07/06/08 Blackfield Festival 2008 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany
07/25/08 Castleparty 2008 - Bolkow, Poland
08/02/08 Zeche Carl - Essen, Germany
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Wow! The Cruxshadow are the hottest dance group! They have legion of fans, who made their single "Birthday", the number one US Dance single for the week of Sep 22 2007 on Billboard. Not only that, but last year's single "Sophia" climbed the Billboard charts to #3 the same week that "Birthday" debut. "Sophia" also debut at #1 in 2006, displacing Beyoncé.
Both singles are from their 2007 album DreamCypher.
The band have been around since 1992, forming in Tallahassee, Florida. Originally with Rogue, Sean Flanagan and Tim Curry (I don't think it's that Rock Horror guy), the band's line up changed in 1997 when both Flanagan and Curry left the band.
The band is known for their long tour (averages about 100+ shows a year), but it seems in 2008 they are only sticking to major music festivals in Europe, where they are enjoying massive success.
I have to admit, I really love "Birthday". What is it about that Darkwave/80s Sound that I love so much? Is it the synthesizers? The moody vocals? I can't put my fingers on it, I just know I really like this sound.
Even the two other mixes (a radio edit and a club mix) are also good, considering that I'm not a fan of remixes. The radio edit is understandable since it cuts the song off by a full minute. It's not a simple edit, because the radio song has fewer beats and brings up the vocals more clearly. The "Through the Looking Glass Club Mix" stretches out the song and put even more synth and making it kind of like a dance house song.
Also on the EP is the only new song: "The 8th Square". The best part of this sing is the electric violin and the very catchy line that ends at each song verse: "And I will strive with all my power/To reach the 8th and final square".
The other song, "White Rabbit", is a Jefferson Airplane song. I haven't actually heard the original song, but this is a pretty strange song about Alice in Wonderland.
Watch me bopping my head to "Birthday" on W♥M Video #3:
PS, working with other W♥M people to submit their videos, so this may be the last vu-solo video effort.
Dec 9, 2007 2:58 PM PM
The remake of "White Rabbit" reminds me of a cover of Tori Amos' "Bliss" by Glampire for some strange reason.