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The Rise of The Synths: Last Days For Film Pre-order and Support is March 30!

Due to some changes “between fiscal sponsorship and Indiegogo,” The Rise of The Synths InDemand campaign must close on March 30, so this is your last chance to take advantage of the exclusive products offered as part of your sponsorship of the forthcoming documentary!  More details at the campaign page on Indiegogo.  They are less than $2,500 towards their $80K goal!


In support of the upcoming The Rise of The Synths documentary about synthwave and ’80s retro and electronic music, Lakeshore is releasing the Companion Album, featuring new and original tracks by Carpenter Brut, Power Glove, Com Truise, Lazerhawk, Dance With The Dead, Code Elektro, Robert Parker, OGRE, Voyager, and more bands to be announced!  Hear the debut single, “Night Stalker” by Carpenter Brut, out now on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify — everywhere!

Get Carpenter Brut’s “Night Stalker” track here: [iTunes][Bandcamp][Spotify]



The Rise of The Synths Companion Album Will Feature Lazerhawk

The latest artist reveal on the upcoming The Rise of The Synths Companion Album is Austin-based Lazerhawk, who will contribute a new, original track.  Follow the band on Facebook for band updates!

A founding member of Rosso Corsa, Lazerhawk is Garrett Hays from Austin, Texas, USA. His outrun electro is robot pop mixed with dark synths and the occasional lyric. Two years ago I described him as reminiscent of everything that was good in the ’80s: synthesizer jams with gargantuan leads, hard toms, spaced-out melody and the pains of being pure at heart. Since then he has experimented with chill wave and disco, but with a fundamental link to the ’80s.

The Rise of The Synths Companion Album will be out this spring. Listen to the debut single here.

THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS is a feature documentary directed by Iván Castell and produced by Javier Moreno with an amazing team from Spain.  The film is the definitive documentary about synthwave and ’80s retro and electronic music.  The filmmakers’ crowd-funding campaign is running right now.  Head over to IndieGogo to give them your support!