The electronic roots of post-punk Europe are proudly displayed on 'Trash-Eighty,' the debut release from the Canadian-based underground electro outfit, Mannequin Depressives. Since their conception in 1999, MD has created a project that puts a modern spin on the classic new-wave aesthetic, by combining elements of synthpop, electronica, art-rock, and industrial. The results of this unique combination can be heard on the group's debut album, 'Trash-Eighty.' Not just for industrial fans or electro-purists, 'Trash-Eighty' assaults your senses with a unique combination of abstract sonic experiments and well-crafted, addictive melodies. Whether it's the aggression of 'Autofire,' the synthpop shadings of 'Reach,' or the surreal strangeness of 'Portal,' honesty and enthusiasm for the electronic sound fuels each energetic track.