If you are a fan of 1980s-style music, you should check out Valeze. Their list of "influences" looks like a list of a lot of my favorite bands.

The Cure – Robert Smith is one of the best songwriters, Blondie –
debbie harry is a goddess, Prince, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Billy Idol-yah!,
Patti Smith, Pretenders – love chrissie hynde, New Order, Bjork,
Missing Persons, Berlin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Madonna –
Immaculate Collection/Erotica, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys – Neil
Tennant also one of the best songwriters ever, Duran Duran, Elvis
Costello, GNR, Sex Pistols, Queen, Elvis Costello, siouxsie and the
banshees, 50’s, early 60’s, 80’s punk/new wave, The Clash – London
Calling… sigh…, Michael Jackson – Quincy Jones, Garbage, Motown –
love it all!, Blur
so many more… need to keep thinking 😉

E and I got a chance to catch the band playing a show at Pianos last night. My friend Joe Hung is the bassist for the band (and yup, he rocks). The band has drawn several comparisons to "early Blondie," and lead singer’s Tiffany Randol’s singing does remind me of a cross between Debbie Harry and Gwen Stefani. The band itself sounds a touch like Blondie and Missing Persons–with an interesting dose of Cure-like guitar riffs and synth. My favorite track is "Liar." You can find mp3 downloads at and

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