If we pressed the eject button on The DeLorean's cassette deck, a mixtape of Billy Idol, The Cars, Duran Duran and Nashville-based Midnight Mantics would come popping out. The biggest mystery: What year was it made?!
The chill wave duo, made up of Stacy Hogan and Adam McCants, have taken their mutual love of all things John Hughes and created an authentic, danceable and relevant debut album that could easily be the soundtrack to any 80s teen flick. "Mixtape Vol. 1," dropping in September, is stacked with drum machines, dreamy synth, echoey vocals and catchy hooks that will have you reaching for the Aquanet.
Get a taste of Midnight Mantics with their single, "City of Dreamers." -Caroline Bowman