The Canadian synth-pop duo Parallels is kind of on fire right now.
This past winter, the duo sold out shows in San Francisco, Moscow, Miami and its hometown of Toronto. Cameron Findlay (touring drummer with electronic band Crystal Castles) and Holly Dodson (of her vocals, critics actually draw parallels with Madonna during her True Blue era) have been nominated for an Independent Music Award for their debut album, Visionaries.
In summary, Parallels is totally '80s. To the max. Check out the video for their first single off Visionaries, "Ultralight."
Check out Parallels at RecordBar on April 18.