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From the bait and switch antics on the international stage to the deluge of GDPR notices flooding our inboxes—Week in Pop delivers you the biggest buzz we're following at the moment. We bring news that our heroes Downtown Boys continue to inspire us with a radical and styling cover of Selena’s "Fotos Y Recuerdos" ahead of headlining tour dates running June 1-9; Pusha-T released the Kanye West produced album DAYTONA that has captured the attention of the pop world; Azealia Banks takes the audience to a warehouse for an impromptu dance session in the Matt Sukkar visual for "Anna Wintour"; Goon signed to Partisan Records with a listen to the new sensational and serene single "Choke Throat" as they prepare to embark up their first ever tour this summer that will see the physical release of the Dusk of Punk/Happen Omen EPs arriving July 13; LA's Polyplastic announced the forthcoming EP Not No available June 29 as shared a listen to the spirited new singles "Next Slide" and "Memphian Circles"; Cuban Doll presented a look at the Sara Lacombe supermarket sweeping visual for "Bankrupt Remix" ft. Lil Yachty & Lil Baby; Liza Anne brought the world a look at the inspired forest dances seen in the video for "Kid Gloves"; CHICKN delivered a look at the decadent & wildly festive Marina Danezi visual for the equally energetic single "Am I Cher?" off their album WOWSERS! courtesy of Inner Ear Records; experience the ultra-economic big pop styles of AKA George with the new single "Blazing"; Sacred Bones will release Julee Cruise demos along with the 1993 album The Voice of Love on wax August 17 via Sacred Bones & shared the goosebumps-inducing demo for "Floating"; Arp announced the new album ZEBRA available June 22 via Mexican Summer, showcasing the video for "Fluorescences" filmed in NYC on Super8 film by Shawn Brackbill, Alex Georgopoulos and starring Monica Hofstadter that celebrates the aesthetics of life and the cycles of seasons; PC Music delivered more poppy maximalism with the bouncy single "Be Your USA" from EASYFUN; Zaytoven released the debut album Trap Holizay; Litte Snake delivered the Enter EP via Brainfeeder; Hatchie released the Sugar & Spice EP via Double Double Whammy that includes the glimmering previously unreleased single "Bad Guy"; Jenny Hval released The Long Sleep EP via Sacred Bones with a viewing of the decadent and exotic Constance Tenvik visual for "Spells";

YG delivered the money in the bank single "Big Bank" ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj; Rüfüs Du Sol delivered the electro paradise pop cadences of "No Place"; Norway's Pen Gutt delivered the liberating and self-celebrating single "Independent" courtesy of Terrible Records; Seattle's Mommy Long Legs just announced the new album Try Your Best available June 22 and rocked the world with the marital-mania of "Bridezilla"; Liam Gallagher delivered the Charlie Lightening mad-for-it video for "I've All I Need" off the album As You Were; LUI HILL provided a look at the evening visuals from Christoph Varga for the sentimental semantics of "Words Become Useless"; Stumptown Music Project: Workers Comp Vol. II dropped; Gurr delivered the sun & fun featured in the Maximilian Wiedenhofer-directed visual for "Hot Summer"; Moon Honey presented the lavish Jess Joy and Colleen Louise Berry art-house visual for "That Dog" from the upcoming release Mixed Media On Woman available September 4; Prefuse 73 released the new album Sacrifices; Denzel Curry delivered the rapid flow rhymes on medication and more with "Percs"; Ella Grace provided the inspiring graces of inspiration with "Run"; Oneohtrix Point Never unveiled MYRIAD; A$AP Rocky released the new album TESTING; The Mobros shared the Kelly Morris visual for the heart-felt ode "Carrie Anne"; Manchester duo Lost Under Heaven signed an international deal with Third Side Music; Pass Away, members of I Am The Avalanche and Crime In Stereo, dropped the new album The Hell I've Always Seen via Suburbia Records; Moses Sumney delivered the sensual, evocative & provocative EP Make Out In My Car: Chameleon Suite; The Flaming Lips unleashed the mighty "Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2" featured on Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Deluxe Edition available June 1 via Warner Bros. Records; Ocean Hope finally released the debut album Rolling Days available now from Hush Hush Records; Jade Bird delivered the emotive expressions with "Furious"; Peach Kelli Pop released the lauded new album Gentle Leader via Mint Records; Jake Shears announced the self-titled solo album debut available August 10 & delivered the Mac Boucher video for "Creep City"; Billy and Dolly deliver the DIY art-pop arranged single & visual for "Can't Stay Calm" from the forthcoming album Five Suns Five Suns available June 8 via Shit Krystal Records; 

