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The Wombats sound like......?
September 24, 2012 9:14 PM   Subscribe

Just heard this song by the Wombats. I reminds me very strongly of another song or type of sound. Can you help me identify where I've heard a song (or sound) like this? It seems very strongly eighties to me, but I can't put my finger on it.
posted by Spyder's Game to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you talking about that deep synth sound in the background?
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:24 PM on September 24, 2012


I guess I'm talking about the whole experience of the song. It reminds me very specifically of another song or band, but I can't quite put my finger on it. The sound of the lead singer's voice, the melody itself, and the whole mood of it.
posted by Spyder's Game at 9:25 PM on September 24, 2012


The synth in it reminds me a lot of Genesis, specifically "Second Home By the Sea" off the self-titled album. Sorry no link. I'm mobile.
posted by skypieces at 9:45 PM on September 24, 2012


Everything M83 has recorded in the past few years, especially Midnight City, which was completely inescapable for a few months last year.
posted by Nomyte at 9:51 PM on September 24, 2012


It makes me think of Arcadia, a band that spun off from Duran Duran. (The other two joined Robert Palmer to make up PowerStation.)
posted by xyzzy at 10:18 PM on September 24, 2012


I'd classify it as anthemic, minor-key British synthpop (I searched for anthemic synthpop and got this list of 80s hits).

That vocal melody specifically reminds me of something I can't quite recall.
posted by camcgee at 10:38 PM on September 24, 2012


Personally, it reminds me of the guitar synth solo in Black Bugs by Regurgitator
posted by jb2824 at 12:53 AM on September 25, 2012


The sound of the lead singer's voice, the melody itself, and the whole mood of it.

When I heard your linked song ("1996"), it me think of The Cure, and specifically the band's more pop-sounding songs from the 1980s.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:00 AM on September 25, 2012


Hmm, this song less than others, but the voice always reminded me of Los Campesinos! (video is slightly NSFW)
posted by SugarAndSass at 4:30 AM on September 25, 2012


It reminds me a little of this song, from 1994.
posted by gnomeloaf at 5:15 AM on September 25, 2012


I heard the drum from "Human" by Human League.
posted by msali at 2:15 PM on September 25, 2012


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