Sea, sand & sun sensations
Scanning the coasts and surveying the seagull wing spanning oceans of pop; press photo via Week in Pop.

Scanning the coasts and surveying the seagull wing spanning oceans of pop; press photo via Week in Pop.

Surveying the latest top stories, we learned that reproductive rights won out in Illinois (as the battle continues elsewhere), international tech wars rage on, tariff trifles carry forward and more — Week in Pop delivers some of the latest breaking media that is currently on our radar. The latest news is that Brooklyn pop star Barleaux returned with the deeply and dearly enriched and emotively encoded single "Code" via AWAL; red steppes announced the Native Cat album Arcs with a listen to the adversity conquering ballad of purpose and ode to rising above life's challenges on "Trouble"; Hélène Barbier delivered a look at the stuffed bear psych visual for "The Good Thing" off the album Have You Met Elliott? via Emotional Response/Caballito Records; Ryan Pollie delivered the beautiful, heart and mind opening song "Getting Clean" featured off the ANTI- self-titled; Squadda B released Squadda Mania; Yumi Zoumi shared a look at the snazzy, sassy and stylish LA steeped visual for "Crush (It's Late, Just Stay)" from Robbie Barnett, Austin Roa and Carter Ross, starring Caroline Hebert, Chase Williamson and the band; Arlo Day delivered a look at the intimate Holly Taylor, Elena Isolini & Esther Collins visual for the melancholic and moody "Bad Timing" from the Domino EP of the same name; Claire Morales unveiled the rustic and wild Ana Dria visual for "Sibylle" from the anticipated new album All That Wanting; Boulevards shared the energetic and throwback r&b styles of "My Baby's Gone"; Baloji released the album album Kaniama: The Yellow Version via Bella Union & the film The Kaniama Show; Crumb dropped the specter soaring "Ghostride" and followed it with the mesmerizing “Fall Down” from the debut album Jinx; DESURE delivered a look at the Collin Duddy visual for the ode to the SoCal city of angels, "Los Angeles"; Huntly presented a look at the performance visual from Dyllan Corbett for the earnest and expressive "Giving Circle"; Ananya Birla delivered the boss jam "Blackout" ft. WurlD & Vector; The Glow, Mike Caridi of LVL UP, dropped the album Am I via Double Double Whammy; Gemma unveiled the passionate and purposeful single "'Til We Lose the Feeling" off the second album Feeling's Not a Tempo via Double Double Whammy; Rose McGowan and David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets) collaborated on "The Auteur (Redux/Starlet's Cut)"; Chris Orrick released the album Out to Sea; Emmrose delivered the piercing pop gaze of "Dangerous Eyes"; Tucson's Chateau Chateau delivered the fresh summer saturated sounds with the Evidence EP; Spencer Radcliffe released the album Hot Spring via Run For Cover; Mae Muller dropped the anthem about the joys of being your own person with the visual for "Anticlimax"; The Code unveiled the mercury EP; Miraa May delivered smack down on all the haters with "FWM"; Sarasara delivered the tangled sensual visuals for "Into Me See" via Orgone; Portland's Tara Velarde the emotion rising EP Rise; Meyru delivered the ecstatic emotions and energy of "Something I Like"; Skepta presented the Duncan Loudon co-directed visual for the real life tales of "Bullet From a Gun" seen spitted straight from a bench in a Camden Town tube station; Dude York delivered the Jared Caldwell-directed visual of performance pop art antics for "Box" off the Hardly Art album Falling;

Baseball Gregg dished out their latest sentimental single "The Movies" ft. Pecas & William Corduroy and the illuminated “Hong Kong Hike”; Ess Ford delivered a slice of PNW vibes with the single "Rainforest Town"; (Sandy) Alex G announced the Domino album House of Sugar and shared the demolition derby visual from Zev Magasis for the uplifting and grateful anthem "Gretel"; San Francisco's DEWR presented the infomercial style visual for "Serenity"; Ted Kennedy sent along the intatiable club jam "Not Enough"; Renni Rucci delivered the flashy and elevated visual for "Elevators"; Santa Cruz artist Joe Kaplow shared the rustic folk ode "Corncob Pipe"; Kevin Morby delivered the energetic fun of the "OMG Rock n Roll" visual; Alice Cohen & The Channel 14 Weather Team delivered the glamorous and sensationally spring shimmering visual from Gabrielle Muller for "Plastic Paradise" from the NNA Tapes album Artifical Fairytales; Fleet delivered the acoustic aura of introspection and earnest expression with the beautiful work of heartbreaks and happiness that is Forever the Optimist via In Black Records; Night Moves shared the action packed adventure odyssey Cameron Dutra visual for "Strands Align" off the Domino Records album Can You Really Find Me; Cold Showers presented a viewing of the Travis Waddell video for "Shine" off the Dais album Motionless; Seba Kaapstad delivered the neon night visual for "Don't" off the Mello Music album Thina; Brijean delivered a look at the video within the video visual for "Show & Tell" from the debut EP Walkie Talkie; Micah E. Wood delivered the evocative single "Take It Slow" & the aerobic workout visual for "Stay Right Here" ft. Josh Stokes, directed by Jeffery Chance; hear the snazzy, smooth and silky Zach Burba's Margarita mix of Dear Nora's "Worship the Cactus"; Lil Keed dropped the pride and poise of "Proud of Me" ft. Young Thug; SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott delivered the visual for the collaborative cut "Power is Power"; Julia Shapiro delivered the sentimental and sincere Claire Buss visual for the earnest and wistful "A Couple Highs" and the self-directed visual for the moving and shifting single “Shape” off the debut album Perfect Version arriving June 14 via Hardly Art; Fury delivered Failed Entertainment via Run For Cover; Leeches presented the rocker "Flowers in the Garden" via Leisure Records; Gypsy Temple shared the expressive visual for "Today"; Mac DeMarco delivered the dramatic visual for "On the Square" from William Sipos & Sean Campos, starring Tommy Midnight; Cat Clyde presented a look at the arid desert epic animated visual for "Bird Bone" from Xavier Palin; argonaut&wasp presented a look at the posh life thriller visual for "Monacillo"; Denzel Curry dropped ZUU; Z Money delivered the paper rain visual for "Shawty Paid Intro" from Diesel Filmz, produced by DY and JMoney World; Lil Tecca presented the Cole Bennett summer workout regiment visual for "Ransom"; Rod Wave delivered the video that follows the artist from the studio, to the stage and beyond for the introspective "Heart On Ice"; Jonah Yano & BADBADNOTGOOD dropped the expressive makeup applying visual for the intimate single "nervous" from the forthcoming debut EP via Innovative Leisure;

