Posts Tagged ‘Synthpop’

Analog Angel

Analog Angel was born out of the ’80s analogue synthesizer revolution; their sound flirts with a number of electropop pioneers and will make fans of Depeche Mode, De/Vision, and Mesh feel right at home.

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Tenek

Tenek

Already being cited as one of this year’s most vibrant and infectious electronic acts, Tenek make classic electronica fused with a contemporary twist. If you grew up listening to synthpop pioneers The Human League and Depeche Mode or you prefer dancing to the beats of Cicada and Mesh, give them a listen.

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The Neon Judgement

The Neon Judgement

Considered along with their Belgian peers Front 242 to be one of the original pioneering EBM bands, The Neon Judgement combined lo-fi technology and emotional sincerity to create a sound both warm and alienating that inspired today’s electro artists like Tiga, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, and Black Strobe.

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Blackroom

Blackroom

If the idea of a guitar-laden crossover between Depeche Mode, a-ha, Duran Duran, New Order, and Röyksopp sounds good to you, give Blackroom a listen and you won’t be disappointed.

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Blume

Blume

With lyrical influences ranging from European Romanticism to decadent poets and philosophers, Blume infuse early ’80s new wave with the sleek production sensibility of the 2000s to create a dark mix of bittersweet electronic harmonies, minor-key washes of sound, and spellbinding vocals.

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The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club

The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club

Influenced by Ladytron, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Raveonettes, and Joy Division, The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club mix synthpop, new wave, post-punk, and garage to tell the world stories where beautiful things are cruel, truths are lies, and everything is turned upside down.

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Client

Client

Client combine Scandinavian airline hostess uniforms with glamour-girl aesthetics and harsh electronics to create a sound reminiscent of early forays into electronic sound manipulation and New Wave.

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Degrees

Degrees

Influenced by bands such as M83, Sigur Rós, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, and Mogwai, Degrees transform their headaches, lack of sleep, and black dreams into lush and euphoric soundscapes that emit a certain air of nostalgia.

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Retrolust

Retrolust

Retrolust is a Californian duo that sashays into your various sensory organs with a vibrant revival of synthpop tweaked with modern electronic elements and salty tongue-in-cheek lyrics.

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Marsheaux

Marsheaux

Marsheaux is the synthpop duo of Marianthi Melitsi and Sophie Sarigiannidou. Sharing a common love for ’80s electropop, analog synths, and drum machines, the girls formed the band in 2003 and have been following in the footsteps of Yazoo, The Human League, Depeche Mode, and OMD ever since.

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