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synth-pop

Morning Hands Get Mystical on New LP

Morning Hands’ self-titled LP sounds as though someone’s Dungeons and Dragons wizard character made an ‘80s synth-pop version of his spellbook. Maybe that’s a bombastic statement for the opening sentence of a review, but once I got to track...

Wild Moccasins “Boyish Wave” Video

In the midst of a tour supporting their sophomore breakout album 88 92, Houston indie band Wild Moccasins were breaking up. Founding members Zahira Gutierrez and Cody Swann had been romantically involved for nearly a decade at that point,...

PREMIERE: Prinze George “Thunder In My Head”

A well-timed bath may have a greater impact on one’s mood than exercise (or so says science). Prinze George tap into the same relaxing effect of pulling your head under warm water on their latest single, “Thunder In My Head,” off...

TRACK REVIEW: Future Islands “Ran”

Two years ago, Baltimore trio Future Islands had a huge breakthrough with poignant single “Seasons (Waiting on You),” finding the success they’d been seeking since 2006. Hoping to continue that momentum, they released a teaser single from their forthcoming record The Far...

PLAYING DETROIT: The Old Adage “RED”

Confusing and cheeky, the track "RED" is a bit theatrically challenged and misses some attention to detail (I really wish someone would have ironed the table cloth) but in a way that is chalk full of charm and allure.

TRACK PREMIERE: Marks “The Modern Life”

" I realized I was allowing my subconscious to make a lot of the decisions with the lyrics. To me, it felt like an honest way of songwriting."

TRACK REVIEW: VÉRITÉ “Underdressed”

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Kelsey Byrne, better known under the moniker VÉRITÉ, recently released her latest track, “Underdressed,” and boy does it pack a punch. The single weaves a tale of vulnerability in romance; and points to one’s willingness to bend to the needs...

TRACK REVIEW: Wolkoff “The Homecoming”

A star by any names, Joanie Wolkoff, formerly performing under Her Habits, an AudioFemme Artist of the Month, is back. Wolkoff’s addictive collaboration with The Hood Internet, “Going Back” is still stuck in my head, yet her latest release,...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: The Rungs “Whispers”

End the work week with a synth pop track from Brooklyn-based The Rungs. Teen movie guitar rock aligns with lyrics of shared secrets, romance, and running away sung by Mandy Gurung, joined by husband/bandmate Diwas Gurung for harmonizations fit...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Wolkoff “Going Back”

Joanie Wolkoff, former vocalist of Her Habits (and my forever crush) has moved onto something new and isn’t going back. She recently released “Going Back,” the first single from her new project, named straight to the point – Wolkoff. If...

TRACK REVIEW: Paperwhite “Pieces”

Brooklyn brother and sister duo, Katie and Ben Marshall, record as Paperwhite and have just revealed their fourth song this year, titled “Pieces.” It’s a bright, airy slice of neon-tinged eighties nostalgia, and a gloriously uplifting attitude adjuster. The track...

EP REVIEW: Panama “Always”

Jarrah McCleary, the classically trained pianist and experimental synth pop artist behind Sydney-based Panama, may be Australian on paper, but the title track opener to Panama’s sophomore EP Always tells a different story: he’s clearly got L.A. in his...

TRACK REVIEW: “Give It Up”

I wouldn’t consider myself an especially devout David Lynch fan, but I love Twin Peaks rabidly and uncritically, and I watch the show in its entirety at least once every winter. Never when the weather’s warm. My theory is this:...