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
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
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
Interviews

Human Leather Hate Capitalism and Thrive on Heartbreak

Stream the nostalgic new album from this SLC electro-pop duo, and read our interview with members Adam and Chaz
Ben Handelman
2.14.17
thump news

Austra's "I Love You More Than You Love Yourself" Video is a Compassionate Portrait of an Astronaut's Depression

The clip for the 'Future Politics' highlight was inspired by the story of former NASA captain Lisa Nowak.
Max Mertens
1.26.17
Features

Austra Wants Listeners to Shake Off Apathy and Build a More Utopian World

Katie Stelmanis on the books, beats, and cities that inspired her synth-pop project's third LP 'Future Politics.'
Denise Benson
1.23.17
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Toronto Producer Kaade's Debut Single "All The Air" is a Synth-Pop Ode to Self-Worth​

"I want people to feel good and dance while dismissing those who have wasted their time."
Corinne Przybyslawski
1.20.17
Mixes

THUMP Mix: Austra

Ahead of the Toronto outfit's upcoming LP, Katie Stelmanis shares an hour of Mexican rancheras, European club beats, and Canadian indigenous music.
Max Mertens
12.2.16
thump news

Jessy Lanza Announces 'Oh No No No' Remix EP, Shares Morgan Geist "I Talk BB" Rework

The Canadian synth-pop singer and producer's three-song release comes out Dec. 9 via Hyperdub.
Max Mohenu
11.16.16
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Ellie Herring and Yaeji Take a Cool Dip on the Entrancing Collaboration "Swim Me"

The genre-shifting Kentucky producer's new EP 'What A Joy' comes out Nov. 17 on Driftless Recordings.
Max Mohenu
11.10.16
Features

Toronto's DIANA Unlock the Secrets to Their Sophomore Album with Exclusive Dance Mix

From Theo Parrish to Via App, 60 minutes of tracks that inspired the synth-pop trio's forthcoming LP 'Familiar Touch.'
Max Mohenu
10.20.16
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