Articles tagged synth pop

Bora York - ‘Secret Youth’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Minneapolis band's effervescent second album joyously brings the 1980s into the present day.

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Sad Robot - ‘Après Moi, le Déluge’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Los Angeles duo have created an album that marries the languid sounds of Goldfrapp and Lamb with more overt pop touches.

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Umami - ‘Ephemeral’ (album stream) (Premiere)

With Ephemeral, the Minneapolis group Umami has concocted a mad scientist's stew of synth-pop, dance rock, and a smattering of other sounds.

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Passion Pit - “Lifted Up (1985)” (video)

"Lifted Up (1985)" is right and ready to color your next dance party, with a jubilant chorus that's ripe for belting along.

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Night Club - “Need You Tonight” (audio) (Premiere)

The LA-based dark synthpop duo Night Club are at their wildly fun game yet again following last year's Love Casualty EP. Here's the duo's latest venture, a cover of INXS' "Need You Tonight".

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Night Club - “Poisonous” (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

PopMatters has an exclusive look at the new music video from LA dark synth-pop band Night Club's EP Love Casualty, "Poisonous".

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18 Jul 2013 // 11:03 PM

Emika: DVA

Has Emika, the Native Instruments sound designer and Ninja Tune stalwart, lived up to the hype and the promise shown on her experimental, laptop-driven self-titled debut, a work that joined the dots between hypnotic German techno and the sub-heavy styling of London’s underground dubstep scene?

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11 Jun 2013 // 9:30 AM

Jack Beauregard: Irrational

Irrational will have you high-tailing it to retro night with your boogie shoes on.

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When Saints Go Machine: Konkylie

A Danish choirboy is set loose in a dark synthpop netherworld. No hijinks ensue.

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The Chain Gang of 1974: Wayward Fire

Wayward Fire is a bright, hook-laden, bouncy affair that takes your face and rubs it in its subwoofer big beats.

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11 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Bell: Great Heat

Great Heat is vibrant, edgy and just full of big pop statements fuelled by the very best music that graced discos in the mid-1980s.

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26 Apr 2010 // 8:30 AM

Lookbook: Wild at Heart

Minneapolis synth-pop duo echoes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in all the right ways.

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The Silly Kissers are making dense and accessible synth-pop that will be stuck in your head forever.

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20 Questions: Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby's electronic impulses are fed by neurological brainstorms generated by the likes of Oliver Sacks and the artists and scientists of TED. PopMatters' 20 Questions gets a zap from Dolby's electrifying fingertips.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Dazzle Ships

OMD's concept album about Cold War-era technology and tension was a flop upon its original release in 1983. But seen through modern eyes, it's a brilliant precursor to OK Computer.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

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"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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