Jay Som announce the album Anak Ko for Polyvinyl and unveiled the asphalt speeding single and visual for "Superbike"; Color Collage presented us with a look at the Kate Bennis-directed video for the warm and caring single "Eye On You" that features aerobics with Ivy and the ladies of the Penn South Program for Seniors; Modern Love Child shared the inspired visual odyssey for "Golden Brown" from the debut album; MrENC delivered the emotive tinged anthems of urgency and intrigue with "We Set Things Right" off the Velvet Blue Music EP On and On and On; Tyler, the Creator presented the television show style performance visual for "Earfquake" off the album Igor; Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth dropped the Frou Frou jam "Guitar Song (Live)" via Linda Perry and Kerry Brown’s We Are Hear imprint; Lisel shared the wondrous visuals for "Ciphers" from Jing Niu, Zoë Alyce Salnave and Philips Shum; Freddie Gibbs and Madlib delivered the visual for "Crime Pays" from their album Bandana; Ellis delivered a look at the moving Justin Singer visual for the evocative early spring energy of "Something Blue"; Athens' Dury Dava delivered a listen to the mind tripping cosmic cut "Σάτανα" from their debut s/t album via Inner Ear; CAPYAC shared a slick and smooth remix of BUHU's single "Yew"; Whispering Sons shared a look at the eerie forest set visual for "Hollow" directed by Pieter De Ridder; Pearl Charles delivered the sweet summertime visual for "Sunshine Wine"; The Y Axes delivered the escapist energies of "Get Away"; The Warhawks busted out all the warhammers with the mind raging and fist waving single "Never Felt So Good"; G Flip delivered a look at the romantic visual from Lucy Knox for "I Am Not Afraid"; Abe Hollow shared the subdued song that centers around graven images and more with "Golden Calf"; Hatchie delivered the road touring visual for "Obsessed" off Keepsake (Double Double Whammy, Heavenly Recordings and Ivy League); Loving delivered the lush and lovely single "Nihilist Kite Flyer"; James World delivered the DIY full-length of blistering and raw expressions with Funny Dreams; Doodie brings it all back home in the visual for "Time Out"; Flipp Dinero delivered the statement of needed solace with "Leave Me Alone"; Pom Pom Squad, lead by Mira Berrin, shared the single of things that that grate on the psyche with the aptly titled "Heavy Heavy"; Liam Duncan delivered the big bouquet of post-breakup pop with "Can't Stop Calling You Baby"; J-E-T-S, aka Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar, dropped the album ZOOSPA via Innovative Leisure; Very Jazzed's Chase DeMaster launched the fun, DIY and poppy Get a Life project; Tee Lerrone delivered the warehouse dance jam banger "I Turn Nothing Into Everything" https://orcd.co/e0jm13k; Tove Lo delivered the good riddance breakup anthem "Glad He's Gone"; New Zealand group Miss June signed to Frenchkiss Records and dropped the righteous rocker "Best Girl" https://orcd.co/mjbestgirl; Jai Paul hype; the return of Pavement; and we remember Roky Erickson and Leon Redbone.

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New spring cycles bring developing styles
Gordon the Lhasa Apso dwelling in the lush spring glow; photographed by Shelby Pimentel Wilson.

Gordon the Lhasa Apso dwelling in the lush spring glow; photographed by Shelby Pimentel Wilson.

With spring in the air, Week in Pop is here to try and keep you up to date with all the latest buzz brought about with the arrival of the new equinox. With all the hubbub about 737 plane problems, geopolitical standoffs and more stateside civic static; we bring you now all the hype between the headlines with news that Boulevards dropped the epic knock out jam "K.M.O."; Boston's own Halfsour announced their second album Sticky available May 24 and delivered the cool life moment capturing single "Blurred Camera Phone"; Deep Cuts delivered the ethereal beauty of "Thin"; Hatchie delivered the new single and Joe Agius visual for "Stay With Me" off the Double Double Whammy/Heavenly/Ivy League album Keepsake; Dark Tea released their anticipated self-titled album via Fire Talk; Cathedral Bells astonished with the Kayla Smith and Elizabeth Littler goth winter wonderland visual for "Cemetery Surf"; Chicago's own Minor Moon shared the sentimental song cycle of An Opening; Sarah P. delivered the artistic Colette Pomerleau visual for the title track featured off her recent EP Maenads; Tierra Whack delivered the visual for "Unemployed"; Nick Murphy delivered the visual of visions for the mental questions of "Sanity" from the upcoming album Run Fast Sleep Naked available April 26 via Downtown/Future Classic/Opulent; Lil Uzi Vert delivered "Sanguine Paradise" alongside the new cut "That's a Rack"; Newscast announced the new EP titled 5 with a listen to the covert and clandestinely cool single "Undercover"; Crumb announced the album debut Jinx with a look at the Haoyan of America-directed video for "Nina" ft. David Patrick Kelly who famously played Jerry Horne in Twin Peaks; Tadzio shared the emotive tinged instrumental "Cythera" off the BLIGHT. Records release The Sick Room; Sam Fender fired forth "Hypersonic Missiles"; The Mystery Lights mesmerized with "Someone Else is in Control" from the Daptone album Too Much Tension!; Launder delivered the spring season inviting 16mm visual for "Chew" styled by Lindsey Hartman, filmed by Ben Mullen, directed by Robbie Barnett, featuring Staz Lindes and Wyatt Noble; Evan Thomas Way & The Phasers delivered the hymn dedicated to the stretches of the long and winding highways of life with "Long Distance"; Brooklyn DIY star Dina Maccabee delivered the creative alchemy of The Sharpening Machine via Geomancy Records; Alex Bayly delivered the sincere and endearing single "I'll Never Leave You"; *repeat repeat delivered the glimmering and shimmering new spring styled single "Head On" off the Dangerbird Records album Glazed; JR JR dropped the innovative and gentle new single "Dumb Myself Down"; Penelope Isles delivered the cool collage visual for the even cooler cut "Chlorine";

