anonymous asked:

hey I recently became a fan of the synth-pop genre and was wondering if there are any songs that heavily use synthesizers that u can recommend?

Ohhh I like this ask! Soooo some of these might not be proper synth-pop (maybe straying more into the rock/elec genre) but they all have an element of synth in their music, hope this is what you’re looking for!

WHOwho - Meteorite 
Glen Check - 60′s Cardin <- They are AMAZING live. Such a fun show
WHOwho - Her
Glen Check - Pacific <- Honestly, just check out their whole discography
Neonbunny - It’s You
골드문트 (Goldmund) - Stereotype Lovesong (feat. YUKARI)
We Are the Night - 뜨거운 너는 내게 말했지
Neon Bunny & Spazzkid - Daytime Disco
Yukari - Hang On
스멜스(Smells) - Listen To Your Heart (Feat. 야광토끼) 
오희정 (Oh Hee Jung) - 내몸과 내마음 (My Body And Soul) 
Peterpan Complex (피터팬 컴플렉스) - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (자꾸만 눈이 마주쳐)  <- ahh yes, Peterpan Complex is super synth-pop compared to the others on this list 
피터팬 컴플렉스 Peterpan Complex - 촉촉 Moist <- Ohhh I just found this song, I like it a lot! (edit: holy crap there’s a (non-synth) part 2!)


Artists I’m not too familiar with but stumbled across while I was researching korean synth-pop:
Trampauline - Little Animal 
PosT PANiC(포스트패닉) - Outer space 
전기흐른 (Electricity Flowing)-우리는 밤에 산다 

As an aside, sometimes I’ll receive asks for recs for similar songs by artist X or genre Y but I’m not able to answer them because I’m not too knowledgeable in that particular area of korean indie :(. These days I’m pretty much the only active admin so I pick and choose the asks I respond to. BUT I do hope you recognize the effort I put into my responses, as I try to recommend a lot of different songs and artists (and even put them into YouTube playlists cause I love you guys). 
-Admin Daniel


il guardiano del faro – disco divina

romantic italian beauty from 1978

Someone’s got to start like a health goth synth pop aerobics class and stream it online somewhere so I can get my fat goth ass into shape. I want to do high kicks to new order and cross punches to depeche mode

Watch on

On this day in music history: September 3, 1983 - “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by Eurythmics hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, it is the biggest hit for the British/Scottish synth pop duo. The duos’ second album “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” is recorded in a makeshift studio housed above a timber factory on an eight track analog tape machine. Because of the noise generated by saws cutting timber during the day, all vocals for the album have to be recorded at night. After their first release, the 1981 album “In The Garden” fails to make an impact in the US, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” is released fifteen months later in January of 1983. The record will get off to a slow start in the US, languishing until American audiences get their first view of the duo when the music video begins receiving play on MTV. Captivated by Lennox’s strikingly androgynous image and soulful voice, the buzz received from video play spreads to radio and “Sweet Dreams” will finally hit the charts. Entering the Hot 100 at #90 on May 14, 1983, it will begin its long climb up the charts, reaching the top of the chart sixteen weeks later, dislodging The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” from the top spot after holding at number two  for four weeks. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.


“Girls Just Wanna Have Some (Cyndi Lauper cover)” by Chromatics // Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Maxisingle (Out 11.6.15 via Italians Do It Better)

While we continue to wait for the new Chromatics album, Dear Tommy, it appears that we’ll continue to get the random one-offs from Johnny Jewel and the gang. This time around, it’s their cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. Tomorrow will see the release of that track’s maxisingle, which features several different versions of the track. You can stream one of them now - the chilled out, night-ready, synthed up, “Girls Just Wanna Have Some”.