Retro music and looks are coming back in a big way. Remember in the early-mid 90’s when teenagers were heavily into Phish, “granola” living, and general hippie fare? And then in the late 90s/early 00’s when you heard a lot of disco-inspired music and fashions straight from the 70s (the return of platforms and bell bottoms)? Well, the mid 00’s is bringing in a new-wave 80’s comeback. If you live in a city with teenagers, odds are at least some are into the indie or emo scene, where you’ll see an incredible amount of style and music that seems incredibly inspired by the early 80s. Check out “My Coco” by Stellastarr and “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service for examples of some more retro-current music (Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie had a hand in both songs, perhaps not-so-coincidentally).
We’re not quite to the point of 80’s retro that Madonna, blue eyeshadow, and off-the-shoulder sweater dresses are completely back in vogue, but I’m seeing Converse, Kangaroos, and fishnet - so it can’t be far off.