No Vertigo

3 out of 5 stars

I thought new wave was dead, or at least reserved as a kitchy nostalgic sound for indie pop bands to only dabble in. But Cavedoll’s latest release, No Vertigo, changes that. The album could have been released in 1983, but the sound somehow fits in the current indie pop realm.

The really amazing thing is that this album is the first of 10, yes ten, albums that the band plans to release this year. Among the albums they are including a data DVD which contains the band’s entire catalog of more than 175 songs. It’s an ambitious project, to say the least, but as the Salt Lake City band states in their press release, there’s “not much else to do but sit around and record moody, dark pop gems all the day long.”

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