For the season finale of The Vehlinggo Podcast, I did a double episode. There are in-depth interviews with Holly of Parallels and Dave of The Bad Dreamers and some new songs from Futurecop! (with Parallels), Brothertiger, and Seahawks.
Parallels is a pioneering synthwave act that has been crafting engaging and well-written italo-disco and synth-pop songs for more than a decade — they were part of the MySpace/mp3 blog explosion that included the Valerie Collective and Discodust. They have played shows with Glass Candy, The Juan Maclean, and Florence and the Machine. Lately, Holly and crew have been touring with Nina and working on new music.
The Bad Dreamers is a project from Dave Schuler, a songwriter and producer who has worked with Pink and John Legend and whose debut album, Songs About People Including Myself, features some of the catchiest hooks in the synthwave genre. He recently did some shows with FM-84, Timecop1983, and The Midnight.
The Vehlinggo Podcast, on the Damn Fine Network, will return in May. In the meantime, check out the back episodes, which feature interviews with the likes of Le Matos, Pilotpriest, Deadly Avenger, Mecha Maiko, Dana Jean Phoenix, Absolute Valentine, Highway Superstar, and J Sweatt (formerly Xander Harris).