Soulwax delivered the smooth, slick and silky stylings of "Essential Three" from the Essential album available June 22 via DEEWEE / [PIAS]; Anohni delivered the sincere and supernatural "Miracle Now"; Queens electro-creative Eric Benoit gave the world the anticipated new EP Black Currant; Austin's Kady Rain penned an anthem for abuse survivors that is a testament to the strength of the spirit with "It Wasn't the Rose"; Smokescreens sent us some fresh new skronk with "Someone New" from the upcoming Slumberland album Used To Yesterday available July 13 on Slumberland Records; The Love-Birds unveiled their debut album In the Lover's Corner for Trouble In Mind Records with a look at the Winston Merchan and Tsering Norbu San Francisco-strolling visual for the power pop gem "Gerrit"; MIKE delivered Black Soap via Lex Records alongside the rooftop pontificating visual from Joygill Moriah, Camden Maalik and Michael J. Bonema for "Ministry"; James Blake presented the subdued collaboration with Dominic Maker from Mount Kimbie with "Don't Miss It"; Sleep unleashed a 16-minute massive doom droning jam with "Leagues Beneath"; Brazil's Balako delivered the infectious dance-floor burner "Jungle Music" via Greco-Roman; Clearance signed to Topshelf Records with news that their new album At Your Leisure will be available July 27, sharing the stylish performance visual for "Had a Fantastic"; LA's own Cape Weather gifted the world with the lovely and lush new single "Never Say" courtesy of Future Gods; Abel Tesfaye of the Weeknd announced the creative and digital incubator HXOUSE; buzz for Oakland's Feels 6 festival; J. Cole talked to Lil Pump; Common assisted with Starbucks' training video to combat racial bias; Ariana Grande commented on breaking up with Mac Miller; Vevo restructuring to focus solely on YouTube; and we celebrate the life and innovations gifted to the world by fuzz pedal engineer/inventor Glenn Snoddy.

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Forestal media forages

With everything from politics to playoffs playing with our collective emotions—Week in Pop brings a cornucopia of media buzz obfuscated by all the latest panic-inducing headlines. The latest top stories we're following is news that GABI signed to Double Double Whammy announcing that the anticipated upcoming album will arrive this fall, performing at Roulette (under given name Gabrielle Herbst) as part of an opera residence May 31 at 8pm; Tyler, the Creator presented a look at the Louis "Panch" Perez studio chilling visual for "435"; George Clinton released the anticipated new hotly anticipated Parliament record Medicaid Fraud Dogg; Oh Sees announced the new album Smote Reverser available August 17 via Castle Face & delivered a listen to the world-ripping new single "Overthrown"; CupcakKe delivered a look at the arcade-action packed video for "Quiz" directed by Logan Fields; Princess Nokia presented a look at the Milah Libin video for "Look Up Kid" off the A Girl Cried Red mixtape via Rough Trade; Death Grips released the new electric-insect buzzing single "Flies" from the forthcoming album Year of the Snitch; Tancred brought the grand ballroom burner "Something Else" off the new album Nightstand available June 1 via Polyvinyl, touring this fall with Joy Formidable; Jay Rock announced the new album Redemption available June 15 via TDE; Johnny Jewel released Themes For Television via Italians Do It Better with a look at the Radka Leitmeritz video for haunting suspenseful celluloid of "Red Door"; Montreal based Lou Phelps unveiled a flashy look at the Pique visual for the explanatory ode to impulsive instincts of "Want To (For The Youth)" produced by KAYTRANADA; Blushh delivered the power pop anthem "Do I Look Tired?" from the upcoming EP Thx 4 Asking courtesy of Yellow K Records available June 15; 5 Toronto's Witch Prophet released the bewitched & bewildering album wonder The Golden Octive via 88 Days of Fortune & shared a listen to the world altering lounge future psych single "Stars" produced by Old Smile; Jerry Paper, aka Lucas Nathan, has signed to Stones Throw with news of a new album arriving later this year & dropped the cool pop chrysalis of "Your Cocoon" co-produced by Badbadnotgood's own Matty Tavares; Lykke Li brought the world a look at the evening adventures seen through an iPhone for the "deep end" visual; The Myrrors announced the forthcoming album Borderlands available August 17 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond & delivered the wild ear & mind opening single "Awakening"; Skogebrandt delivered the new emotive & expressive single "Been You"; Brett Dennen delivered a look at the life affirming Craig Allen video for the joyful abandon of "Already Gone" from the EP Let's; Sevdaliza bridged parallel worlds via the Emmanuel Adjei visual for "DUALITY"; Omar Apollo delivered a listen to the smooth & sensational funk pop with "Ignorin" off the forthcoming Stereo EP available May 30; Silk City, comprised of Diplo and Mark Ronson, dropped the club-beat banger "Only Can Get Better" ft. Daniel Merriweather;

