Articles tagged synthpop

Beginners - “Stereo” (audio) (premiere)

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

READ more
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.

READ more
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.

READ more

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.

READ more
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.

READ more

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

READ more

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

READ more

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.

READ more
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.

READ more
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.

READ more
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.

READ more

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.

READ more
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.

READ more

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.

READ more

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.

READ more
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

READ more
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.

READ more
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.

READ more

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.

READ more

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.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

READ the article