Electro-Pop

Artist: 
GGOOLLDD
Label: 
Roll Call Records

From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, GGOOLLDD’s album TEETH has a lot to offer. With the band’s garage-pop genre of in your face vocals and distorted guitar riffs, All of TEETH’s tracks enter strong and leave stronger. “Without You” is probably my favorite track due to the sheer variety of different sounds that GGOOLLDD was able to combine into one cohesive sample. All of the songs on this album range in the 3-4 minute mark, but “Without You” felt like it went on for forever- but in the best way possible.

Sounds Like: 
Phantogram
Sounds Like: 
Bloods
Sounds Like: 
Zella Day
Name: 
Brendan Bogar
Date Reviewed: 
11/15/2017
Artist: 
Cavegreen
Label: 
Self-Released

Cavegreen’s Vita Lucida combined pop with an almost sort of sad punk. The songs were slow and the singer’s voice sounded like a cool blend of Ellie Goulding, Stevie Nicks and the members of Chvrches. The music was generally very relaxing and each song was fairly unique. At times the music was hard to listen to because it did not flow super well and the songs were individually kind of choppy. However, I did enjoy the tracks Pacific Clouds, Little Bird and Ancient Like Suns.

Sounds Like: 
Chvrches
Sounds Like: 
Purity Ring
Name: 
Sophia Courtney
Date Reviewed: 
03/09/2017
Artist: 
Sylvan Eso
Label: 
Loma Vista Recordings

This single is light, bubbely, lyrically catchy and sharp. Everything you would love and want from a Sylvan Esso song. The chorus comprised of a repeated "Slave to the Radio" relatable to musical artists and die hard radio fans alike. The Ascending beat keeps up through out the song sometimes shifting into a slower more mechanical beat but the whole song is fast paced like a humming birds wings, and makes you wanna bounce up and down on your toes. The lyrics are are indie sounding; confident and playful in tone.

Sounds Like: 
Miracles of Modern Science
Sounds Like: 
Marian Hill
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
10/17/2016
Artist: 
My Robot Friend
Label: 
Robot World Domination LLC

My Robot Friend is a one-man-band, fronted by none other than Howard Robot. Although it's one dude, it's also generally highly collaborative with a fair bit of performance art in there. I was a fan of MRF back in highschool more (more in my electro-pop days) with the album Dial 0, or more importantly the song 23 Minutes In Brussels (one of his more popular songs, certainly worth a listen). This album, however, got really boring for me starting at the 4th song, Creep.

Sounds Like: 
Cut Copy
Sounds Like: 
Fischerspooner
Sounds Like: 
Ladytron
Name: 
Timothy Ebinger
Date Reviewed: 
03/07/2016
Artist: 
Crater
Label: 
Help Yourself Records

Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon are the the electro-pop duo behind Crater. Crater's debut album Talk To Me So I Fall Asleep showcases a decaying relationship. There is a jaded, possibly intentionally empty vibe lingering throughout the album yet a notable hint of irony can also be detected.

Sounds Like: 
Industrial Lana Del Rey
Sounds Like: 
Porches
Name: 
Isabelle Tuli
Date Reviewed: 
03/06/2016
Artist: 
Breakbot
Label: 
WEA Studios

Breakbot's Still Waters is groovy in the best of ways. Though at first listen they are a near copy of any 1980's pop band, after a while interesting combinations of 80's influence and modern styles present themselves. If you're looking for something relaxing or have anything against electro inspired music then look elsewhere. That being said if you're into something a little funky, that'll make you wiggle in your chair then you've found it. 

Sounds Like: 
Churches
Sounds Like: 
New Order
Name: 
Jacqui Kientzler
Date Reviewed: 
02/17/2016
Artist: 
shmu
Label: 
gtz records

This was pretty cool for the most part. There were a couple of nice songs on here and a couple that gave me a headache but overall I think I respect Shmu and whatever they are trying to do with this album. I really like the album cover art and feel like it fits the band well. The album has electronic elements and flows together nicely. 

Sounds Like: 
Whirr
Sounds Like: 
A Place To Bury Strangers
Name: 
Isabelle Tuli
Date Reviewed: 
12/09/2015
Artist: 
Lilly Wolf
Label: 
WolfHouse

Lilly Wolf's album, Deleted Scenes, is synth-pop and dark. All of the songs would match up very well as background music for MTV or E! Network shows, played while the characters are in the car or are facing tough decisions. The vocals were a bit too synthy for my preference, but if you're a fan of CHVRCHES or Phantogram then I recommend that you try this album out.

Sounds Like: 
CHVRCHES
Name: 
Hannah Isaac
Date Reviewed: 
11/04/2015
Artist: 
Cherry Bikini
Label: 
Self-produced

Every song starts with about 10-20 seconds of electronic synthesizer sounds. Then the female robot voice comes in and sings a verse, then the chorus. More electronic sounds. Second verse, chorus, chorus, chorus, chorus again, another round of the chorus, fade out. That's basically all the songs on this EP. Most of the lyrics are only intelligible if you press your ear to the speakers and concentrate on nothing but the words, which is quite difficult. Overall, it was an interesting sound, something I feel belongs in Wall-E.

Sounds Like: 
A robot singing
Sounds Like: 
Nothing I've ever heard before
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
09/05/2015
Artist: 
Various Artists
Label: 
Music: LX

"Luxembourg Sounds Like..." is a compilation cd of the country's top artists striving to network their music across nations. If you don't know much about Luxembourg or its music don't worry; the artists on this cd come from all around and the songs are completely in English. There's something for everyone on this playlist, with genres spanning from folk to house to experimental. It's never been so easy to broaden your horizons. 

Sounds Like: 
Luxembourg's finest
Name: 
Henry Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
02/23/2015
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