Rubblebucket announced the new album Sun Machine available August 24 via Grand Jury Music with a look at the pop-art styled Julia Barrett-Mitchell visual for "Fruity"; Guts Club delivered the jangly & twangy single "Pansy From the Hills" from the forthcoming third album Trench Foot available July 6; Henrik Appel announced the upcoming album Burning Bodies available June 29 via PNKSLM Recordings with a listen to the wind-tunnel tuned toward the future single "Tomorrow"; Mutual Benefit announced the new album Thunder Follows the Light available September 21 via Transgressive & shared the beautiful new singles "Storm Cellar Heart" and "New History"; Alynda Segarra and Hurray for the Riff Raff delivered the Puerto Rico filmed video from Kristian Mercado Figueroa for the passionate and human "Pa'lante"; Angel Olsen and My Morning Jacket's Jim James covered Sonny & Cher's "Baby Don't Go"; Goldfrapp delivered a listen to the electro-shining single "Ocean" ft. Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan; Cardi B delivered the Jora Frantzis visual of dubious romances for "Be Careful"; ASAP Rocky's elaborate album artwork reveal for the forthcoming third LP Testing; Golden Dawn Arkestra presented us a with a listen and look at the gaudy & mystic Ben Blanchard & Vanessa Pla video "Wings of Ra"; The Cool Kids shared the cool new summer cruising singles "OILBASS" ft. Boldy James "Ripple"; tour this summer with MOURN, Chastity delivered the live visual for "Chains" featured off the album Death Lust comes available July 13 via Captured Tracks; Hosannas provided a listen to the dance-floor shuffling single "Guitar Cop" from the upcoming album Picture Him Protecting You available July 12 from Fresh Selects; Gabriella Cohen delivered a look at the glamorous visual for "Music Machine" off the upcoming album Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love available June 1 via Captured Tracks; Gassamer, aka LA artist Evan Reiner, shared the ambient worm "Encounter" off the upcoming album Imperishable available in July via Innovative Leisure; Stuart McLamb's The Love Language announced the upcoming album Baby Grand arriving August 3 via Merge and shared travelogue lyric video from Daniel Murphy for "Southern Doldrums" along with the night riding visual for "Castle in the Sky" from Daniel Murphy & Kevin Norris; The Gloomies offered the innovative summer sun steaming & dreaming single "Palms" from the upcoming album Romance available July 13 via Thrill Me; Lusitanian Ghosts delivered the canonical reflections on the rocker "Past Laurel" off their June 8 slated self-titled album; Denmark's own PBSM delivered the flashy bold & bright stormy single "Struck By Lightning"; Crystal Fighters brought the big bouncing summer dreaming visuals for "Boomin' In Your Jeep" courtesy of Warner Bros. Records; Maps & Atlases shared a listen to the smartly stitched single "Violet Threaded" from the upcoming Lightlessness Is Nothing New album available June 1 via Barsuk Records;

embrace the earnest & electric single "Big Train" taken off Pllush's upcoming debut album Stranger to the Pain available June 8 via Father/Daughter; currently on tour with WET, Samson, fka Samson The Truest, delivered the sweet jangle pop single "King Kong" ft. WET's Kelly Zutrau; Ovlov announced the new album TRU available July 20 via Exploding in Sound & shared the sweet scuzz studded jam "Spright"; Shy Layers delivered a look at the entrancing JD Walsh visual for "No Road" from the new album Midnight Marker available May 25 via Beats In Space; Jamie Isaac delivered a therapeutic listen to the title track off the upcoming album (4:30) Idler available June 1 via Marathon Artists; Barrie delivered infinite worlds of wonder with the single "Tal Uno" courtesy of Winspear; MNNQNS dropped a look at the fancy Rod Maurice performance visual for "Tiger On A Leash" found off their Advertisement EP available now via FatCat Records; Baloji instantly ignited the impromptu dance party with the Shingai remix of "Soleil De Volt" originally off 137 Avenue Kaniama courtesy of Bella Union; RDTK presented the electro-aesthetic visuals for "Affective Forecasting" off the forthcoming Human Resources available June 29 via Denovali Records; Talitha Rise shared a look at the reflective and intimate visual for "Chapel Bell" off the upcoming album An Abandoned Orchid House available June 1; ATL rising emcee Skooly offered a look at the HDotRoss visuals for the boy band stunting & styling "Baccstreet Boy" ft. production by The Honorable C-N.O.T.E.; LIARS announced their first original soundtrack 1/1 available July 20 via Mute & offered a preview via the visual for "Liquorice"; A Boogie wit da Hoodie announced The International Artist available June 20 via High Bridge / Atlantic Records delivering a listen to the sky-high soaring "Way Too Fly" ft. Davido; Minneapolis' Bad Bad Hats presented the covenants of hearts & spirits on the new single "Write It On Your Heart" from the forthcoming Lightning Round album available August 3 via Afternoon Records; Jakarta, Indonesia artist NIKI delivered the debut Zephyr EP along with the lavish and opulent Saint & Miles Trahan visual for "Newsflash!"; LA radical Broken Baby snubbed the current state of the bloated patriarchy with the sharp striking "Year of the Fat Man"; Nickodemus presented a look at the Emanuele Kabu animated seahorse sailing visuals for the rich rhythm rider "Caballito De Mar" ft. La Yegros off the album A Long Engagement from Wonderwheel Recordings; Billboard Music Awards buzz; POP Montreal buzz; Robyn dropped some demos; Meek Mill canceled his White House meeting; A$AP Bari arrested for sexual assault; Rich the Kid accused of domestic violence; R. Kelly sued for sexual battery; Glasgow mural tribute for Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit; we said goodbye to Andy Warhol's iconic Interview Magazine; and we remember the life and works of author Philip Roth and influential musician/producer Reggie Lucas.

