Articles tagged art pop

Becca Richardson - “Wanted” (video) (premiere)

Becca Richardson's new song is an ethereal dreamscape of electropop and blues that fades the lines between surrealism, symbolism, and what is real.

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Midnight Sister: Saturn Over Sunset

Though thoroughly steeped in the ‘60s and ‘70s music that influences them, Midnight Sister’s sound is indeed now -- a timeless effort for the duo’s first time together.

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25 Aug 2017 // 10:00 AM

Lorde - “Perfect Places” (Singles Going Steady)

"Perfect Places" is pretty much the perfect capstone to Lorde's conceptual Melodrama.

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Beck Rocks the Berkeley Greek, But Can He Get to Madison Cube Garden?

Beck poses a timely question when he asks what makes a “Soul of a Man”, as some fans might wonder why so many present seem to lack the soul to get up and groove.

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26 Jun 2017 // 7:10 AM

Laurel Halo: Dust

Dust dissects the modes and techniques of commercial advertisement and displaces them in barely recognizable, decidedly non-commercial contexts.

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20 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Lorde: Melodrama

Lorde continues to mine the uncertainties of youth, the tribulations of romance, and an ambivalence toward partying on her revelatory sophomore album.

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26 May 2017 // 2:30 PM

Perfume Genius - “Die 4 You” (Singles Going Steady)

Over a deceptively simple, crepuscular backing Perfume Genius' gorgeous world-weary vocals sketch a song so heartbreakingly fragile it sounds like it could shatter at any moment.

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St. Lenox - “When I Return” (video) (premiere)

Brilliant indie pop artist St. Lenox has a visual on tap to release 23 June and we've got the video premiere of "When I Return" as a preview.

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9 May 2017 // 7:35 AM

Sevdaliza: Ison

After two otherworldly EPs and a handful of surreal videos, Sevdaliza lets loose with Ison, a captivating dive into darkness, humanity, and downtempo beats.

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Anna Domino: East and West + Singles

This expanded reissue of Domino's debut EP begs the question, Why wasn't she as big as Kate Bush or even Julee Cruise?

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Sound Machine: The Evolutionary Vocabulary of the Human Voice

Amplification and voice technologies are bringing a broader palate of sounds to the singer. It’s not all beautiful, but it's very human.

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Perfume Genius: No Shape

As its title suggests, No Shape is playfully elusive, and the album is often content simply to create beauty while remaining agnostic about what lies beneath its surface.

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Marc Almond: Hits and Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell

Hits and Pieces concentrates on the commercially-appealing aspects of Almond's recordings, painting him as the pop star he has always been so reluctant to be.

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Julia Holter: In the Same Room

Julia Holter explores her songwriting with an album focused on live in studio recordings.

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29 Mar 2017 // 11:41 AM

Jenny Hval Finds Vitality, Musicality in Blood

Jenny Hval: "These songs now represent resistance, the lives that are invisible to the mainstream. And blood can be transformed into tears.”

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15 Mar 2017 // 11:04 AM

Lorde - “Green Light” (Singles Going Steady)

Lorde's "Green Light" is the kind of song that will be remembered.

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14 Mar 2017 // 12:14 PM

ANOHNI - “Paradise” (Singles Going Steady)

ANOHNI sings as one caught between global concerns and her own personal, particular pain, lamenting the solipsistic confines of being but a single "point of consciousness".

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14 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Anohni: Paradise EP

While none of the tracks here are quite as immediate or undeniable as "Drone Bomb Me" or "4 Degrees", Paradise is a searing and compelling indictment of our global predicament.

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16 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Grimes - “Venus Fly” feat. Janelle Monáe (Singles Going Steady)

As full-on intergalactic goddesses, Grimes and Janelle Monáe echo and spit fire against resounding beats and electric strings.

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The Human League: A Very British Synthesiser Group

Some of the pop music on this collection ranks among the best, but fans and the curious of nature might be better off with acquiring the four-disc anthology than another greatest hits package.

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20 Questions: Amadou & Miriam

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"For their ninth studio album, acclaimed Malian duo Amadou & Miriam integrate synths into their sound while displaying an overt love of Pink Floyd.

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