synth pop

Little Dragon

Watch Little Dragon’s New “Underbart” Music Video

Swedish synth rock act Little Dragon dropped a brand new album this year titled Nabuma Rubberband. Now, to celebrate the release, they have shared a music video for album cut “Underbart” that keeps things moving along. The video soundtracks their fourth single seamlessly. Watch as the crew roam about in exhaustive dance moves, flaunting a decent […]


UTG PREMIERE: Iris – “Phenom”

There are few things we feel as passionate about as we do sharing great new music with our readers. Regardless of genre or country of origin, if something comes across our desk that blows our minds we make it a point to share it with you. That’s the reason posts like this exist, and if […]


ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen. The new record highlights older ’80s synth as […]

Little Daylight

Stream Little Daylight’s Debut Album ‘Hello Memory’

Brooklyn trio Little Daylight may claim to bring a small amount of light to the room, but we think they’ve got the whole thing glowing. After one listen to the CHVRCHES-esque “My Life,” we’ve been waiting for the synth pop group to drop their debut album, Hello Memory, on July 15. Now we get to hear it in full. Hello […]

Little Daylight

Listen to Little Daylight’s New Single “My Life”

Electro-pop isn’t a new sound, but it’s certainly hard to make your own new style within it. We’ve got our eyes on Little Daylight, the Brooklyn pop trio who are slowly rolling out hits and remixes that can easily be pinned to the band’s name. We interviewed them back in June of last year, and […]

La Roux Trouble In Paradise

Stream La Roux’s New Single “Uptight Downtown”

London’s synth-pop singer Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, won over the radio with her 2009 hit “Bulletproof.” Now she’s ready for her comeback. On July 8, La Roux’s sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, comes out via Cherrytree / Interscope, but today we get to hear the first official single, “Uptight Downtown.” La Roux is keeping up […]


WATCH: Chvrches Cover Janelle Monáe

Glasgow synth-pop gurus Chvrches have posted a cover of the R&B diva’s stylish 2010 single, “Tightrope.” The performance was recorded during Billboard’s “Women in Music” event, at which Monáe was in attendance. The band included a special introduction thanking Monáe and Billboard for the opportunity to cover the song. Monáe took home the award for “Rising Star.” […]


UTG Track-By-Track: Dream Arcade

This morning UTG is proud to partner with fast-rising group Dream Arcade to reveal a complete track-by-track rundown of their new, self-titled EP. Synth-pop has been a growing genre in recent years, and if our predictions are correct it will not be long before Dream Arcade is the talk of the scene. Hailing from Brooklyn, […]


REVIEW: Shiny Toy Guns – III

Artist: Shiny Toy Guns Album: III Genre: Synth-pop, electro-pop Label: Five Seven Music After some awkward backlashes to their previous record Season of Poison, Shiny Toy Gun’s III – their third album, fittingly enough – is a more positive encouraging step for the band. It’s not a perfect album, or even all that exceptional, but […]


REVIEW: Owl City – The Midsummer Station

Artist: Owl City Album: The Midsummer Station Genre: Synth-pop Label: Universal Republic Alas, I must disagree with the morals espoused on one of this album’s tracks – it is patently not always a “good time,” and you do need to try, and try much harder than this. Disappointingly for an artist who so impressed with […]

Review: The Ready Set – I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming

“…Say what you want about this genre and The Ready Set, but if you can write a song I can’t escape, you’ve done something right…”

Owl City sees “Fireflies”

Owl City has debut his video for “Fireflies.” Ocean Eyes is available now digitally and will be in stores soon. If you like indie/synth pop, this guy is for you!