The first single to be released from The B-52’s 1983 album Whammy!, “Legal Tender” was a hit for the band with Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson sharing vocals on it. The New Wave synth-led track was as fun as you’d expect from those guys and so was the colourful video. It’s, quite simply, irresistible.
Thinking about what would be the quintessential Metric song, a few came to mind but the strongest contender would probably be the opening track from the band’s Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? album “IOU”. The song is like a mini best of with the band showing off a bit of rock, a bit of punk, a bit of electro, a lot of versatility over the space of a single song and it all somehow works pretty seamlessly. It’s a fast-paced, fun tune but it’s also not without it’s softer, more chilled-out moments.
With a newer, more likely worse Terminator movie being released this week-end, I thought it would be fitting to include one of the better songs from the original The Terminator‘s soundtrack as today’s Song Of The Day. Linn Van Hek‘s “Intimacy” was so good, it was apparently an aphrodisiac as Sarah Connor’s roommate never stopped listening to it on her Walkman during a steamy late-night rendez-vous.
From French electro coldwave band KaS Product‘s debut album Try Out comes the single “Never Come Back”, a hypnotic synth-led, gothic track with punky, jazzy vocals. Singer Mona Soyoc can be seen rocking out and delivering a moody, sexy performance in the video below which is so 80’s, my Rubik’s Cube imploded.
In-keeping with the theme of every Friday, our Song Of The Day for today is a cover of Modest Mouse‘s “Float On” by Clones Of Clones, one of our favourite new bands. This version pays homage to Modest Mouse’s fab track yet remains very much a Clones Of Clones song, with its moodier approach. There’s also more of an electronic vibe with this cover, something which merges well with the band’s usual style.
“Float On” is out now and you can hop over to Soundcloud right now to enjoy the hell out of it. The video below is also worth sticking around for!
From Berlin, the new wave band that brought us that charmingly cheesy “Take My Breath Away” theme from Top Gun, comes “The Metro”, a much better and slightly darker tune led by a hypnotic electro beat. Written by John Crawford, the song can be found on the album Pleasure Victim and has been covered over the years by the likes of John Frusciante and System Of A Down.
Released back in 1984 in the album Autumnal Park, the song “His Eyes” famously appeared in the movie Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning as one of Jason Voorhees’ victims dances along to it before her inevitable demise. It’s a cool dark glam tune with a fun electro beat and a gothic vibe throughout courtesy of Australian new wave band Pseudo Echo.