CBC Music's newest stream is Jian’s New Wave, featuring hundreds of new wave classics handpicked by Q host Jian Ghomeshi. Check it out, starting Wednesday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) on CBC Music.
On Jian’s New Wave, you’ll hear seminal 1970s new wave artists like Blondie and the B-52s, punk crossovers like the Jam, keyboard-heavy new wavers like Kraftwerk and Gary Numan, glammy '80s poppers like Duran Duran and Cyndi Lauper and modern artists like Austra and Hot Hot Heat, who are carrying the new wave torch (which is an asymmetrical, pink-and-black-checkered torch).
Ghomeshi recently told us about the pivotal role new wave music played in his coming of age: “I desperately thought being new wave was cool and tried to emulate my favourite new wave heroes as a kid, and failed miserably in most cases."
He'll choose every song for the stream from his own collection.
"I’m launching the stream with a particular song that I’d like us to start with.”
To find out the identity of the song that carries so much significance for Ghomeshi, tune in for the launch of Jian’s New Wave on Wednesday.
Update: If you missed the launch, the first song was "Echo Beach" by Canada's Martha and the Muffins.
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