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As the summer season's sun shines onward, our world continues to get weirder, the immigration battle continues, the 2018 World Cup concluded with France's big win—Week in Pop continues to keep you up to date with all the media-mania you may have missed. The latest news is that Soccer Mommy announced a tour supporting Kacey Musgraves, with a viewing of the grand Jonny Look video for the grandiose ballad "Scorpio Rising"; pop icon Jenn Champion released the anticipated album Single Rider via Hardly Art; S the Supplicant shattered the scholastic conventions with the sensuous disco of the little death "Aphrodite's School" off the Nicey Music concept release cycle Sex in Mechanicalville (see our interview exclusive here); Sports Coach delivered a listen to the spirit lifting river-rafter "tide rider" from the forthcoming Dream Sports EP available August 3 via Manimal Records; Future's Beastmode 2 broke records on the streaming charts; New Jersey pop institution Old Smile continues his unrelenting and unyielding streak of proliferation with the Falling Feeling EP; Glasgow's Fleet shared some rustic sentiments direct from the heart and world weary soul with "From Me To You" courtesy of In Black Records; also don't miss GOSH!'s emerald shining visual from Peter Nichols for "I'll Remember You" off their Nicey Music album Odyssey; Daddy launched a Kickstarter to help make the upcoming feature film Milkshake; Minneapolis ambient earth and element progenitors IE shared the moving meditations of "Amulet" off the Moon Glyph cassette Pome; Sara Marie Barron is prepping the album Sad, But True for release August 3 sharing a heart-pouring listen to the single "Does She"; Moonbeau dazzled, dazed and amazed with their freewheeling single "Hair So Wild" off their self-titled debut available September 7 via Old Flame Records; Ólafur Arnalds shared a warm look at the Thora Hilmars visual for "unfold" ft. SOHN off the album re:member available August 24; Rob Dickson delivered the earnest, subdued yet passionate power pop expressions of "Water Rushing In" off the album Looking Through Your Window; Orlando's own The 502s delivered the heart-penned and personal album of honest musings and expressions titled Because We Had To; Yungeen Ace delivered the Jacksonville representing David G visual for the block embracing "Jungle" ft. JayDaYoungan; The Ophelias delivered a look at the sporting football-focused visual for the beautiful single "General Electric" off the Joyful Noise album Almost; Lido Beach returned with a listen to the pop punk single "You Feel Hard" available July 27; Squadda B and Badluck delivered the East Bay atmospherics via Special Edition Instrumentals courtesy of Green Ova; Smino shared a remix of Drake's "In My Feelings" and "Coupe se'yearn" via the 4sport EP; Jay Rock delivered a viewing of the video-game styled Jack Begert and Dave Free visual for "ES Tales"; Jaden Smith delivered SYRE: The Electric Album via Instagram; Azealia Banks delivered the new sensational single "Treasure Island"; Acting Strange delivered the celluloid celebrity glam anthem "Hollywood" dedicated to tinsel-town decadence; HOLYCHILD presented the desires for solace with "Wishing You Away"; Madeline Kenney presented the Robert Kolodney office-space centered visual for the personal and whimsical "Cut Me Off" off the album Perfect Shapes via October 5 via Carpark; Kacey Musgraves presented a viewing of the office life anachronisms featured in the Hannah Lux Davis video for patriarchal hierarchy kingdom crasher "High Horse"; Tatiana DeMaria presented the truths and fallacies that informed the new single "London Don't Lie"; Marquee Mayfield presented the eccentric visual for the oddball romanticism of "Feelin' So Blue"; Utkarsh Ambudkar delivered the glamorous, reflective mind expansions of "Vanity" ft. Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, and The Olympicks; FMB DZ delivered the monetary-minded and wavy new single "Fast Money" off the upcoming mixtape In My Bag; Balako delivered the expressive and earnest single "Don't Give Up" via Greco-Roman; Ariana Grande delivered the feminist notions of deity with "God Is A Woman" off the upcoming album Sweetener; Houndmouth presented the anticipatory single "Waiting For The Night" off the upcoming album Golden Age; Marlowe, aka L'Orange & Solemn Brigham, delivered their Mello Music self-titled release; Lily Moore presented the assertive and reflective "I Will Never Be"; Tinashe delivered the expressive and evocative single of nostalgic pangs via "Like I Used To"; Henry Chadwick delivered the sweet and serene single "Bag of Chips" from the upcoming album available August 31; Tash Sultana presented a live rendering of the intimate illustrations heard on "Harvest Love" off the album debut Flow State available August 31 via Mom + Pop; Cape Cub delivered the evening embracing single "Moonglow"; Summer Magic delivered the sunny rocker "Hey!" from the forthcoming album Sharks and Other Danger available August 31; Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo launched the Porter2Grape EP; Westerman shared the liquid asset indulgences of "Easy Money"; Alessia Cara presented a look at the self-made visuals for the earnest ballad "A Little More"; Transviolet presented the Patricia Gloum/Braw Haus visual for "Bad Intentions" about countering the the dubious intents and deeds of others; In The Valley Below delivered the vibrant chromatic visuals for "Desperate Dance” featured off the album The Pink Chateau available October 5 via Bright Antenna Records; The Dirty Nil presented the epic anthem of anguish and ecstasy with "Pain of Infinity" from the forthcoming album Master Volume; The Dill delivered the throwback summer glow of "Stop Time" ft. Max Kerman; Olivier St. Louis shared the universe trotting anthem "Wondering Wanderer"; The Cradle delivered the beautiful acoustic illustrations of "Cell Games and Beyond" off the album Bag Of Holding available July 27 via NNA Tapes; SF based/Slept On Records co-founder Nick Andre delivered the heavy singles "Guns" ft. Lateef the Truth Speaker and Hanni El Khatib along with "LA's on Fire" ft. Rob Sonic and Hanni El Khatib; The Cuban Brothers delivered the smack-down on xenophobia with the puppet-centric visual for "I Hate Hate"; Alan Sparhawk delivered a rollicking rhythm remix for Azalia Snail's "Field Rep"; Fauvely delivered the ebb and sea rising shoreline shared sentiments of "Tides"; Paulaa delivered the evocative and intimate expressions of "Fall In"; Sigrid delivered itinerary attentive energy of "Schedules" from the Raw EP; Cubicolor delivered the electric single "Counterpart"; Princess Nokia delivered the intoxicating Travis Libin co-directed visual for "Morphine"; peep the Chandler P of 12th St Media visual for THECLECTIK single of ecstatic discovery titled "I Found You" ft. Ze Rox and Jay Tablet; Frontperson, featuring Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers, delivered the sunny and summery visual from Rob Leickner and Ryan Sudds for "Tick - Tock (Frontrunner)" off the upcoming self-titled available September 21 via Oscar St. Records; Meg Myers delivered a song about the toxic ties that bind with "Tourniquet" off the upcoming release Take Me To The Disco; Stronger Sex delivered the continuum of life with the expressive electro single "Dead Women" off the album There Is No Stronger Sex via BLIGHT. Records; No Mono delivered a listen to the evocative illustrations of "Fever Highs"; 

