Pop ~ Smooth, Bedroom, Synth, and more
Matt Mondanile opened the Ducktails vault, and we're pretty glad he did. Check out our favorite cut from the new digi-cassette, Daffy Duck in Hollywood...
Sports' second EP, People Can't Stop Chillin, finds the band smoother than ever and nailing their late night aesthetic. They keep your head in the clouds and your foot on the gas. Cruise with them on People Can't Stop Chillin and you'll be glad you did.
Drugdealer's debut could soundtrack a mystery film from the 70s that never actually happened.
*Insert cliche catch phrase here* Ex. "Mild High Club is back and better than ever." But it's true - Skiptracing is one of the most intriguing albums you'll hear in 2016.
Before Neon Indian there was VEGA, and if you love Neon Indian, Synth Pop, or Retrowave then you need to hear Well Known Pleasures.
Jack Name's second solo offering, Weird Moons, is an incredible concept album based on his experience with cancer.
Neon Indian's LP3 is a risky ride through the nightlife that will keep you dancing without any hesitation. VEGA Intl. Night School is a place where late-night parties, socializing and finding yourself in decadent places (“Smut”) can teach you how to survive not just the nightlife but life in general.
Homeshake steps into cyber-pop territory with his synth-heavy album for lovers, Midnight Snack. It's as soothing as can be and just as weird as you might expect.
Gardens & Villa's third album, Music For Dogs, finds the band more comfortable with creating experimental songs as they embrace the art-pop influence of Brian Eno.
Another One is timeless, and its songs will slowly, but surely, become classics from our generation.
“Let It Happen” could be Parker’s words to himself as he sorts through a break up, but to us they’re Parker’s way of advising that we open our minds to enjoy something new.
“My Jamey” is taken from a 7” split with Gap Dream released last year, and marks the kitschy synth pop Loca has nearly perfected. The rest of the album reveals Loca’s musical journey as he defines the middle ground between breezy yacht rock and sleazy, 80s nightclub ballads.
Does a pop-genius in the 21st Century sound like this?
Caramel is a fascinating glimpse into late night wonderings and wanderings through the mind of a unique New Zealander known as Connan Mockasin.
Dev Hynes' Funk and R&B tinged Cupid Deluxe is a contemporary-pop masterpiece and our favorite album of 2013.