Articles tagged synthpop

15 Sep 2016 // 11:20 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 // 10:05 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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Toro Y Moi: Live From Trona

Toro Y Moi revitalizes old songs of his and ends up with one of the best live albums this year.

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2 Sep 2016 // 9:42 AM

Shura: Nothing’s Real

Shura's thoughtful and emotionally resonant debut is as appreciative of the past as it is cognizant of its place in the present.

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Crystal Castles: Amnesty (I)

After a less-than-cordial breakup, the new iteration of Crystal Castles shows that the vocalist plays a major role in the sound of the band.

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Beginners - “Stereo” (audio) (premiere)

"Stereo" is a tune as ready for blasting from a Camaro system as from Spotify

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LOVECAT - “Song For Eternity” (audio) (premiere)

“Song For Eternity” is a playful, bouncy synthpop piece, a strange choice given that its subject matter is the eternally masochistic struggle to make good art.

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Starover Blue - ‘Spacegeist’ (album stream) (premiere)

Beat the summer heat by putting on this album — the temperature’s guaranteed to drop ten degrees while it’s pulsing from your speakers.

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8 Aug 2016 // 11:30 AM

Bastille - “Fake It” (Singles Going Steady)

"Fake It" is a crepuscular, R&B-shaded synthpop ballad forged from heavyhearted nostalgia and gilded in flickering neon.

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The Qualia - ‘Cotillion Knives’ (album stream) (premiere)

Cotillion Knives is exciting because it never stays in one place, always careening around in order to keep engaged.

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4 Aug 2016 // 12:00 PM

Tegan and Sara - “BWU” (Singles Going Steady)

Steve Horowitz: This bit of ear candy begs to be put on repeat. The sweetness never gets cloying. Heck, this could be early ‘60 Ricky Nelson

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2 Aug 2016 // 12:00 PM

CHVRCHES - “Bury It” ft. Hayley Williams (Singles Going Steady)

"Bury It" underscores everything about Chvrches' sound that sets the band apart from other synthpop revivalists

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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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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

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"From the charmingly trashy to the more artistically inclined, there is a wide variety of gaming options in the free-to-play market.

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