Video of the Day: Translator
Here's an easy way for likeminded children of the '80s to recognize each other at parties: when you enter the room, call out "Cause you're in New York." Anyone who answers back "But I'm not!" is who you want to hang with. Translator's "Everywhere That I'm Not," the song that couplet comes from, wasn't a major hit at the time, but somehow it still became a staple of radio's '80s flashback weekends and those compilation CDs of '80s hits.
The San Francisco-via-Los Angeles quartet led by singer-songwriters Steve Barton and Robert Darlington have just announced their first album in over 25 years, Big Green Lawn. A release date hasn't been scheduled yet, but the first video "Soul On Fire" suggests that the band's signature blend of shimmering guitar jangle and '60s-derived psychedelic leanings has survived intact. Heck, this song sounds more like Translator than their last record, 1986's disappointingly-overproduced Evening of the Harvest, does!
By the way, Steve Barton's new solo album Projector, released last week, is also well worth a listen.
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