Maryjo Mattea debuted the timely anthem of awakened consciousness and other items of urgency with "A New Normal"; Leem of Earth shared the sky exploding single "Only So Many Ways" off the Velvet Blue Music EP Chapter Two; Vampire Weekend unveiled the new song "Sunflower" ft. Steve Lacy; Big Eyes shared the glamorous visual for "Lucky You" off the album Streets of the Lost; Memory Keepers shared the electric energy of their Faint Ink 7"; Black Mountain announced the album Destroyer arriving May 24 via Jagjaguwar with a listen to the thunderous single "Future Shade"; MUNYA delivered the shimmering title track from the Blue Pine EP; introducing Help who emerged on the scene with the frenzy and fury of "Pennies on the Ground"; Sigrid released the anticipated album debut Sucker Punch; Night School shared the empowering and inspiring single "July" and shared the serene spring style visuals for "Marigold" from the Graveface album Disappear Here; Billie Eilish delivered the video for “you should see me in a crown” from Takashi Murakami off the album When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?; Fake Dad delivered a look at the road rolling visual for the intimate inward glow of "Indigo" from Evan Schwartz, Noah LePage and Katie Paul; Automelodi delivered the epic visual for the smart synth sensations of "Les Métros Disparus" ft. Liz Wendelbo featured off the Holodeck album Mirages au futur verre-brisé; John Paul White delivered the heartland strumming ballad "The Long Way Home" off the album The Hurting Kind; Honeyblood delivered the heavy and hearty rocking lyric video for "Glimmer"; Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta! delivered a listen to the heartfelt single of expressive sincerity with "All Hands" featured off the Arts & Crafts album Forever Overhead; Kedr Livanskiy dropped the new energetic tech-topia rager "Ivan Kupala (New Day)" from the 2MR album Your Need; PUP rocked the world with the singles "Sibling Rivalry" and "Scorpion Hill"; Sun Cycles, aka Jessica Hottman fka The Hottman Sisters, delivered the reflective nostalgia Jon Bass visual for the sentimental synth-scapes of "Kids"; Sky Ferreira returned with much fanfare and shared "Downhill Lullaby"; Kevin Morby delivered the Christopher Good visual for "Nothing Sacred / All Things Wild" from the upcoming album Oh My God available April 26 via Dead Oceans; Maddie Ross delivered the lyrical visual for "Miracle" from the Sentimental Records album Never Have I Ever; Fat White Family presented the absurdist Róisín Murphy the visual for "Tastes Good With the Money" from the Domino album Serfs Up!; Khotin unleashed the Ghostly album Beautiful You; Iceage offered a look at the Mortis Studio and Jo Kamimura visual for "Pain Killer" ft. Sky Ferreira;

AlunaGeorge delivered the NSFW visual from Jason Sondock and Simon Davis for "Cold Blooded Creatures" ft. Bryson Tiller from the Champagne Eyes EP; Baseball Gregg dropped the jam “Young”; Mega Bog is back with the announcement of the new album Dolphine, sharing the lavish "Diary of a Rose"; James World delivered the sound stacking new single "Dominoes"; American Pleasure Club dropped Fucking Bliss via Run For Cover; JD Simo delivered the album Off at 11; Banners dropped "Got It In You"; ALASKALASKA delivered the sensational and suave single and visual for "Bees"; Banx & Ranx delivered the expressive and sweet new single "Speaker" ft. Olivia Holt and ZieZie; Cold Showers shared the chic Chris Slater visual for "Faith" off the Dais release Motionless; Ida Mae delivered the spell-binding Luke Courtenay Smith & Tim Hyland visual for "Chasing Lights" from the album of the same name available June 7 via Thirty Tigers; Psychedelic Porn Crumpets announced the upcoming album And Now For The Whatchamacallit for Marathon Artists with a listen to "Bill's Mandolin"; Chris Orrick delivered the decadent ode to bodega bound opulence with “Liquor Store Hustle”; Merival, aka Toronto-based artist Anna Horvath, shared the acoustic splendor of "I With Mine"; DREAMERS dropped the dream catching machines of "Insomniac" off of LAUNCH FLY LAND; Toebow dropped the morning fantasia of "Bed in Breakfast" off the Imaginator Records album Themes; Dead Horse Beats delivered the wavy daze of "Home Days"; Hembree delivered the earnest and expressive single "Heart" off the Thirty Tigers album House on Fire; Steady Holiday offered a listen to their cover of Weezer's "Holiday"; PUP tour buzz; Phildel delivered the mood maneuvering musical motions of "Glide Dog" off the album Wave Your Flags; Sam Fender delivered the adventurous and epic visual from Vincent Haycock for "Hypersonic Missiles"; Cody Lovaas provided a look at the smooth and stylish visual for "Talk Slow"; push baby delivered the hi-fi weird hype of "mama's house"; Courtney Barnett debuted "Everybody Here Hates You"; J Mascis covered Tom Petty's eternal "Don't Do Me Like That"; Mac Demarco released the lizard man visual for "Nobody" (courtesy of artist Ryon Wu) and announced Here Comes the Boy and the comparison controversy to Mitski's Be the Cowboy took off running; Tame Impala delivered the new track "Patience"; Cardi B controversies; and we remember Nipsey Hussle.