Abbi Press delivered the skating and free-wheeling visual made with Brian Vu and Breaking for the breathtaking single "Deep Breath" via CSCN; Teddy Glass delivered the grandiose single "Lean On" featured off their upcoming album Nights and Weekends available August 24; Chastity brought the Captured Tracks album Death Lust into the world; Dolores Haze doesn't want to see your "Banana" via the bright and self-assertive Saga West and Ville Gobi Andersson visual; Tom Ugly delivered the evocative single about adversaries and the like with the Noel Rodriguez and Jenny Chiu visual for "Villan"; The Chairman Dances announced the album Child of My Sorrow available September 7 via Black Rd Records with a listen to the grandiose single "No One Can Hurt You (Like a Friend Can Hurt You)"; Billy Moon presented an announcement of the forthcoming album Punk Songs available September 14 via Old Flame Records delivering the thrashing and banging singles "White Shoes" and "Dingus"; Iggy Azalea delivered the tookas-twerking visual for "Kream" ft. Tyga; MOLI delivered the cut of comforts and ease with "Comfortable"; Harrison Lipton cast the visual for the beautiful "Beacon" from the album Loveliness available May 18 through Yellow K Records; Sophie Meiers delivered the summer-smoked single "Something About You"; the iconic Tony Molina gifted the world recently with the sweet electric organ coasting single "Jasper's Theme"; Sao Paulo's Das Kope provided all the breathy insinuation and intimations of pure summer sun-stroked ecstasy with the single and visual for "Ready For Summer"; The Gloomies presented the album Romance courtesy of Thrill Me Records; United Ghosts delivered the oceanic swells with "Waves" off the album Saturn Days available August 24 via Cleopatra Records; Saul Williams shared the snazzy and sick rhythms and rhymes of "The Flaw You Worship"; King Who shared the melted melodies of "Ice Cream" off the Self Group album Giant Eye; PUSHER and Anjulie delivered the consciousness-lifting single and visual for "All We Can Do"; Valley Queen presented the gigantic constellation coursing wonder "Supergiant"; Gabrielle Sterbenz delivered a look at the intimate and interpersonal Fletcher Wolfe-directed visual for the evocative single "The Laundress"; Sense announced their Taste EP available October 19 via Nettwerk and shared the affinity expressions of "I Like It"; Ferentz and the Felons delivered the personal and earnest-hearted EP Hudson County; Jonathan Wilson presented the smoky street light streaked visual and single "Sunset Blvd" off the album Rare Birds; GRLwood delivered an exhibition of real and honest desires via the visual and single "Bisexual" off the release Daddy; Lemuria released the anticipated release Companion; LT Wade presented the grand ballad "We'll Never Be Those Kids Again" featured off the album Transient available July 27 courtesy of Dopeness Records NYC; World's Fair presented the new bossy new single "Dundas Street West" ft. Nasty Nigel, Cody B. Ware and Freaky Franz with the album New Lows arriving July 20 via Fool's Gold; benny blanco presented the Jake Schreier video for the reminiscent jam "Eastside" ft. Halsey and Khalid; Toronto's CMDWN delivered the saucy new single "Hit & Run" ft. Lil Wop off the forthcoming Atlanada 2; DeVotchKa gifted the world the new single "Straight Shot" with the announcement of the new album This Night Falls Forever arriving August 24 via Concord Records; Slothrust presented the laundromat gazing Josh Forbes visual for "Double Down" from the upcoming album The Pact available September 14 via Dangerbird Records; RYVOLI delivered the ethereal acoustic strung harmonies of their EP Theories; Elle announced the album Lover's Rock arriving this September with a look at the elevated and visceral visuals for "Better"; Cyril Hahn remixed EBHONI's single "OPPS"; Mac Miller announced thee new album Swimming available August 3 with a look at the visual for "Self Care"; Future Generations dropped the bright electro pop title track from their album Landscape available September 14; Dead Soft signed to Arts & Crafts with news of the upcoming New Emotion EP available in fall, sharing the electrified earnestness of "Kill Me"; Kin Hana delivered the atmospheric "Johnny" off of Au Sable via Black Meadow; The Veldt mesmerized yet again with the Yuko sueta visual for the earth and sea shattering single "Black and Blue"; behold the city strolling Travis Gogosian for GoodBaby Films visual for the uplifting "Probably Up" featured off Lawrence's forthcoming album Living Room available September 14; Samia delivered the scenes of solitude via the Tess Lafia visual for the earnest ballad of "Milk"; Honyock delivered the sentimental ballad "Heather" found off the upcoming El Castillo album available July 27; Sofi Tukker remixed Mr Little Jeans' single "Forgetter" with added rhythm-aided echoes and ambiance; Anderson .Paak delivered the remix for the track "Bubblin" ft. Busta Rhymes; The Coup delivered the righteous and radical new single "Oyahytt" ft. Lakeith Stanfield featured in Boots Riley's film Sorry To Bother You; The War and Treaty delivered that bridge between love and hate with the passionate pop of "Are You Ready to Love Me?"; MØ's album Forever Neverland will be available October 19 and delivered the solar-saturated single "Sun In Our Eyes" ft. Diplo; Whitney Ballen shared the endearing single "Go" off the album You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship from Father/Daughter available August 24; Save Face delivered their Epitaph album/visual album Merci; Creature Canyon delivered the inquiries of desire with "Did You Want That"; Jane Church shared the transportive Jono Bernstein, Abram Seaman and Matt Stevenson video for "This Here City" from the This Here City 7" available July 27 via Greenway Records, with a release show happening the same night at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn; Jake Shears shared the new single "Sad Song Backwards"; Metric delivered the weekend shaded super-pop single "Dark Saturday"; Pink Martini presented the powerful and iconic feminist anthem "I Am Woman"; Bay Area's own Garren Sean dropped the EP SUNDRIP; POLO & PAN presented the luscious Bleu Garou-animated visuals for "Canopée"; Boys Noize's Alex Ridha and Virgil Abloh dropped the Orvnge EP; Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, unveiled the album debut Disambiguation via Drawing Room Records; Oldermost shared the expressive new album How Could You Ever Be The Same? via AntiFragile; Jealous of the Birds presented the EP The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep; Sophia Black delivered the fuego, smoke and flame of "Fire"; London's own CHILDCARE presented the Luckyucker EP; D.A. Stern covered "I Don't Know" and Jacuzzi Boys covered "Song For the Man" by the Beastie Boys via the split single Nosh Lately?: A Tribute to The Beasties Boys' Hello Nasty ahead of the iconic album's twentieth anniversary; Franz Ferdinand delivered the "Always Ascending" remixes; Mini Mansions delivered the cut of consistencies with "Works Every Time"; Denzel Curry presented the sideshow circus visual from Zev Deans for "Clout Cobain" off TA13OO; Lala Lala presented the cool carnival visuals for the even cooler cut "Destroyer" off the album The Lamb available in September via Hardly Art; Brodinski presented a look at the Pavel Brenner-directed visual for the wheel-gripping, hard rolling "Split" ft. Peewee Longway; Wiki presented the Ryosuke Tanzawa video for "Litt 15" ft. Your Old Droog;

