Tag: Synth Pop

February 25, 2022

Song of the Day: Painted Orange - You Walked

Synth-pop is sort of the illegitimate child of alternative rock and disco. Although it’s not obvious, its roots like in experimental forms of music like krautrock and post-punk. As new wave splintered further and further away from punk, and added more and more synthesizers, synth-pop was being birthed. In the mainstream, acts as diverse as Kraftwerk, New Order, and Pet Shop Boys were solidifying the sound. I loved 90s synth-pop, or simply “techno” as we called it then.… Continued →

February 18, 2022

Teddy At Night - Stole Your Lover (New Song Out Now)

Yes, Teddy did steal your lover but don’t cry, you have some great music to wipe away those tears and wash those blues away. The artist known as Teddy At Night just dropped his brand new song under the title “Stole Your Lover” (see what I did above?) and it is available through all digital networks and streaming sites now. It’s spicy and drenched in sugar pop, enough that it’ll be stuck in your head for hours.… Continued →

December 4, 2021

June 18, 2021

New Ronnie Martin (Joy Electric, Brothers Martin, Dance House Children, Morella's Forest 1988) Single on the Radar

Not much is known at this very moment but yes, it appears a new Ronnie Martin (Joy Electric) “single” is coming soon from the folks at Velvet Blue Music. The title is “From The Womb of the Morning The Dew Of Your Youth Will Be Yours”. This single doesn’t have a release date just yet but with all things Jeff Cloud of VBM, it’s probably pretty soon. Are you looking forward to new Ronnie Martin music?… Continued →

June 17, 2021

Teddy At Night to Return With New Music

Synth, 80’s inspired pop-rock artist known as Teddy At Night, will return this year with his first official full length. He is currently working on LP1 with a recent behind the scenes studio shot. Teddy is a drummer by trade and has worked with bands like Family Force 5, Wavorly, and more recently with for KING & COUNTRY. He sings, writes the music, and plays on the Teddy at Night music making a concoction that can only be described as hypnotizing.… Continued →

Winona Ave to Drop 12 Song Debut Full Length

Winona Ave which is a new group featuring former members of Blank Pages, will drop their 12 song debut full length on June 25th. If you’ve heard any of the previous singles released over the past year then you are in for quite a ride. This is a lively collection of songs with singular focus of offering hope despite whatever circumstance you are in or curveball life throws at you. Read the press release below and pre-order the album at this link.… Continued →

May 14, 2021

Song of the Day: Code of Ethics - Hold Me

Code of Ethics hit on the Christian music scene in 1991 with their brilliant debut Visual Paradox for R.E.X. Music (later re-issued on Forefront), having already released an independent cassette demo a year prior. The album was a synth-pop triumph, taking the best of techno-pop and alternative dance and fusing them into a singular whole that was as danceable as Information Society, but as catchy as Pet Shop Boys or Erasure. I once had a chance to catch the band live, opening for The Prayer Chain.… Continued →

April 12, 2021

Song of the Day: Aaron Sprinkle - Invincible

The Sprinkle brothers are very talented & have been very busy in the music world. Just think about all the bands the 2 of them have played in: Poor Old Lu, Demon Hunter, Rose Blossom Punch, Fair, Blank Books, The World Inside, The Wrong Mind, Serene, A Cold Vein & Transparent, amongst many others. Although most projects Aaron has worked on lean to the alt-rock genres, 2017’s Escaping Light had a synthpop indie flair. Elle Puckett from Poema & Eisley guest vocals on this SOTD.… Continued →

February 17, 2021

November 13, 2020

Song of the Day: Marc Plainguet - Barbie's Lament

I’m not sure how most IVM readers feel about new wave and synth-driven music. It’s extremely nostalgic for me, having grown up in the 80s. The 1980s also comprised the decade where contemporary Christian music came into its own as a marketable industry. While you could argue the merits of that, or against them, it’s a simple fact. But where there is ‘progress’ or marketability (read: money), there will also always be an undercurrent–an independent protest against the mainstream.… Continued →

November 1, 2020

The Echoing Green Return With Collection of Songs on Vinyl

Not like they ever disappeared but new music on The Echoing Green front has been sort of quiet for past couple years. The Echoing Green emerged from the silence to drop a collection of of songs from 2002 to 2018 called “Violent Whispers: Songs & Stories From The Echoing Green”. This collection of songs is available right here on Vinyl (Limited to 500 copies). They are using funds generated from the sale of this album to fund a future release of NEW music.… Continued →

