Sometimes I get into a funk and that sucks. My funk can express it self in many different ways such as apathy (“I could work on my writing projects, I should be doing coursework, I want to do SOMETHING but I can’t be asked”), or lack of creativity (“I feel like I have nothing to write today, so why bother?”), but most frequently it comes from routine decisions where I have a perceived lack of options or lack of novelty especially when it comes to music. I listen to A LOT of music, all different bands and genres and styles. From relatively popular/new music like The Chainsmokers to hardcore medieval party mixes to things that I’m not really sure how to describe except that “I like this”.
And that’s when the magic happens. Let me introduce you to: electro-retro.
Normally, I’m not a big fan of the “retro movement”. I think only some people have every been able to pull off the fedora look, I think only punks know how to wear big hair, and can we just leave our typewriters at home?
However when I some electro-retro, namely featuring synth sounds that took over the entire 80’s popular music scene, I knew I found something worth bringing back.
Dance with the Dead is a electroclash band who uses a lot of synth but also has electric guitar and drums giving it a rock quality that I really enjoy. I really liked their album The Shape and specifically the songs Riot, Her Ghost, and the first song There’s a storm Coming.
Go forth and explore my friends, if you find something buzzin feel free to leave it in the comments.