Keep up with all the latest breaking media developments via Week in Pop's news section.

New media heights & hype

Beyond the chaos, clamor & royal wedding hype-headaches that have consumed the week's headlines—Week in Pop is here to bring you all the buzz you may have missed. Today's top news is that pop icon Lil B released the new 28-track strong mixtape Platinum Flame; Alex Zhang Huntai announced the new album Divine Weight available June 29 via NON Worldwide & shared the Kevin Luna and Brian Echon video for "Pierrot"; SZA unveiled the life affirming/embracing inspiring video for "Garden" starring her mother Audrey Rowe & Donald Glover, directed by Karena Evans; Anderson .Paak presented a look at the fancy & flashing video for "Bubblin" ; Pat Moon released the anticipated and ethereal new album Romantic Era; Macajey delivered the latest lovely new single "Journeys" off the upcoming album Surfing the Air available July 20; Atlanta artist Eldorado Red delivered the neighborhood strolling visual for "Chapo Freestyle" from Omar The Director off the forthcoming album The Return of Shawty Guzman 2 produced by Zaytoven available June 15; Yip Deceiver, Of Montreal's Davey Pierce and Nicholas Dobbratz, are back with the new sensational single of intimate endearments with "Local Business" featuring a keyboard solo courtesy of JoJo Glidewell; Moon Duo drummer John Jeffrey shared the hypnotizing and adventurous single "Hypnowhine"; Dancehall, featuring members of Kill Kenada and Spoilers, announced their debut album The Band available June 15 via Vibe/Anti-Vibe, presenting a look at the bleary performance video for "Droners" from William Keeler & Craig Sharp filmed at Kluster Rooms; Frankie Simone paid a tribute to their wife in the epic video for "Blow My Mind" directed by Josh Brine; Sigrid shared the upbeat and supernatural visuals for "High Five"; Atlanta rising star Juto delivered the sweet & sunny chill day serenity of "Summa" available via Atlantic imprint Nice Life; Sam Spiegel returned with the new smooth and atmospheric cut "20 Below" ft. Anderson .Paak & Doja Cat; Beach Skulls announced their second album Las Dunas! arriving June 1 via PNKSLM Recordings & delivered a listen to the scuzz-searing single "Sacred Citrus" & more; Von K released Vi gör stan via PNKSLM; Phillip-Michael Scales shared the passionate single & visual for the heart-wrought "Lover, Let Me Be" off the upcoming Sinner-Songwriter EP available June 8; Philly's Remember Sports wowed the world with the release of their awesome new album Slow Buzz available now via Father/Daughter Records; gobbinjr delivered the heart-spinning single "november 163" from the upcoming album ocala wick available June 8 via Topshelf Records with news of tour dates; Christine and the Queens delivered the anticipated new illustrious r&b single "Girlfriend" ft. Dâm-Funk; Juliana Daugherty delivered the endearing song of heart and reflections with "Baby Teeth" featured off the debut album Light available June 1 via Western Vinyl; Nice Knees delivered the inquiring "U Would Do" that emerges out of the fog of the ether, featured off the Blue Mirror EP available June 29 via Broken Circles;

LA Girlfriend possessed the world with the latest brilliant new single "Possession" featured off the forthcoming Regina EP available June 15; Roanoke, Virginia's Eternal Summers shared the art pop visual from Japhy Riddle for "Forever Mine" off the album Every Day it Feels Like I’m Dying… available via Nevado Music; Quiet Slang delivered a dramatic look at the Jason Lester video for the anthemic "Future Mixtape For The Art Kids" from the just released album Everything Matters But No One Is Listening available through Polyvinyl Record Co.; Sydney artist Leroy Francis shared a look at the elaborate evening embracing video for "Intoxicated Drams" featured off the just-released EP S.O.R.E. available now via World State Recordings; Uniform & The Body rattled us out of our comfort zones with the new single "Come and See" featured off the upcoming Sacred Bones release Mental Wounds Not Healing available June 8; 88 Palms, Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair and Ria Bouttier delivered the tinsel town dalliances of "Hollywood Son" featured off the upcoming Love Safari EP available May 25; HANSSØN delivered the glamorous party-life pop visual for "Always High" from Olivier Kay and Aramie Payton; Brandon Wardell delivered a sensory look & listen to the visual for "Rideshare Roleplay" off the upcoming An ASMR Album release available June 1 via Nice Life; Tiny Deaths presented a look at the Catherine Orchard video for "Always" dedicated to survivors, featuring Lydia Kantor and Emilie Plauché Flink from the upcoming album available this fall; Drama delivered the Lies After Love EP along with the Shomi Patwary video for "Majid"; White Cliffs have recently signed to Foreign Family Collective and present the floral pop fancy of "Daisy" ahead of their show at Baby's All Right May 21; CLARA-NOVA shared a listen to the electro brilliance of the single "Electric" featured off the upcoming EP THE GOLDEN AGE available July 27 via Kobalt Music Recordings; Jim Jones presented a look at the Shula The Don co-directed opulent visual for "Gotta Play the Game" ft. YFN Lucci off Wasted Talent; Well Well Well delivered a look at the Bernabé Bolaños lyric video for the sensory inducing single "Me" ahead of the POPTIMISM & SHIPS EPs available July 13; Pharrell and Camila Cabello collaborated on the new single "Sangria Wine"; Lord Huron shared the anthem of burning evening embers “The Night We Met” featuring Phoebe Bridgers; wifisfuneral dropped the youthful tales of "Juveniles" ft. YBN Nahmir & produced by Jahlil Beats; GRLwood shared the exciting new singles "I'm Yer Dad" & "Wet"; BRIDGE shared a viewing of the visual for the night wandering "Lost My Mind"; the Internet announced the new album Hive Mind available July 20; Diana Gordon delivered the new sentimental summer sipping single "Kool Aid"; Jessie Reyez delivered the Peter Huang-directed video about judgments and histories delivered in a Salem witch trials style for "Body Count" ; Phantogram covered Sparklehorse's "Saturday"; Disclosure delivered the new nine minute single "Ultimatum" ft. Fatoumata Diawara;

