Album Review: Parallels, XII

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Canada seems to be the breeding ground for crunchy electro pop these days, and Toronto-based Parallels may be one of the groups that helped start it all. The synthpop trio formed in 2008, when Cameron Findlay, the former drummer of fellow Canadian electro poppers Crystal Castles, teamed up with vocalist/composer/producer Holly Dodson. Since its inception

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New Bands To See At Coachella: M83

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2011 was the year Anthony Gonzalez of M83 found himself.  Or, better yet, the world finally found M83.  The French musician’s ambitious double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming wasn’t a game-changer.  It didn’t redefine sonic boundaries or place indie-synth pop in some new levels of artistic proportion – it was just a really fucking good

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