Browsing Category : synth pop

Carbon Airwaves

Carbon Airways :: Atomic Is In My Mind


What do you get when you mix Euro-electro pop, punk, and the inevitable angst and energy of two teenagers? You get Carbon Airways. I first heard Carbon Airways when I got an email from their label, Bad Life, about the release of their Razor Edge EP. I was completely enthralled by the French teenage brother and sister combo of Enguérand…

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Tell Me A Story….about frogs


A few months ago I came across “Raconte-Moi Une Historie” from M83 and at the time I thought this was a perfect soundtrack for Froglix Radio! Then a few weeks ago I came across this apropos slideshow to accompany the song. Too good to not share. By the way, if you aren’t familiar with M83, perhaps you should know more…

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…follow the beat…follow the drum…follow the sound


artist: Circlealbum: The Middlegenre: alternative label: Monday Records Fashion Me A Drum (Clip)Half Race Girls (Clip)Brothers (Clip)   I usually like to compare a band to other, often better known, bands. Doing so for Circle doesn’t seem fair though. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of something like Death Cab For Cutie in a track or two, then others are…

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Blue Friday


Much like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, so it was for the remaining members of Joy Division. After the tragic death of vocalist Ian Curtis, bandmates Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris were faced with a very difficult decision…would they keep pressing on or simply quit the music scene altogether.  Well the answer came quickly and press on…

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Flashback :: Ministry


In selecting the Flashback this week, I enlisted the assistance of my esteemed colleague Thurdeen and in my humble (but accurate) opinion he has made an excellent choice.  Today your friends at Froglix bring you a track from the pre-industrial/synth-pop stylings of Al Jorgenson and Ministry. The year was 1983 and the song…“Revenge” from their debut album entitled With Sympathy [Arista Records] [itunes…

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Breaking Free


artist: The Chain Gang of 1974 | genre: alternative, synth, pop label: Modern Art Records The Chain Gang of 1974 is Kamtin Mohager.  His blog (http://thechaingangof1974.tumblr.com/) is filled with some of his favorite songs from artists like Sneaker Pimps, Talk Talk, Oasis and Smashing Pumpkins.  Viewing it was revisiting music over the last 25 years and I clicked page after…

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