Killer Mike and 2 Chainz delivered the new bossy collaborative track "White Powder/Black Power"; Big Shaq is back with the "Man's Not Hot" follow-up track "Man Don't Dance"; Jennifer Lopez delivered the new saucy single "Dinero" ft. Cardi B & DJ Khaled; behold the animated video from Robin Velghe for the smooth & soaring styles of "Lyk Dis" from NxWorries (aka Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge); JOYNER presented the Brad Besser visual for the affectionate azure motif "Blue Love"; Yukon Blonde delivered a listen to the approximations of amour on the new single "Too Close To Love" from the upcoming Critical Hit album available June 22 via Dine Alone Records; Mishlawi delivered the anticipated debut self-titled EP; Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest along with Adrian Younge announced the collaborative album The Midnight Hour available June 8 via Linear Labs & delivered the inquiring essences of "Questions"; Fischerspooner shared remixes for "TopBrazil"; Mija delivered the drum & bass banner single "Talk"; Aesop Rock delivered the Jim Birkett Director & Rob Shaw visuals for "Klutz"; SLOWTRIP delivered the album Blur today courtesy of Anchor Eighty-Four; Jim Andralis & The Syntonics delivered the Jimmy Gribbin Big Apple visuals for "Don't Blame New York"; Xavier Dunn delivered the Isic Tutor EP; Tatiana DeMaria & LEFTI delivered the dance deluxe of "A Different Kind" via Future House Music; Treya Lam dropped the reflective strumming single "Sapphire Skies" ft. Kaki King off the upcoming Good News release available June 8 via Short Stuff Records; Decreek delivered the spirit liberating single "Free" off the forthcoming album My Story available June 7; CATLOW announced the album Main Of Nowhere available June 8 via File Under Music, delivering a look at the adventurous visuals for "Scrapes"; Dita Von Teese shared a look at the visual for "Sparkling Rain"; Toronto's own Bulkhead announced the debut album Aft Pressure available June 15 via 2MR & delivered the big electro banger "Route Sixteen" ft. Joel Eel; Nine Inch Nails delivered the new single "God Break Down the Door"; Jamie xx provided the score for the new Romain Gavras film The World is Yours; La Louma penned an op-ed on mental health; YouTube's latest music streaming platform; Mountain Goats-inspired burlesque gig happening June 1 in NYC; FYF Fest announced rescheduled shows; Anticon announced 20 Years of Anticon benefit show for Alias; Preoccupations' tour from hell; Tidal investigating a potential data breach; we wish Offset an expedient recovery; Mac Miller busted for DUI; Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band sued for alleged misconduct; Secret Circle broke up, most likely pertaining to accounts of sexual misconduct allegations surrounding member Antwon (who posted a subsequent statement); and we celebrate the life and contributions of Young King David.

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Searches for hope in a blue sky of nebulous clouds

