Midnight City by M83
The Naked and Famous is one of my favorite electropop bands. The entire album Passive Me, Aggressive You is a compilation of winning songs. I mean, literally winning, like tiger's blood/Charlie Sheen style. Groooan! Lame joke. Couldn't stop myself. Back to their success story: In 2011, the band garnered six nominations at the New Zealand Music Awards for Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Alternative Album and the People's Choice Award. Not band for a newbie band, I'd say! Their music is innovative and pulls me in.
Like Punching In A Dream by the Naked and Famous
Young Blood by the Naked & Famous
Temper Trap is a band I looooove, as in I <3 them in a big way. Another post-punk revival band, Random fact about the band: The group was named The Temper Trap after their first choice, Temper Temper, was rejected due to its use by a United States band.I have no clue who Temper Temper is, and I think Temper Trap sounds much catchier anyways. All's well the ends well!
Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap
Bloc Party was introduced to me by my lovah Samuel, and I've been hooked ever since! They have a great sound! I have a thing for the Brits. Their music just sounds better to me and maybe a touch more posh.
Banquet by Bloc Party
Pioneers M83 Remix by Bloc Party
Just getting started with the New Wave revival? Here are some other bands worth checking out that are high on my playlist:
Cold War Kids
The Killers (an obvious choice...but make sure you check out Brandon Flowers solo release album!)
Shiny Toy Guns
Teagan & Sara
The Yeah Yeah Yeah's