stream Jex Opolis’ cinematic new-wave synth gem Net Worth
Sweet throwback synth vibes for New York nights and West Coast drives, this one sparked some serious nostalgia for half-remembered late-'80s movie montages and classic new-wave bands...
GvsB MODERN YACHT ROCK 2019
Presenting the fourth annual installment in our series of modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: this year's mix was loosely inspired and guided by Light in the Attic's absurdly dope Pacific Breeze compilation of late '70s and early '80s Japanese City Pop that dropped this spring, which the label says lands in some nebulous zone encompassing "easy listening with mutant exotica, tilted techno-pop,
video: FADE – Whole
Grand Rapids artist FADE shares the final installment of her debut Fall in Love EP, with the vibrantly glowing and empowering '80s-inspired visuals for "Whole". Shout out to Ladygunn for premiering the Josh Maczinski-directed video today, and for recognizing that FADE is a "shimmery, mysterious, synth-heavy disco goddess." Fall in Love is out now on Luminelle.
CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share (Miaoux Miaoux remix)”
One of the surprise (blog) hits of the year gets gets a swirling, possibly-Beverly Hills Cop-inspired, synth-workout remix from Glasgow producer Miaoux Miaoux. CHVRCHES' limited The Mother We Share 10" is out next week on National Anthem, and it's now sold ...
mp3: Holy Balm – “Take It”
New track from Sydney, Australia "avant-party" trio Holy Balm, taken from their forthcoming LP It's You, which has found an ideal home here in the States in L.A. weirdo emporium Not Not Fun. "Take It" finds the ESG-influenced crew exploring a dystopic, danceable world inhabited by vintage drum machines and wobbly synthesizers, as Emma Ramsay's elegantly wasted vocals lull us i
Ilaiyaraaja – Fire Star
"...in the late 80s electronic beats and synths were eagerly embraced by the film industry of South India along with kung fu fights, aerobics, sunglasses and jogging outfits." Currently vibing to some dope '80s Tamil film music from South Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja's new compilation Fire Star: Synth-Pop and Electro-Funk from Tamil Films 1985-1989, out now on Bombay Connection... Read M
mp3: new Frankie Rose – “Know Me”
Here's the lovely first single from Interstellar, the follow-up to one of our favorite LPs of 2010 from former Vivian Girl/Dum Dum Girl/Crystal Stilt Frankie Rose. The "Know Me" 7" is backed with a remix by Le Chev, which Frankie says sounds like "Sade or something...