Bravery

Add New York’s Bravery to the new millennium’s growing cadre of rockers who have embraced quarter-century-old new wave style and found an eager record industry to support them. The Bravery’s rise happened seemingly overnight, from their first gig in Brooklyn in late 2003 to an album in the spring of 2005. The release of The…

Killers

The seed of the Killers was planted in late 2002, when 21-year old Brandon Flowers eyed guitarist David Keuning’s ad in a local Las Vegas newspaper. The ad called for musicians capable of helping Keuning realize a dream of an Oasis-influenced band, but Flowers was fixated on ’80s new wave, and the band became something…

LCD Soundsystem

With a cheeky, self-mocking persona that fueled an array of witty lyrics and made “Losing My Edge” an endearing cult hit, James Murphy blends state-of-the-art dance-beat electronica with razorblade rock, managing to successfully manipulate that rather common combination into an effervescent, exciting and thoroughly unique sound. After spending most of the ’90s as a concert…