Pop ~ Smooth, Bedroom, Synth, and more
From chillwave to mixtape rapper, Toro Y Moi’s artistic journey is an extremely satisfying example of growing up in the internet age.
There’s an emotional immediacy to Part Time’s newest work that seems to answer one simple question about timeless pop: what makes it so great?
A new voice, a soulful transformation. Amen Dunes, once seen as an outsider, is more likeable and transparent than ever on Freedom.
Mac DeMarco's fifth album for Captured Tracks features his most dynamic work to date – and it might even make you cry. This Old Dog is pure gold.
Sports' second EP, People Can't Stop Chillin, finds the band smoother than ever, essentially nailing their late night aesthetic. PCSC keeps your head in the stars and your foot on the gas.
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.
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.
Kari Jørgensen’s debut as Bobo, paints her as a pop-mistress with an appeal and mystique that’s immediately present.
“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.