Tag Archives: synth-pop

Patience’s New Single, “The Pressure”

Patience (Roxanne Clifford of UK indie pop group, Veronica Falls) has released an excellent ’80s-styled synth-pop single called “The Pressure” on Night School Records. The song is wistful and a little melancholy but buoyed along by an infectious beat. It’s swoon-worthy in a way … Continue reading

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“Into The Night: Pop For The People” at Skirball

On October 7th at 8pm, the Skirball Center presents “Into The Night: Pop For The People” to kick off the new exhibit “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” The opening night will include live music by synth-pop/kitsch artist Seth Bogart … Continue reading

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Album Review: Prinze George’s “Illiterate Synth Pop”

Prinze George is a distinctive synth-pop trio featuring childhood friends Kenny Grimm (production, various instruments) and Naomi Almquist (vocals), with Isabelle De Leon (drums). Named after Prince George’s County, the Maryland-based group has a new album out August 5th on Sounds Expensive, … Continue reading

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Album Review: My Gold Mask’s “Anxious Utopia”

Chicago-based band My Gold Mask was founded by guitarist Jack Armondo and singer Gretta Rochelle, the latter hailing from my own hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. The two of them released two EPs before adding drummer James Andrew to the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Brothertiger’s “Out of Touch”

Brothertiger is the project of electronic/synth-pop artist John Jagos from Brooklyn, NY. His previous albums are out on Mush Records, but Out of Touch is a new independent release, available digitally or on transparent green vinyl, with cover art by Jagos’s father, painted in … Continue reading

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Live Review: Grimes at The El Rey

Last Wednesday night, Grimes turned the El Rey into a dark magic dance party. I couldn’t dance as much as I wanted to though because we were all packed in close together at the sold-out show. 24-year-old Claire Boucher is … Continue reading

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Album Review: Purity Ring’s “Shrines”

Purity Ring, whose name has a religious implication not reflected in the music, are Megan James and Corin Roddick from Edmonton, AB. Originally a pianist and drummer – as well as members of the group Born Gold – the duo … Continue reading

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Live Review: Charli XCX at the Bootleg Bar

Charli XCX’s set last Saturday at the Bootleg Bar was scheduled for 11:55pm, but she didn’t actually go on until almost 12:30am. An untiring crowd was packed into the small space, with an enthusiastic fanbase right at the center. Her … Continue reading

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Charli XCX at Bootleg Bar on June 2

Singular British synth-pop singer known as Charli XCX performs a midnight show at the Bootleg Bar on Saturday June 2 (11:55pm). Starting early as an artsy, child performer at east London warehouse parties (her father was a live promoter and … Continue reading

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