mp3: HAPPY TRENDY – wobbling around

The first song I ever heard by HAPPY TRENDY was his awesome cover of Coma Cinema’s “Tour All Winter”.  With this song, he’s once again putting an awesome analog spin on a song, this time by Frankie Cosmos.  Put together with three different synthesizers, and as HAPPY TRENDY puts it a “cardiac muscle” with a warm lo-fi fuzz laid over …

tccarr14mp3: HAPPY TRENDY – wobbling around

mp3: Purity Ring – Fineshrine

I somehow managed to miss Purity Ring’s massively hyped single ‘Obedear’ until after the wave had subsided a bit, however, like most everyone else who listened to the track I was won over by their intoxicating sound.  Now the group has put out ‘Fineshrine’ and just like ‘Obedear’, the track is an experimental pop-track that is coated in equal amounts …

pkelly94mp3: Purity Ring – Fineshrine

mp3: Beat Connection- The Palace Garden, 4AM

There is no point in ever trying to deny synth-pop anymore.  Everyone’s favorite folk singers probably aren’t going to trade in their guitars for ableton, but synth music is as ingrained into our culture as guitar music was in the 60s.  And it’s a good thing that synth-pop shows no signs of slowing down with bands as good as Beat …

pkelly94mp3: Beat Connection- The Palace Garden, 4AM

mp3: Last Days of 1984- Seasons

I’m not exactly sure what it is about Last Days of 1984 but I’m really enjoying their take on a genre I haven’t enjoyed in a while.  Last Days of 1984 make synth-pop but their jams have enough sonic experimentation to stay interesting and not overly sugary.  ‘Seasons’ is the newest taste of their upcoming album Wake Up to the Waves and …

pkelly94mp3: Last Days of 1984- Seasons

Video: Last Days of 1984- River’s Edge

There is nothing like some well-written synth-pop to make a hipster’s day.  Last Days of 1984 are making quality synth-pop that is hard to find these days with ‘River’s Edge’ experimenting with noise just as much as it does dance-ability.  Although the video borders a bit on the cheesier side it’s hard not to keep hitting the replay button with …

pkelly94Video: Last Days of 1984- River’s Edge

mp3: Soft Care- Girls

I’ve been posting a lot of music lately that I’ve claimed could qualify as a springtime jam, however, I can guarantee that this new banger from Soft Care will last all the way through the coming summer.  ‘Girls’ is the first single to drop from the California-based project Soft Care and there couldn’t be a better track to introduce us to the …

pkelly94mp3: Soft Care- Girls