PIERS BARON – Lost Souls Make It

Synthpop with a brooding Gothic undertow.    The track is about self-serving governments not caring out any of us.   “It’s about strength in numbers, a middle finger to authority.”

 

 

KOY – HEAT

Harking back to OMD and recalling a bit of Bjork along the way.  It’s 80’s synthpop meets ethereal vibes and psychedelic dreams.

About the video:

The DIY-video following KOY’s first release “HEAT”, is an homage to vintage horror/sci-fi-culture, portraying various historical monster figures, fears and hopes. Vampires, witches, robots and other creatures guide you through a humoristic inner landscape of fear and bravery.

 

About Koy:

KOY is the solo project of Berlin-based composer and singer Victoria Trunova. Born in St. Petersburg and growing up in Germany, KOY has been moving between Berlin, Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen. Along the way KOY has been collecting musical traces that travel with her. Inspired by a wild mixture and the denial of nationalities, KOY’s music moves between cutting new wave beats, 80’s dream pop, 70’s movies, the sea and salt – mixed with some November darkness and a burning heart.

I Speak Machine – Shame

A synth pop track that has all the sonic goodness from the 80’s.  I think this track needs to land on Halt and Catch Fire.

For fans of:  Róisín Murphy

Short Bio:
I Speak Machine are vocalist and synth nerd Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Together they make brooding soundtracks and horror/sci-fi films, creating the audio and visual in unison and giving both elements equal prominence. Their approach is inspired by Spaghetti Western cinema duo Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone, who used to play with score ideas for scenes while scripts were being written.

Butter – For Kate I Wait (Ariel Pink cover)

Cool cover that takes the original by Ariel Pink and puts more of a 80’s synthpop / Berlin sound to it. The sound is crisp and clean.   I prefer this version over the original.

 

For fans of: Berlin , Little Boots, Ladytron

 

About the song:

Butter is the electronic pop alter ego of Lola Blanc.   Lola thought “For Kate I Wait” by Ariel Pink would sound amazing with a female vocal on it.

Butter is an Actor in “Under the Silver Lake”, upcoming movie starring Andrew Garfield
After the release of “For Kate I Wait” Butter’s next song will be “Lifted”, a quirky cover of Palmistry’s song.

More info about Butter/Lola Blanc:

https://www.facebook.com/butterisbetter

http://www.lolablanc.com

 

 

Color Theory – Glory Days

Brian Hazard (aka Color Theory) is the one man wizard behind this latest romantic synth track “Glory Days”.  It’s a warm and melodic synthwave track that is well written and catchy.

Lyrics:

Nothing changes in the day by day
But then we look back
And nothing is the same
What do we cling to at the last?

Boring stories of foolish acts
Enlarged and embellished
Sealed and vacuum-packed
Best friends can’t let go of the past

A life in Technicolor
Beyond the ever after
A yellowed Polaroid
Can’t fill the aching void
Of glory days
Glory days

Crushed by the absolute fact
That things can never go back
To how they used to be
Accept wholeheartedly
The glory days
Those were the glory days

Wasn’t ready to come of age
Still waiting for my shot at center stage
Too immature to let it go

I’m inclined to take the longer view
The future me seeking out the future you
Forever hunting high and low

It isn’t all bad, getting older
Waited years to kiss you
Wasted away
And now I do it every day

And if you can’t recall
We’ll just redo it all
The glory days
These are the glory days.