With the entire world bitterly torn in the midst of conflicts (and threats of conflicts) with a wanton regard for humanity and games of brinkmanship (but the good news is that net neutrality may be protected, so there's that)—we humbly present some of the latest buzz that you might have missed in between the headlines. Big news as Tim Presley and Ty Segall announced the new White Fence album Joy available July 20 from Drag City & shared the throwback modern mystic track "Good Boy" ; Death Grips delivered the menacing mania of "Black Paint"; Kanye West shared a preview of works in progress; Chromatics delivered the single & visual for the illuminating "Black Walls" with news that the highly anticipated album Dear Tommy will arrive this fall; Jay Rock delivered the champion style of "Win", co-written by Kendrick Lamar; Kevin Gates released the Chained to the City single that includes the new cuts "Change Lanes", "Vouch" & "Let It Sing"; Bay Area's Culture Abuse shared a listen to the single of electric natural harmony with "Bee Kind to the Bugs" from their upcoming new album Bay Dream available June 15 via Epitaph; Styles P graced the world with the rooftop hanging Benji Filmz video for the evening owning single "Heat of the Night" featured off the new album G Host; En Attendant Ana presented the world with the Gaspard Rolland, Matthieu Boulet & Léo Deville performance visual for the visceral anthem "The Violence Inside" from the album Lost and Found courtesy of Montagne Sacrée, Buddy Records and available worldwide June 29 via Trouble in Mind Records; posthumous Lil Peep track "4 Gold Chains" ft. Clams Casino emerges; Ryan Smith & the quintet bdrmm delivered a listen to the dreamy sleep walking & spirited single "The Way I Want"; The Rare Occasions delivered a dose of electric gravity with their single "Physics" featured off the upcoming album Into the Shadows available May 25; BUHU dazzled us with a listen to the doors of perception knocking single "All Eye" featured off the debut album Tenets available September 5 via FMF Records; Josh Pan delivered the electric jam "Wait For Me"; TWYN arrived on the scene with the sensational single "You Say" ft. Austin Paul available now via La Reserve; Mitski presented a look at the Zia Anger-directed video for "Geyser" with the announcement of the new album Be The Cowboy available August 17 via Dead Oceans; Arctic Monkeys delivered a look at the Ben Chappell & Aaron Brown video for "Four Out of Five";

 

Lykke Li delivered a look at the warm Clara Cullen video for "utopia"; DJDS announced the new album Big Wave More Fire available May 18 through Loma Vista & delivered an atmospheric listen to "I Heard" ft. The-Dream & Vory; LA's Silent Revival delivered their radical rocker "Just One Voice" ahead of their tour with Night Riots; Suuns shared a look at the Lorraine Price video of idle youth for the doors of perception track "Look No Further" off their Secretly Canadian album Felt as they prepare to head out on tour; Brighton duo Paper Hawk offered a look at the nature embracing Six Bells Production visual for the meditative "Trails" off the Folklore Sessions EP The Tide; Melody's Echo Chamber delivered the psych-sky-sailing mirage "Desert Horse"; KOYO announced an upcoming Download Festival performance and more with a listen to the new space-torpedo single "Jettisoned"; Dead Ceremony delivered the electro expressions of unbridled emotion on "All This Noise"; Houndmouth delivered a look at the snazzy Matt Fulks lyric video for their equally snazzy new track "This Party"; The Nude Party shared the wax-centric visual for the twanged-out gem "Records" from their self-titled debut album (produced by the Black Lips' own Oakley Munson) available July 6 via New West Records along with June tour dates with Sunflower Bean; MOURN delivered the sound and look at the most ecstatic holiday escape imaginable via the visuals for "Fun at the Geysers" off their upcoming album Sorpresa Familia available June 15 via Captured Tracks with news of an upcoming summer stateside tour; Brooklyn's POLLENS entertained us with their innovative new single of percussive pronouncements "$$$_PSA" amid US/QB tour dates; De’Anza shared the conscious awakening rhythm shuffle of "War" from the upcoming concept EP Cosmic Dream available June 29; Soft Science is readying their dream weapon of ethereal enlightenment Maps for release June 1 via Test Pattern Records; Don Q delivered a look at the high rolling, big baller status visual from Nerdy Rebel for "Words of Wisdom" ft. Pusha T off the album Don Talk via High Bridge The Label/Atlantic Records; Massage (ft. former The Pains of Being Pure at Heart member Alex Naidus) delivered the dream pop laden wonder "Lydia" off the upcoming album Oh Boy available July 27; Bay Area cult funk pop legend Prophet returned with the Stones Throw Records album Wanna Be Your Man & delivered a look at the video for "Insanity"  ft. Dam-Funk & Mndsgn; Sons of an Illustrious Father delivered the new electric single "E.G." off the upcoming album Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla available June 1; Neko Case delivered a listen to "Curse of the I-5 Corridor" off the forthcoming album Hell-On available June 1 via ANTI-; Them Are Us Too announced the new album Amends available June 29 through Dais, the first after Cash Askew's passing in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire, sharing the heavy-hearted "Grey Water";  Reuben and the Dark's own Reuben Bullock invites you to join along on a skateboard trip to Barcelona in the video for “Dreaming” from the album Arms of a Dream courtesy of Arts & Crafts; Sam Evian offered a listen to the organic warmth of "Country" along with a viewing of the Darlene co-directed visual for the title track featured off the upcoming You, Forever album available June 1 from Saddle Creek;

 

