Presenting the Top Ten Album/ EP Covers of 2017.
The art created by 1970’s and 80’s artist Patrick Nagel has been a massive influence in the scene. His overwhelmingly popular art continues to resonate throughout the New Retro Wave area, as some modern artists and mediums of art allude to his classic vibrant style.
A lot has changed in synthwave since 2013, when Lazerhawk’s (until now now, last) album Skull and Shark came out. The genre has in many ways matured and a whole new generation of listeners and producers has joined the fray. Since then we've had the
2015 was a fantastic year for the genre of retro-synthwave. Along with thousands of fresh fans, a plethora of fantastic genre-bending albums have continued to pour out of producers from around the world.
Two things are immediately striking within the first few pages of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven. The first has to do with the art, gorgeously drawn by Denis Medri (link). This Lion Forge Comics graphic novel is a deeply nostalgic affair. The
Tom 'The Dude Designs' Hodge is a freelance art director, designer and illustrator of key art for movies such as, 'They Live' and 'Savage Streets'. He's also worked on numerous poster campaigns, including 'Hobo With A Shot Gun', 'The Innkeepers' and Troma's 'Fathers Day'. Tom's love and
When thinking about the aesthetic of the 1980's (which we do often, admit it!), it doesn't take long until you land on Miami Vice. The clothing, the music, the neon. Many people who are not familiar with the series itself will almost instantly know what
Hello! First I wanted to thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions. The NRW community loved your album and would love to learn more about you. Hayley: The pleasure is ours! We're thrilled to be here. Jared: Likewise, we are both followers
Constellations by Dead Astronauts is a cool album. I wish that didn’t sound so clichéd. The release just exudes such a unique vibe and creates such dense atmosphere with what feels like little effort. It manages to skirt retro/synthwave clichés throughout, but subverts them in subtle ways to make