synth pop

Essays

Dev Hynes Has Slowly Built an Extraordinary Canon

‘Negro Swan,’ out today, marks another step in a musical universe that the singer and producer has been forming for years.
Daisy Jones
8.24.18
New music

CHVRCHES Leave the Synths at Home for a Stark Cover of Rihanna's "Stay"

The trio's 'Spotify Singles' mini-EP also includes an acoustic version of "Get Out," the lead single from their new album 'Love Is Dead.'
Alex Robert Ross
6.14.18
Features

John Maus at the End of the World

The Minnesota songwriter reemerges from a six-year absence to a world that looks entirely different. But has he changed along with it?
Colin Joyce
10.12.17
Interviews

The Spirit of the 90s Is Alive in Paradise Lost's New Gothic Metal Opus

Ahead of the release of their 15th album, vocalist Nick Holmes looks back on the gothic metal greats' long, varied history (including their synth pop period!).
Sean Wright
8.25.17
Interviews

Human Leather Hate Capitalism and Thrive on Heartbreak

Stream the nostalgic new album from this SLC electro-pop duo, and read our interview with members Adam and Chaz
Ben Handelman
2.14.17
Premieres

Watch the Belle Game Trip the Hell Out in a Desert to Find Their 70s Selves in "Yuh" Video

Terrence Malick, where you at?
Sarah MacDonald
8.26.16
Interviews

From Darkness into the Light: Ladyhawke on Kicking Booze and Conquering Anxiety

After scrapping an entire LP in 2013, Ladyhawke spiraled into depression and alcoholism. Now she's sober and married and back with 'Wild Things.' Here's what happened.
Kim Taylor Bennett
5.23.16
Interviews

Aurora: "Without Darkness the World Would Be Boring and Life Would Be Very Flat"

The Norwegian's songs have accrued millions of plays and today she releases her debut LP. We meet the 20-year-old singer in London to find there's a ton more weird to her than meets the eye.
Nick Levine
3.11.16
Interviews

Dazzled by TEEN: How the Band Escaped New York's Pressure to Go Their Way, All Day

With their new album 'Love Yes,' Teeny Lieberman and her band take a departure from soft, hazy tunes into more synth-driven psych pop.
Emilee Lindner
2.26.16
Premieres

Introducing twig twig and the Super Strangely Awesome "Tryn Out"

The sound of coins skipping down the stairs? A most excellent amalgam of Metronomy, The Postal Service, and Rudi Zygadlo? We'll take it!
Kim Taylor Bennett
2.24.16
Premieres

Watch Wolkoff Shapeshift In Her Video for "New York Grand"

This video contains a "mature adult fantasy church" and synths that cut like lasers—let's go!
Kim Taylor Bennett
12.14.15
Interviews

Troye Sivan Writes Hit Songs About Boys That Make Girls Scream

The 20 year old's coming out video racked up over six million views. And his melancholy synth-pop? Try quadrupling those plays and then some.
Nick Levine
12.11.15
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