Last month, the Cocteau Twins’ Heaven or Las Vegas — arguably their best album — celebrated its 30th anniversary (read my tribute). To further celebrate that event, this month’s subscribers-only playlist, titled “Know Who You Are at Every Age,” looks at the Twins’ influence over the years.
The playlist includes shoegaze giants like Slowdive and Lush as well as relatively new upstarts like Temple of Angels and SRSQ. And then there’s an array of darkwave, dreampop, and “heavenly voices” artists, all of whom sought to tap into the same otherworldliness that the Twins conjured with such ease.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In this latest breakdown, I talk about“Bare,” a song by the celebrated darkwave band Lycia, from their 1996 album Cold.
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