Bomarr contributes "My Other Life Is A Failure" mix for WorkinNights.com by Matt Valerio

"My Other Life Is A Failure" is a new mixtape I put together for the wonderful website workinnights.com. It features some of my all time and recent favorite songs. You should go have a listen

Cover art background image by yours truly. 

HURTS - "Wonderful Life (Mantronix Remix)" by Matt Bomarr

hurts - "wonderful life (mantronix remix)" (download) [audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/11914554-3b9.mp3]

These guys look like Ultravox and sound like Culture Club.  Their single "Wonderful Life" was already a recent favorite of mine before I heard Arthur Baker's awesome remix, and then stumbled on this remix from 80's electro legend Mantronix, which takes the cake as far as these re-workings go.  There's really nothing about this song that would lead you to believe this DIDN'T come straight out of the 80's. website

Friday Roundup by Matt Bomarr

Starting something new today. Every Friday, I'll be posting a few links of cool things from the week for you to check out over the weekend. Sometimes there'll be a lot of them, sometimes only 1 or 2. Let me know what you think:

  • Great interview with Thomas Lennon, Ken Marino and Kerri Kenney-Silver of The State on The Sound of Young America. link
  • iZotope has released a new iDrum "8-Bit Drum Machine" app for the iPhone. I may now have to make an iPhone Beats, Vol. 2 EP. link
  • Gary Numan interviews Ultravox's John Foxx over at Drowned In Sound. link
  • Download the new GCS/MOB release Dirty Pretty Ugly Shit for free right here
  • And some very wtf-worthy eye candy for you....(You)genious: The Misfit of R&B's video for "Sex On A Spoon". Not entirely sure what to make of this. link

Visage - "The Anvil" by Matt Bomarr

I discovered this record in the dollar bin a few years back. I picked it up based on the cover art. It just looked dark and new wavey, so I had to try it out. I put it on the turntable when I got home and lo and behold, it WAS dark and new wavey. I fell in love with this song, and did a bit of research on them. Turns out, Visage has consisted off and on of members of Ultravox (one of my favorites), Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees and more. This album also reached #6 on the UK charts when it was released in 1982. It's always great when you can find out something new and amazing while digging for records. I haven't done it for quite some time, but I think I'm going to start again.