Mary J. Blige presented the new affectionate single "Only Love"; Bon Iver’s own Justin Vernon with National’s Aaron Dessner are Big Red Machine, announcing their self-titled album available August 31 via PEOPLE; Bay Area's own Ah Mer Ah Su delivered the pursuit of something that is "Perfect" via the Roger Stack-directed visual off the debut album Star available July 27 via Dero Arcade; The Eye Of Time delivered the atmospheric and cinematic single "Foldings" off the album album Myth II: A Need To Survive available August 24 via Denovali Records; Vinyl Williams gave us the 360 treatment via the world immersive visual for "Aphelion" featured off the Opal; Vacation delivered the track "Deflector Head" from the forthcoming album Mouth Sounds #2699 available July 27 through Lets Pretend Records; Steven Moses delivered the release Love Me // Leave Me; Delhia de France released the echoing electronic hymns of Moirai EP through Robot Koch label Trees & Cyborgs; Sofia Reyes and Leroy Sanchez shared a viewing of an acoustic rendering for "1, 2, 3"; Paul Woolford remixed Hayden James' "Just Friends"; Tempesst shared the slow burning title track "Doomsday" featured off the upcoming EP of the same name; Honest Iago brought a boat of enchantment "Blue Fairy" found off the new album 29 Palms available July 27; La Force, featuring Broken Social Scene's Ariel Engle, announced the debut self-titled album arriving September 7 via Arts & Crafts with a listen to the expedient art thoughts of "Ready to Run"; LFZ announced the forthcoming release Name Plus Focus arriving July 20 via Castle Face Records, sharing a view of the consciousness melting visual for "Naturalistic" created by Wes Johansen; Louisville's own Quiet Hollers delivered an ode to dependencies with "Addicted"; Ciaran Lavery presented the intimate transformative Alexander Milo Bischof visual for "Bones 4 Blood" off the album Sweet Decay; Anne-Marie shared a backstage viewing of an acoustic performance of "2002" with Ed Sheeran; Giant Peach are currently on tour, sharing a view of their coastal dreaming visual for the lush and affectionate epic "Love Your Void" off the album But You Made Me Such A Beautiful Thing from Dead Broke Rekerds; More Giraffes delivered the a spirited performance of "Basement (Live in Highland Park)"; Ottawa's own Garçons delivered the delicacy and textile indulges of "Pink Dress" via Kitsuné; RL Grime delivered the single "Pressure" off the upcoming July 27 slated album NOVA; Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign delivered "The Light" off the upcoming release Mihty; NOTHING delivered the visual for "Blue Line Baby" off Dance On The Blacktop available August 24 via Relapse; WHY? presented the jam "By Torpedo Or Crohn's (Dntel Remix)" with the Alopecia 10 Year Anniversary reissue available August 17 via Joyful Noise; Lord Huron shared the new singles "When the Night is Over" and a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"; Young Scooter delivered the regal remix "Jugg King" ft. Rick Ross & T.I. produced by Stack Boy Twuan; Couch Jackets presented the manic and meditative Rob Fitzgerald visual for "Don't Think Just Breathe" off the release go to bed available July 27; Moon Honey presented the stop-action creative visual of various faces and feelings from Jess Joy for "Mask Maker" from the album Mixed Media On Woman available September 4; Moon Honey presented the stop-action creative visual of various faces and feelings from Jess Joy for "Mask Maker" from the album Mixed Media On Woman available September 4; JPEGMAFIA unveiled the atmospheric and organic "Millennium Freestyle" ahead of a stateside and European tour; SAN CHA presented the rich and whimsical Graham Kolbeins visual for "Capricho del Diablo"; Kim Petras delivered the remixes for "Heart to Break"; Night Shop, Justin Sullivan from The Babies/Kevin Morby Band, announced the album debut In The Break available September 24 via Mare Records, alongside a viewing of the fun performance Kevin Gossett visual for "The One I Love"; BandGang delivered the single of solutions and solving matters with "Ain't No Problem" ft. SOB X RBE and ShredGang Mone off the upcoming tape In Too Deep; Kingdom dropped the new single "Getaway Kind" ft. Zalma Bour; The Buttertones shared a look at the performance captured Braedon Speakman visual for "Jungle"; Mirah provided a listen to the new single "Information" information featured off the upcoming album Understanding available September 7 via Absolute Magnitude; Parquet Courts announced the Wide Awake Remixes EP, sharing the Danny Krivit Re-Edit; Ian Svenonius' Escape-ism announced The Lost Record available September 7, sharing the Alexandra Cabral visual for "Nothing Personal"; Earth Girl Helen Brown presented the visual for "Set The Woods On Fire" via Four Satellites, Vol. 1 available July 20 via Empty Cellar Records / In The Red; Phantastic Ferniture delivered the single and visual for "Bad Timing" off the July 27 slated self-titled for Polyvinyl; Balloon Ride Fantasy presented a look at the mesmerizing video for "Arcadia" off the album BRF; Sean Henry shared a listen to the Double Double Whammy album Fink; Ólafur Arnalds presented a viewing of the piano-lead Matthias Maercks visual for "saman"; Champagne Superchillin' delivered the entrancing single "Gipsy Ferrari" off the Broken Circles release Beach Deep; Chris Stein of Blondie announced the upcoming photo book, POINT OF VIEW: ME, NEW YORK CITY, AND THE PUNK SCENE, slated for release in November; NNA Tapes tapes announced the NNA100 Centennial comp featuring artists like Guerrilla Toss, Tredici Bacci, Greg Fox, Olivia Block, Jefre Cantu Ledesma, Felicia Atkinson, Lea Bertucci and more available August 17; audiobooks delivered a look at the visual for "Hot Salt" via Heavenly Recordings; Holt 88 dropped the demented dance grooves via Hoo Dow EP; The Vamps delivered the visual for "Just My Type"; Astronauts, etc. shared the mind-melting beauty of "Shut My Mouth" off the Chaz Bear co-produced album Living In Symbol available July 27 via Company Records; We Were Promised Jetpacks signed to Big Scary Monsters; 2018 MTV VMA award buzz; the Deftones announced Dia de los Deftones happening November 3 at Petco Park; NYC's Les Poisson Rouge announced a one-night only concert tribute to Nico celebrating Nico, 1988 starring Marissa Nadler, U.S. Girls, Julie Byrne, Lizzi Bougatsos (of Gang Gang Dance and IUD), L'Rain and Tammy Faye Starlite; Paul Simon announced the new album In the Blue Light available September 7 via Legacy; Stephen Malkmus shared the acoustic rendering of "Solid Silk"; Bitchin Bajas announced their massive Rebajas boxset arriving in time for the holidays courtesy of Drag City; The Honey Toads changed their moniker to Akes; Suede released the new single "Don't Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You"; Lily Allen delivered the club-centric "Lost My Mind - Michael Calfan Respect Remix"; City Farm Presents announced Sequence Music Festival; YG got busted; we wish Glass Animals' percussionist Joe Seaward an expedient recovery; Offset versus his stylist; we remember Nancy Sinatra Sr.; and Pussy Riot crashed the World Cup Final party (resulting in Olga Pakhtusova's subsequent arrest, 15 days of jail and prohibited to attend sporting events for three years).

