Various Artists / Ny: the Next Wave
Album:Ny: the Next Wave Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jun 2003
Label:Kanine Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-04 Pull Date:2003-10-06 
Week Ending:Aug 31Aug 24Aug 17Aug 10

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 03, 2020:deep storage
4.Mar 17, 2004:Stirling's Approximation
2.Jul 03, 2016:Life Aquatic
5.Nov 26, 2003:sad and dangerous
Take It
3.Jan 30, 2009:The Pants Down Oval Office
6.Oct 09, 2003:15 Miles til Sunday featuring special guest DJ J-Skillet
My Life with the Living Dead

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-08-05 
Forget the pretentiousness of the title -- this is a great compilation of bands. In general, there are a lot of late 70s / early 80s references going on, especially sounds related to Joy Division. For better or worse, this suggests the trendy-ness of bands like Interpol. Nevertheless, highlights include My Favorite, Four Volts, Mommy and Daddy, Aerial Love Feed, and Bastion.
Sad indie: 19, 7, 8, 1
Rockin: 13, 5, 20, 3, 6, 15, 4

1. SEA RAY: dreamy midtempo indie pop song. voice a la Luna/Galaxie 500
2. THE FLESH: start/stop groove, like a hiphop beat. sexycool but not quite there
3. THE FEVER: hard pulsing groove, great late 70s punk voice. catchy.
4. AWEK: thick sound, dark with poppy edge. I’m feeling Interpol here.
5. *AERIAL LOVE FEED: dark, echoey 80s vocals. twangy guitar, builds niicely
6. MAZING VIDS: casio beat w/ punk attitude vocals and minimal guitar. not bad.
7. *FOUR VOLTS: sad and sweet female vox with dreamy indie accompaniment
8. *BASTION: like ian curtis singing for my bloody valentine (at end). awesome.
9. STELLASTARR: poppy 80s, kind of U2 meets talking heads. not my favorite
10. BLUE SPARKS: upbeat, epic 80s pop rock feel a la the jam
11. HOTSOCKY: catchy rock song, like tom petty. typical and mediocre.
12. THE INFLATABLEMEN: electro clash with catchy synth lines. decent.
13. *MOMMY & DADDY: nice fuzz bass, rockin’ punk voice. super catchy.
14. THE BOXES: rockin side of blondie. not bad at all.
15. ELEFANT: I feel guilty this is so catchy. poppy joy division, like interpol.
16. ROGERHUMANBEING: nice sloppy guitar sound, but bad chorus. sugar.
17. OXFORD COLLAPSE: pulsing, fuzzy pop riffs. catchy but somehow not great
18. SHOREBIRDS: 80s synth swirls meets the scene creamers (make-up)
19. *MY FAVORITE: sweet female vox, with a great feel, like the smiths
20. ELECTRO PUTAS: psych vocals, synth echoes, steady funky groove. great!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sea RayRevelry
2.Flesh, theDeath Connection
3.Fever, theLabor of Love
4.AwekIf You Win
5.Aerial Love FeedPedestal
6.Mazing VidsIn Two
7.Four VoltsAnna the Marigold
10.Blue SparksCar Crash
11.HotsockyTime Bomb
12.Inflatablemen, theFalse Start
13.Mommy and DaddyTake It
14.Boxes, theBoys N Cameros
16.RogerhumanbeingBoston Whaler Daze
17.Oxford CollapseFor Buds, not Boston
18.ShorebirdsMic Check 1,2
19.My FavoriteMy Life with the Living Dead
20.Electro PutasFrom Time to Time