Articles tagged synthpop

27 Jul 2016 // 12:00 PM

Crystal Castles - “Concrete” (Singles Going Steady)

"Concrete" is more of a reckless, pedal-to-the-floor drive down a tunnel than a conventional composition.

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DYAN - “Looking For Knives” (audio) (premiere)

It’s synthpop in its most toned-down sense, the kind of music that reminds you that taking off the accelerator can provide a sumptuous result too.

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Chromatics: Cherry / Just Like You EP

The ever-prolific Johnny Jewel returns to his main project with two new releases that further assert his prodigious talent.

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Tegan and Sara: Love You to Death

Three years after their unlikely ascent into synthpop stardom, Tegan and Sara continue down the same path with minor shifts to their thematic compass.

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24 Jun 2016 // 8:54 AM

Yumi Zouma: Yoncalla

Yumi Zouma have crafted an album for the summer, positively gleaming with synths and airy vocals that intone sunshine.

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FEVER HIGH - “Spit It Out” (audio) (premiere)

FEVER HIGH is exactly what it says on the tin: they advertise breezy synthpop, and breezy synthpop is what you get.

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7 Jun 2016 // 3:00 AM

Even the Shadow: An Interview with Porches

With a deep-seated love of both Beach House and catchy synthpop, Porches is looking to make a big splash with Pool, his new album.

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6 Jun 2016 // 9:16 AM

Wild Beasts - “Get My Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

It was only a matter of time until Wild Beasts would fully embrace a more electronic sound.

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Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll - “Better Have a Drink to Think” (Singles Going Steady)

Marrying Vince Clarke's crystalline synth-stab style with Orbital's layered, melodically-conscious techno, this is an electronic dance track that undulates in trails of dissipating color

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Kristin Kontrol: X-Communicate

As Kristin Kontrol, Kristin Welchez has brilliantly shown that her brand of mischief is as complex as it is loving. Trouble is still her name.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - “Enola Gay” (1980) (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Enola Gay" is perhaps the quintessential embodiment of OMD's sound -- a romantic epic told through two alternating, and often intersecting, synthpop riffs.

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18 May 2016 // 11:10 AM

Grimes - “California” (Singles Going Steady)

People who complain about the current state of pop music do not know who Grimes is.

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17 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Jessy Lanza: Oh No

“I just want to impress you," Lanza explains on “Going Somewhere”, and anybody who listens to Oh No can confirm that she’s succeeded.

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Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades.

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20 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

M83: Junk

What connected on a deeper emotional level with Saturday=Youth is replaced by a chasm of wonder: what in good God’s name was the band’s central idea with Junk?

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I Wear* Experiment - “Deepfreeze” (video) (premiere)

If "Deepfreeze" is anything to go by, Tallinn, Estonia's I Wear* Experiment are going to be a smash with their upcoming debut album.

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14 Apr 2016 // 10:09 AM

Soft Ethnic - “Prints” (video) (premiere)

Soft Ethnic has a great sound that's an amalgam of synthpop, electro soul and queer no-wave.

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Andrew Shapiro - “Bash Street Worlds” feat. Neil Gaiman (premiere)

Classically trained composer Andrew Shapiro possesses a deep love for melodic pop alongside his more high brow pursuits and he has a real sweet spot for synthpop.

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7 Apr 2016 // 2:02 AM

Colours: Ivory

Ivory, the debut release from the synth duo Colours, is a sonically sex-drenched affair.

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Pet Shop Boys: SUPER

Thirty years since "West End Girls" launched their career, Pet Shop Boys are back with a thrilling new album produced by Stuart Price, SUPER.

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