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With news-feed tickers touting economic anxieties, scandals, cave trapped drama and World Cup upsets—Week in Pop presents a bounty of buzz from between the clamorous headlines. We present news that TRAAPS delivered the new subterranean burrowing single "Comfort Me" ; Drake released the ultra-hyped album Scorpion; Lisa Prank, Tacocat, Chastity Belt supergroup Who Is She? delivered the free-wheeling cool cruising visual for "Seattle Freeze" courtesy of Father/Daughter Records; XYLØ brought the big bright FM frequency rays with the single "Don't Panic"; Broken Bellows delivered the thrill of new discoveries on the new jam "Somebody New" courtesy of Fervor Records; Polo & Pan dropped the super snazzy summer sensations of the "Canopée (Superorganism remix)"; Gaffa Tape Sandy delivered the fist pumping hyper-balladry of "Meat Head"; SONTALK delivered the war games sporting visual for the big single "I Am A War Machine", hot of the the debut EP Act I out now; Yungeen Ace rises out of the fray with the real life rolling narratives of "Jungle" ft. JayDaYoungan, produced by Jay Bunkin and Hsvque; Vic Mensa delivered the confessional "10K Problems"; Dean Lewis delivered the comforting reassurances of "Be Alright"; Saint Sister shared the tour diary visual for the wistful and intimate dreams of shared desires via "Twin Peaks"; from Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart's album Bright City Lights, behold the expressive dances to the piano keys of "You and I"; Future Thieves delivered the romance of "Prom Night" from the self-titled available September 7; ATL's own Gringo Star announced their forthcoming album Back to the City available August 24 via Nevado Music with a listen to the catchy lo-fi cadences of the peppy "Watchdog"; Sweden's own NONONO delivered the motivational electric pop momentum of "Ego"; Wild Moccasins delivered the release Look Together via New West; Moonwalker, ft. members of Reckless Serenade, delivered the progressive advances of "Level Up"; City Girls delivered the decadent saccharine rich visual for "Sweet Tooth"; The Brazen Youth delivered the stripped-down and soothing single "You Could Not Provoke Me"; SPINN delivered a song for our turbulent times with "It's Not Getting Better"; Polyplastic delivered the dance-party starter EP Not No; Rejoicer signed to Stones Throw with news that the upcoming release Energy Dreams will be available August 31, sharing the CGI-psych imageries from Jengo for "Double Astral Move"; Skeletonwitch announced live dates with a listen to the solar ray ripper "Temple of the Sun" off the upcoming album Devouring Radiant Light available July 20 via Prosthetic Records; Converge delivered the insane Tony Wolski visual for the earth scorching "Melancholia" off the Beautiful Ruin EP via Epitaph; Djrum dropped deep percussive and carnal portraits with "Sex" off the R&S release Portrait With Firewood;

Johanna Samuels is currently enjoying a July residency at LA's Bootleg Theater, presenting the exhibitions of evocative exchanges with "Supposed to Say"; Danny McGrath delivered the surprise single that entertains with a concise and clever economy via "Just Wanna Stop"; Rayland Baxter presented the gently terrain gliding single "79 Shiny Revolvers" from the forthcoming album Wide Awake available July 13 via ATO Records; Aleline delivered the extravagant Hamadou Frédéric Baldé visual for the shining natural high of "Emeralds" co-created by Morgan Wiley; The Blanks delivered an advanced listen to the album Yellow Fading Glimmer; Hosannas delivered the perspective expanding single "Visions" featured off the forthcoming album Picture Him Protecting You available July 12 through Fresh Selects; So Stressed released the album Pale Lemon via Ghost Ramp; Didirri delivered the earnest and intimate single "Worth the Wait" off the Measurements EP; Tolliver delivered the Sean Webley Chinatown, LA visual for the heart-penned pop of "I Gotchu"; Luke James Shaffer doted upon the moments of intimacy that transformed his life forever with "Last First Kiss"; Baby Ariel delivered the lyric video for the material spendings of "Gucci On My Body"; Beezewax delivered the illustrious expressions of "Rainbows" courtesy of Sellout! Music; San Carol presented the sophisticated Nathan Houée visual for the powerful ballad "Cancer" off the album Houdini available October 19; felicita announced the new album hej! available August 3 via PC Music with a look at the stunning Matt Copson visual for the creative coral economy of "Marzipan" ft. Caroline Polachek; Major Murphy delivered a cover of the Kinks' "Strangers" with all proceeds of purchasing being donated to the Fianza Fund; dot Vom delivered the grandiose and gorgeous single "Maddie Mori" featured off the Melatonin EP; Young Thug delivered the Twin Peaks-inspired video for "Up" ft. Lil Uzi Vert; Kamasi Washington released The Choice EP; Charli XCX delivered the new singles "Focus" and "No Angel"; Ella Mai dropped the remix for “Boo’d Up" ft. Nicki Minaj and Quavo; Hannah Scott delivered the nocturnal notes that comprise the album Piece of the Night; peep the Diplo doc Florida to California; The Ophelias offered a view to the enchanted tunnel visual adventure for "Lunar Rover" from Joe Shaffer and Spencer Peppet off the Joyful Noise album Almost; get tripped out by the DIY visuals for the even trippier track "Treadmill" from George Hadfield off the album Brenda; Tatiana Heuman delivered the mind and body moving single "Quemó Tu Curuyú" via Astro Nautico; SAN CHA delivered the pointed passions of "Desesperada" off Capricho Del Diablo via Outside Insight; Michael Price delivered the expansive orchestral work "Shade of Dreams" off Tender Symmetry courtesy of Erased Tapes;

Alice Phoebe Lou presented the transfixing astral odyssey via the Natalia Bazina video for "She"; Zarina Nares delivered the earnest and endearing lullaby of "Sweet Dreams"; Gossamer shared the mind-meditations of "Path to Understanding" off the Innovative Leisure album Imperishable; Dentist delivered the semantics of attrition on "Upset Words" off the Night Swimming album available July 20 via Cleopatra Records; Bad Wave delivered intimate details of candid illustrations on "Good Son"; Leland and the Silver Wells announced the self-titled album available September with a listen to the ethereal earth eviscerating single "We Dissolve"; Yialmelic Frequencies's "Angel Garden" got an uplifting spirit-soaring remix treatment from Seiho courtesy of LEAVING Records; David Darrko delivered the fevered summer night indulgences of "Suffer Suburbia"; Sonny Falls shared the DIY and laid-back visuals for "Easy to Lose" off the album Some Kind of Spectre via Sooper Records; Lost Chocolate Lab delivered the electric earth arena crashers with "Squall" off the album Lost Landscapes; Hologram Teen presented the eccentric Jason Smith-animated visual for the bubbly pop of "Bleecker Street! Chase Me!" off the Between the Funk and Fear album; Psychedelic Porn Crumpets blew our minds with a viewing of the Mike Wyatt (for Attack Animation) adventure video for "Cornflake" that breaks through to narratives of new worlds and new intergalactic challenges; Garcia Peoples shares some cool rocking singles off their debut album Cosmic Cash available August 3 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond; ATL's own OBB presented the snazzy evocative pop single "Is This A Thing" off the EP of the same name from Curb Records; Christine and the Queens announced the new album Chris available September 21 and delivered the parking lot sparring/dancing visual for "Doesn't Matter" from Colin SOLAL CARDO; Boy Pablo delivered a earnest DIY look at the visual for the sentimentally spun "Sick Feeling" off the upcoming EP arriving this September with a global tour in toe; Pusha-T's epic talk with Julie Adenuga; Stormzy started a Penguin Random House publishing imprint titled #MerkyBooks, announcing his upcoming November 1 slated book Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far; NZ cult icons The Chills return with the new album Snow Bound available September 14 via Fire delivering the singles "Complex and "Lord of All I Survey"; Joe Strummer 001 boxet buzz; experience The Cult of the Aphex Twin; "Shiros's Story (Part 2)" dropped starring Michael Dapaah, Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott & Rapman; Fyre Festival attendees win a cool $5 mil in lawsuit; Morrissey's UK/EU tour has been postponed; Oakland's Ghost Ship operators took a plea deal; and we celebrate the life and works of cinematographer Robby Müller and Richard Swift.

