Electropop Indie Pop New Wave

Bad Wave – Look Out

LA-based duo Bad Wave (aka Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart) are sure to garner comparisons to Phoenix with vocals akin to the stylings of Thomas Mars. However, they seem more abstract than the French outfit. Add a dash of Hot Chip and a bit of Discovery and that might come closer to the new wave/synth […]

New Wave

Jaded Inc – Coconut Sofa

The name of their lead single, “Coconut Sofa”, sounds like it was spit out of a random song name generator, but¬†Jaded Inc couldn’t be further from random. The collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and producer 14KT stems from their days in the Ann Arbor hip-hop act Athletic Mic League. From this partnership came “Coconut Sofa”, a […]

Dance New Wave

PREMIERE: Bearstronaut – Where I’ll Die (Kraver remix)

Speaking of remixes, I’m ready to unleash a reworking of a track I’ve selfishly had on repeat for the past week. Boston’s Bearstronaut had already impressed with Duran Duran-style, nostalgic, sunny synth on “Where I’ll Die”, then Kraver got a hold of it. Amsterdam producer Kraver took the track and dials up an even more […]

Dance Electronic New Wave

Chromeo – Come Alive ft Toro Y Moi

Chromeo + Toro Y Moi = New wavey space pop bliss. Stream “Come Alive” below and instantly be transported to 1985. New Chromeo album White Women drops this Spring. BONUS: Sexy Socialite

New Wave Post Punk

Bravestation: 2010 EP

Toronto-based band Bravestation recently floated to my inbox and was a refreshing surprise. The quartet’s recent 2010 EP made an instant impression on me wavering somewhere between post punk (“White Wolves”) and new wave (“Clocks & Spears”). The industrial sound echoes thru lead singer Devin Wilson’s see-saw vocals (reminiscent of Tom Smith of Editors) and […]

New Wave remix

Artist Submissions: QUIX, Blane Fonda & DJ White Shadow

You may or may not have noticed the recent additions of “About That” and “Artists” pages to JayeL Audio.¬† I’ve only just started to get feedback, but what I’ve been sent so far has been pretty good. Blane Fonda – The first band who contacted me was Chicago-based Bland Fonda. “Opportunity Knocks” reverberates with the […]