Tag Archive: synth

BOTW #89 – Stefan Pruett

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With a bit of 80s new wave flare detected in his moody vocal timbre, sparkling synths tastefully placed in the track, and indie pop vibes in his catchy melodies, Stefan Pruett has made… Continue reading

BOTW #86 – Betty Who

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Band of the Week is back for 2015, and we’re starting out with a sassy pop singer, obviously. I remember the huge buzz around Betty Who a few years ago all over social… Continue reading

Song of the Day: “Don’t Go Home Without Me” – Lights

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Lights is basically the queen of electro-pop. Every tune she has ever written is jam packed with memorable melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and impeccable synth production. “Don’t Go Home Without Me” has all of… Continue reading

BOTW #80 – Yelle

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Lyrics are a crucial factor in whether or not we are drawn to an artist. But sometimes, if it just sounds good to our ears, do we really need to understand what they… Continue reading

BOTW #59 – Dirty Loops

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Words cannot begin to describe this trifecta of prodigy musicians. The drum/bass/keyboard + voice trio combines complex music theory, huge jazz/funk/r&b influences, and instrumental/vocal virtuosity to produce some of the most incredible musical… Continue reading

COACHELLA 2014 [FESTIVAL RECAP]

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All photos by Suburban Remix unless otherwise noted. Coachella is truly something else. Coming from someone who loves going to concerts and festivals more than anything, Coachella is definitely an experience to be… Continue reading

BOTW #58 – Phantogram

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This week’s Band of the Week has been on replay for the past month, and I can’t get enough! Phantogram, an electro-alt-rock duo from Brooklyn, incorporates dazzling synth riffs, contagious vocal lines, a… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP] The Sounds – 2014 North American Tour, Neumos 3/19/14

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Keeping a band together is like dealing with all of the trials and tribulations of a family, friendship, and relationship all at once. On top of all that, you have to be able… Continue reading

BOTW #52 – Sleigh Bells

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Like the band name suggests, there are indeed sleigh bells and a handful of other auxiliary instruments sprinkled throughout Sleigh Bells’ records. Incorporating these sounds along with crunchy synth pads, well-produced drum machine,… Continue reading

BOTW #51 – Dillon Francis

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EDM without too many of the extremely heavy bass-drops, quirky sound effects, hyperactive synth licks, and an indie flare — exactly what Dillon Francis has to offer! This DJ finds a happy medium… Continue reading

BOTW #48 – Flume

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Electronica, dance, indie, rap, r&b and alt-pop? This week’s featured Coachella artist, Flume, pretty much covers all of these musical grounds in his carefully crafted tunes. Hailing from Australia, Flume started concocting compositions… Continue reading

BOTW #45 – Yuna

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This week’s BOTW is Malaysian indie-pop songstress, Yuna. Her chillaxed records are filled with heartfelt vocal performances, glittering synths and marimbas, the warmth of a Wurlitzer under layer, and the sophistication that comes… Continue reading

Capital Cities, Leagues – SnowCap Party Recap

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SnowCap Party @ Pyramid Brewery – Seattle, WA 12/7/13 Everyone knows Capital Cities for their crossover/Top 40 hit, “Safe and Sound,” but most people who don’t bother to explore the rest of an… Continue reading

Twenty One Pilots – The Neptune – Seattle, WA – 11.05.13

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Originally posted on Amanda Tran:
These are a result of my first time shooting anything, ever! (They are completely unedited #nofilter haha) Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll, A-Tran.

BOTW #38 – Watsky

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Alternative-rap may as well be its own genre as far as I know. More and more rap artists these days are incorporating their rhymes into musical stylings that are influenced by pop, rock,… Continue reading