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Input on artistic exports & output

In the midst of headlines depicting the malevolent aggression exhibited by ICE, political bickering, Supreme Court shake-ups and other disasters—Week in Pop showcases the latest breakthroughs in pop arts that might have flown under the media scanning radars. In the latest top stories, we present news that Georgia Anne Muldrow signed to Brainfeeder and delivered the overwhelmingly wonderful and wondrous future flying single "Overload"; Versing signed to Hardly Art, announced a tour and delivered the righteous and radical electric single "Silver Dollar" along with the the Efrain visual; Los Angeles polymath icon phem delivered the crown and throne claiming single "crypto bitxh" produced by AO Beats and Robokid; Los Angeles pop monarch Sydney Banta presented the super-styling video for the perfect pop anthem and aptly titled L.A. Girlfriend single "Wild" off the REGINA EP; Teyana Taylor delivered the highly anticipated Ye-produced album K.T.S.E.; Beyoncé and Hova took the world for an exclusive tour of the Louvre in the visual for "APESHIT" off the album The Carters; Quavo and Joseph Desrosiers delivered a look at the visual for Migos' track "Narcos"; Pale Green Things shared the serpentine sentiments equipped with slithering synths on "Snakes"; NYC's own Brasstracks shared the smooth horn sun shining day of "Stay There" ft. Xavier Omär; Seattle stars Wimps announced the new album Garbage People available July 13 via Kill Rock Stars with a look at the vintage computerized Marcy Stone-Francois visual for the punky DIY single "Giant Brain" about beautiful minds; Cassa Nova delivered the sweet and stunning album Sunset Rollercoaster 落日飛車; Nashville artist Tessa Violet delivered the Jordan Harms & Isaac White supermarket-styling visual for "Crush" with news that the album Bad Ideas will be available August 3; Nashville based artist J. Marco dropped the triumphant new track “Truth"; LA group SadGirl have signed to Suicide Squeeze with news of their 7" arriving August 17 with a listen to the so electric dance of "Breakfast For 2"; Beach House delivered the dark riding Alistair Legrand (Victoria Legrand's brother) visual from for "Black Car"; The Vryll Society cast an incandescent light on the edges of the globe with "Light At The Edge Of The World"; Ariana Grande dropped the bright-lit pop rocker "The Light is Coming" ft. Nicki Minaj off the upcoming album Sweetener available August 17; Dentist delivered the single bottle-breaking pure pop of "Corked" off the upcoming album Night Swimming available July 20 from Cleopatra Records; Chicago's Ohmme (Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart) delivered the festive Elijah Alvarado visual for "Icon" with the announcement of their debut album Parts available August 24 via Joyful Noise Recordings; Princess Chelsea delivered the creative fun with AV visuals for the new single "I Love My Boyfriend" off the upcoming album The Loneliest Girl available September 7 via Lil' Chief; Hala presented the lyric visual for the upbeat all-apologies of "Sorry"; Sleep Party People unveiled the gorgeous new singles "4th Drawer Down" and "The Mind Still Travels" courtesy of Joyful Noise Records; Jazz Cartier delivered the Abaz, DZL and X-Plosive single for "Which One"; Western Mass artist PussyVision delivered the nu-tech electro-exhibitions of REPLICATE://; Basement Revolver presented the sincere and sentimental door "Knocking" single from the debut album Heavy Eyes available August 24; Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks delivered the electrified energy of "Don't Mind If I Do!" ft. Anti-Matter Horns off the forthcoming Counterpoint EP arriving later this year via Post-Echo; Queen Kwong delivered the album Love Me to Death; hear the satisfying sounds of "Kentucky Smooth" from Hypoluxo's upcoming album Running On A Fence available September 21 via Broken Circles; Hatchie delivered the life in motion and transit visuals for "Bad Guy" courtesy of Joe Agius; LA's Sego delivered the summer single of solitude titled "Be Alone"; King Dude, aka TJ Cowgill, announced the Music To Make War To available August 24, presenting the gothic, macabre visual for the title track by Shaun Bass and Carmel Koster; Amy Steele presented the somber reckoning of absentia lyric-video for "Long Way Home" from the EP Memories in Watercolour; Toronto's Gill Bondy, Hayden Stewart and Binod Singh, delivered the nature jaunting video for “12 Days”; Death Grips delivered the gnarly video for "Shitshow" directed by Zach Hill and Galen Pehrson;

the Knife's Olof Dreijer remixed Fever Ray's "Wanna Slip";The Junior League presented the record store perusing visual for the power pop anthem "Teenage Bigstar"; Balloon Ride Fantasy presented the synth-starred single "Arcadia" off BRF available July 20; Natalie Holmes presented the solace and sanctuary seeking single "Hideout" available June 29; Colorado dream weavers A Shoreline Dream presented velocities of vision and volition with "In The Ready Sound" off the upcoming Waitout EP available July 6 via Latenight Weeknight Records; Kraus delivered the passionate "More"; Leeds' Talkboy unveiled their single debut of maternal and matriarchal concerns and constraints "Mother"; Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori announced the upcoming New Optimism debut EP Amazon To LeFrak available July 27 via Phantom Limb and dropped the high-flying and super-styling jam "Jet Setters"; Tyler, the Creator dropped the loosies with the serene DIY track "Peach Fuzz" and the jubilant spin on Jacquees' "No Validation" with "Gelato"; Oscar & Sarah Bonito collaborated together for the video game inspired single & visual for "1UP"; Alien Boy singed to Tiny Engines with word of the upcoming album Sleeping Lessons available August 31, delivering the new earnest and intimate anthem "Somewhere Without Me"; Melbourne's Harp Samuels delivered the electric-piano toned single "Breathe" off the September 14-slated album of the same name; Bayli delivered the DIY-NYC enjoying visual for "MYOB: Or whatever"; Meg Myers announced the upcoming album Take Me To The Disco available July 20 via 300 Entertainment, delivering a listen to the tumultuous oceanic emotions of "Jealous Sea"; Ro Ransom delivered some sunny DIY summer sentiments with the "Thong Song Freestyle"; Echo Courts delivered the transient perspectives featured in the Mike Rodway video for "Room With a View"; Warm Drag (Paul Quattrone of Oh Sees, !!! with Vashti Windish) announced their In The Red self-titled available August 31 and dropped the psych-spinning single "Cave Crawl"; Ginla delivered the serene swimming single "Lomo" via Terrible Records; YG dropped the wealth flaunting single "Big Bank" ft. Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean; CupcakKe dropped the new single "Hot Pockets"; Tender Age shared a viewing of the DIY video for the vision-surveying single "Don't Mind" from Michael Eff, Carole Anne Pecchia and Christopher Paul Klarer off the album Becoming Real Forever available July 9 via SINIS Recordings; Pusha T dropped the cool cruising visual for "If You Know You Know"; MNEK delivered the colorful and creative dance-inspiring video for "Colour" ft. Hailee Steinfeld; Clyde Guevara presented the opulent visual for the statement of self single "Still Illin"; Bjørn Torske jump-started the party with "Gata" off Byen available July 6 via Smalltown Supersound; Ward delivered the sentimental strolls with the visual for "Stand Me"; DJ Muggs and MF DOOM delivered the sinewy atmospheres of "Deathwish" ft. Freddie Gibbs; Calpurnia delivered the traveling adventures of life on the road with the video for the single "Greyhound"; Sudakistan shared the body-rocking single "Whiplash" from the new album Swedish Cobra available August 31 via PNKSLM Recordings; Underworld and Iggy Pop announced the collaborative EP Teatime Dub Encounters available July 27 via Caroline International and delivered the reflective single "I'll See Big"; Freddie Gibbs delivered the self-titled mixtape; MIKE dropped the album renaissance man; Frankie Cosmos' collaborative "An Induced Album"; St. Vincent presented the Zev Deans clubbing visual for "Slow Disco"; Jay Rock shared the Dave Free heavy visual for the introspective "OSOM" ft. J. Cole; Kamasi Washington presented the AG Rojas visuals for "Street Fighter Mas"; Florence and the Machine delivered the grand dancing visual for "Big God"; The Smashing Pumpkins unveiled the Nick Koenig video for "Solara"; Visitors brought the performance view for their single "Pollyanna” from the debut album Crest available July 13; Kanye discussed ambitious plans; How to Dress Well returned with the new single "Vacant Boat (shred) | Non-Killing 1 | The Anteroom | False Skull 1"; Nina Simone's Tryon, North Carolina childhood home is now a National Treasure; new My Bloody Valentine song debuted at Meltdown festival; Alice Coltrane compilation Spiritual Eternal—The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings will be available September 7 via Real Gone Music; Sir Barry Gibb knighted;

