Last month our Under The Cover series examined modern bands who covered classic 80s songs. We have also had several discussions about modern bands who cultivate the classic 80s synthpop/new wave sounds that we all grew up with. With all of this talk about 80s bands, we should all take a moment to notice that several of these bands are still putting out new music today. The last several years has featured new releases from O.M.D, Simple Minds, a-Ha, Duran Duran, Blondie, and so much more. The last several weeks has produced new releases from Ultravox and yes…Men Without Hats!
Strangeways is celebrating this revival of 80s bands with a 45 minute mix of some of the recent releases from these new wave pioneers. Give it a listen and let us know what we might have missed. Also, we would be curious to know what other 80s bands you think could put out a relevant record today.