Articles tagged synthpop

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: An Interview With Dave Stewart

With his new memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This in mind, Stewart joins PopMatters for an in-depth discussion about his new book and his influential catalog of music.

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27 Jan 2016 // 2:10 AM

POP ETC: Souvenir

POP ETC find a happy medium between the retro sound of their previous moniker, the Morning Benders, and the glitzy synthpop of their previous record.

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15 Dec 2015 // 2:05 AM

Young Galaxy: Falsework

Synthpop band makes good album, occasionally references '80s synth-pop. We swear this is not an Onion headline.

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Marc Almond - “Snake Charmer” (audio) (premiere)

The great singer-songwriter contributes a dazzling performance to the new Hannibal soundtrack.

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Bernard Sumner’s Modest Tales of Joy Division and New Order

Guitarist Bernard Sumner shares his recollections of Joy Division and New Order, both seminal post-punk outfits whose influence cannot be overstated.

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Colours - “Lawless” (audio) (premiere)

The Florida synthpop duo present a sleek new single from their upcoming 2016 release.

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24 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ellie Goulding: Delirium

Captivating, danceable synthpop that Goulding is hoping will take her to the upper echelons of pop stardom.

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r e l - “Gooey” (video) (premiere)

The Glass Animals track is given a sultry makeover by the young LA artist.

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Coldair - “Denounce” (audio) (premiere)

The Polish musician offers a chilly, murky sampling from his spellbinding new album.

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Indigo Face - “At the Gate” (video) (premiere)

The European band's sensual pop hybrid comes into full bloom in their new video.

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L.U.N.A.R. - “In the Forest” (audio) (premiere)

Indie pop meets tropicalia on this sunny new track.

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17 Nov 2015 // 2:10 AM

EL VY: Return to the Moon

EL VY aim to be more than a side project, but this relaxed collection of songs falls frustratingly short of that goal.

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16 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Grimes: Art Angels

With a healthy boost in confidence and production value, Claire Boucher makes manifest her boundless passion for the manic whimsy of pop music.

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William Alexander - “I Won’t Bite” (video) (premiere)

With the help of a photographer and a dominatrix, William Alexander has a rather memorable new video.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:30 AM

Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me

Bernard Sumner artfully describes where the music of Joy Division came from; distilled to a single cold, bleak, industrial Manchester night.

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29 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Wolfgang Flür: Eloquence

An eclectic grab bag of recordings from the former Kraftwerk member, with some unexpected guests.

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23 Oct 2015 // 1:05 AM

Toro Y Moi: Samantha

Samantha sees Toro Y Moi going back to his roots in a move that struggles to be more than just another chapter in his career.

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Stef Lang - ‘ARROWS Part 1’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Canadian singer-songwriter has relocated to New York City and successfully reinvented herself as a modern pop/R&B chanteuse.

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Audrey Karrasch - “Euphoria” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter finds freedom through honesty in her new video.

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Starlight Girls - “Fancy” (video) (premiere)

Pop, disco, and synthpop converge on the vibrant new track by the Brooklyn band.

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