Jerry Castle shared the holiday coastal dreams with the performance pop visual for "Lil Bit" off the album Brand New Hello available June 22; Jealous of the Birds delivered the organic and acoustic rendering of "Plastic Skeletons" featured off the forthcoming EP The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me in My Sleep available July 13; Nine Inch Nails debuted the new single "Ahead of Ourselves" and covered Joy Division's iconic track "Digital"; The Dig delivered a listen to their inventive and addictive new single "Million Dollar Man" off the EP Afternoon With Caroline; VOILÀ delivered the ecstatic energy of "Anyway";Tash Sultana presented the Glenn Mossop co-directed visual of sensational summer vibes for "Salvation" featured off the upcoming album debut Flow State available August 31 via Mom + Pop; Marissa Nadler delivered a haunting cover of Happy Rhodes' "Where Do I Go" from the Electrophia compilation and announced the new album For My Crimes available September 28 via Sacred Bones/Bella Union sharing the holistic title track ft. Angel Olsen; Bad Bad Hats dropped the expressive explorations of discourse with the new single "Talk With Your Hands" off the forthcoming album Lightning Round available August 3 via Afternoon Records; Nick Brewer delivered the home movie Father's Day visuals for "Many Moods: Good Man"; Lauren Waller delivered the perceptive pop visions of "Can't See"; Zena Carlota shared the evocative and electic audio tapestries with The Confidence of Birds; Mitski delivered the introspective video from Christopher Good for "Nobody"; Lil Yachty & Vallee delivered the wavy new summer jam "Wombo"; Kady Rain delivered the pop single of breakups and longings with "Lonely One"; Valley Queen delivered the romantic rolling inspirations of "Ride" off the debut album Supergiant available July 13 via Roll Call Records; Black Grapefruit delivered the atmospheric "Omygod" off the upcoming album All My Relations available August 10; Mr Twin Sister delivered a listen to the style and state of mind seeking single "Jaipur"; Jealous of the Birds presented the lyric video for the energetic affections of "Russian Doll"; Jakarta artist NIKI delivered the absolutely epic single "Warpaint" via 88rising; Half Waif presented the stunning Kenna Hynes visual for "Ocean Scope" off the Cascine album Lavender; Jozzy pushed on through the fray and fire with the track "Push Thru"; get weird and belligerent with Louis Cole via the entertaining video for "When You're Ugly" ft. Genevieve Artadi; Free Cake For Every Creature dazzled the world once again with the perfect pop of "In Your Car" off the new album The Bluest Star available August 3 via Double Double Whammy; Spooky Cool presented the epic and stunning Sho Kellam & Zavi Harman visual for the anthem "Strange Rooms" off their debut EP Every Thing Ever available August 3 via Citrus City Records; Smokescreens delivered the LA rooftop rocking visual from Steel O’Neil for "Waiting For Summer" off Used To Yesterday available July 13 via Slumberland; Charli XCX unveiled the industrious Bradley & Pablo video for "5 in the Morning"; Chance the Rapper revealed that he's working with Childish Gambino and Kanye; The Mountain Goats wrote a song for Sasha Banks; Dr. Dre is working on a Marvin Gaye movie, also Dre along with Jimmy Iovine lost some coin in a Beats lawsuit; Cardi B's marriage to Offset reveal; Drake delivered the trailer for Scorpion; YG sued over Las Vegas rumble; Jim Jones busted over narcotics and firearm charge; protest party planned to counter Morrissey's Manchester show; Kinks reunion rumors; Brooklyn artist Nick Messitte presented an episode of "Salmon's Run"; buzz for David Lynch's Festival of Disruption happening in LA October 13-14, along with David Lynch's open letter to the president; why Third Man Records' Ben Blackwell hates Discogs; Radiation City presented the world with their farewell EP titled CODA courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.; Sasquatch! Music Festival founder Adam Zacks stepped down; a bleak report on median musician earnings; Maynard James Keenan responded to allegations of rape; Azealia Banks launched a GoFundMe to sue Russell Crowe; Lisa Prank versus Elon Musk; Havoc of Mobb Deep dropped posthumous Prodigy freestyles; and we remember Joe Jackson, Steve Soto of the Adolescents, Harlan EllisonJimmy WopoXXXTentacion and Vinnie Paul.

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Media maelstroms

Capping off a weird week of trade wars, justice department hijinks, oddball international diplomacy, the continued unraveling of immigration policies and more—Week in Pop welcomes you to Father's Day weekend with all the buzz you missed. Delivering the latest top stories, big news as HTRK returned and messed up our worlds of normalcy royally with the tenebrous "Mentions" off the forthcoming album Drama available July 6 via Ghostly; Chromeo presented the snazzy Lauren Slick video for the hedonistic "Must've Been" ft. DRAM off the Head Over Heels album; LA artist Kingdom continues the VIP EDITION mixtape series by celebrating 7 years of the influential imprint Fade to Mind with the mix, VIP EDITION VOL. 2; NIKI presented the candid, cryptic, confidential and captivating visual for the enchanted "Spell" off the Zephyr EP via 88rising; MURS presented the visuals of connected interpersonal disconnects for "So Close So Far" where MURS plays the role of a relationship therapist/referee, produced by Michael 'Seven' Summers from the new album A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable; VedeTT presented the performance visual for "It Seems To Be Natural" from Nathan Houée and Paul Liaigre off the Losing All EP; Let's Eat Grandma delivered the evocative, piano-lead wonder of "Ava" with news of the new album I'm All Ears available June 29 via Transgressive; Melody's Echo Chamber presented the inspired psych-pop animated odyssey for "Cross My Heart" from Dr D Foothead off the upcoming album Bon Voyage available June 15 via Domino Record Co. / Fat Possum Records; GoldLink delivered the confidence in confidants on the new single "Got Friends" ft. Miguel; Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, announced the debut album Disambiguation available July 13 through Drawing Room Records, sharing the self-directed visual for the cryptic cadences of "Soporific Return"; MovaKween presented a look at the trippy Kyle Yearwood visual for the "Downward Remix"; Troye Sivan delivered the sensuous dance floor sentimentality of "Dance to This" ft. Ariana Grande; Alice Glass presented the powerful, personal and stunning visual for "Mine" starring Violet Chachki; Death Cab for Cutie announced the new album Thank You For Today available August 17 through Atlantic, presenting a look at Ben Gibbard's city strolling video for "Gold Rush"; buzz for Blushh's EP Thx 4 Asking from Yellow K Records; NYC's Trees Take Ease graced the world with the natural essence and audio aesthetic intrigue of the Stevia EP;