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Dispelling the winter cold spells of our malcontent
Pursuits of arts beyond the deluge of clouds and city lights; press photo courtesy of Week in Pop.

Pursuits of arts beyond the deluge of clouds and city lights; press photo courtesy of Week in Pop.

With the SXSW-mania in full effect, Week in Pop delivers a snapshot of some of the breaking buzz we’re following. With headlines about billionaires gone wild, the confusing and chaotic situations in Venezuela, anticipation of the Mueller report and more—we bring you the top stories you may have missed with news that Atelier Ciseaux label boss Rémi Laffitte launched the new label GÉOGRAPHIE; JPEGMAFIA and HEALTH delivered the new single "I Hate You"; Michael Raintree, aka Oreo Jones, released Through the Depths of Hell I Picked Up the Phone; Whitney Ballen unveiled the Skyler Ford and Daniel Chesney video for "Black Cloud" off Sinking Ship via Father Daughter / Substitute Scene Records; CupcakKe's "Squidward Nose" from Logan Fields; Versing treated us to the arty Gordon De Los Santos visual for the massive and woolly mammoth woven lead single "Tethered" off the hotly anticipated album 10000 arriving May 3 via Hardly Art; Jay Som delivered the new single "Simple"; Dark Tea delivered the DIY escalator escalating Zach Fudge visuals for "Angel of Night" from their Fire Talk album debut; Weyes Blood delivered Natalie Mering's vintage cabin thriller visual for the brilliant power pop single "Everyday" off the Sub Pop album Titanic Rising available April 5; Shouldies shared the art pop, energetic and eccentric video for "Bed" from their debut arriving March 6 via Graveface/NeverNotGoth; KERA shared the bright and brilliant new single "Bright Future Ahead" ft. Devendra Banhart; Brian Sendrowitz of Beat Radio delivered the new expressive and intimate single "Alchemy" from the new EP Everyone I Know, Just Holding On; Nicki Minaj delivered a look at the Mike Ho visual for "Hard White"; Susto delivered the new spirit and sky soaring single "Weather Balloons"; LiveFreeRize presented a look at the Wonderphul filmed visual for the CHVLLY-produced diamond obsessed track "Pinky Ring"; Field Medic shared the endearing single "henna tattoo" and the endearing corresponding visual featured on the Run For Cover Records album fade into the dawn; San Francisco's Micropixie, aka MPX, shared the international and inquisitive audio arts of "The Universal"; buzz for the electric and expressive Thurst album Project Isle Demotion via Too Far Gone Records; Okey Dokey delivered a look at the fancy animated visual for the heartfelt question of heart with "Whose Heart"; San Francisco's The Y Axes delivered the DIY visuals for their origin story song "How We Begin" off the album No Waves; sobhhï delivered a listen and look at the sensual single "facts up" (الحين) of the Black I EP; Bayonne shared the sweet, sincere and serene piano key crafted single "Same" from the album Drastic Measures; Big Tom Callahan delivered the celestial, smooth and emotive debut single "Like Heaven"; Major Moment paid sincere homage to the fallen Chester Benngington via their cover of "Leave Out All the Rest"; Popluxe delivered the luxious pop of their glammed-out and gorgeous LP Lumiere; Earthquake Lights delivered a look at the lovely Minu Park visual for the beautiful light gazing single "Moonlight" from their upcoming album Distress Signals; LEFTI got the dance party rolling with the body moving jam "Every Time" ft. Spencer Ludwig; TEEN delivered a look at the reflective and meditative Charles Billot visual for "Pretend";

