My Exit: Heather Rose

Heather Rose My Exit.jpgIt's Monday. Let's get the week going by checking out some new music.

From Alphaville to Siouxsie and the Banshees, this week's My Exit DJ Heather Rose shares part of her set list after the jump.


Who?
I'm a social worker in Albany. In my free time, I rescue dogs, read super awesome sci-fi and fantasy books, ring my friends' doorbells and run away (okay...maybe just one friend's doorbell...) and masquerade as a unicorn.

How would you describe your taste in music:
I listen to a lot of old school goth, industrial and new wave. I'm kind of like a broken record in that regard. I listen to a lot of similar sounding new stuff. I also have a soft spot for queercore, Enya and Whitney Houston. And sometimes techno. Unfortunately.

A few songs from My Exit show:

"Black Planet" by Sisters of Mercy
You can't get much goth-er than some Sisters. I discovered them in high school and they went along perfectly with my manufactured melodrama and angst. Oh, and my black eyeliner (of course). Still think they hold up today.

"A Victory of Love" by Alphaville
I love Alphaville and I feel they are one of the more under-rated synth acts of the eighties. I have a memory of one of the times I was volunteering in Uganda -- I had ridden a boda boda into town and was drinking a beer at a local bar and they had this little old television set and, all of a sudden, Alphaville's "Big In Japan" came on. It was a bit surreal, getting tipsy on beer in Uganda watching a music video of a group singing about Japan. I didn't pick that song for this line up, but "A Victory of Love" is, while different, equally as good.

"Shoulder of Orion" by Lazerhawk
This is one of the newer groups I've gotten into; I've been enjoying electronic music that is, surprise surprise, similar (yet not) to the stuff from the eighties I super enjoy. Doesn't hurt that some guy with the handle 'Newretrowave' on Youtube makes these cool videos to go along with the songs.

"Be A Body" by Grimes
Grimes is the cool new kid on the block, or some I'm told by the internet. I just like the unique-ness of her sound and the fun beats she throws together. This song is my favorite.

"Dazzle" by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie is my favorite artist. While it was difficult to narrow down song picks for my other choices and there are arguably better Siouxsie songs out there, I knew immediately that this song would be on here. I think her voice is beautiful and the music in this song is beautiful. If I was more of a music freak I'm sure I'd be able to use better descriptor words... but I'm not. So I'll let the song do the talking instead!

You can hear Heather's My Exit show Monday night at 11 pm on 97.7, Saturday at 8 am, or at exit977.org.

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