Drawing Boards presented a look at the creative arts & crafts visuals from Steven Levine for the visionary rocker "Bee Into The Wave" off their Gentle Reminder self-titled; Madison, WI's Proud Parents are readying their debut self-titled album for release June 22 via Dirtnap Records, delivering the energetic freewheeling feels of "Flavordust"; Tuscany's own Piqued Jacks delivered the summer shimmering single to add some happiness to your holiday "Wildly Shine" with a majestic visual from Francesco Terranova for Kalispéra Production; don't miss Clean Spill's cool pop scuzz with the single "Doctor"; London's Calva Louise caught our attention with the aptly titled banger and rager "Outrageous"; LA's Ancestors returned with the evening cadences and sentiments of "The Warm Glow" off the album Suspended in Reflections available August 24 via Pelagic Records; Jane In Space brought the analog angst with the Permian Strata visuals for "Eat Your Face"; Gallant performed the "Doesn't Matter Remix" ft. A$AP Ferg on "Kimmel"; Fred Abong (of Throwing Muses, Belly) presented the expressive and earnest Homeless EP, with news that Fred will join Kristin Hersh on a UK tour; Guts Club presented a listen to the atmospheric and earnest epic "Metal Arm" from the forthcoming album Trench Foot available July 6; It's Sunday, fka Lucas and Dawnie of Lemon Swell, presented a listen to the harmonic echoes of "Projection on a Sheet" via Slimer Records; Christopher Haul brought the over-the-top amour adventure of discovery titled "If You Found Love"; Jessie Frye took us back to the future (and forward again) with the electro-adorned gem "Faded Memory" ft. Timecop1983; Charlotte's The Eyebrows announced their debut EP Volume available August 31 and delivered the single of dangerous entanglements with the grandiose "Suicide Love"; Sara Marie Barron's Sad, But True album arrives August 3, presenting the reflective and intimate Ryan Oh visual for "That Man"; Hologram Teen, comprised of Morgane Lhote of Stereolab, announced the debut album Between The Funk and The Fear arriving July 6 and dazzled us with the future forward electro-encrusted pop diamond "Bleecker Street! Chase Me!"; Anna Meredith announced the new album Anno available August 17 via Moshi Moshi with a listen to the illustrious "Low Light"; Pram return with the new album Across the Meridian available July 20 via Domino, presenting a look at the inspired and innovative Clare Evans animated visual for "Shimmer and Disappear"; Lexington, KY's Johnny Conqueroo delivered their nitty & gritty new EP Haint Blue via The Fir Trade; LA's Grand Canyon shared the summer shining single "Lucinda";

Smokescreens dropped the ultra-bright jingle and jangling title track for the forthcoming album Used To Yesterday available July 13 via Slumberland Records, with news of a Midwest tour with The Molochs; Eyas delivered the insightful expressions of "Circling"; Belfast's Gareth Dunlop delivered the visual for the intimate, organic and nature dwelling "Can't Stand Myself" off the upcoming Many Moons Ago EP available June 15 via Hudson Records; Big Dipper announced the debut album Late Bloomer arriving this summer, delivering a look at the Tobin Del Cuore and Julien Lormant cool and queer car-wash video for "Lookin"; France artist/producer Timsters delivered the electronically enriched "I Need to Know"; Sigrid presented the world with an animated look & earnest listen to "Focus (demo)"; 2 Chainz dropped the bossy and suave single "Bigger Than You" ft. Drake & Quavo; Darren Jessee announced the new EP The Jane Room 217 available August 24 from Bar/None Records with a listen to the generous and intimate ballad "Anything You Need"; Dan Mangan delivered the anxiety entertaining "Troubled Mind" single & lyric video from the new Arts & Crafts album; Million Miles delivered the economic and earnest new single "If Only" courtesy of Noon Pacific; Sudanese artist Kamal Keila delivered rich wandering pop wonder "Shmasha" off the album Muslims and Christians available July 6 via Habibi Funk; Nicki Minaj dropped the cushy and kushed-out single "Bed" ft. Ariana Grande; Grimes unveiled the new single "that's what the drugs are for" via an Apple commercial; Dipset dropped the workout theme "Stronger" ft. Drama; Gorillaz dropped the new single "Fire Flies"; Dirty Projectors presented the animated video for "That's a Lifestyle"; Sonic Boom delivered a weird-whirring remix of MGMT's "James"; The Bongo Club brought the performance-level energy for the "What You Want Us To Be" visuals; Christina Aguilera released the album Liberation; Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda released the solo album Post Traumatic; Drake brought "Degrassi" reunion via the Karena Evans video for "I'm Upset"; Light in the Attic 16th anniversary event; WeTransfer "Work in Progress" episode two documentary showcases the pan-Asian collective of international influence 88rising; listening party buzz for Nas's new Kanye West-produced album NASIR; Hova sued for Reasonable Doubt royalties; and Die Antwoord announced their final album 27.

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Vive la vérité

As the world continues to spin with brands restructuring, strange pseudo-reconciliations and the bizarre G7 fallout—Week in Pop delivers a view of creative cultures in motion. Today's top news is that DC's Loi Loi debuted one of their most mesmerizing and hypnotizing singles to date with "Black Widow" off the upcoming BLIGHT.Records compilation arriving soon; Cool Calm Chrys dropped another Quickstrike single on us with the late night/early morning vibrations with the "4AM Calabasas Flow" (freestyle) produced by ELEVATE; Kanye West and Kid Cudi's Santa Clarita listening party to celebrate the anticipated release of Kids See Ghosts; wifisfuneral delivered us a listen to the Ethernet Mixtape ft. YBN Nahmir, Jay Critch, Lil Skies, etc; Death Grips announced that their new album Year of the Snitch will be available June 22 and shared the new tripped-out track "Ha ha ha"; Interpol dropped "The Rover"; Toronto's Wild Rivers delivered a listen to the organic expressions of "Howling" featured off their upcoming EP Eighty-Eight arriving later this year; lost John Coltrane album Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album will arrive June 29 and you can get a first taste with the lush brass and keys wonderland "Untitled Original 11383"; The Cabin Fever presented the visual for "The Brown Bunny" performed live in-studio; THEY. dropped the new radically r&b jam "Pops" just in time for Father's Day; Yasmine Hamdan dropped the Jamilat Reprise remix disc via Crammed Discs, along with a look at the warm, sunny and jubilant "Douss (George Bshoum remix)" video from Ingrid Bawab; Michael Blume dropped the expressive and evocative EP cynicism & sincerity; Silver Twins brought the power garage super-production buzz cut with the hi-kicks and hi-hats of "Bruce Lee"; Clean Spill announced the Nothing's On My Mind EP available this summer and shared a listen to sweet Santa Barbara slacker pop of "Doctor"; Vancouver's Yung Heazy presented a kicked-back look at the Christian O'Keefe, Michael Priestly and Kris Baldwin animated visual for "Zugzwang" from the debut album Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less; swim good announced the upcoming album Daylight available June 15 through Secret Songs with a listen to the day-tripping track "Previously" ft. Anna Wiebe, Japanese Wallpaper & CLLLAPS; Melii transforms their entire world into one big dance floor in the visual for "Charlie's Line"; Kraus announces tour dates with a look at the visual for televised distorted views for the dissonance indulging track "Bum" along with a captivating Niilas remix of Gundelach's "Slo Rock"; with news of west coast dates, The Ophelias presented the ethereal pop powerhouse "General Electric"; Berlin artist MIKEY. delivered the Paths EP; Chicago artist Marcus Atom released the thoughtful narrative tales, tribulations and progressions arranged in the key of life on "Son of a Bad Man"; Culture Abuse delivered the inventive and creative Ryan Baxley video for "Dip" from the album Bay Dream available June 15; Nashville's Palm Ghosts released the endearing dream textured album Architecture via Ice Queen Records/Flour Sack Cape Records; Vic Mensa delivered the cool-cruising single "Reverse" ft. G-Eazy; Social Station dropped the Try (Cross My Heart) remixes from Br'er, Hollowboy, The Holy Circle, Bleak and Red this Ever; Lauren Waller cast a UV electric ray with the fresh new summer saturated single "Sunshine";

