Cities, scenes, skies & dreams
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.
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