Posts Tagged ‘industrial pop’

April 12, 2018

A mysterious new project named NAVA is turning heads and perking ears with their imaginative brand of electronic pop. They dish out a left of center form of icy dark, visceral raw music on RITUAL. Even the song’s music video seems steeped in mysticism. RITUAL’s pounding drums, and its sharp jabbing, caustic twisting repertoire of spine-tingling elements feels nothing short of spiritually ceremonial. Jungle and industrial are interwoven into the track’s electronica. The resulting fusion, alongside NAVA’s bewitching vocals, are like a blend of Kill J with Fever Ray. Though NAVA only has one Instagram post to date, you can keep up with the enigmatic newcomer(s), here.

July 14, 2017
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It’s been three years since Joyland, TR/ST’s sophomore album. The full length dropped in spring, and I have distinct memories of listening to it while driving between campgrounds and hiking trails over the summer because I was that obsessed with the Canadian project’s bewitching dark wave and synthpop music. Today, TR/ST is back, with a glorious song named Bicep, at that. This noisy sawing, clamorous pulsing gothic and industrial pop piece sports razor sharp edges and ominously entrancing beats. Word is, TR/ST is readying a new album for early 2018. It seems like a long time to wait, but patient we must try to be. I’m sure it’s going to be well worth it. I also can’t wait for TR/ST to head out on tour in support of the album. TR/ST shows are ravey spectaculars, with ridiculous light set ups.

August 5, 2016

We’re keeping the embers burning hot with a ferocious debut from a new Scandinavian band named Noréll. The Danish trio just released a music video for Howl, and its dark cinematic visuals are a riveting companion alongside Noréll’s edgy electropop and glitchy R&B. The experimental project’s ear perking music thumps and pummels, jabs and wrenches. Howl is savage and bewitching, like a scintillating fusion of Kill J, Robyn, and Kate Boy. Noréll is currently working on their first EP. I, for one, am really looking forward to it.

April 2, 2016

We all fell head over heels for New Zealand’s Broods back several years ago, melting plentifully to the duo’s darkly dreamy electropop. The duo were easily one of the most buzzing acts of 2014 as they released their fantastic debut album Evergreen. After waiting patiently for what the duo had sheltered away to create for us next, we finally get to hear brand new Broods today. Free is a clattering eruption of powerful electropop, one that sees them venturing into the bold and edgy side of the sonic spectrum, one that teeters at times on the edge of industrial pop. The futuristic dystopia of the story told within Free’s music video is also as audacious and bold as we’ve ever seen the erstwhile demure and reserved sibling duo. Free leaves me much excited to hear more from this newly evolved version of Broods. The single is available now from iTunes.

December 4, 2015
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Seattle duo Crater has signed with Help Yourself Records for the release of debut album, Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep, off which comes lead single Habits Die Slow. The electronic pop on the song festers and slinks in a foggy, murky bedroom pop atmosphere. It’s a deeply hypnotic experience, while the soft and saccharine vocals on the track create a fine, alluring, and tragic contrast. Habits Die Slow takes a dark turn as it progresses, crumbling into a droning haze that represents the doomed relationship within the song’s tale. Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep will be out February 26th.

May 1, 2015
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I HEART MOOSIQ PREMIERE:

Dark, industrial, raucous… these are words I don’t normally associate with music I listen to from acts based in balmy Miami, but Culture Prophet rattles my senses with exactly that sort of loud and rhapsodic sound. The solo electronic project, created by Michael Barksdale back in 2005, is gearing up to release a debut LP, Lies and Deceit, come May 5th. Sleeping Lord is a raw and provocative taste off the album, with a thumping beat reminiscent of early The Strokes, a sharp edge that brings to mind Nine Inch Nails, and howling, impassioned vocals like those of Death From Above 1979. The blood tingling song is a high energy thunderbolt that walks a fine line between snarling electro-rock and danceable electro pop. I can only imagine the wild cavorting and lurching it could induce at a live performance. Sleeping Lord is but one of many gripping gems off Lies and Deceit, which is available to pre-order on iTunes, here. Culture Prophet demonstrates a singular style of sound with his genre bending electronic music.

OFFICIAL VID: Mysteries – Newly Thrown

March 4, 2015

Mysteries is still a mystery. The trio have stayed incognito since I shared their second single Newly Thrown half a year ago, but today, they’ve revealed a music video for the song. The song is a captivating blend of all kinds of genres, spanning psych pop, electronic pop, dance rock, trip hop, and synthpop. The band likes to call their sound “industrial pop”. Either way, Newly Thrown is an engaging song, and its accompany visuals are just as intriguing, featuring a director who struggles with his own ideas. I find myself reminded of French existential films, for which I actually have a soft spot for, despite how confounding and profound they can be at times. Mysteries’ debut album New Age Music Is Here is out now on Felte, and you can find Newly Thrown on the release.

September 4, 2014
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Mysteries is a trio that lives up to their name. As of this moment, with two tracks out, they’re still completely anonymous, even to their own label. As is the case with many other anonymous producers and bands these days, they want us to focus on the music, not who they are. That’s all fine by me, as long as they keep giving us amazing music like their new second single Newly Thrown, a crisp, engaging alt tune that, like their debut song, is a mix and mash of many music genres. It’s a track that carries hints of psych rock, electronic pop, dance rock, and synthpop, as well as bites of many other flavors. In fact, I’ve noticed that the song is tagged as “industrial pop” on SoundCloud, which is a new one to me. That industrial pop-ness shines through even more powerfully on debut single Deckard, a very intriguing and trippy, almost math rock-ish listen. Check it below. Mysteries will be releasing their debut full length New Age Music Is Here on October 28 via Felte. Mysterious and new age, indeed!

September 4, 2014
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Mysteries is a trio that lives up to their name. As of this moment, with two tracks out, they’re still completely anonymous, even to their own label. As is the case with many other anonymous producers and bands these days, they want us to focus on the music, not who they are. That’s all fine by me, as long as they keep giving us amazing music like their new second single Newly Thrown, a crisp, engaging alt tune that, like their debut song, is a mix and mash of many music genres. It’s a track that carries hints of psych rock, electronic pop, dance rock, and synthpop, as well as bites of many other flavors. In fact, I’ve noticed that the song is tagged as “industrial pop” on SoundCloud, which is a new one to me. That industrial pop-ness shines through even more powerfully on debut single Deckard, a very intriguing and trippy, almost math rock-ish listen. Check it below. Mysteries will be releasing their debut full length New Age Music Is Here on October 28 via Felte. Mysterious and new age, indeed!

November 6, 2013
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New on my radar is a New York duo named Azar Swan formed by Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn. They cite Yeezus, Kate Bush, and Roxy Music as their influences. All this is strikingly apparent in their songs that I checked out and enjoyed immensely. They have a glamorous, industrial sound. While Over, which you can stream above, is a darkwave electropop dance tune not unlike Niki and the Dove’s music, the newer Dance Before The War is a much more poignant track. It was the first Azar Swan song I listened to, and I almost wondered if I really were listening to Kate Bush when the vocals kicked in. In My Mouth kicks in with a very Yeezy hip hop beat that is punchy and addictive. Azar Swan has an album coming out on November 12 via Handmade Birds. Dance Before The War is the title track. Stream that one and In My Mouth below.