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
Premieres

Grapetooth Dole Out New Wave Bliss on "Violent"

Introduce yourself to the bonkers Chicago collaboration between Twin Peaks’ Clay Frankel and producer Chris Bailoni, via their new single, "Violent."
Josh Terry
5.25.18
Interviews

The Return of Twin Shadow

After a tour bus accident nearly derailed George Lewis, Jr.'s career and changed the way he played guitar, the 35-year-old is back with his new album 'Caer.'
Andrea Domanick
4.30.18
Interviews

Gary Numan Wants to Declare War on Nostalgia

"All these comeback tours we're seeing from has-been 80s and 90s artists—it's ridiculous. It makes me want to take out a bazooka and destroy it all. I'll fight this until I'm 100 if I have to."
Albert Potiron
11.20.17
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
10.13.17
Interviews

Hitting a Low to Come Up Fearless: Allison Crutchfield’s Next Chapter

From the rubble of Philly band Swearin' – and the biggest heartbreak of her life – the 28-year-old singer returns with her most honest work to date.
Ilana Kaplan
2.21.17
Premieres

Grand Prix’s New Video for “Recover (In Silence)” is a Synthy Safari Through Time

The Danish synth pop devotee further explores his fascination with megalomania in anticipation for his new EP 'The Hour of Victory', set to drop this November.
Alfred Maddox
10.13.16
Premiere

Fenech-Soler's Video for "Kaleidoscope" Is 3:39 of Pure Joy

The newly minted English duo release their first song since 2013 and sound rather reinvigorated.
Noisey Staff
9.20.16
Premieres

Metronomy's Remix of NZCA LINES' "Two Hearts" Is a Banger, Obviously

The English odd-pop artist reworks his former bandmate's solo song. Slam dunk!
Kim Taylor Bennett
9.15.16
Premieres

Watch NZCA LINES' Video for "Chemical Is Obvious"

Where's the line between a real connection and ephemeral, pheromonal, chemical attraction? London's NZCA LINES digs deep on this sleek, synthy cut.
Kim Taylor Bennett
6.15.16
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
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