Currently in production, The Rise of the Synths is a documentary film which explores the synthwave music scene through in-depth journalism and interviews with artists both new and old. Accompanying the film are not one, but two EPs loaded with killer tracks from some of the genre’s most notable new acts.

Due out on May 1st as a Lakeshore Records/Bandcamp exclusive (general digital release slated for May 12th), The Rise of the Synths EP 1, which you can order right here, is the first of the two albums, the second due in June. To celebrate the news, we’ve partnered up with the project to premiere Dance With The Dead’s thundering and entrancing single, “Dead of Night”. The Dance With The Dead duo that is Justin Pointer and Tony Kim hail from Los Angeles and share their love of ’70s and ’80s sci-fi/horror movies via their metallic, droning beats.

The Rise of the Synths EP 1 Track Listing:

01. Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne – “Triage”
02. Carpenter Brut – “Night Stalker”
03. Dance With The Dead – “Dead of Night”
04. OGRE – “Rebar (Prologue)”
05. Lazerhawk – A Hero’s Journey”
06. Mega Drive – “Stargate”
07. Voyag3r – “Appearance of the Mysterious Traveler”


Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada's (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve of the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.