Breath-swept synth pop is in Erika Spring‘s DNA. As she stepped on to the stage at Los Angeles’ Echo last night (sans 2/3 of her dreamy Brooklyn trio, Au Revoir Simone), the lead singer and keyboardist only reinforced her presence as a front-woman and her talent as an independent force.
The self-titled debut album of Django Django has been as elusive as a unicorn for anyone who caught glimpses of the the Scottish quartet’s synth-pop throughout the beginning of this year. Thus far, the withheld album has been praised and previewed sparingly via leaks and limited releases, but has yet to be fully released.
BUY HERE Long-loved Swedish sibling duo, The Knife ditched steel drums and synth-pop for an opera studio album, last we heard. Turning a blind eye to the charts and focusing on a less conventional work of music, Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson (aka Fever Ray) partnered with the Danish performance
BUY HERE UK pop duo, Summer Camp has returned with their energetic new EP, Always, out July 10th via Apricot Recording Company/Moshi Moshi. 80′s electro at its core, title track, “Always” maintains a purely fun, uptempo beat to match the optimistic lyrics: “We’ll always be together! We’ll always be together!”
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE British babe, Charli XCX steams up the airwaves with her raspy pipes and grimy, girl-powered love songs. With a tone reminiscent of Metric’s Emily Haines, the 19 year old displays a maturity beyond teen years with a personalized sensibility for her own synth-laden species of emo-pop.
Listen to “Flutes” here BUY HERE Hot Chip‘s last album release, One Life Stand felt more like a one night stand. We loved them and we never heard from them again. It has been two slightly painful years without the indietronica touch of Hot Chip’s deft rhythms, but Joe Goddard,
Ali Love is a solo synth pop sensation most known for being the falsetto voice that graces The Chemical Brothers’ “Do It Again”. Twenty-Ten marks the comeback of Ali Love with his take on that nostalgic 80s synth pop sound that has been sweeping the music scene for the past few years, but done in [...]
Japayork is a 22-year old musician and graphic designer currently based in London but previously residing between Japan and New york (hence the name). Apart form those talents he is also a photographer, visual artist and he has just directed and produced his first music video. He is definitely a talent to keep an eye [...]
MSTRKRFT : Easy Love Mstrkrft are a Canadian electronic duo that shamelessly return to the glistening, sex-saturated synth-pop that ruled the eighties. They also show off their understanding of being able to make people move and hence garner a few daft punk comparisons as a result. Having said that there’s really not that much more [...]