Tag Archives: Synth Pop

Hot Band Alert: Recent Synthwave Singles Push Khuê into Pastel Bedroom Pop Territory

With the turn of the calendar comes new goals and fresh experiences. For Khuê, 2021, or more specifically the next album he releases, will serve as a milestone in his career. The SoCal musician has made music for years, but his recent singles are the only he has released that feature his singing voice. Both […]

Premiere: Debut LP from Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’—She Headlines ‘Love is Gay Fest’ March 14

The title of Polartropica’s debut album, due out tomorrow and available to stream below, makes clear where the local artist is in her career. Across the 10 tracks of Dreams Come True, and spanning all the songs, videos, and shows that have come before, Polartropica is bursting at the seams with joy and encouragement. And […]

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Blood Cultures Wish Us Well in “Best For You,” Announce New LP Due in September

At the heart of Blood Cultures’ new single, “Best For You,” is a lack of trust. Ironically, the band’s own manifesto preaches a vastly different message: to trust yourself. What’s that—a manifesto? Yes, the band wrote a manifesto to provide some explanation for their thick shroud of anonymity, and it gives art and its interpreter […]

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Chaos Chaos celebrate new single at The Hi Hat

With a name like Chaos Chaos one might expect more chaos. The LA-based duo performed at The Hi Hat this past Friday night. Chaos Chaos is made up of features sisters Asya Saavedra on keys and drummer Chloe Saavedra who have spent a lifetime being at the right place at the right time which led […]

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Diane Coffee Shares New Song “Like a Child Does” — LA Date at Teragram

Diane Coffee has released a new song titled “Like a Child Does.” Along with the new track comes tour dates with a Los Angeles gig at Teragram Ballroom! It’s been a long time since Diane Coffee’s debut record, My Friend Fish. As Grimy Goods described when it was first released, the album was a reliable […]

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Prove Your Devotion with Empress Of’s New Single “Love For Me”

A few years ago, LA native Lorely Rodriguez, also known as Empress Of, released her debut record to indie acclaim. In the time since, it seems as though she has been constantly working on new material, putting out a couple of bold solo tracks and collaborating with Blood Orange (whom she recently opened for at […]

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Chromatics Reveal New Single from Their Long-Awaited Album Dear Tommy

Chromatics fans got another promising taste of the band’s forthcoming album, Dear Tommy, with the release of “Blue Girl.” This is particularly exciting because the record had originally been announced in 2014, but Johnny Jewel infamously destroyed what they had been working on and re-did it front to back. Apparently though, there will be no […]

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Song Premiere: Sci-Fi Synth Pop Anthem From Enigmatic Skatterplot

Steven Solomon is a trained jazz musician who performs as the character Skatterplot, only ever seen in a red mask. Ironically, when he writes music, he feels most free. His latest track, “Don’t Stop the Fight” is an uplifting synth pop anthem that wears his resilience on his sleeve; listen to the premiere below. Skatterplot […]

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Rebel and a Basketcase steal the show and take zero prisoners at Satellite gig

They were just one of the openers, but nobody seemed to have relayed that message to dynamic duo Rebel and a Basketcase as they hit the stage at the Satellite Thursday night. Comprised around the talents of Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa, everything about the two screams 80’s rock and glam; from their very name (a […]

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Royal Teeth to headline The Hi Hat Dec. 14 — Stream New EP Amateurs

Louisiana indie dance-pop quartet Royal Teeth are back in action and ready to make you move with  fresh dance-floor ready hits off their new EP Amateurs. The five-track EP was just released November 18th via Round Hill Records, and it’s chockfull of delicious electro-pop ditties, anthemic vocals and eccentric beats. Trust, there’s nothing “amateur” about this album. Royal […]

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