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#1767514 06/17/07 02:25 AM
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Can someone point me in the direction of some good, new (or relatively new) synthpop/electropop? I'm looking for some stuff along the lines of Goldfrapp, and Ladytron, but maybe a little more Vince Clarkeish -- and the more analog, the better.

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Jonathan Hughes #1767582 06/17/07 09:13 AM
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Umm, I hate to self-promote, but we are in the vein that you mentioned, and can also recommend a group who were on the circuit with us until they grew too big for San Francisco: The Lovemakers.

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Mark Schmieder #1768357 06/19/07 02:06 AM
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Thanks! I'll check those out. Know of any others?


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Jonathan Hughes #1768703 06/19/07 08:28 PM
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To paraphrase Sven Golly: "Allmusic" is your friend.

Go to allmusic.com, search on the artists you like (Goldfrapp and Ladytron), and check out Allmusic's listing of "similar artists." Then, find a way to listen to the music of those "similar artists" (e.g., through iTunes) to see if you like them.

Just a thought. Sorry I couldn't answer the question the directly, but my knowledge of synth pop ended in the early 90s.

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NoahZark #1768724 06/19/07 08:53 PM
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If you like Goldfrapp/Ladytron, a couple others come to mind:

Air
Imogen Heap
Trentemoller
Scissor Sisters
Feist
Royksopp

A little more driving, but still synth-laden pop:

The Bravery
The Killers


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Red Winger #1768726 06/19/07 08:58 PM
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Do The Killers really qualify as "synth pop"? Yes, their music is pop that contains synths, but to me "synth pop" connotes something different from The Killers (especially given the OP's reference to things "Vince Clarkeish"). Then again, this is why I hate labels when it comes to defining musical styles.

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NoahZark #1768732 06/19/07 09:06 PM
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Noah,

I agree, which is why I said "synth-laden" rather than "synth-pop." I never know where to draw the line on things like this, so I just threw them out there as well. It's all about degrees. Both The Killers and The Bravery are much more guitar-driven bands than the others I listed. More like a cross of the gothic rock of the '80s (think Sisters of Mercy) and synth-pop.

Anyway, YMMV.

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Mark


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