Articles tagged synthpop

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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31 Mar 2016 // 12:19 PM

Jessy Lanza - “VV Violence” (Singles Going Steady)

With a gossamer brat-pop voice that recalls Like a Virgin-era Madonna, Jessy Lanza sings in slashes and bursts of highly-pressurized air.

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23 Mar 2016 // 3:15 PM

M83 - “Solitude” (Singles Going Steady)

With melodramatic orchestral flourishes and moody, winding synth detours, "Solitude" wears its cinematic ambitions on its sleeve.

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23 Mar 2016 // 12:15 PM

Shura - “Touch” (Four Tet Remix) (Singles Going Steady)

Credit goes to Four Tet, who's gone from cut-n-splice folktronica go-to, to a grade-A dance and indie remixer.

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21 Mar 2016 // 3:30 PM

Bat For Lashes - “In God’s House” (Singles Going Steady)

"In God's House" is Natasha Kahn's most vividly ethereal vocal performance to date

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14 Mar 2016 // 4:00 PM

Kristin Kontrol - “X-Communicate” (Singles Going Steady)

Kristin Welchez of Dum Dum Girls offers up a shamelessly fun '80s pastiche that transfigures a simple breakup decision into an after-dark occult ceremony.

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Emanuel and the Fear - “Meredith” (audio) (premiere)

The first single from Emanuel and the Fear's upcoming third LP, Primitive Smile, is a charming and intricate slice of romantic synthpop.

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Poliça: United Crushers

Poliça's third full-length is an understated take on their singularly dark synthpop sound.

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25 Feb 2016 // 1:00 PM

Lua Sonique - “Visions” (video) (premiere)

South London's Lua Sonique have a unique sound among their synthpop brethren.

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19 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

Pet Shop Boys - “The Pop Kids” (Singles Going Steady)

Somebody get the synthpop crown and adorn it on the heads of these talented men.

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18 Feb 2016 // 4:05 PM

Com Truise - “Diffraction” (Singles Going Steady)

This makes me want to put my leg warmers on and rock a scrunchy-clad high pony in a dingy Bushwick basement.

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Essaie Pas: Demain est une autre nuit

Canadian synth-wave duo Essaie Pas attempt to tease apart fantasy and reality on their excellent sophomore album, the noirish and seductive Demain est une autre nuit.

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16 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

St. Lucia: Matter

Matter suffers from being uneven in places and a little too even in others.

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11 Feb 2016 // 2:00 PM

Holy Ghost! - “Crime Cutz” (Singles Going Steady)

NYC smartasses Holy Ghost! drop a badass slice of synthpop like it ain’t no thing.

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