Music doesn’t have to take itself super seriously to be seriously good. Grangeweird, the latest split EP from Belfast synth warlocks Alpha Chrome Yayo and Danny Madigan is infectious for a multitude of reasons. While the melodies and production deserve mention, there is an undeniable
Ain’t Love Grand?
Or at least it could be for Jesse Moore, the architect engaged to heiress Emily Anderson, the main protagonist of Going to the Chapel. The comic, written by Spencer & Locke writer David Pepose, drawn by Gavin Guidry, and colored by Liz Kramer
Ukraine-based synth wizard Earmake’s newest LP Parallels is a cosmic-tinged dreamscape of cinematic sounds, distinct grooves, and tight melodies.
Parallels opens with “Regulus”, a track that is distinct in the way that it tames the grit of the main synth into something melodic and beautiful. There
With an incredible album that dropped a week ago through NRW Records and music on HBO, Earmake has had a pretty incredible 2019 and the year is only half done. We got a chance to speak with the cosmic synthwave producer from Ukraine and picked
Are you ever listening to a sick synthwave track and some serious shredding kicks in? There's a chance that what you're hearing is Connecticut-based artist Straplocked, whose riffs are scattered across the scene. With his 2018 EP Leecher being one of the best releases of that
“We’re all wounded here.”
Spencer & Locke established itself as a series that has a definite understanding of emotional storytelling early on, with the characterization being front and heartbreaking center in the middle of the comic’s first run. That first arc showed how trauma informed Locke.
Reading and reviewing Spencer & Locke’s first arc was one of those rare joys where a comic shows immediate promise, delivers on that expectation, and still manages to pack a number of stylistic and narrative surprises to make the whole experience memorable in a way
Image Comic's The Weatherman combines great storytelling, killer visuals, and a synthwave-inspired aesthetic to be one of the most exciting comics of 2018. And as if that weren't enough, the series boasts an outstanding soundtrack with staples of the scene like Lazerhawk, Power Glove, and Betamaxx. NewRetroWave's
Just a few days into its Kickstarter campaign, the comic Reality Hackers has already received a groundswell of support. With a unique aesthetic and a synopsis that seems right up the alley of the cyberpunk lovers of the community, it's hard not to be excited
Synth and Soul Collide in Ride
Moonraccoon and Gryff were both artists with strong showings in 2018, so seeing the two collaborate on Ride should be a delight to any fan of the genre. Swedish-based Moonraccoon’s style has always been a fine balance between the cinematic
If there’s one thing that Turbo Knight’s The Citadel EP demonstrates a mastery of, its depth.
Findland-based Turbo Knight's January 2019 release has four new tracks and three remixes and each track has a real sense of space that lends itself to headphones and larger speakers.
With the end of the year upon us, check out NewRetroWave's picks for the Top 10 Synthwave / Retrowave EPs of 2018!
10. Scandroid - The Darkness
We covered Scandroid’s first half The Darkness & The Light just a few weeks ago, with The Darkness being a