Children Of Pop – “Manic” (Stereogum Premiere)

Children Of Pop is the DIY bedroom synth-pop project of Houston’s Chase DeMaster. We’ve heard from DeMaster sparingly since 2013’s Fiesta/Drift, but his one-offs, like “Charge,” are always welcome. We’ll be getting more than loosies from DeMaster very soon. He’s announced his upcoming full-length, What Does 69 Mean? and is kicking it off with the lead single “Manic.” To say the song is aptly named is an understatement, but DeMaster exhibits a deft control of temperament, energy, and rhythm. The song slowly builds off of sparse drums and warped synth flourishes careening into an all-out electro dance groove with layers on layers of infectious synths intertwining for a frenetic, highly danceable trip. Check it out.


01 “Manic”
02 “No Escape”
03 “Painin 4 Luuuuuuv”
04 “Suites Your Lies”
05 “Taking Over”
07 “R U N I T 4 L U V ? !”
08 “Girls Like”
09 “Jealous Lover”
10 “Don’t Change For Love” Feat. Wrestlers

Tour Dates w/TV Girl:

04/05 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
04/06 Dallas, TX @ RBC
04/07 San Antonio, TX @ Hi Tones
04/08 Austin, TX @ Cheer up Charlie’s
04/09 Houston, TX Cactus Music
04/09 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
06/04 Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
06/05 Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest

What Does 69 Mean? is out 5/6 via DeMaster’s #veryjazzed/TheOrchard.