Lil Baby dropped the fancy Sara Lacombe video for "First Class"; Paul McDonald delivered the fashionable video for the groovy single "Hold On" off the recently released debut solo album Modern Hearts; Taylor Phelan followed up the EP 1 of 2 with the anthemic, ceiling raising 2 of 2 EP; Miss Eaves presented the honest, humorous and real life salon quandaries "Bush For the Push" produced by KEISHH and directed by Shanthony Exum & April Maxey off the ME AF EP available August 3; Kate Renegade released the anticipated and radical new album New Unquiet Life engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio; Kingston, Ontario's Deux Trois delivered the endearing and entrancing Health EP; LA pop royalty Deap Vally comprised of Julie Edwards Pirrone and Lindsey Troy delivered the delightfully distorted visuals from John Stavas to match the astounding and awesome attitude and energy of their single "Get Done"; Hockeysmith, the passion project from Annie Hockeysmith are back with the mind-twisting new single "Holy War"; Long Neck released Will This Do? via Tiny Engines with news of a summer tour with Fern Mayo; A Flock of Seagulls reunion is in full effect with a look at their eternal classic "Space Age Love Song" performed with the Prague, Philharmonic Orchestra; Reed Turchi & His Kudzu Choir shared the rustic and organic classic-choir title track "Just a Little More Faith" off the album of the same name; Gabe Gurnsey delivered the snazzy and stylish new single "Eyes Over" from the upcoming debut album Physical available August 3 via Phantasy with news of tour dates with Nine Inch Nails; Delhia de France delivered the lavish and intoxicating debut single "Waterfalls" from the upcoming EP Moirai available July 13 via Trees and Cyborgs; Nicki Minaj dropped the carnal and caviar dripping single "Rich Sex" ft. Lil Wayne; Japanese Breakfast announced the scoring of soundtrack for the video game Sable; Jon Spencer announced the solo album debut Spencer Sings the Hits! available early fall through In the Red Records and delivered the first single "Do the Trash Can"; Sufjan Stevens impact on a video game; Spiritualized announced the new album And Nothing Hurt available September 7 via Fat Possum/Bella Union and dropped the serenity sailing "A Perfect Miracle" and the Juliette Larthe video for "I'm Your Man"; Alexa Melo covered Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" via the cinematic Daniel Garcia-directed visual ; Bart Davenport and the Bedazzled presented the nouvelle vague b/w Justin D. Frahm visual for "Halloween By the Sea" off the album Blue Motel available via Lovemonk, Légère Recordings / Burger Tapes; Cumulus, aka Alex Niedzialkowski, delivered the anthem of respect and kindness "Retreat" from the upcoming second album arriving this fall via Trans-Records; Joel Malka presented the single sleepy and dream laden single "Dead To The World" via Tenacity Records; Suicideyear announced the new album Color The Weather available July 6 via LuckyMe delivering a listen to the embrace of infinite moments with "Days Forever" ft. Georgia; Quebec's Scattered Clouds brought the rumbling earth and skies with the cool clamor of "Justice"; Deafheaven shared the new single "Canary Yellow" featured off the upcoming album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love available July 13 via ANTI- Records; Atlanta’s own Gringo Star delivered the laid back beauty of "Easy" off the album Back To The City available August 24 via Nevado Music;

Kristin Hersh delivered the dissonant breaths of "Breathe In" off of the Possible Dust Clouds album for Fire Records with news of a UK tour; The Slovaks' Adam Saylaby, Luke Allen, and Luke Barton rocked us righteously with the kinetic, cool and creative visuals for "101st" off their Jeffrey Drag Records album Get Down; Seattle's Future Shock delivered the cosmic constellation adventuring single "Starz"; Portland Maine's own Fyvr announced Forget available July 13, with 5554ever available August 17 via Young Heavy Souls, delivering the visual for the the title track "Forget"; Pure Bathing Culture to cover The Blue Nile's album Hats in full, delivering the weekend basking single "Saturday Night" ft. Ben Gibbard; buzz for The Growlers' Beach Goth 2018 taking place in LA August 5; audiobooks delivered the dance-floor du jour of "Hot Salt" from the Gothenburg EP courtesy of Heavenly Recordings; Houndmouth announced the new album Golden Age available August 3 via Reprise Records; Chromatics delivered the cinematic art-house Rene Hallen video for "Blue Girl" off the upcoming and anticipated new album Dear Tommy; Casiotone for the Painfully Alone are re-issuing Etiquette July 13 via Orindal Records, sharing the previously unreleased and catchy cut "White Corolla (version)"; Fling delivered the illustrious and illuminated new single "Extra Special" courtesy of Dance to the Radio; Best Coast announced the children's album Best Kids available June 22, delivering the upbeat and bright "Cats and Dogs" single; Kelly Willis delivered the b/w Spencer Peeples video for the ode to perseverance "Don't Step Away" off the album Back Being Blue via Thirty Tigers/Premium Records; Mirah announced the new album Understanding available September 7 via Absolute Magnitude delivering the elemental warmth and majesty of "Hot Hot"; FTRZ sent words of The Ocean Park EP available August 24 with a look and listen at the summer sensations of "Models"; Gabriel Garzón-Montano delivered a look at the Max Basch video odyssey for the spirit soaring track "Golden Wings" courtesy of Stones Throw; LA Jenny March followed up "California Daze" with the big radio pop decadence of "Talk To Me"; Low announced the new album Double Negative available September 14 via Sub Pop, dropping the new singles "Quorum", "Dancing and Blood" and "Fly"; Smashing Pumpkins returned with "Solara"; Joey Bada$$ re-released 1999 and announced lineup for STEEZ Day, happening in NYC's Central Park July 8; David Lynch's biography Room to Dreams will be available June 19 through Random House; Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West's "Family Feud"  business; Deftones' own Chino Moreno dropped the track "Brief Exchange"; M. Ward released the surprise album What a Wonderful Industry; Kris Gruen & Peter Morén delivered a look at the Martin Hedman-directed visuals of frontier images that stretch outward to the reaches of the city for "Everyday and Night Now"; Luke James Shaffer delivered some sentimental hand-raised to the sky pop with "How Sweet the Sound"; Dr. Martens x designer Peter Saville's Joy Division/New Order boot line; Moby is selling his record collection; LVL UP called it a day, gracing us with the gorgeous single "Orchard"; and we celebrate the life and work of iconic Village Vanguard owner/advocate Lorraine Gordon, Anthony Bourdain and Fleetwood Mac's Danny Kirwan.

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