Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Coldplay: Every Tear Is A Waterfall

Coldplay says: "'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' will be available digitally on Friday 3rd June at 12pm (BST), except in the UK where it'll come out on the stroke of midnight between Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. We'll also stream it on Coldplay.com on Friday."
Wow, that is one colorful cover. Eww. I fixed for my readers below:
Wait! Should it be all yellow?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kid Kasio Website

Kid Kasio has a beautiful website. Be sure to check out that boom box to hear great synthpop.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Horrors: new single

via XL: "On July 26, XL releases dark-minded British post-punkers the Horrors' third LP, Skying. Stream the romantic, synth-heavy first single "Still Life" above."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lowe: New Single "Breathe In Breathe Out"

This is a synthpop blog, after all, and so I present another electronic selection by Lowe for you:

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Modern Synthpop Defined: ZyniC

At first listen, I knew I would adore this album by ZyniC. It touches on all the elements of synthpop that I love so much. The melodies, the classic vocal style, that analogue synth and little bubbly squelches. I love that Speak 'n' Spell effect for some reason. Each track has a lot going on, but it doesn't become sensory overload. The lyrics deal with the subjects we've come to expect from the genre: love, silence, the heart, blame, regret, dreams, the soul... I could go on. Instead, I encourage you to get a hold of Zynic's Fire Walk With Me as soon as possible. A Different Drum, the premiere source for electronic pop on the web, has it here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Blondie: Video for "Mother"

Yes, the flood of posts is insane today... but this time of year yields many good releases. Blondie does it right this time on many levels. This song and video renews my faith in the bands that made me fall in love with music in the early 80's.

Shout Out Louds side project

The always brilliant Shout Out Louds are recording... and Adam Olenius (vocals/guitar) has started a duo called Serenades. There is a free download of "Birds" here.

Unreleased Track from New Order

All credit for this find goes to Slicing Up Eyeballs, a top-notch site for music information.
New New Order! Well, new in that it's a previously unreleased track from New Order recorded in 2005. Available for the first time on the new Joy Division & New Order compilation TOTAL, released on June 6th, 2011.
New Order - Hellbent (Previously Unreleased) by Rhino UK

Foster the People album release nears


Foster The People have this to say: "We can't believe we are only days away from Torches being released. There have been a lot of questions about when Torches will come out in each country. Here is what we know...
May 20th- Australia
May 23rd- United States & Canada
Week Ending June 27th- Available everywhere
Torches will be available on iTunes for $7.99 for the first week in the U.S.. If you have already purchased our EP or any individual tracks, iTunes will offer the "Complete My Album" discounted price so you are not paying for the songs twice."
Pre-order and get three songs instantly, pretty cool deal.
You can listen to the album now on AOL. Click here to stream.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Ladytron: White Elephant

"White Elephant", from the upcoming Gravity the Seducer album. The video is for listening, not watching. I think it hits its stride at 2:42. I hear some maturity for the band. Looking forward to a little change. Almost Grimly Fiendish with those keys.

Horrorfall Covers KMFDM

A great modern version of the 1995 Industrial dance-floor filler! It's available as a free download here.
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HORRORFALL - Juke Joint Jezebel (KMFDM Cover) by colinc

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Horrors + Portishead

As heard on Like Sugar Podcast 38, The Horrors. Somehow, I missed that Geoff Barrow, the genius behind Portishead, produced their new album. I love this kind of backward referencing. Now, I am re-listening to The Horrors with a tuned ear.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blouse: Into Black

Loving this track today. Curtains closed, a bit of wine, black trousers, black t-shirt, docs... what a dork I am. Oh well, this song just does it for me.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Haberdashery: Synthpop that will Stay with you

Here's some classic, crisp synthpop from Chicago's Haberdashery. I am quite impressed with this act. There is a subtle aspect to the music. It's never over-the-top and in your face like some synthpop. Be sure to hit Soundcloud to hear a lot more from them.

Stay by Haberdashery

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Peter Murphy 3 Track Sampler

Peter Murphy will be releasing a new album titled "Ninth" on June 6th (UK) and June 7th (US).
Peter Murphy appeared live on April 7th on WYEP in Pittsburgh. Listen to Peter's full interview and live acoustic session.

Peter Murphy - Ninth [Sampler] by nettwerkmusicgroup

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Young Legionnaire feat. Gordy of Bloc Party

Young Legionnaire are Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party), Paul Mullen (The Automatic, yourcodenameis:milo) and William Bowerman (I Was A Cub Scout, Brontide).
This kind of rock is becoming more scarce, at least for me. Maybe my exposure to it is diminishing as I age. The track below transports me to the 1990's. Anyway, I am posting this because I love Bloc Party and enjoy this sort of harder sound. Their debut album is finally out this week on the awesome Wichita.
Get it on iTunes.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sixth of May means Cranes

Forgot to post this yesterday! 6th of May with interview. Cranes. I treasure my CD single of this one. It has a "Now on tour with The Cure" sticker on the back.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I have had this Washed Out track (Subpop) on repeat for the last hour. I love this style of music. Reminds me of Ulrich Schnauss or even Cocteau Twins. Shimmering, electronic dream pop that borrows the vocals and lazy bass-lines from shoegaze, the drum patterns from trip-hop and the synth from the 90's. There are remixes too, the best being the RAC one I embedded below.
Washed Out - "Eyes Be Closed" by Stereo/Pirate
Comments welcome. Just say hello if you dig this sort of sound. Album is out July 12.
Washed Out - New Theory (RAC Mix) by RAC

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Can't Shut Up About The Insect Guide

God, I love this song. "Instrumental version of 'Tape' mixed for the documentary/film 'Dark Days & Nights'. The original can be found on the album of the same title", says the band. I say one minute and twelve seconds of bliss. You gotta love these guys. They offer-up so much free music, I can't help but mention them. Talented.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Finally, Some Synthpop for You (Free!)

Anything Box is offering a free remix ep this week. Get the zip here. Yeah, I know the pic of the track-list may not look pretty, but I have re-sized over and over. You love 90's synthpop? Then you know these classics!

New Cold Cave Video

I see there is a video for this great Cold Cave track. It just so happens I picked this one for inclusion on Like Sugar PopCast #38. I love it when I pick the singles before they are out. These guys were just at Coachella and are now touring.
I do take a risk, in that this a "Vevo" video...