Articles tagged blip blip beep, synth-pop, concept album

Rachel Mason - “The White Crow” (video) (Premiere)

The prolific performance artist Rachel Mason explores parallel lives in her ambitious rock opera, The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

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Empathy Test - “Throwing Stones (Minuit Machine Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

The Paris-based Minuit Machine puts a spin on London synth-pop duo Empathy Test's tune "Throwing Stones", resulting in a remix that transforms a "sun-kissed teen romance" into "the depths of winter".

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Sea Cycles - ‘Ground & Air’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Ground & Air is a reflective summer soundtrack where post-rock instrumentation meets the synth-pop aesthetic.

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Barcelona - “Fall in Love” (video) (Premiere)

Synth lovers, take heed: the Seattle outfit Barcelona take to Moog Music for a new spin on their tune "Fall in Love".

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Mac McCaughan: Non-Believers

Ultimately, Non-Believers is the kind of album that needs no backstory to endear it or Mac McCaughan to the masses.

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SLV - “Heartbreaker” (video) (Premiere)

Rotoscope-esque visuals meet bouncy synthpop in the latest video from the Brooklyn duo SLV.

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Casablanca - “My Shadow Out of Time” (audio) (Premiere)

Drawing from the wells of classic rock and '80s heavy metal, Casablanca have crafted a cosmic concept album in Miskatonic Graffiti. You can stream the anthemic "My Shadow Out of Time" now.

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Basic Shapes - “Shining Armor” (video) (Premiere)

The music video to the buoyant bit of synth-pop that is "Shining Armor" pays homage to Azealia Banks's "212" video.

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Howls - “White Noise” (video) (Premiere)

The waifish vocals and electronic pulse of CHVRCHES meets a rock sensibility with the latest by the Los Angeles outfit Howls, "White Noise".

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CaveofswordS - ‘Sigils’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Stream the cryptic and dark new album by the St. Louis rock outfit CaveofswordS, Sigils, a week leading up to its release.

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Allies for Everyone - “Bunker” (video) (Premiere)

Smoky and nocturnal, the title track off of the New York City-based Allies for Everyone's Bunker EP is a sharp blend of catchiness and moodiness.

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My Body - “All I Can” (video) (Premiere)

Film noir meets jagged electronic beats in the latest music video by the Brooklyn synth-pop duo My Body, "All I Can".

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Coheed and Cambria: The Afterman: Ascension

A fantastic first chapter that is far more catchy, emotional, grand, and thematically rich than you might expect.

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20 Jun 2012 // 11:04 PM

Ultravox: Brilliant

The consummate New Romantics rekindle their old spirit, but stop there.

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New Hooray for Earth Streaming on Spin… and Here

The new release from Hooray for Earth, True Loves, is out this week and Spin.com has a link to listen to the entire collection

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Dropkick Murphys: Going Out in Style

Celtic Punk band delves into the world of the concept album and emerges with a riveting story of love, war, and family.

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Blip Blip Bleep: Like Track Stars

The synth-pop trio's buoyant full-length debut is a loose concept album about the rise and fall of a romantic relationship.

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Get Holy: An Interview With John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

Upon the release of the Mountain Goats' latest album, the band's founder and songwriter talks about the literary influences on his prolific output and the biblical theme of his latest opus.

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The second music video for the second single from the Pet Shop Boys’ latest album Yes. Electro bands are a dime a dozen these days

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It’s been four years since Depeche Mode’s last album Playing the Angel and in April they’ll follow it up with Sounds of

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Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

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"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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