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Synth Pop

Rodney Cromwell's Uplifting Synth Pop

Rachel Mason | Posted 11.25.2016 | Entertainment
Rachel Mason

I was glad to receive some upbeat music in the face of the present moment's constant, relentless stream of bad news. "Rodney Cromwell" aka Adam Creswe...

Stereolab's Morgane Lhote Talks Video Games, Daft Punk and New Project Hologram Teen

Rachel Mason | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Rachel Mason

Morgane Lhote, long-term Stereolab keyboardist during the band's pivotal years, releases solo material under the moniker Hologram Teen. Her new single...

Prayers: Cholo Goth Duo's Dreams Bring Virtual Reality Live to Global Audience

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Cholo goth duo Prayers are blazing hot right now, shifting their universe onto a higher plane, making their dreams reality and taking their fans with them into virtual reality.

Helado Negro's Newest Release, Double Youth

Rachel Mason | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

I first encountered Helado Negro when Roberto Lange's ensemble included more people than could comfortably fit on a stage. ( I was invited to the show...

Tears For Fears' First Album Turns 30

Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

It's been over three decades since Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith came together to form one of the greatest synth pop alliances we've ever known: Tears...

Stereo IQ's Lyrics of the Week

Stereo IQ | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

"Yet Again" is a confused, yet perfect representation of a relationship that is off and on, constantly close and distant. The singer is lost in his emotions, desiring to "yet again" embrace his love, but well aware of the pending annihilation of their time together.

The Snap-Cracklin' Pop of the Wellingtons

Eric Williams | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Williams

In his boisterous directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!", Tom Hanks's record-executive character Mr. White makes the following request: "I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy." Mr. White would have loved the Wellingtons.

OMD at Terminal 5, First U.S. Show in 23 Years

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I think Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was almost as surprised as I was by the mob of people who showed up for their first U.S. concert in 23 years. But there the audience was, faithful fans who weren't just there to hear "If You Leave."

Take on She: My Wife's Obsession With A-Ha And How I Got Sucked Into the Madness

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you're American, you know a-ha -- if you know them at all -- as the purveyors of the bubbly and infectious 1985 synth-pop hit "Take On Me."