Synth

Guide to Getting Into

The Guide to Getting Into Devo

More than a quirky band with funny red hats, Devo were synth-weilding art punk pioneers who shaped everyone from Neil Young to Radiohead, and 'The Simpsons' to Martin Scorsese. Here's where to start.
Andrea Domanick
8.30.18
New music

Now, Now's New Song "AZ" Sounds Like How a Night Drive Feels

KC Dalager and Brad Hale are back with a hopeful emo-synth jam, from their upcoming album ‘Saved’, out May 18.
Lauren O'Neill
3.2.18
New music

SOPHIE's "Faceshopping" Says the Artificial Can Be Authentic, Too

Related: it also bangs.
Lauren O'Neill
2.16.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Paramore’s New 80s Video Perfectly Sums Up Their Sad-Pop Sound

The visual for "Rose-Colored Boy," off last year's 'After Laughter', encapsulates where the band are at right now.
Lauren O'Neill
2.6.18
New music

Bülow Wants You To Know "This Is Not A Love Song"

The virtually unknown 17-year-old Dutch singer gives us a synth wrap pop music gift.
Devin Pacholik
11.13.17
Interviews

This 80s Depeche Mode Doc Starring Teen Fans Was the First True Reality Show

"Wow, a bunch of people that have really cool haircuts, wear eyeliner and wear all black? These are my people. They facilitated that acceptance."
Jill Krajewski
9.28.17
PROFILES

Bernice Is a Pillowy Refuge of Electro-Pop in an Overwhelming Music World

Robin Dann of Bernice talks about the group's latest EP, 'Puff,' pop influences like Katy Perry, and the struggle to gain momentum in a competitive music market.
Sarah MacDonald
7.20.17
Interviews

Carpenter Brut’s 80s Synthwave Is Turned Up to 666

We spoke with the mysterious French producer about his hectic touring schedule, the Eagles, and the Kickstarter campaign for 'Turbo Killer 2'
Tommy Young
4.10.17
Features

Austin Synth Music is a Lot More Than 'Stranger Things'

A recent re-scoring of 1965 Japanese horror film 'Kwaidan' showcased a range of talented local knob-twisters.
Dan Gentile
4.9.17
Profile

RALPH is Master And Commander of Her Own Brand of Pop

The Toronto musician is new to the pop game but she needs to be here.
Sarah MacDonald
3.17.17
thump exclusive stream

The Weeknd's Mysterious Producer Prince 85 Made Us a Mix of French Electro and Hip-Hop

The Parisian beatmaker cooks up 46 minutes of trap bruisers, 90s big beat, and sinister synth instrumentals.
Max Mertens
2.17.17
Op-Eds

2016 in Post-Punk: "I Should Be Sane but I Want to Murder Everyone"

Grand, dreary albums from Bootblacks, Altar De Fay, Kaelan Mikla, and more helped define a year marked by darkness.
Andi Harriman
12.22.16
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