Tag Archives: synth pop

Weird At My School: OMD speak!

I geeked out hard about my adoration of UK synth-pop duo Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on the KEXP blog last year, and I was beside myself with joy when they played live for KEXP during the 2011 SXSW music conference. Well, except for the fact that I wasn’t there! Happily, OMD are touring theRead more...

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Agitated Atmosphere: Hobo Cubes - Timeless/Mindless

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more...

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Weird At My School: Medical Records

Seattle is already blessed with several stellar reissue labels, from the globetrotting oddballs at Sublime Frequencies to the groove hounds of Light in the Attic. Now a newcomer has joined their ranks: Medical Records, “purveyors of classic synth, cosmic disco, wave (cold/new), and future music.” Founded by Dr. Troy Wadsworth, a 37 year-old oncologist (henceRead more...

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