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NextWave- Smells Like The 80s!

A NextWave Revolution is taking place. Nextwave or "RetroWave", is NEW music heavily influenced by the skinny tie, New Wave movement of the 1980's.

These NEW bands use old school synthesizer sounds, stripped down garage guitar riffs, and detached vocals. They sometimes dress in throwback fashion and take their makeup tips from The Cure and early Duran Duran.

The popularity of NextWave music is skyrocketing!

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An Alternative Music Explosion

The Killers, The Strokes, Arcade Fire, The Dears, The Sounds, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Muse, Hot Hot Heat and many other NextWave artists were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Now they are getting extensive radio airplay, selling out concerts and blasting up the charts.

More than mere copycats, these NextWavers have put their own spin on a music style that has not seen this much buzz since the early 80's. A new generation is discovering something cool that's not Hip Hop, Metal Grunge or Bubblegum Pop.

The excitement, fun and experimentation of the New Wave sound that dominated the 80's is back!

Click below to hear these Nextwave songs:

"Hideaway" by Eto

"Guess Again" by Future Kings Of Spain

"This Year (If We Fall In Love)" by Test Your Reflex

"The Cradle, the Brothel, the Bible School" by The Flesh

"A Strange Education" by The Cinematics

"The Fever" by The Young Immortals

"Little Star" by Jesse Malin

"Hideaway" by Uncut

"No Cars Go" by Arcade Fire

"Thru the Glass" by Thirteen Senses

"I Can't Walk Away" by The Cringe

"Start The Cycle" by solar powered people

"Anticipation" by Cut City

More Recommended NextWave Artists and Songs:

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Paul Weller Clear Adhesive- Auto Interiors
Sisters Of Mercy Synthesize Me- Diorama
Joy Division And You Said I Was the Only One- Audionom
Sonic Youth Summer Special- Land Of Talk
U2 The Fever- The Young Immortals
Duran Duran Somebody Told Me- The Killers
Duran Duran Anyone Out There?- Rialto
Talking Heads Here Comes a City- The Go-Betweens
Talking Heads Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Spandau Ballet Signs- Black Tie Dynasty
Violent Femmes Spent On Rainy Days- Bright Eyes
The Jam Helicopter- Bloc Party
The Jam Are You Gonna Be My Girl- Jet
Ian Dury and The Blockheads Finding Out True Love Is Blind- Louis XIV
Siouxsie And The Banshees Destroy Everything You Touch- Ladytron
The Cars Swing Swing- The All-American Rejects
The Cars I'm Shakin'- Rooney
New Order Walk Into The Sun- Dirty Vegas
Joy Division Slow Hands- Interpol
Pretenders Y Control- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Oingo Boingo I Disappear- The Faint
The Smiths/Morrisey Lost In The Plot- The Dears
Sparks Float On- Modest Mouse
The Cure Bandages- Hot Hot Heat
The Buzzcocks Fell In Love With A Girl- The White Stripes
Radiohead Time Is Running Out- Muse
XTC I Love You 'Cause I Have To- Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Missing Persons Living in America- The Sounds
Missing Persons Walking With a Ghost- Tegan and Sara
The Runaways Take It Off- The Donnas
Peter Murphy Still in Love Song- The Stills
Queen I Believe in a Thing Called Love- The Darkness
OMD Time Stands Still- Cut Copy
a-ha The Bitter End- Placebo
X Monkey- Low
The Vapors Up the Bracket- The Libertines
Soft Cell Falling Apart- The Lovemakers
The Bangles We Are Lost- The Like
Heaven 17 Going Nowhere- Cut Copy
Sonic Youth Cause=Time- Broken Social Scene
The Damned The Statue- The Go-Betweens
Kim Wilde Living in America- The Sounds
The Cramps No Regrets- The Von Bondies
Peter Gabriel Dreams- TV On the Radio

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Check out these other NextWave hits!:

Tear You Apart- She Wants Revenge

Out of Control- She Wants Revenge

I Want to Be Buried In Your Backyard- Nightmare of You

Sometimes the Sun- The Lashes

This Isn't It- Giant Drag

Trouble With Dreams- Eels

Helicopter- Bloc Party

It Dawned On Me- Calla

Hidden Spaces- The Morning After Girls

Maybe I Should- I Am Kloot

We Both Go Down- Together The Decemberists

Unconditional- The Bravery

An Honest Mistake- The Bravery

The Letter A- Black Tie Dynasty

Goodbye Horses- Psyche

Bridge to Nowhere- The Like

Combat Baby- Metric

2 Fragen- Klee

Gay Bar- Electric Six

Teen Angst- M83

Fade- Seven Color Sky

Jerk It Out- Caesars

Soul Meets Body- Death Cab For Cutie

Everything Is Alright- Motion City Soundtrack

Rebellion (Lies)- Arcade Fire

Hysteria- Muse

Song Seven- Interpol

Goodnight Goodnight- Hot Hot Heat

Seems Fine- The Concretes

Love and Death- The Stills

City Of Angels- The Distillers

Reptilia- The Strokes

Someday- The Strokes

12:51- The Strokes

Hard To Explain- The Strokes

Last Night- The Strokes

Fall Behind Me- The Donnas

Mr. Brightside- The Killers

Jenny Was a Friend of Mine- The Killers

Smile Like You Mean It- The Killers

Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee- Franz Ferdinand

Changes Are No Good- The Stills

Rock 'n' Roll- The Sounds

Dance With Me- The Sounds

Can't Stand Me Now- The Libertines

Alive- VHS or Beta

Poseur- Finesse & Runway

Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse

The Anthem- Good Charlotte

Night After Night- The Sounds

'Ol Horse Eyes- The Ronelles

In My Arms- Mylo

Oi Mate- The Gonads

New Way- The Vibrants

I Wish I Was- Rule 62

Cheated Hearts- Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Everything Wrong Is Imaginary- Lilys

A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody- The Lashes

Lust- Black Tie Dynasty

Drop the Pressure- Mylo

Synthesizer- Electric Six

This Is Such a Pity- Weezer

Future Beat- The Spectacular Fantastic

Munich- Editors

The Wonder- Figurines

Electricityscape- The Strokes

Bigtime- The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Hard to Beat- Hard-FI

Middle of Nowhere- Hot Hot Heat

Unsatisfied- Nine Black Alps

Over My Head- The Fray

Thanks For Nothing- White Rose Movement

Red Flags and Long Nights- She Wants Revenge

Waves and Generation- The 303s

Goin' Against Your Mind- Built To Spill

Conventional Wisdom- Built To Spill

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