October 9, 2020

Song of the Day: Mad at the World - All These Questions

Mad at the World went through at least three distinct phases throughout their history, which impressively spans across 4 decades: synth-pop/new wave, hard alternative rock/metal, and retro rock/alternative. We’ve already featured a song from their synth-pop era, and here’s one from their hard alternative phase, but one that interestingly enough hints at their retro phase that would be unleashed in 2 more albums’ time. Both of the songs I’ve chosen from the Rose brothers have spoken words of encouragement to me when I needed them.… Continued →

June 5, 2020

Song of the Day: Mad at the World - It Can't Rain Forever

Mad at the World has had a very interesting and diverse career as a band. They started out doing somewhat dark synth-pop on their self-titled debut (in the vein of Depeche Mode, New Order, Clan of Xymox), then added guitars to their new wave sound for Flowers in the Rain. By their third album, they ditched the synths and morphed into a full-fledged alternative rock band with metallic influences. This carried on for three albums (Seasons of Love, Boomerang, and Through the Forest).… Continued →

May 27, 2020

Teddy at Night Releases Brand New Song, "Happiness"

The artist “Teddy at Night” which is actually Teddy Boldt former drummer of bands like Wavorly, Family Force 5, and For King & Country, has dropped 3 new songs in 2020 and they are a beautiful representation of a talented solo artist trying to convey inner emotion. This synth driven, newwave like 80’s revival project is actually really good. Not everyone will dig it but those that do know what’s up. Check out the new song, “Happiness”, below along with a music video for the song “Not Who I’m Not Anymore” and the previous track “Little Ones”, below.… Continued →

January 26, 2018

December 25, 2017

The Best of 2017: Noah Hardwick

1. Colony House “Only The Lonely” Only The Lonely really struck a cord with my personally. Every song on this album revolves around our need for each other–a message I sorely need to hear. Thankfully, this record rocks and got spun a lot in 2017. 2. Knox Hamilton “The Heights” Named after a neighborhood in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Heights is most most played album of 2017. Maybe I’m a little bias because Knox Hamilton is from my hometown.… Continued →

November 30, 2017

What Did You Listen to? – November 2017

I love “best of” lists. But I hate waiting until the end of the year for them. Hence my new monthly feature “What Did You Listen To?” Leave a comment and let me know what you listened to this month. Here are few of my favorite releases from November 2017: Kingslynn – Into the White LightWhat Did You Listen to? – November 2017 Into the White Light is the debut album from the indie pop band from Miami, FL.… Continued →

November 12, 2017

October 28, 2017

Eleventyseven - Holding Out (Song Stream)

Check out this candy coated ear drum teasing new synth-pop-punk single from those crazy dancing unicorns in disguise, Eleventyseven. The band’s new album “Rad Science” officially releases 11-7-17. More news and witty adjectives to describe my complete and utter infatuation with the music of Eleventyseven, to follow upon careful inspection of “Rad Science” myself. Oh and if you forgot to buy this album drop what you’re doing right now and click here to purchase items in the band’s official webstore.… Continued →

March 3, 2017

Introducing: Phangs

Introducing our readers to the indie-pop stylings of Nashville, TN. based indie-pop side project called Phangs. Phangs is the side project of Jake Germany who is also in the band Cardboard Kids and an artist we’ve followed here on IVM for years. Check out the recent song “Cul De Sac” below. Also be sure to check out the new Ep from Cardboard Kids, below. Continued →

April 30, 2015

Smoke - Plumb

Alt pop artist Plumb has released a lyric video for her song "Smoke". The song is featured among 6 others that you can download instantly when you pre-order Exhale on iTunes. The album will be available in full on May 4th.

March 4, 2015

INTERVIEW : The Hawk In Paris

An interview with The Hawk In Paris' Dan Haseltine and Ian Zandi. Topics include their new single "Frozen Heart", finding inspiration, and why the band won't tour.

July 7, 2014

Kingslynn - Dreamer

Kingslynn released the hauntingly beautiful Dreamer EP on July 1st and also released a music video for the title track. Check out the video, album cover, & stream or download the tracks below. RIYL: Kye Kye, M83, Electric Youth Continued →

August 16, 2012