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RSD '23 Genres: NEW WAVE

You wouldn’t believe my excitement in seeing the new wave genre having enough titles to make a separate blog for! So what is “new wave,” you ask? Well, by the definition of its emergence, the label was meant to describe alternative pop-leaning music produced after the blatant punk rock era, but these days it’s generally used to describe gothic-style music. Consider it the rebel of genres: Taking elements from mainstream radio tunes and twisting them into its own experimental art narrative! Still confused? Take a peek at some of the artists below!


The Cure - “Show (2023 Remaster)”

gothic rock, new wave, post-punk, alternative rock


The Sisters of Mercy - “The Reptile House”

gothic rock, post-punk, new wave


Tom Tom Club - “Tom Tom Club (Expanded Edition)”

new wave, funk, R&B, avant garde

And that’s not all!

Joe Strummer & the Mesaleros - “Streetcore (20th Anniversary)”

post-punk, new wave, alternative rock, reggae

Nena - “99 Luftballoons: 40th Anniversary”

Neue Deutsche Welle (post-punk, new wave)

Romeo Void - “Live From The Mabuhay Gardens November 14, 1980”

live recording - post punk, new wave

Complete with pictures and album snippets, take a look at our full catalogue here!

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