New Wave
New Wave, Post-Punk
Subgenre of rock music that emerged in the mid to late 1970s alongside punk rock. It incorporates much of the original punk rock sound and ethos yet it is characterized by greater complexity in both music and lyrics. Common characteristics of New Wave music, aside from its punk influences, include the use of synthesizers and electronic productions, the importance of styling and the arts, as well as a great amount of diversity.