With the recent rise of bands like the Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Vivian Girls and A Place to Bury Strangers, shoegaze is back in the spotlight in the indie world. So where did this genre originate?
1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...
Filing out of the Fox Theater into the cool Oakland night air, I knew that I had just witnessed part of history -- an iconic group playing songs loved by millions and paying a tasteful tribute to their post-punk beginnings.
In a world without record stores, live shows fill the void, and the universal language of music is never more tangible than experienced from right in front of the stage at Fillmore, Coachella and the Greek, and this is what I listened to.
Squeeze's new album Spot The Difference is a revisit of previous hits and classics. As the title suggests, it's literally hard to spot the difference on many of these songs. Why did they record a project like this?