Electro Re-Birth

Last year it seemed like music was having its soul sapped by boring and winy emo. Now there's a whole lot more electro coming out, and it seems somewhat appropriate that the new school band M83 is becoming big on Mute Records, the same record label that Depeche Mode has been on for the past two decades.

If M83 and DM are too gloomy and depressing for you, there's always the absurdly upbeat disco-rock of Passion Pit to keep you upbeat: