This is volume 3 in my modern synth series which features brand new synth tracks from up and coming artists along with some new releases from more established artists. All of these tracks are synth heavy and many are inspired from the new wave era in the 80s.
DJ Mikey presents some of his favorite synth and dark wave tracks from 2015. This is a great way to hear a ton of new releases and familiarize yourself with some up and coming bands.
DJ Mikey presents a mix featuring some of his favorite Depeche Mode remixes