In the last 3 or 4 years or so, we've seen a resurgence of music that copies the style and sound of the eighties. Pop culture seems to remake the past, usually being nostalgic for twenty years ago. I'm not complaining, this is one of my favorite eras of music! Although it makes me wonder if someone is going to try and bring back grunge, one of the worst genres of music? Here's a few videos from some newer bands that play what I like to call Used Wave music.
Here's a Swedish band called The Shout Outlouds, this song reminds me of The Cure's "Inbetween Days".
Bloc Party reminds me of the Police, a little bit anyways...
Interpol seems to have it's roots in the music of Joy Division.
Speaking of Joy Division, check out the Killers cover of Shadow Plays.
Even though these bands aren't really breaking new ground, this is a welcome change from the complaint rock and bad r and b of the 90's and 00's.