Articles tagged synthpop

29 Nov 2016 // 8:44 AM

Cut Copy: January Tape

Cut Copy fans may enjoy this record, but ambient lovers should know to beware of what lie ahead.

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28 Nov 2016 // 9:20 AM

Pale Hands: Graphism

Pale Hands' moody indietronica LP Graphism reminds us that, in a time of frothing demagogues and unsightly political upheavals, there are still euphorias to chase

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22 Nov 2016 // 8:30 AM

Sad13: Slugger

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz leaves her guitar and arch songwriting behind for sweet synthpop and a more direct, heart-on-sleeve lyrical perspective.

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Rainbow Arabia: L.A. Heartbreak

Married electropop duo rejuvenate their relationship on hook-filled, gleaming pop album.

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STRFKR: Being No One, Going Nowhere

Being No One, Going Nowhere attempts to explore intellectual themes while still retaining the band’s vivacious dance pop.

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The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love

Running Out of Love is an exceptional political document that takes on the current state of the world.

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Empire of the Sun: Two Vines (Deluxe)

The extravagant duo are back again, announcing themselves in exactly the manner you'd expect.

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31 Oct 2016 // 9:06 AM

French Horn Rebellion - “Buddy Holly” (Weezer cover) (premiere)

On a day like Halloweeen that's made for fun, French Horn Rebellion share a mega funky synthpop take on the Weezer classic, "Buddy Holly".

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Eyeless in Gaza: Picture the Day (A Career Retrospective 1981-2016)

This career-spanning anthology reveals not only Eyeless in Gaza’s import to the development of synthpop but also their ongoing commitment to exploring and even breaking the boundaries of that genre in consistently rewarding ways.

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27 Oct 2016 // 8:48 AM

Goodwood Atoms - “Into the Bay” (audio) (premiere)

Vancouver's Goodwood Atoms blend indie folk, indie pop and electronic music into delicate, ethereal, and enticing soundscapes that seduce the listener.

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26 Oct 2016 // 1:05 AM

Cassius: Ibifornia

Cassius offer up a sunshine disco album sorely lacking identity.

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The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love

The Radio Dept. take on the political crises of the day with megalithic electronic epics, adding another essential release to their discography.

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18 Oct 2016 // 9:30 AM

Crystal Fighters - “Lay Low” (audio) (premiere)

London's Crystal Fighters return with a new album Friday and share their new hit-bound, anthemic single "Lay Low".

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17 Oct 2016 // 1:15 AM

AlunaGeorge: I Remember

AlunaGeorge double down on a radio-friendly approach, but their latest effort suffers for a lack of variety.

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7 Oct 2016 // 1:05 AM

Aufgang: Turbulences

For all its technical acuity and lavish spectacle, this album is decidedly lacking in emotional nuance.

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Röyksopp - “Never Ever” feat. Susanne Sundfør (Singles Going Steady)

This shiny, gleaming collaboration with Susanne Sundfor is a pure pop confection, and a damn catchy one at that.

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15 Sep 2016 // 10:20 AM

J Churcher - “Finding Roxanne” (video) (premiere)

J Churcher muses on the joys and sorrow of love in gorgeous new electropop/dream pop song "Finding Roxanne".

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15 Sep 2016 // 9:05 AM

Apoptygma Berzerk - “The Genesis 6 Experiment” (premiere)

Norway synthpoppers Apoptygma Berzerk are back with a new compilation rounding up their vinyl EPs.

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Harrison: Checkpoint Titanium

While there are moments of humanity here, Harrison does not do enough to capitalize on his own strengths, and his weakness for generic sound palettes causes the album to sink.

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Niki and the Dove: Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now

An incredibly unprecedented but refreshing shift in focus by one of Sweden's best.

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