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Dance Electronic Electropop

ASTR – Activate Me (Darkchild Mix)

You already know ASTR from such intoxicating, synth pop hits as “Operate”, “Part of Me” and “Blue Hawaii”. You should also already know Darkchild (aka Rodney Jerkins) from his impressive R&B production discography with the likes of Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. Now get to know them together on ASTR’s new single “Activate […]

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Electropop Indie Pop New Wave

Bad Wave – Look Out

LA-based duo Bad Wave (aka Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart) are sure to garner comparisons to Phoenix with vocals akin to the stylings of Thomas Mars. However, they seem more abstract than the French outfit. Add a dash of Hot Chip and a bit of Discovery and that might come closer to the new wave/synth […]

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Electropop Indie

Mansions On The Moon – Where You Are

Mansions On The Moon crafted another solid single off their upcoming debut album. New track “Where You Are” has an accessible electro pop sound that shows off plenty of synth along with vocoder. The vocal distortion is appropriate for the celestial soundscape and reminds me of a Porter Robinson/Passion Pit hybrid. Stream “Where You Are” […]

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Electropop Festivalist

Laneway Fest Preview: CHVRCHES – Pavilion Stage – 3:15pm

Whether Laneway Festival organizers knew it or not, they packed the first US edition of the fest with lady power galore. From R&B chameleon Solange to bruising punk rockers Savages, Saturday at Meadowbrook is beaming with ladies who know how to command a stage. Aside from Alunageorge and Icona Pop, Scottish trio CHVRCHES is the […]

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Electropop

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours & new album

Alisa Xayalith and The Naked and Famous stole a lot of hearts in 2010 with “Punching In A Dream” and their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You. Luckily, the Auckland, NZ synth-pop act isn’t making us wait too long for their follow-up. New single “Hearts Like Ours” follows similar territory, but stands as an excellent […]

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Electropop

After Hours – Fast Life ft Nina Lorraine

People have called my taste in music “eclectic”, which I always take as a compliment. Considering my last few posts have covered folk/bluegrass, hip-hop and dance remixes, we might as well talk ’80’s inspired synth pop. ATL’s After Hours‘ recent single “Fast Life” fuses Prince-style falsetto with “Electric Feel” era MGMT. The slick cut meshes […]

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Electropop Indie Indie Pop

Magic Man – Texas

Just when I finally got “Paris” out of my head, synth rockers Magic Man return with a catchy new single. “Texas” will likely propel their buzz even further with it’s anthemic hook and magical swirling keys. I’d say this 4-piece Rhode Island band has a big 2013 ahead. Awesome artwork, btw. BONUS: Magic Man – […]