Posts Tagged ‘synthpop

METRIC – Fantasies

April 20, 2009

The fourth full-length for the Brooklyn-born, Canadian-raised quartet. This set seems very polished and glossy to me (maybe a bit too much?) and is quite heavy on the synths. They’re still in fine form and Emily Haines sure does have a good voice, but there aren’t many songs to dance to, which makes me sad. […]

PLUSHGUN – Pins & Panzers

March 5, 2009

Debut album for the Brooklyn-based group that began as a solo project for Daniel Ignala, but has since evolved into the trio that it is today. They make cute indie pop/synth pop with very pleasant male vocals. Bleeps and bloops throughout. It’s fun, sugary goodness, and very well done. RIYL The Postal Service. http://www.myspace.com/plushgun http://www.plushgun.com

SPARKS – Exotic Creatures Of The Deep

February 20, 2009

Ever dreamed of Devo having sex with Scissor Sisters? Me neither, but Sparks is what their elderly love child would sound like (Of course, since Sparks was formed in 1970, this could not be possible unless both Devo AND Scissor Sisters were sent back in time through the use of a DeLorean powered by plutonium […]