The Coathangers rocked the world with a listen & viewing of the Sam Odom directed live video for "Hurricane" from the upcoming release LIVE available June 1 via Suicide Squeeze; Lawrence brought a glimmer of hope with the single "Try" off their upcoming album Living Room; currently touring with Dirty Projectors, Buzzy Lee presented a glamorous & solemn look at the Stefan Weinberger video for "Walk Away" off the Future Classic debut EP Facepaint; J. Cole opened up in an interview with Angie Martinez; LA's Row expressed the desires and feelings for "Something More" from their upcoming EP; TJ Mizell delivered the latest summer anthem with "Seasons" ft. A$AP Ferg, JNTHN STEIN & SEBASTIAN MIKAEL; Restorations announced summer performances and the upcoming new Tiny Engines album LP5000 arriving this September; Brooklyn based rising star Nikki McLeod shared the powerful & vibrant single single "Deep Cry" featured off the forthcoming Quarrel EP available October 30 (to honor their mother's birthday); Nedelle Torrisi delivered a look at the lavish visual for "Rich Kids World" from Natalie Fält & produced by Women and Film featured off the album Only For You available May 18 via Frenchkiss Records; Dave Grohl along with daughter Violet Grohl covered Adele's "When We Were Young"; "Hoping for Palaestine" benefit concert June 4 to feature The Libertines, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, etc; Camp Flog Gnaw buzz; Northside Festival buzz; The Great Escape festival buzz; Prince symphonic concert series announced titled "4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince"; the upcoming massive Beastie Boys Book will be available October 30 through Spiegel & Grau; biopic on Wiley is in the making; Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody trailer dropped; Rita Ora & Cardi B responded to the criticism of their collaborative track "Girls"; Cardi B & Offset sued by someone who wanted an autograph; T.I. busted for disorderly conduct; Phil Elverum is selling the first drum machine in history; the ridiculous "Laurel" v. "Yanny" debate; and we celebrate the life & works of legends Glenn Branca & author Tom Wolfe; and pop music has apparently become sadder.

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When the world becomes a whirlwind of vertigo-inducing weirdness; we look toward the endlessly developing pop culture narratives for a semblance of hope and some glimmer of discovered knowledge. Delivering a cornucopia of servings from the latest top buzz mills—we bring news that our hero Shannon Shaw delivered a look at the teddy-bear-band epic timeless visual from Hannah Lew and Aubree Bernier Clark for "Freddies n' Teddies" featured off the debut solo album Shannon In Nashville available June 8 via Easy Eye Sound; GRMLN delivered a look at the passionate & dreamy Cory Pratt for VIRGA video for early oughts hip-NYC styled single "War" off the album Discovery; Snuff Redux announced the new album Denim American available June 8 & unveiled the Laura Rodriguez-directed art house video for the caffeinated meditations of "French Press"; La Luz released Floating Features through Hardly Art with a viewing of the Ryan Daniel Browne video for "Mean Dreams" that delivers a performance piece of the absurd & surreal (not to mention from another alternate time or dimension); Tee Grizzley launched the album debut Activated via 300 Entertainment; Playboi Carti delivered the new unexpected album Die Lit; André 3000 celebrates Mother's Day with the new songs "Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)" & the epic "Look Ma No Hands"; Drake & Lil Baby delivered the new single "Pikachu"; Chad Valley dropped the new single "ABC" off the upcoming album Imaginary Music available May 25 via Cascine/Paper Bag Music; Jerry Castle brought the modern day misgivings pop with a listen & look at the video for "Lil Bit"; White Ring melted minds & souls with the smashing new single "Nothing" featured off the Gate of Grief album available June 22 via Rocket Girl; Ireland duo Saint Sister shared the dream world inviting single "Twin Peaks"; Nova Flares dropped the Hunter Saylor b/w video for the eternally atmospheric & cinematic "Krokodil Tears" off the upcoming self-titled EP arriving June 1 peep the Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks mini-doc titled Sparkle Hard: The Move; Sons of Bill delivered a listen to the spirited single of high soaring hopes of endearment on "Believer / Pretender" off the upcoming album Oh God Ma'am available June 29 FKA twigs opened up about the healing process after suffering from fibroid tumors; Hatchie brought the bright modern dream pop with the Joe Agius video for "Sleep"; Rizzla's album Adepta drops July 6 courtesy of Fade To Mind and dropped the track "Be a Boy" Milan's own Daykoda cast an organic array of rhythmic light with the release of Lucid Dreams via the French imprint Orikami Records; the artist formerly known as DJ Mustard is now "Mustard";

 

