Saturday, September 29, 2007

SLAVE to the SQUAREwave

Try to imagine this: Devo meets David Bowie, asks him to take on lead vocals for them, firms up their Duran Duran riffs, and then proceeds to rock out some retro-new wave dance music like its 1980. Only it's not 1980, it's September 25th, 2007, the band's name is SLAVE to the SQUAREwave, and they've released their new album Big Change.

The band first formed back in 1990 in Toronto when singer Colin Troy and keyboardist Rob Stuart were each playing solo sets at a rave, met, and realized their mutual attraction to New Wave music. Since then, they've added Andrew Starr on guitar and Doug Lea on drums and have put together a veritable tribute to music that ruled the airwaves (and MTV for that matter) in the early 80's.

SLAVE to the SQUAREwave - Big Change : Big Change

SLAVE to the SQUAREwave - Pumpin' Up the P House : Big Change

Visit their website, their label Sparks Music, and become their friend on MySpace.


Devo - Girl U Want : Tank Girl Soundtrack

David Bowie - Alabama Song (Bertolt Brecht cover)
: The Best Of David Bowie 1980-1987: Sight & Sound

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw The Wave a few years back in Montreal. They opened for The Fixx, and man they stole the show. What an amazing live act. If you ever have the chance to see them do all that you can to be there.