Soundcheck from WNYC
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WNYC’s source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.
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Roosevelt's Feverish Dance Pop
4 days ago
As recording and performing technology has gotten cheaper, there's been a wholesale revisiting of the synthy sounds of the mid-80s. At its worst, this excavation has yielded plenty of soulless, robotic machine music—not too dissimilar from the first go-round. But couple a deep love of dub and club sounds, and keen songwriting chops, and you get an artist like Marius Lauber. The musician and DJ known as Roosevelt from Cologne, Germany, has found novel ways of merging dance-heavy rhythms with rock solid song structures, and his understated delivery gives the tunes a kind of wistful, nostalgic quality. Roosevelt's self-titled debut arrived in August as a last blast of summer sunshine, and his band just started a Stateside tour that brings them to the Soundcheck studio.
Rated 5 out of
The most comprehensive music show on the planet
Love this show. Virtually every aspect of music is covered, always in an engaging, thoughtful way. If you love music, this is well worth the time to check out on a regular basis. Thanks for doing such a great job, guys!
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of
John Schaefer and his staff are so knowledgable and have such a wide range of interests. I am always impressed. Lots of discoveries.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 4 out of
Often eclectic; always interesting; always an adventure. I've been introduced to a lot of new music over the years.
Date published: 2013-12-11