C’mon Tigre provided a look at the mesmerizing Sic Est CGI visual for big time single "Behold the Man" featured off the BDC/K7 album Racines; Sharlet Crooks presented a look at the romantic ups and downs that life deals us with the Jon Meyer visual for "Maybe Love"; Chai delivered the cool and sporty visual for "Choose Go!"; Swimming Bell delivered the evocative, introspective and acoustic strummer "Cold Clear Moon" written by Tomo Nakayama; Utkarsh Ambudkar gave us the slick and street smart "Rundown"; Helenor delivered the excavated expressions of intrigue and exquisite illustrations with "Artifact"; Helenor delivered the excavated expressions of intrigue and exquisite illustrations with "Artifact" and the corresponding visual; the iconic Neneh Cherry delivered the mobile phone-centric visual for "Natural Skin Deep"; Planet Giza delivered the single and Walid Jabri visual of endearing truths with "You Wasn't Lyin'"; Glasgow's The Ninth Wave delivered the horror-fashion visual for "Half Pure"; Wand delivered a listen and look at "Scarecrow" from their new Drag City album Laughing Matter; Barrie delivered the shimmering perfect pop of "Clovers" off the Winspear album Happy To Be Here; MNEK delivered the scandalous visual for "Girlfriend"; Charly Bliss dropped the road-tripping Michelle Zauner (of Japanese Breakfast) visual for "Capacity" off the Barsuk album Young Enough; Rosie Tucker appeared on the scene with the rocking single "Habit"; Chromatics delivered the haunted drive of "Red Car"; Cathedral Bells released the anticipated self-titled EP; Only Yours delivered the passionate pop with the Pirates Blend album Overrun; Emilie Kahn (previously of Emilie & Ogden) shared the elaborate synth spectaculars "Will You?" and "Island" from the Secret City album Outro; Catch Prichard delivered a listen to the slow and rustic burning "You're the Worst"; Carlos Vara illustrated the hedonistic successful keys to achieving more self-esteem with the visual for "Confident"; Cimo Fränkel delivered the complications of life after love on the earnest and emotive "Live Without You"; Cecilia Gault delivered the sensations that stretch beyond the pale of sanity on "Lunatic"; NYC's Patio announced their Fire Talk album Essentials with a listen to the dutiful single "Boy Scout"; Leah Voysey delivered a song about toxins and toxic endeavors on "Poison"; Khotin signed to Ghostly with news of the upcoming Beautiful You album, sharing the mesmerizing and bewildering single "Dwellberry"; Lisa Papineau presented the reflective and gentle Betsy Kenyon video for the evocative and limitless beauty of "Beautiful" off the album Oh Dead On Oh Love; Honeyblood presented the hedonistic video for "The Third Degree" off the album In Plain Sight; morgxn released the vital blue EP; Vesper Wood, Christina Wod of Kaleida, shared the sentimental single "Carson"; Mating Ritual offered a listen to their new big bright single "Falling Back" from the upcoming album Hot Content; Seba Kaapstad delivered the breaths of fresh air with "Breathe"; Joshua Thew shared the intimate and endearing Brandon Mercer visual for the earnest expressions of "Think You're Getting Through"; Made-Up announced the debut self-titled EP for Forged Artifacts with a listen to the gauzy and gaze-y "Who's Mess, Who's Tears"; Little May announced the new album Blame My Body with a listen and look at the single for "Apples";

DoNormaal delivered the AJ SUEDE visual for the TMLO-produced track "Revenge"; introducing Birmingham's Bad Hops who just released the radical rocking Foul Ball 7" via Earth Libraries; Lulu Lewis delivered the eccentric video for "Rock the Deer" from their upcoming album Genuine Psychic; Bryce Vine continues to ride the bombast buzz from the "Drew Barrymore" single and beyond; moonweather delivered the organic and ethereal pop of Overgrown; Cherry Pickles shared the vintage styled visual for the timeless testament to heartbreak "It Will All End in Tears" featured on the debut album Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples available April 5 via PNKSLM Recordings; Kathleen delivered the reflections and statements of thought with "The Longest Year"; Emily Vaughn delivered the brutal and boss visual for "Dead 2 Me"; Ontario's After Funk shared the sweet and soft sentiments of "The Mess We've Become" off the album Santa Barbara; Elizabeth Fagan, oka Lili St Anne shared a listen to the ethereal choral EP Bone Marrow; Cherie and Renno shared the energetic, enigmatic and eccentric single "Let Me In"; Golden Daze released their hotly anticipated second album Simpatico; ADULT. offered a listening to the synth sweet dulcets of "Subsurface"; Venus Furs shared the baroque and beautiful "Chaos and Confusion"; Dear Boy delivered the glamorous Samuel Bayer visual for "Semester"; Good Fuck unveiled the video for the sinewy electric pop aesthetics of "Physics", provided by Tim Kinsella with flip phone footage supplied by David Berman; Porcupine rolled out the performance pop visual for "Lifetime" from Casey David Nelson and Justin Joy off the What You've Heard Isn't Real EP; Dan Rico offered a listen to the amped up new single "Shi"; Wicca Phase Springs Eternal released Suffer On via Run For Cover; Francie Moon shared the shredding jangler New Morning Light; mxmtoon delivered all the feels of "i feel like chet" along with an art pop visual courtesy of H.S. Naji; MINKA delivered the End of the Affair EP; MUNYA delivered the smooth and cool new single "Benjamin"; Ellis delivered the evocative azure moments of reckoning with "Something Blue"; Chromatics delivered the colorful art pop visual for "Time Rider"; Young Clancy presented a look at the beach bound video for the bouncy single "Dead" ft. Chris LaRocca; Glows delivered the danced-up single "Passing Talk"; Radical Face presented a look at the Ben Cooper and Roy Berry visual for the self-betterment exercises of "Hard of Hearing"; Pure Bathing Culture delivered a look at the lyric video for "Devotion" from the upcoming album Night Pass; Viking Moses delivered the introspective and emotive strummer "Kid For the Cattle" from the Epifo Records album Cruel Child; Priests delivered the single "Good Time Charlie"; Freddie Gibbs and Madlib dropped "Flat Tummy Tea"; Vampy Weekend delivered the Emmett Malloy visual for "Harmony Hall"; Teenage Fanclub returned with their new single "Everything is Falling Apart"; Marissa Nadler delivered a listen to the John Cale collabo "Poison"; Treefort Music Fest lineup buzz; the 21 Savage country of origin debacle; and we remember The Monkees' Peter Tork and Amy Winehouse hologram hold-ups.

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Cities, scenes, skies & dreams
Sky sailing and surveying all between the earth, the heavens, the subterranean sects and the new dimensions; press photo courtesy of Week in Pop.

Sky sailing and surveying all between the earth, the heavens, the subterranean sects and the new dimensions; press photo courtesy of Week in Pop.

