10. Von Kaiser - Glossy
After they started releasing music late last year, 2019 saw Von Kaiser improve with each release. The balance between atmosphere, melody, and groove on the four songs on Glossy are stellar. The multiple vocalists work well together and the longer track
10. Fallen World (Valiant Comics)
It doesn’t take long into one’s journey through the criminally underappreciated Valiant universe to notice the parallels between Rai, the mainstay of Valiant’s future timeline, and Bloodshot, the popular character with an upcoming feature length-film. Fallen World could have been a
Here are the show notes for NRW's comic book podcast Episode 2.
Listen to the show here: https://soundcloud.com/nrwcomics/ep-2-usagi-yojimbo-7-ruby-falls-3-x-men-3-the-misplaced-1-touching-evil-1
Usagi Yojimbo #7
Written, Drawn, and Lettered by Stan Sakai
Colored by Tom Luth
Full Disclosure. I knew pretty much nothing about Stan Sukai’s long running series of the bunny ronin aside from
A New Podcast for NRW's Comic Fans
NewRetroWave's Comic Book Editor just launched the first episode of NRW's Comic Podcast. You can listen to the episode at the link below and read an abridged version of our editors thoughts here!
The Plot #3
The Plot has been one
Music doesn’t have to take itself super seriously to be seriously good. Grangeweird, the latest split EP from Belfast synth warlocks Alpha Chrome Yayo and Danny Madigan is infectious for a multitude of reasons. While the melodies and production deserve mention, there is an undeniable
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Or at least it could be for Jesse Moore, the architect engaged to heiress Emily Anderson, the main protagonist of Going to the Chapel. The comic, written by Spencer & Locke writer David Pepose, drawn by Gavin Guidry, and colored by Liz Kramer
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Parallels opens with “Regulus”, a track that is distinct in the way that it tames the grit of the main synth into something melodic and beautiful. There
With an incredible album that dropped a week ago through NRW Records and music on HBO, Earmake has had a pretty incredible 2019 and the year is only half done. We got a chance to speak with the cosmic synthwave producer from Ukraine and picked
Are you ever listening to a sick synthwave track and some serious shredding kicks in? There's a chance that what you're hearing is Connecticut-based artist Straplocked, whose riffs are scattered across the scene. With his 2018 EP Leecher being one of the best releases of that
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Spencer & Locke established itself as a series that has a definite understanding of emotional storytelling early on, with the characterization being front and heartbreaking center in the middle of the comic’s first run. That first arc showed how trauma informed Locke.
Reading and reviewing Spencer & Locke’s first arc was one of those rare joys where a comic shows immediate promise, delivers on that expectation, and still manages to pack a number of stylistic and narrative surprises to make the whole experience memorable in a way
Image Comic's The Weatherman combines great storytelling, killer visuals, and a synthwave-inspired aesthetic to be one of the most exciting comics of 2018. And as if that weren't enough, the series boasts an outstanding soundtrack with staples of the scene like Lazerhawk, Power Glove, and Betamaxx. NewRetroWave's