Synthesizers, drum machines and Vocoder-filtered vocals in the style of pop star Chisato Moritaka — this was 1980s Japan, and it's the sound of Satellite Young.
However, singer Emi Kusano points out that most of the Tokyo band's songs are about life in the internet age, a topic that's decidedly 2010s.
"I used to have a startup company, and I went to Silicon Valley around 2012," she says. "I was always interested in Japan's '80s bubble culture, and I thought (the tech world) was similar." In fact, Satellite Young's first song, "Jack Doushi," was inspired by Kusano receiving a friend request on Facebook from someone masquerading as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.