Tag Archives: synthpop

#songoftheday / REVIEW: LA ROUX: “LET ME DOWN GENTLY”

La Roux is back!  Their new album, Trouble in Paradise, will drop on July 8th via Polydor.  You can pre-order it on iTunes right now and if you do you get the pre-order track “Let Me Down Gently,” which is, naturally, our #songoftheday.  It begins with hushed, oh-so-very-80s synth courtesy of the duo’s...
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AUDIO / REVIEW: AUSTRA: “HABITAT”


AMAZEBALLS! OK, you'll have to forgive the cheesy slang -- it's just that this new tune by Austra, the title track from their forthcoming Habitat EP, is so bloody good that it has us giggling, tickled pink by its brilliance. Plus, it truly is awesome in...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Jamie xx – “Girl”


The xx are known for some fairly dark music, but Jamie xx's new solo tune, "Girl," is a much brighter affair with its chugging bass and shiny synth. It begins very much in the electro-pop vein and quickly morphs into synth pop before it surrenders to a...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: KATY B: “STILL”


This luscious ballad begins with Katy B singing softly over melancholic piano notes. "I still see your face like it was only yesterday," she sings, her voice full of longing. Once it arrives at the chorus, a sticky electro-beat beat begins throbbing away accompanied rhythmic live...
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#songoftheday STICKMAN CARTEL: “THESE EYES”


We're not sure what we think about the above video -- probably because Mike is having horrible headaches and severe eye pain lately -- but the song is undeniably catchy with its soulful vocals, intriguing guitars and faint but warm synth, along with bass that alternates between funky...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: CLIENT: “REFUGE”


CLIENT has returned! Maybe you don't know who they are. There's Wikipedia for that. What we're prepared to tell you is that new singer Client N brings new life to the group, igniting it with a spark not unlike that of Ladytron's Marnie. And...
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#songoftheday THE NEW DIVISION: “Stockholm”


This song was posted on Youtube early last December, but there's always so much going on in the music world that it's impossible for us to check out everything. Alas, the band's new album, Together We Shine, which "Stockholm" appears on, is being released March 21st, so...
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We've been fans of Son Lux for a while now and are quite fond of this song. Very subtle but infectious electro/synth pop tune. The video is cute, too....
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL: FUTURE VANISHES

Rose Elinor Dougall is perhaps still best known as a former lead vocalist of The Pipettes. But she has kept rather busy as a solo artist since leaving the popular girl group in 2008, releasing some very well-reviewed singles, such as “Start/Stop/Synchro” and “I Know We’ll Never,” as well as a much-beloved album,...
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ROBYN MAKING MUSIC AGAIN — AND IT GETS BETTER (READ ON)

Yesterday Robyn posted the photo you see below on Instagram with the text “We are making music again. #royksopprobyn”. The photo shows the singer posed in front of Röyksopp’s Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, who she previously collaborated with on two tracks, Röyksopp’s single “The Girl and the Robot” and the song “None...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: POLLY SCATTERGOOD: ARROWS

27 year old British singer/songwriter Polly Scattergood’s artistic sensibilities run much deeper than those of your typical pop artist. Musically and lyrically, her songs are above-average, even on the quote unquote art pop scale. Her talent truly is that remarkable. But, she is not for everyone. (Her first album was criticized by The...
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