Articles tagged synthpop

13 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

Sylvan Esso - “Die Young” (Singles Going Steady)

Sylvan Esso has a way of crafting sparse electropop gems with an easy, natural openness to them.

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Animotion - “Last Time” (video) (premiere)

New wave synthpop band Animotion returns to music 26 years after their last work and they've got a brand new video, "Last Time".

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The Gift - “Big Fish” (audio) (premiere)

Portugal's most fantastic pop export the Gift team up with Brian Eno for their new album, and share their third single exclusively with PopMatters.

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24 Feb 2017 // 11:50 AM

Depeche Mode - “Where’s the Revolution” (Singles Going Steady)

Depeche Mode's "Where's the Revolution" has no time for the rabble that won’t be roused.

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22 Feb 2017 // 12:20 PM

Little Dragon - “High” (Singles Going Steady)

Little Dragon knows how to take things much further than this.

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21 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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Hayley Kiyoko - “Palace” (Justin Caruso Remix) (premiere)

Justin Caruso remixes "Palace", an earworm of a synthpop tune from pop artist Hayley Kiyoko.

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16 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Grimes - “Venus Fly” feat. Janelle Monáe (Singles Going Steady)

As full-on intergalactic goddesses, Grimes and Janelle Monáe echo and spit fire against resounding beats and electric strings.

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Mozart’s Sister: Field of Love

If the candied aspect of Field of Love makes for an entertaining listen, the same characteristic at times limits the album's emotional scope and depth.

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The Human League: A Very British Synthesiser Group

Some of the pop music on this collection ranks among the best, but fans and the curious of nature might be better off with acquiring the four-disc anthology than another greatest hits package.

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Austra - “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” (Singles Going Steady)

An understated, gleaming synthpop gem that reveals Austra at their most graceful.

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6 Feb 2017 // 10:25 AM

Goldfrapp - “Anymore” (Singles Going Steady)

Goldfrapp eschew the more intimate narratives of Tales of Use and head back to the warmer embrace of their synth led, electroclash sound.

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French Horn Rebellion: Classically Trained

Nailing a retro '80s synthpop style only takes you so far. French Horn Rebellion has a full album of good songs in them, but this is not that album.

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Miniature Tigers: I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy

Miniature Tigers try out romantic bedroom indie-pop while rejuvenating their penchant for strange sounds.

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12 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM

Austra: Future Politics

Austra's third album represents a fuller realization of their self-concept as a queer political band.

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Visage: The Wild Life (The Best of 1978-2015)

This is the collected works of the '80s British New Romantic band, best known for the synthpop classic “Fade to Grey”.

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29 Nov 2016 // 9:44 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 // 10:20 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 // 9:30 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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