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The Strokes- Future Present Past

Indie rock staples The Strokes have been relatively quiet in the past 3 years since the release of their album Comedown Machine. They’ve played some festival spots and apparently they’ve been hard at work on new material. Out of nowhere last month the band announced

FREE VSTi: SQ8L (Ensoniq SQ-80 clone)

The SQ8L is a software model (VST) of Ensoniq’s classic 1980s synth SQ80. The SQ80 features 3 digital wavetable oscillators for each of its 8 voices which are fed through analog 4-pole lowpass filters (-24dB gain) with resonance. Sound parameters can be modulated by 4

Silversun Pickups- “Better Nature” Album Stream

Silversun Pickups return with their fourth studio album. As always they bring their signature sound of dark synth pop. Brian Aubert’s voice is so creepy and erie it coincides perfectly with the keyboard synth and guitar effects playing in the background. While their sound hasn’t

Metric- “Pagans In Vegas” Album Stream

Metric are back again but this time the tone seems a little darker than usual. This is a band that has managed to stay recognizable while releasing records that sound remarkably different. “Pagans In Vegas” shows the band using more synthesizers and snares. To me,

Chvrches- “Every Open Eye” Album Stream

This Scottish electronic outfit broke out two years ago with their album “The Bones of What You Believe”. Just last week they released another full length that finds the band growing with their sound while clearly staying true to their synth-pop roots. The album sticks

WHAT IS VAPORWAVE!!??!!

Vaporwave is a musical genre that emerged in the early 2010s from indie dance genres such as seapunk, witch house, and chillwave. Although there is much diversity and ambiguity in its attitude and message, vaporwave sometimes serves as both a critique and a parody of