Slow slow weekend or whore prom...but its okay cuz my taste remained impeccable.  Observe

song // band // album (year)

U R My Girl // Kiss in Cities // U R My Girl/Satellites 7 in. (2009)
 If you missed this when it was released a couple years ago you are really missing out, but you are also not alone.  This Manchester-based duo puts out sing-a-long pop with some awesome/awkward lyrics that all sounds like it could have been made sometime in the late 80's.  Unfortunately, they seem to be concentrating on their other band, Performance, which is too bad... Kiss in Cities is far superior.  This is their only release so far, but you can check out some more music on their myspace, or find some vids on youtube.

Rico Mambo // The Breakfast Club // Rico Mambo single (1984)
Sorzzz about the quality on the audio on this one but it was the best I could find.  I wanted this version cuz it's the version I spin and it's way way better than the version that's on this band's 1987 debut full length.  It's pop.  It's catchy.  Apparently, Madonna was in this band at some point or some other nonsense I don't care about

Happy House (single edit) // The Juan Maclean // Happy House single, The Future Will Come (2009)
So you're gonna have to move over to youtube to watch this one, but I suggest you do so...radical dance moves, you know?!  So I like paying several tracks off this record... The Juan Maclean have this way of moving from sounding like the Human League to out dance punk/funk-ing !!! and making it all sound totally natural.

Little Life // Swingset Committee // In Transit ep (2009)
2k9 was a good year for synth pop, apparently... This is the first track off a really awesome ep by my favorite local band, Swingset Committee...  I try to play at least one of their songs every night cuz really people should know about their awesome by now.

The Generators // To My Boy // The Habitable Zone (2010)
--warning!  there was not video or an audio clip that I could find for The Generators...so here's another song by To My Boy--

K...so no song link for the song I actually played, but here's the vid for one of the singles off their debut album.  I play this one too sometimes.  I love this band best when they get a little pop punk (which is what is going on in X-Ray or especially (as is the case with The Generators) when they sound like OMD.

See you next week!



So my night at Whore Prom / The Maritime Hotel was especially painless / rewarding this weekend. Whenever I have to do anything performance related it fills me with a sense of dread. I'm constantly convinced I am offending and alienating everyone in the room. So usually I play it safe, and in taking as few real risks as possible, I usually end up feeling like it was a hollow shell of the performance I know I am capable of. While this is definitely true of any live musical performance, it is also the case (though to a lesser extent) when I DJ. But for whatever reason, I got to work feeling comfortable in my own skin (maybe it was the two hot dogs I had?) and allowed myself to be a little less careful with my song choices this week. The result was that people seemed to be enjoying themselves and I was too for a change. Not that I usually have the most inoffensive set, but I got a little noisier this week. Radtown massacre. Can I make this feeling last?

song//band//album (year)

Sunday Best // You Love Her Coz She's Dead // Sunday Best single (2010)

I love this band. Sure they sound a lot like Crystal Castles, Kap Bambino, Dandi Wind. But who cares. There is a poppy rave aesthetic at work here that I just can't get enough of. This, their most recent single is sure to be on their debut full length which is meant to be released this August.

3 Little Words // FrankMusik // Complete Me (2009)

Perhaps the gayest music that ever was, it is also immaculately produced club pop candy. I am not ashamed.

Rose A.D. // Automelodi // Automelodi (2010)
At first it might be easy to write these guys off as a Black Celebration era Depeche Mode throwback, but their album is solid and moves between the synth heavy and some moderately cold guitar driven pop. This track sits right in the middle. Who new good things came from Canada. Thank you post punk. Thank you New Romantics. Thank you India.

Reimei // FLOPPY // PROTOSCIENCE (2010)

This is the most amazing robot rock... this particular track has the most perfect dance build that opens up into a dance rock anthem that I could listen to on repeat times infinity. Don't be put off by the heavily vocoded vocals. This is future music.

Sub-Culture // New Order // Low Life (1985)

New Order is the basis of all that is good in music. A great track off my favorite New Order record (actually the first I ever owned by them). I've had to replace the vinyl three times already.

See you next week.




A cut off of one of my fav band's 2011 album, "Over Technology".  Floppy is so rad.

Have a good day.




