Author: Sarah Zupko
With The Faint, it's like Depeche Mode never grew scruffy facial hair. Yeah, that's right, new wave is back, baby, and has been for awhile now. Two of the more promising recent efforts have included Antarctica's 81:03 (File 13) and My Favorite's Love at Absolute Zero (Double Agent). Blank-Wave Arcade is decidedly less chirpy than Love at Absolute Zero and has a real darkwave edge to it.
It's right at that transition point where Depeche Mode left behind Vince Clarke's upbeat synth melodies .