DÖRCHÆ by DÖRCHÆ DÖRCHÆ are a mysterious duo from Italy. I couldn’t even find the names of the people behind the music, but it didn’t make their album less fun. I think it’s heavily influenced by 90’s Europop – I know it doesn’t sound promising but they really manage to take everything that’s good about
Hacongress 17 by Leather Academy Step into my dreams, please. This Israeli/French duo met in MySpace in a story that somewhat resembles The Postal Service’s. They create a dreamlike electro-pop that dwelled in my heart almost instantly.
Leo by Syzzors Hoorah, another great electro-pop gem on Bandcamp! This time it comes from Montreal, Canada. The six songs on this album from the trio Syzzors are sleek and pleasent (especially the really beautiful “Reunion”) and have this light 80’s feel yet they sound very contemporary.
Reptilians by STRFKR Starfucker (sometimes stylized as STRFKR) is an American electronic band from Portland, Oregon. a fun album with some great songs you can both dance to and listen to and, in its first three tracks, some excellent pop singles.
Nest by The Grus The Grus is an experimental electro space pop duo from Tver, northwest Russia, which consists of Alexandra Zhuravleva – vocals, piano and keyboards and Simon Gendor – lead guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, drums and production. The duo makes their music using analog synthesizers, vintage guitars from the Soviet time, tape recorders,
PETRA by KSRA This album came out almost two years ago, but I only found it now and discovered a dramatic, fun, catchy and harmonic pop album.
Broken Distance by Sutro Portland just keeps on giving – there are many Bandcamp finds from this city, just like the great electropop band Sutro. This American quartet (Tyler Stone, Jesse Gay, Patrick Hinds, Keenan Wayne) make what they call “mid-tempo” pop, “music for and about relationships”. Which means relatable and catchy songs, all very
Loom by FEAR OF MEN This band from Brighton unveils pop compositions, at the crossroads of The Breeders and Broadcast, exploring distant lands, dark and melancholic, on a rhythmic and simple arrangements led by the trio of classical guitar, bass and drums hosting fragments of discreet keyboards.
Breaking EP by Popheart There are only two songs in this EP, but they’re awesome and I’d love to hear a full album of such bright synthpop.
Big Life EP by Morning Hands Douglas Du Fresne and Patrick Tabor, AKA Morning Hands, write about themselves that “They are both over 6 feet tall and over 200 pounds. Possibly California’s largest synthpop group”. So that made me laugh, which was a good start. Then I listened to the EP, which indeed is full
Shrimp That Sleeps by Different Fountains Beautiful & somewhat weird electro-pop adventures by the Brussels-based project of Bernardo Risquez and Michael Langeder.
Акварелью by Малыш Камю Some really pretty and airy pop that’s making a great use of electronics. The vocals and the instruments are incredibly harmonic and pleasant. The name of the album means “Watercolor”, and if I had to guess how watercolor sounds, I would say it sounds exactly like this album by the talented