Newscast, featuring members of Dream Cult, delivered the entrancing single "Blur" that is about to be your emotive anthem for the weekend; Sevdaliza delivered a radical rendering of the track "Human" in Portugeuse with "Umana"; Gold Connections delivered their debut album Popular Fiction via Egghunt Records; Chrisy Hurn with Basement Revolver delivered the expressive and ethereal single "Baby" from the upcoming album Heavy Eyes available August 24 via Sonic Unyon/Fear of Missing Out; wifisfuneral praise that ultra-fancy life in the video for "Knots" ft. Jay Critch; Jonwayne delivered a listen to the introspective autumn exposition on "Last Last Fall" ; Frankie Simone delivered a bright pop love song to her wife on "Blow My Mind" as the LOVE//WARRIOR EP will be available June 1 through Infinite Companion Records; Launder shared a view of the Robbie Barnett-directed video for "Annie Blue" starring Caroline Hebert + Thackary Olsen; Nana Adjoa delivered a look at the lyric video for the evocative & spirit awakening "Part Of It" directed by Max Westendorp featured off the upcoming Down at The Root (Part 2) EP; Dua Lipa released the liberating summer sensations heard on the single "IDGAF" (Rich Brian & Diablo Remix); Arca's super fancy headphones ; Deeper brought us all the "Feels" with their awesome new jam from the upcoming Fire Talk self-titled album debut available May 25; Gel Set's wild Sara Drake video for "Banana Split" off the 2MR release Body Copy; Lexington's RYVOLI shared the cello-string shining & shimmering new single "Roots" from their Theories EP available July 13; Maps & Atlases got our heads ringing with the bright pop lyric video for "Ringing Bell" from the forthcoming album Lightlessness Is Nothing New available June 1; the Recording Academy's new female advancement task force to include Sheryl Crow & Common; Total Control delivered a look at the arty Eddie Clemens video for "Luxury Vaccuum"; Nine Inch Nails announced the new album Bad Witch available June 22 & a tour; Justice announced the new live album Woman Worldwide available August 24 via Ed Banger/Because Music; Jungle delivered video for "Happy Man" and "House in LA" off the 12" release available June 22 via XL Recordings; Christina Aguilera brought the world the single "Twice"; Spaceface, The Flaming Lips' Jake Ingalls, took us to the places between the asphalt & the heavens with "Sky and the Road"; Rett Madison strummed the reflective meditations of matriarchal influences and more on "Mother's Girl"; Saint Marilyn delivered the big-mouth synth striker "Jaws" featured off the Tangle EP available May 25; Oakland's Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, shared the psychic electro pop of "Render Arcane" off the upcoming album Disambiguation available July 13 via Drawing Room Records, debut album release party happening July 20 via Adobe Books; Navy Gangs shared a listen to the electric single of decorum titled "Housekeeping" from their debut album Poach (mixed/mastered by Delicate Steve) available August 3 via Modern Sky; Swimming With Bears delivered the lyric video for the relaxation pursuing single "Take It Easy"; John Mayer & No I.D. delivered the new single "New Light"; Megan Davies delivered the earnest & emotive video epic for "Doesn't Matter" directed by Patrick Mason; Norty delivered the world wandering high-flyer "Alien Eyes" and the sunny holiday dance jam "Leelanau" off the upcoming album The Years Are Fleeting available June 29 on Young Heavy Souls; Evidence took us through a chill tour of LA in the Todd Angkasuwan video for "Bad Publicity" ft. Krondon with production from Nottz; Clebs delivered the innovative electronic-organica of "I'm Here" off the upcoming EP of the same name available May 25 via Jass; Vacation rocked us with the single "Action Road" featured off the forthcoming album Mouth Sounds #2699 available July 27's from Bloomington's own imprint Let's Pretend Records;

 

Meiko delivered a more mellow cover of Rick James' "Super Freak"; Keys N Krates presented the Nathan Boey video for "My Night" ft. 070 Shake that turns an introspective bus ride into a cool club on wheels; Bernice delivered the outer-space soaring single "He’s The Moon" from the upcoming album Puff: In the air without a shape available May 25 from Arts & Crafts & started the ASMR podcast Soft Chew; Paige Calico delivered the vintage styled Ethan DeLorenzo & Alia Payne video for the meditative single "Country Mind"; Vancouver's Yung Heazy offered up a look at the eccentric & romantic video for "Cuz You're My Girl" from Lester Lyons-Hookham & Sarah Judge featured off the debut album Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less available June 1; Samara Lubelski released the album Flickers At The Station through Drawing Room Records; Delta Sleep delivered the enthusiastic Devin Yüceil video for "El Pastor" off the upcoming Big Scary Monsters album; Donald Glover performed "Superstition" with Stevie Wonder, Kelly Rowland & Jessie J; we're still rocking out to Teenage Burritos' Something To Cry About, courtesy of Volar Records/Burger; POPTONE, Bauhaus's Daniel Ash & Keven Haskins, shared the video for "Go!" off the self-titled album available June 18 via Cleopatra with a tour in effect now; Gruff Rhys delivered the new song "Limited Edition Heart"; Steve Rifkind of Loud Records revealed that Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) will be remade with nine emcees; Lil Wayne is celebrating one decade of Tha Carter III with the upcoming Lil Weezyana Fest; Interpol released a doc reflecting on 15-plus years of Turn on the Bright Lights; Tycho presented the Poolside remix of "Horizon"; Desert Daze 2018 buzz; Grimes shared a glimpse of the "working titlez" for her upcoming album; PC Music's A.G. Cook remixed Grimes' "Flesh Without Blood" titled "Flesh Without Musk"; producer Detail accused of physical and sexual assault; Lindsey Buckingham opened up about being dismissed from Fleetwood Mac; Chris Brown in more trouble; Spotify removed both R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music on account of their new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy; Hayley Kiyoko, KehlaniPhem & more shared some critical thoughts on Rita Ora's "Girls" ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX; TIDAL under fire for allegedly inflating their stream numbers; we remember the life & works of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison.

Stay tuned for more litanies of ongoing stories and current compilations of creative contributions via Week in Pop's News department.