As 2019 kicks off with the aftermath of a grueling government shutdown, villainy, disasters and other international showdowns — Week in Pop shines a light on all the latest developing buzz beyond the panic-stricken headlines. Big news as S the Supplicant, aka Sally Horowitz, announced the Sex in Mechanicalville play (based on the Nicey Music release of the same name); Royal Trux rocked the world with the announcement of their upcoming album White Stuff arriving March 1 via Fat Possum and dropped the nitty gritty title track and the corresponding visual; Baseball Gregg announced a March tour that includes SXSW dates with the gentle, sweet, beautiful and serene new single "Toursong"; Buke and Gase announced the upcoming album Scholars with a listen and look at the visual for the mind opening and enriching title track; Fidlar delivered a look and listen at the DIY visual for the super catchy new cut "All By Myself" featured off the Mom + Pop album Almost Free; Hockey Dad announced tour dates; Mindy Gledhill delivered the tear drop shattering dance jam "Boo Hoo" from the album Rabbit Hole; Vesper Wood, aka Kaleida's Christina Wood, delivered the mystic & cryptic wonder with the entrancing "Descend" featured off the solo album Instar; Lisa Papineau delivered the visual for the personal strums and expressions that comprise "Little Hell" off the fourth album Oh Dead On Oh Love; Mark Diamond delivered the pop paintings of committed connections with "Steady"; Lizzo strolled into the new year with the Quinn Wilson visual for the super styling new single "Juice"; Dr. Danny released the anticipated album Nothing But Love that was co-produced with The Lemon Twigs; Unknown Mortal Orchestra delivered the new single "SB-06"; Cardi B delivered the fancy "Money" visual from Jora Frantzis and performed at the AVN Awards; Business of Dreams announced the Slumberland album Ripe for Anarchy with a listen to the illuminating and light glimmering single "Keep the Blues Away"; Hand Habits, aka Meg Duffy, delivered a look at the powerful Vanessa Haddad visual for the even more powerful single "can't calm down" from the Saddle Creek album placeholder; Highschool Jacob dropped the electronic funk saturation of "Can't Get Enough"; Loi Loi delivered a look at the sensuous and sensational Jen Meller visual for "Egipto"; Pixel Grip delivered the city-scape dance-a-thon visual from Jana McLain for "Plastic Enemies" from the FEELTRIP Records album Heavy Handed; Matty Carlock & Jesse Malin delivered the kinectic visual for "Young and Fucked Up" from Mike Oliva & Rob Sellig; iLoveMakonnen delivered the code of consumerism "Spendin'" ft. Gucci Mane; CupcakKe delivered the risqué and wild "Squidward Nose"; Kehlani presented a look at the robotic-human healing visual for "Nights Like These" ft. Ty Dolla $ign; SASAMI announced debut Domino album and delivered a look at the Kate Hollowell co-directed visual for "Jealousy"; TEEN delivered the grandiose art house Charles Billot visual for the disco styled single "Runner";

Cathedral Bells delivered the evocative sunlight bathed glow of "Ethereal Shadow" off the self-titled EP; Ladytron delivered the synth swaying single "Far From Home" off the electronic legends' self-titled; Bitch delivered the powerful femme ballad "New Year" accompanied by a visual from Oskar Peacock; Logic dished out the structure shaking "Keanu Reeves"; Future Thieves delivered the exhibitions of perpetual reckonings with "Always Something"; Slovenian atmospheric/ambient trio YGT announced the album Sinking Ship available February 15 via Youngbloods; Kat Holland delivered the expressive dance infused ballad "The One"; Leikeli47 dropped the radical and energetic Edgar Esteves visual for the kinetic new track "Tic Boom"; SJae, aka Sammy Jay, delivered the outpour of feels and affinities with "Acid Rain" off the FIRST EP; Marlene Oak provided a look and listen to the post-twilight reflections and desires with the live version of "In the Evening"; Arlene Zelina offered a listen to the nocturnal wants with the electro inflections of "Dream of Me"; Jackie Venson compiled a collection of anecdotes and tones of jubilation on the pop jam "A Million Moments"; Nakhane shared the bright and beautiful single "New Brighton" ft. Anohni off the album You Will Not Die; Nashville's Okey Dokey & Liz Cooper shared a viewing of the warm Cody Duncum visual of life in whimsical motion for "Winnebago" from the album Tell All Your Friend; San Francisco vision questing voyagers Agouti expanded our fields of consciousness with the castle defending single "Dragons" from the release Nodes; Dua Lipa delivered the single & visual for "Swan Song"; Midi Matilda delivered the invigorating visual for the elecric pop pomp of "Apple Pie"; Indoor Pets delivered a look at the hilarious dinosaur-suited visual for "Pro Procrastinator" off the Wichita Recordings album Be Content; La Luz's Shana Cleveland announced the Hardly Art album Night of the Worm Moon with a listen to the atmospheric haunted western showdown setup style song "Face of the Sun"; mxmtoon covered Frank Sinatra's classic "my way"; The Rebels of Tijuana delivered the throwback chic of "Brazil 70"; Lexie Liu provided a look at the art noir visual for "Hat Trick"; Terror Jr released the anticipated album Unfortunately, Terror Jr; Hembree delivered a look at the blue-bathed visuals for the single "Culture"; Taali provided a view of the organic and intimate visuals for the city ballad "Los Angeles" from Madelyn Deutch from the Rainbow Blonde Records album I Am Here; Dr. Dundiff presented a look at the Will Hartsock and Thomas Johns of 750four Productions visual of Louisville local spots for "Skat" ft. James Lindsey found off the Cold Busted album The Distance; Bellows presented a listen to the floral fancies of the new single "The Rose Gardener" off the Topshelf album of the same name; Seattle's Roving Reporter delivered the organic heartland hymns with the Joie de Vivre EP; Ellis presented the prism reflective Andy Friesen and Linnea Siggelkow visual for the big ballad "All This Time";

