synth pop

Essays

Blood Orange 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
5.24.18
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
4.27.18
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
11.18.17
Premieres

Scam Avenue's "Fault Lines" Video Will Gently Freak You Out

The latest song from the Brooklyn synth pop duo is a quiet, affecting jolt to the senses.
Noisey Staff
11.15.17
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
10.12.17
Premieres

Oh Baby! This New Song from Blackpaw Produced by Twin Shadow Will Make You Move

Listen to the premiere of "Defenseless," your new favorite jam for fall.
Andrea Domanick
9.22.17
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
Premieres

Solve the Mystery of Eli Raybon's Strange, Spy-Thriller Inspired "30 Cents" Video

We talk to the 19-year-old LA wunderkind about his Smiths-inspired single, growing up in Louisiana, and the difference between "southern" and "country."
Artemis Thomas-Hansard
5.31.17
Premieres

Allie X Is a Sucker for the Sweet Sting on "Paper Love"

You know what you're getting into…
Avery Stone
4.27.17
Premieres

Get Hustling: Here's Salt Cathedral's "Run for the Money" Featuring Assassin

The Brooklyn via Colombia duo team up with the dancehall MC for a song that conjures short-shorts, pert rumps, summer fun times.
Noisey Staff
3.1.17
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