Been meaning to start this for a bit now. Every week I'm going to post a few tracks from my Saturday night set at The Maritime Hotel Caffe. For those of you that are unfamiliar, it is a very special place... Usually low key, it occasionally becomes a show case for the B & T over made up douchier than thou sect... The good news is that I can play almost anything I want as long as I don't mind refusing to play Lady Gaga. Which I don't mind. Not at all.

Track//Band//Album (year)

Icons of Summer // Cold Cave // Cherish the Light Years (2011)
This album just came out and I love it. Impeccably arranged and produced, this is definitely the kind of rock tinged synth pop I can never get enough of. Icons of Summer is a fast dance track with some great one liners and some awesome synth noise in the middle so it doesn't get too too poppy... But speaking of pop...

Email Me More // Tommy February6 // Lonely in Gorgeous - single (2005)
This is an old standard of mine by lame-o alt rocker gone latin freestyle revivalist Tomoko Kawase. Total late 80's throwback, it's a b side off her single release for the intro to the Paradise Kiss anime. It's also perfect for moving into some more recognizable 80's dance...

State of Attraction // Paula Abdul // Forever Your Girl (1988)
I don't really have to explain this do I? Not one of the singles off the record, but still a classic "...each time we kiss mmm-wha!"

Drum of Glass // Monomen // Monomen LP (2007)
Another classic as far as I'm concerned, this track combine a simple yet effective dance beat with angular post punk guitars, melodic synth hooks and powerful swallowed vocals. It's pretty rad. Too bad the band broke up shortly after the release of this record...

Tar Heart // Zeigeist // The Jade Motel (2008)
I only just heard about this band, which surprised me since this Swedish pop group sounds like a more melody obsessed version of The Knife... Which makes them way better in my book.

Sparks // Kim Wilde // Catch as Catch Can (1983)
One of my favorites from my favorite decade of music, Kim Wilde is mostly know for her hits "Kids in America" and a rad cover of "You Keep Me Hanging On". But she has so many more awesome tracks! Sparks, one of the final songs off her 1983 record is a straight forward Hi-NRG dance pop song that I have yet to find anything wrong with. Movie montage music to the max extreme.

That's it for now. See u next week for some more recommendations from my vinyl/mp3 collection.

Ps. Anyone wanna give me and teach me serrato?




So you should probably know by now (if you have ever met me) that I'm a huge manga / anime fan.  Especially if the work is about either teenage romance or robots you can definitely count me in.  One of my all time favorites (actually I can safely say that it is my most favorite) is Ai Yazawa's "Paradise Kiss".  Spanning only 5 volumes, it is a melodramatic and bittersweet story about one average school girl's entrance into the exciting world of fashion. 

It's hard to accurately describe how much I love this series (I also recommend Yazawa's Nana), so here's a couple more images.  At the time that I am writing this, I have had to repurchase these novels 3 different times...I read them over and over until the pages fall out :)

K...it's hard to do the comic justice.  Next, an anime adaptation was made.  It's pretty good.  But the real gift it gave me was the artist responsible for the main theme--Tommy February6

and here's the video for the full song which is so rad

Fast forward to now.  There is a live action movie coming out!!!  Here's the teaser trailer with English subs. 
LOVE!  FASHION!  DESTINY!  How stoked am I?!?!?!  K so there wasn't a huge point to all that except that Paradise Kiss is so rad.  so check it out. 



So... I promised myself I would update this more with fun geek out pop culture goodness more often...but... In the meantime I have a little band news...

First. Sorry we are still delayed. A lot of new tech that prolly a trained monkey could operate but it's taken me a bit to figure out. We were also further delayed by a band member change. We are now a power trio. In order to preserve the maximalist sound of ATTACK.WAV it took some adjustment and now I am playing more keyboards than I was planning on initially... Upside = keyboard to hide behind on stage. Downside = I have a lot a lot a lot of practicing to do.

So now we are moving along pretty nicely and nearing the "halfway towards a set" point. My goal for the next couple weeks is to lay some vocals down and put some demo recordings up so that everyone can anticipate the digital amateur band revolution.

More news as soon as I have it and some album, comic, movie and ankle reviews to follow.

See you soooooooon,
Pulse Wave

Ps. 10 points to anyone who can tell what amine I am referencing in the location thingie up top <3


Location:Somewhere deep in the Grand Stream