Articles tagged synth-pop, goth, shitgaze

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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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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Celebrate: Fields of the Nephilim’s ‘The Nephilim’ at 25

Celebrating its silver anniversary,The Nephilim is one of the UK goth scene's masterpieces, a seamless, hour-long trek into a surreal land populated by chiming guitars, hypnotic bass, found samples, and occult themes.

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Red Temple Spirits: Red Temple Spirits

Akin to chant or ritual, this hypnotic post-punk conjures a sameness at times that fails to belie its variety and subtlety. Red Temple Spirits summons up voices as an electronic shaman.

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4 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Disappears: Era

Disappears enter a subterranean portal rather than an interstellar voyage. In this new Era, not a dawn but a descent awaits anyone who starts down this black corridor.

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Destruction Unit: Deep Trip

Whether by the boost of certain chemicals or the by the grace of living near a bleak terrain, Destruction Unit means it. They play from the abyss, and reach out to pull you in beside their queasy, addled, bleary, fuzzy selves.

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Out of the Broom Closet, into the Rave: ‘Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music’

Today's Pagans regard technology not in opposition to a natural construct, but as an interplay of vibrations within earth-based awareness.

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Chrome: Half Machine From the Sun: The Lost Chrome Tapes ‘79-‘80

Damon Edge, Helios Creed, and their fellow musicians create music that refuses to remain in the mainstream, yet waits nearby to invite the curious listener into its layered atmospheres.

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13 Mar 2013 // 10:03 PM

Grave Babies: Crusher

After more than a decade of trying, goth rock creeps back into the conversation in the unlikely form of a Seattle trio that audaciously disavows all that came before. Push past the aesthetic for some great rewards.

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20 Jun 2012 // 10:04 PM

Ultravox: Brilliant

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

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Out of the Dark and Into the Light: The Horrors and ‘Skying’

Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law -- the Horrors are making up their own rules, and it shows strongly in their recently-released third album, Skying.

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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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The Horrors - Skying (new album / video)

The Horrors Skying (XL) Releasing: 25 July (UK), 26 July (US) If music critics love three things, those things are name-dropping obscure bands, abusing adjectives, and post-punk.

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The Raveonettes: Raven in the Grave

If the Raveonettes of yore were Tarantino flick knives, bubble gum, and Ray Bans, they're now the decaying beauty and warped nightmares of David Lynch.

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Your Ultimate Goth Anthem: The Sisters of Mercy’s “Temple of Love”

Halloween is coming, so don't forget to cue up one of goth's most overblown anthems to foster the proper gloom-and-doom vibe.

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Blood and Thunder: Clutch Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

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"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.

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