Kill My Coquette – The Metro
It’s hard enough for an artist to be judged for who they are. It’s even more difficult when they are being judged for only a portion of what they used to be. That’s the case in many ways for the great new-wave band, Berlin. Nowadays, the stylish group is mostly remembered by slow dancing enthusiasts for that song that was played in Top Gun.
Before that, the group was known for its synth-heavy, forward-thinking production. They were also not above, causing a bit of controversy or writing rocking songs like the Metro. This is, perhaps, their shining moment, albeit not one known particularly well for those not entirely smitten by the charm of the original new wave bands.
Kill My Coquette take on the role of covering the song. Recognizing its potential and the great songwriting at play, the group doesn’t feel the need to stick to the game plan throughout. Instead, they provide a jazz meets modern rock arrangement that lands perfectly. Here’s a reinterpretation done right.
Moldy Roses – Millennial Falcons
In a few years’ time, they’re bound to write laborious papers abound the tipping point that was the 2020s. I’m not clever enough to quote from the future, but it’s bound to present us like warring monkeys glued to their screens, shouting obscenities towards people we’ve never met.
Moldy Roses are among the youth forced to live through such interesting times. And, the fact is that, for all the negativity associated with the current state of affairs, it should take a giant power outage for anyone to ever be bored again. Yet, for all the entertainment, we’re just as unmotivated and willing to waste our time as ever.
And, we need punk champions to write songs about this. Punk is just the news over a fast beat. From the Clash to Sum 41, groups have always written about the drudgery of life. Moldy Roses see the same things around them and use their humor and a few well-known garage-rock tricks to tell their peers what’s really going on in front of those black screens.