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Watch out CHVRCHES fans — there’s another all-caps, V-instead-of-U band out there, and yes, they’re also making ridiculously charming synth pop.

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Usually, when somebody drops a Smiths comparison, it’s to set a point of reference for new artists channeling that distinct ’80s style. When we first heard White Lodge‘s “Prom King,” the Smiths came to mind, but not in the usual post-punk pop-rock sense. The Boston duo captures that jangly Morrisey emotionalism while also drawing from […]

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We couldn’t be happier to feature this glistening gem of an EP from Bostonian-by-way-of-Sydney Betty Who. Jess “Betty Who” Newham is a classically trained cellist and songwriter who’s quickly establishing herself stateside as a “new auteur of starry-eyed electro-pop.” Prepare for a barrage of impossibly lush backing arrangements and shimmering top-lines in this remarkably confident […]

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Carousel seem to have this whole synth-pop thing down. The Brooklyn duo has hooked us onto their music in the past, namely with singles “Let’s Go Home” and “Stay Awake.” Their latest track, “Another Day,” has the band put their electro chops on full display, although our favorite part is probably the shamlessly 80s guitar […]

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It’s hard to say something about Magic Man that we haven’t before, but with each new song that graces our ear we’re convinced more and more that these guys are just about the greatest thing in the world. Their latest offering “Texas” begins with the words “You are about to embark on the most wonderful […]

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Passion Pit and the Postal Service are easy comparisons to throw around in indie-electronic circles, but rarely does a band manage to capture the essence of those two genre pioneers. Enter Magic Man. The Providence-by-Boston outfit wowed us nearly a year ago with their ability to capture and build upon these influences with their 2010 […]

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No, we’re not talking about the Mega Man villian. In fact, we’re doing you one better by bringing Sam Lee, Alex Caplow, Will Radin, and Daniel Radin — collectively known as Magic Man — down from Boston to DC once again for the thirteeneth installment of All Things Gold. Not unlike the videogame, however, the […]

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