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I'm going to love the stuff in here, I can feel it. I will explore! Pale Waves and Fickle Friends are both recent discoveries and likes of mine (despite you saying "surely everyone knows them!" :D) and the ASFM songs are all high scorers chez me.
 
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@ButterTart have you tried Arizona? More poppy than rocky but definitely indie pop. Their recent album was wall to wall synthwave. A bit samey in places but the best songs are superb. My favourite was "Trouble"

Also enjoy a bit of Arizona. Problems and Summer Days are my favourites. They also did a song with R3HAB called I Can Feel Alive which was a tune.
 
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Everyone who likes 80s synth pop / nu wave really needs to investigate St Lucia. As long as they don't mind a male vocal, mind.

I think they've quietly influenced a lot of bands to update their sound with recent albums - Friendly Fires spring to mind.
Dancing On Glass is an awesome song.
 
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I love that album, but it seems like kind of a different genre?

there’s a lot of synthwave in there, but it’s more broadly 80s pop inspired. You can hear a lot of Madonna’s first 2 albums in the production, albeit with a very different vocal.
 
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there’s a lot of synthwave in there, but it’s more broadly 80s pop inspired. You can hear a lot of Madonna’s first 2 albums in the production, albeit with a very different vocal.

well if it’s synthwave and 80s Madonna, that’s probably why I like it so much!
 

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This actually sounds like a boyband, but what a catchy chorus!

 

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It is funny but a lot of stuff in this thread I love but hadn't previously connected with synthwave as much as it does fit with that sound now I listen to it.

My reference for synthwave is generally Drive soundtrack but cheaper sounding, often with slightly DIY looking or illustrated artwork.



 

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My reference for synthwave is generally Drive soundtrack but cheaper sounding, often with slightly DIY looking or illustrated artwork.

Love The Midnight. I like the darker side of synthwave also.

My reference is the Stranger Things soundtrack :D but yeah Drive definitely. And I'm thinking of a famous sci fi movie like Blade Runner or Tron but I can't place which one. It is quite broad, that's the beauty of it, but there are certain references that work. New Wave covered a lot of ground in the 80s.

anyway, this song is new and very aptly named:


Definitely the poppier end of the spectrum but it certainly lifts heavily from the 80s.
 

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The original version is just as good but as the mix name suggests this goes all in on the eighties synth.
 

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New EP from The Midnight:


Very good, though I can't help but wish that the guitar solo on Neon Medusa was toned down more than a bit - it is excellent until it hits that point. Nice SAXED UP version of Because The Night too.
 

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Ingrid Witt's new one gets progressively more eighties as it goes on:



Very Fleetwood Mac:

 

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I don't know who this is but I'm a bit obsessed with it. A bit Hall & Oates or maybe Toto at their poppiest.

 

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Enjoying this EP - the highlight is the gorgeous "Green Lights"

 

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This has more than a whiff of The Weeknd about it but I've liked both of these artists for a long time now... this is great (the featured artist is the fabulous JONES)

 

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It's not ASFM levels of mighty synth pop but might be a grower

 

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This is all very teen angst movie but nice at the same time

I love LANY (had a song of their hoodwinked for ASFM for the longest time before deciding it was too soppy bottom ballad) and I love synth, but I'm finding this pretty dull :(
 

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I preferred the LANY song from the other week with Kelsea Ballerini, though that was not synthwave.
 

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Moopy needs to prepare itself for this I think, it has the potential to be very special


Current available grat tracks are great


There was a bit of hype around this track a few months back, and justifiably so, not sure if it will end up on the album

 

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