Tag Archives: Darkwave

Rose Quartz – Leaving Now

Rose Quartz - Leaving Now

Rose Quartz – Leaving Now

Rose Quartz is a indie pop duo comprised of Alex Anderson and Ethan Converse.

They’ve been touring non-stop with St. Lucia and Electric Sons, but have still managed to nail the 80’s darkwave electronica sound in the second part of this track, and it is definitely less upbeat that their previous offerings. Perhaps, as a consequence of those long days on the road?

The video for ‘Leaving Now’ was filmed in Brooklyn, and is directed by Fredo Jones (Blurred Pictures).

Click on the Soundcloud link for a free download of the track.

Sounds like: St. Lucia, Electric Sons, Pistol Shrimp, Suzuki Method

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GEMS – Scars


Dream-pop indietronica duo GEMS, from Washington, D.C. have made this new, emotive broodin track ‘Scars’, full of pulsating crunching synths, along with thick basslines and glorious, soaring vocal melodies.

A journey through love and hurt, ‘Scars’, is an addition to their MedusaEP which came out late last year on Never Age Records, available to buy here.

Read more below to see GEMS’ US tour dates.

Sounds like; Phantogram, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Goldfrapp, Polica, Banks
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Trust – Rescue Mister & Capitol


Darkwave electro-pop meister Trust, has recently released two tracks off his imminent second LP Joyland; ‘Rescue Mister’ a few days ago, and now, ‘Capitol’.

Toronto-based Robert Alfons aka Trust, received glowing praise for the 2012 Juno-nominated debut album ‘TRST’, and the follow up album ‘Joyland’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014. It is available to pre-order here.

‘Capitol’ reveals a beating heart pulsing beneath the beats, with a space-laser percussion intro leading into layered synths and the distinctive wide-ranging vocals from Alfons. ‘Rescue Mister’ is a jerky, glitchy stomper however, with slicing high pitched synths cutting into the verse, and child-like vocal accompaniments in the chorus.

As well as the above, have a listen to a thudding dance remix of “Rescue, Mister,” by Tarantula X here.

Trust will be embarking on a massive tour, the London leg of which us indietronica lot will be attending and are rather excited about.

Sounds like; Grimes, Crystal Castles, Salem, Kap Bambino
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