Synth

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    The Night Thief: Sonic Remedies with Bradley Register

    Written by Colin Kirkland “Snakes are in the kitchen / A devil in the yard” – a sun-lit galley somewhere in the South: a fifties house-wife stands still washing dishes at the sink, staring out of the open window. A subtle breeze blows by causing the linen curtains to...
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    Spoon – Hot Thoughts

    On their 2014 release, They Want My Soul, Spoon showcased their classic head-bobbing drum-heavy rock & roll with a new inventive edge. Synthesizers and drum-machines infused liquid hit, “Inside Out,” and closing track, “New York Kiss.” Britt Daniel and his band of indie-rockers have always been able to blend...
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    Rationale – Prodigal Son

    In Tinashé Fazakerley’s newest single, he is haunted by biology. No one can stop the process of “becoming” one of their parents, no matter how much they fight it. Yes, we are all our own people, but there will be similarities that surprise us as we grow older. “Prodigal...
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    Rubblebucket – If U C My Enemies

    The Dalai Lama not only preaches the power of compassion, but is believed to be the actual reincarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Empathy, warmth, love: these are all helpful tools everyone can use to strengthen their perspectives of humanity and develop lasting happiness. It seems that in this...
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    Goon Tunes: Kenny Becker’s Layered Aesthetic

    It was the ideal day for listening to Goon; the morning light disappeared long before I awoke and the grey sky emitted a static energy onto everything underneath it. As if there were no bodies walking up and down Elm Street below my second-story apartment window. I gulped hot...
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    Shura – What Happened To Us?

    Shura’s debut record, Nothing’s Real, took control of our Spotify playlists minutes after listening to the popular single, “Touch.” What we found to be confident moody synth in that track, can be found in every other tune on the album. There is love, broken-hearted adolescence, and imminent self-awareness here,...
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    Milk & Bone – Natalie

    Milk and Bone are a Montreal-based band that hasn’t quite surfaced in pop culture yet. The group is made up of two first nation women named Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin who have crisp, angelic voices. They write and produce all of their own music including their 2015 debut,...
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    Sylvan Esso – Radio

    An anti-pop pop tune is what we have here, folks. Sylvan Esso’s newest track, “Radio,” begins like a synth-filled dance version of The Who’s mega-anthem “Baba O’Riley.” But instead of bringing light to a younger generation’s counterculture, Sylvan Esso sing in irony of the materialist consumer culture surrounding mainstream...