Articles tagged synthpop

Silicon: Personal Computer

Silicon is an exposé of the superficiality of our technology-dependent lives, but does such a good job it feels superficial itself.

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Victoria Celestine - “Something More” (video) (premiere)

Raised in France and Texas, the effervescent new single by the teenager is at once cosmopolitan and has genuine heart.

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Coral Bones - “Third Degree” (audio) (premiere)

Synthpop rarely gets any giddier than what this Utah duo have cooked up.

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Rabid Young - “Not Enough” (audio) (premiere)

Las Vegas synthpop quintet releases debut song full of shimmering synths and mid-tempo beats.

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The Zolas - “Molotov Girls” (video) (premiere)

The Canadian band hope to make a big impression with their explosive alt-pop single.

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The Bird and the Bee: Recreational Love

The subtle charm and sly sophistication of the style makes you gaze at shoes and tap your feet at the same time.

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5 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Telepathe: Destroyer

"Tonight we dine in hell!" Brooklyn duo on rampage after four-year incarceration!

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Class Actress Plays the Role of Femme Fatale on Her Latest EP

The synthpop artist's Movies is a concept work, with her native Los Angeles serving as the backdrop.

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Fake Tears - ‘Nightshifting’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Vancouver duo excel at creating experimental electropop using vintage gear in their new album.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Mas Ysa: Seraph

Many moments of Seraph may seem random but are really meticulously placed in an effort to create something truly graceful and charming.

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Clintongore - ‘Clintongore’ (album stream) (premiere)

The duo creates lavish yet minimal synth pop on their debut album.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Years & Years: Communion

There may be the odd misstep, but Communion is a solid debut, and one of the better pop albums in recent memory.

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Penguin Prison: Lost in New York

Penguin Prison's second album is serviceable dance-pop, but lacks personality.

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19 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Giorgio Moroder: Deja Vu

With his first solo album in 30 years, iconic electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder tries his hand at contemporary EDM with mixed results.

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Bird - “Girl Can’t Decide” (audio) (premiere)

Echoes of digital reggae emanate from the glossy-synth-pop of Bird's glossy synth-pop number "Girl Can't Decide".

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18 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

Hot Chip: Why Make Sense?

Why Make Sense? falls a bit short of the high standard set by its predecessor, In Our Heads, but it's still a wryly creative release by a brilliant group.

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Miami Horror: All Possible Futures

While not a revelatory listen, Miami Horror's second album is a more-than-solid summer record using a tried and true formula of electro-inflected disco-pop.

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Man Without Country: Maximum Entropy

If you don't like music, then you'll adore Maximum Entropy.

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Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair’

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance

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15 Apr 2015 // 10:30 AM

Elliphant: One More

An EP that'll stay with you...even if you don't have an elephant's memory.

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