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Friday, July 6, 2018
Nothing Prevails by Information Society
Dear Poptastic Readers,
Information Society is
back with a brand new song called “Nothing Prevails” and we are so excited!
They are celebrating 30 years since their debut album!
Now if you just asked
yourself “Who is Information Society?” Well, here is a bit of a history lesson.
Information Society is a band originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They originally formed in 1982. They released their first EP in 1983 called The InSoc EP. Another EP followed in 1984 called Creatures Of Influence. Their first single “Running” was a US top 10 dance hit in 1985.
When the band released their debut album, the members were Kurt Harland, Paul Robb, Jim Cassidy,and Amanda Kramer. However, Amanda would leave the
group during the promotion of their first album.
Their sophomore album Hack came out in 1990 and featured the
singles “Think” and “How Long.” Both songs didn’t set the pop world on fire,
but they both did very well on the dance charts.
Their third album Peace And Love, Inc came out in 1992 and
it also featured the lead single by the same name, which was also a huge club
hit. Another single “Going, Going, Gone” sort of described their career as they
disappeared from the public eye shortly after that. We must admit, we lost
track of them around this time.
In 1997, Information
Society was back with a new album called Don’t
Be Afraid. It featured a remake of Gary Numan classic “Are Friends Electric?” For this album, Paul and Jim had left the band and this was seen as a solo
effort for Kurt.
In 2001, a greatest hits
collection called Strange Haircuts //
Cardboard Guitars // and Computer Samples issued new updated remixes of
“Running” and “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” taking dance floors by storm.
We bought the CD single for the latter and the mixes were ace!
Ten years after the last
album, Information Society was back with a new album in 2007 called Synthesizer. While the last album was
only Kurt, this album was Paul and Jim with a new singer Christopher Anton.
However, Kurt did sing vocals on one track. Instead of singles, there was an EP
called Oscillator that featured the
songs “Back In The Day” and “I Like The Way You Werk It.” Another remix EP followed in 2009 called Modulator.
That brings us to 2018,
where the band has been on our radar. We recently watched the Bands Reunited show and then checked out
some recent performances on YouTube. While watching an interview with Kurt, we noticed that
he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, as do Poptastic Confessions editors Sausi and Davearama. The next week, Davearama spotted Kurt
on BART. “I recognized him on my Monday morning commute. I didn’t say anything
because I didn’t want to disturb his life. I just smiled.” Ever since, we’ve been on an
Information Society kick this year.
So imagine our surprise
when we saw that Information Society has a new song. It is called “Nothing Prevails”
and it is quite epic! The synth melody is awesome as is Kurt’s distinguished
vocals. The chorus is BIG, and well, we think it is poptastic. June 16 Update: check out the video ...
Wasn’t that lovely? Yes it
was. “Nothing Prevails” is available on digital outlets everywhere. There is
even a version sung in German! Buy your copy today! We’ve added the English
version to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!~
We are very happy to have
Information Society back in our lives! Happy 30th anniversary!