Adam Lempel released the album Jinx with a release show January 30 in NYC at Footlight complete with a wizard glam motif; Caleb Hawley delivered the sentimental single about the constraints of time with "A Minute of Your Love"; Vern Matz delivered the meditative and mind mending Bobblehead EP; WESLEE delivered the dance inspired sweat stepping visual from Alexandra Gavillet for "Sweat Dreams"; Monica Martin delivered the single about consciousness and the lack of conscious actions in the expressive single single "Thoughtless"; Portland artist Bryson Cone delivered the evocative and earnest electric textures of dreams and fears via the breathtaking "Destination Nightmare"; Jesse McCartney presented the fancy and flashy visual for "Wasted" starring Katie Peterson; Kid Koala delivered the atmospheric and expansive single "Hera's Song" ft. Trixie Whitley; Ten Fé provided a listen to the smooth and serene sailing new single "Coasting" off the album Future Perfect, Present Tense via Some Kinda Love/PIAS; Westkust brought out all the dream weapon machines on the new single "Swebeach" off their Run For Cover self-titled; Tyler, The Creator launched the GOLF le FLEUR* and GOLF WANG 3M collection line; Charlotte Cornfield shared the sentimental and deeply endearing visual for "Andrew" from Adrienne McLaren off the album The Shape of Your Name (Next Door Records/Outside Music); Sharon Van Etten delivered a look at the NYC-centered visuals for the nostalgia entertaining ballad "Seventeen" featured off the new Jagjaguwar album Remind Me Tomorrow; Sure Sure delivered the comforting slice of winter warmth with the single "Warm Animal" off the What’s It Like? EP; Porteau delivered the earnest expressions of "River Song" featured off the album Water's Gate; The Kut delivered the thrashing performance visual for "I Am Vain"; Vampire Weekend buzz for their upcoming release Father of the Bride sharing listens to the jubilant "Harmony Hall" and the future times focused "2021"; hype for James Blake's Assume Form; YNW Melly provided a look and listen at the Cole Bennett visual for "Mixed Personalities" ft. Kanye West; early version of Animal Collective's "My Girls" is unearthed; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's rad dance video to Phoenix's "Lisztomania"; Coachella lineup hype and their new Every One initiative to combat sexual misconduct at the festival; Princess Nokia versus Ariana Grande; Azealia Banks and Grimes subpoenaed over Elon Musk's ridiculous weed inspired tweet; Kanye West filed some lawsuits; DMX is out of prison; Amen Dunes opened up; French emcee MHD charged with voluntary manslaughter; and we remember Pegi Young, Captain and Tennille's Daryl Dragon, Joseph Jarman, Psychic Love's Laura Peters and Michel Legrand.

Keep up with all the buzz via Week in Pop’s news department.

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Gazing with hope at the city lights of possibilities and skies of infinite intrigue; press photo courtesy of Week in Pop.

Gazing with hope at the city lights of possibilities and skies of infinite intrigue; press photo courtesy of Week in Pop.

With the holidays upon us and 2018 winding down, we continue to contend with the state of political stalemates, doing everything we can to help Indonesia in the wake of a tsunami; and marvel at the indefatigable spirit of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Week in Pop presents just a quick peek at some of the buzz we’re following (and will continue to update). Big news as we heard the announcement that Tom Krell, oka How To Dress Well along with Driftless Recordings' Joel Ford and Patrick McDermott launched the new label Helpful Music; phem dropped the emotive and passionate pop of “Jump”; Everyone is Dirty delivered some of that holiday glow with the bright seasonal nostalgia reflections with "This December (A Christmas Song)"; Daddy dropped the sweet, smooth and soft touch sounds of what it's like when the world begins to wildly spin out from beneath you on "Losing My Control"; Tee Grizzley delivered the documentary Off Parole; Ess Ford, aka Skyler Ford from Snuff Redux, dropped the anticipated album 206; Vök shared the performance visuals for the single about dusks and dawns "Night & Day" and spread the love with the slick new single "Spend the Love"; Girlpool delivered a look at the DIY visual for "Where You Sink" by the group's own Harmony Tividad from the upcoming album What Chaos is Imaginary available February 1 via ANTI-; TEEN announced the new album Good Fruit arriving March 1 via Carpark and delivered the visual for "Only Water"; Joel Taylor delivered the anthem of rebirth and immediacy in a heart-strummed hymn that strikes straight from the organic topography of the heartland titled "Moments Notice" along with the powerful visual that illustrates how domestic violence and disputes disrupts the harmony of family and humanity as a whole; Escort brought the big pop brightness with the body-shaker "Josephine"; HERO delivered intimate and expressive performance pop visual from Johannes Greve Muskat for "Dirty Work"; Color Palatte shared some shine for bleak times with the single "Dark Days", following up the searing beams of light "Sunburn" and and the dreamy cadences of "Chelsea"; Girl Crush delivered the pop sounds that drown out the static with "Radio Silence"; Future Generations provided audiences a little taste of the great outdoors with vintage sitcom flair via the visuals for "Landscape"; Saga Back delivered the evocative observations and expressions of "There You Go... Again"; New York based band Big Spirit brought the larger than life feels and thrills with the mammoth new single "Barbarians”; The Lovely Sparrows shared a look at the Derek Van Gieson-animated visual of inspirations and insights for "A Light" featured off their first album in seven years, Shake the Shadow via Abandoned Love Records; Bogan Via returned with the pop of perception, exhilaration and liberation on "Videos" off the new album Tough to Kill; Mark McGowan delivered the earnest and penned-from-the-heart hymns of affection and intuition with the Speakeasy EP;

