Here's a quick and short mix, which I did a couple of days back. Just to pay homage to my favorite band at the moment, The Killers, I tried to compile and mix 5 of my favorite tracks from them.
Their sound, which is irresistibly tuneful with tracks rooted in the hooky aesthetic of Eighties icons like The Cure, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode, yet crackling with the bitchy urgency of 21st Century paranoia. Brandon Flowers (keyboardist/lead singer) weaves deft synth countermelodies around vocal lines along with dandyish melodrama.
As quoted from Flowers, "I would rather not be known as an Eighties revivalist," but those are undeniably some of my main influences, especially keyboard stuff like Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure and OMD. There are a lot of string pads on our music. That's the Pet Shop Boys in me. I love every one of their songs."
Now for the tracklist:
2) Somebody Told Me (Mylo Club Mix)
3) Mr. Brightside (DJ Strobe New Romantic Club Mix) - my ultimate fave Killers tune
4) Read My Mind (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix)
5) All These Things That I've Done (2007 Supercalifragilistic Remix)
As requested, here's an alternate link via MediaFire... The Killers Megamix - The Beatmeister
Now this is what I call, "The Revenge of The Synth!"