Gabriel Birnbaum of Wilder Maker delivered the debut solo single of life and world progression reflections with "Stack the Miles"; Ohtis shared a listen to the 7" single "Runnin" b/w "Settling"; Lydian Collective brought the world a look at their performance visual for their electric pop fusion of "High 555"; Balto delivered the blistering and blasting new jam "Black Snake Mojave Blues"; The Dip delivered some winter seasonal cheer with the brass imbued single "Santa's Got a Sweet Tooth"; Vesper Wood, Christina Wood of Kaleida, delivered the meditative thought stream swimming single "The Wall"; Hana Vu covered the iconic Fleetwood Mac jam "Gypsy" with added haunted flair and fascination; Princess Nokia dropped the remastered and expanded Metallic Butterfly; EXES and JOME dropped the wistful and wondrous new single "One Day"; Domo Genesis dropped the EP Facade Records; Sports delivered the snazzy and shining new single "Don't Tell Me"; Holy Wow dropped the performance pop visual for the spaced-out single "Nebulas"; mxmtoon delivered the organic and intriguing plum blossom EP; Illiterate Light delivered the frank anthem about fairness and the lack thereof with "Nuthin's Fair"; Sofa City Sweetheart delivered the desert mariachi visual for the strumming and strolling power pop single "Stop Thinking" shot and directed by Karma McCartney and Juan Antonio Lopez; Marquee Mayfield shared the spellbinding scientific-styled visuals for the jazzy and joyful single "Spellbound"; Rnie delivered the transcendent and beguiling album Citrus via Broken Circles; L'FREAQ delivered the fancy visual for the sublime and sinewy "New Skin"; in case you missed it, peep Fielded's Alex Mallis beach-bound visual for the lit single of empowerment "Light It Up" off the Deathbomb Arc album Drip Drip; SOBxRBE Sneakk delivered the bossy cruising visual for "Spray" ft. Tyga, YG; SOB X RBE's Yhung T.O. dropped the solo joint Trust Issues; Merely, aka Kristina Florell—YEAR0001's latest signing, presented the enchanted forest visual for the mesmerizing "Crazy Heart"; Ruth Acuff delivered the harp and heart-tinged single "Peace"; Sigrid announced the debut album Sucker Punch arriving March 1 and delivered a listen to the acoustic title track; Calva Louise delivered the competitive and eccentric Bartholomew Jones visual for "Tug Of War"; Every Kid Knows delivered the bright and bold new single "Spinning Jenny"; Margot delivered the earnest and ethereal single "Coffee Stained Scars"; behold the majestic ruins that are explored in the visual for Zoe Boekbinder's "Shadow"; Jaguar Grace delivered the bombastic expressions of amour with "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"; Sophie Strauss shared the intimate and endearing visual for "Sweetboy"; Iowa's Holy White Hounds unleashed the power-chord/rip-chord fest of Say It With Your Mouth;

TISHMAL, aka Rachel Brockbank, delivered the single "Heavy" that tackles issues of gravity, weights and ethereal measures; Chromatics delivered a look at the holiday-styled visual for their cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire"; Mother Feather delivered the squared circle square off visual from Marc McAndrews for the anthemic "Red Hot Metal" off the album Constellation Baby; Utkarsh Ambudkar delivered the flashy new jam "Kane"; Cautious Clay delivered the big time track of reasoning and rationales with "REASONS" ft. Hudson Mohawke & Tobias Jesso Jr; Kyle Crane delivered the nostalgic home visual for "Nicole” ft. Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses; Madame Gandhi delivered the desert rolling visual for the bad ass single "Bad Habits"; Tiny Ruins offered a look at the winter wandering "Olympic Girls" visual; Young Readers delivered the echoing earthy warmth of "Silent Night"; NOV3L delivered the angular shoulder-shaking action of their new singles "To Whom It May Concern" and "Natural" from their Flemish Eye NOVEL EP; San Francisco's own moonweather delivered something to keep us warm from the winter elements with "Until Later"; Claire George signed to Cascine with a listen to the single "Where Do You Go?" followed by remixes supplied by Yumi Zouma and Sun Angels; Two Dragons and a Cheetah delivered the tightly wound tension breaker single "Wind Me Up"; Summer Heart delivered the evocative and mesmerizing electronically expressive textures of "Touch"; Vic Mensa delivered a listen to the Hooligans EP; Portland cult duo bed. just released their hotly anticipated debut album Replay; Harlem delivered a listen to their first album Free Drugs ahead of their upcoming Oh Boy album arriving February 14; T-Pain delivered the new jam "That's Yo Money" off the upcoming album 1UP; M.I.A. delivered the visual for "Reload" that was penned by Elastic leader Justine Frischmann; Matmos announced the new album Plastic Anniversary arriving March 15 via Thrill Jockey; Cass McCombs offered a listen to the song "Estrella"; Lambchop announced the new album This (is what I wanted to tell you) available March 22 through City Slang/Merge sharing a listen to the sentimental and personal single "The December-ish You"; NFL Cartel Bo video for "Hoova" ft. Maxo Kream caused a ruckus; Tegan and Sera announced the memoir High School; Tom DeLonge's "Strange Times" to become a television series; Ariana Grande followed up "thank u, next" with the ethereal and rhythms and blues of "imagine"; The Specials dropped the new single "Vote For Me"; David Lynch delivered the visual Ant Head; and we remember the Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley and jazz icon Nancy Wilson.

Keep up with all the latest buzz via Week in Pop’s news department.

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