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As the world continues to spin with brands restructuring, strange pseudo-reconciliations and the bizarre G7 fallout—Week in Pop delivers a view of creative cultures in motion. Today's top news is that DC's Loi Loi debuted one of their most mesmerizing and hypnotizing singles to date with "Black Widow" off the upcoming BLIGHT.Records compilation arriving soon; Cool Calm Chrys dropped another Quickstrike single on us with the late night/early morning vibrations with the "4AM Calabasas Flow" (freestyle) produced by ELEVATE; Kanye West and Kid Cudi's Santa Clarita listening party to celebrate the anticipated release of Kids See Ghosts; wifisfuneral delivered us a listen to the Ethernet Mixtape ft. YBN Nahmir, Jay Critch, Lil Skies, etc; Death Grips announced that their new album Year of the Snitch will be available June 22 and shared the new tripped-out track "Ha ha ha"; Interpol dropped "The Rover"; Toronto's Wild Rivers delivered a listen to the organic expressions of "Howling" featured off their upcoming EP Eighty-Eight arriving later this year; lost John Coltrane album Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album will arrive June 29 and you can get a first taste with the lush brass and keys wonderland "Untitled Original 11383"; The Cabin Fever presented the visual for "The Brown Bunny" performed live in-studio; THEY. dropped the new radically r&b jam "Pops" just in time for Father's Day; Yasmine Hamdan dropped the Jamilat Reprise remix disc via Crammed Discs, along with a look at the warm, sunny and jubilant "Douss (George Bshoum remix)" video from Ingrid Bawab; Michael Blume dropped the expressive and evocative EP cynicism & sincerity; Silver Twins brought the power garage super-production buzz cut with the hi-kicks and hi-hats of "Bruce Lee"; Clean Spill announced the Nothing's On My Mind EP available this summer and shared a listen to sweet Santa Barbara slacker pop of "Doctor"; Vancouver's Yung Heazy presented a kicked-back look at the Christian O'Keefe, Michael Priestly and Kris Baldwin animated visual for "Zugzwang" from the debut album Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less; swim good announced the upcoming album Daylight available June 15 through Secret Songs with a listen to the day-tripping track "Previously" ft. Anna Wiebe, Japanese Wallpaper & CLLLAPS; Melii transforms their entire world into one big dance floor in the visual for "Charlie's Line"; Kraus announces tour dates with a look at the visual for televised distorted views for the dissonance indulging track "Bum" along with a captivating Niilas remix of Gundelach's "Slo Rock"; with news of west coast dates, The Ophelias presented the ethereal pop powerhouse "General Electric"; Berlin artist MIKEY. delivered the Paths EP; Chicago artist Marcus Atom released the thoughtful narrative tales, tribulations and progressions arranged in the key of life on "Son of a Bad Man"; Culture Abuse delivered the inventive and creative Ryan Baxley video for "Dip" from the album Bay Dream available June 15; Nashville's Palm Ghosts released the endearing dream textured album Architecture via Ice Queen Records/Flour Sack Cape Records; Vic Mensa delivered the cool-cruising single "Reverse" ft. G-Eazy; Social Station dropped the Try (Cross My Heart) remixes from Br'er, Hollowboy, The Holy Circle, Bleak and Red this Ever; Lauren Waller cast a UV electric ray with the fresh new summer saturated single "Sunshine";
Lil Baby dropped the fancy Sara Lacombe video for "First Class"; Paul McDonald delivered the fashionable video for the groovy single "Hold On" off the recently released debut solo album Modern Hearts; Taylor Phelan followed up the EP 1 of 2 with the anthemic, ceiling raising 2 of 2 EP; Miss Eaves presented the honest, humorous and real life salon quandaries "Bush For the Push" produced by KEISHH and directed by Shanthony Exum & April Maxey off the ME AF EP available August 3; Kate Renegade released the anticipated and radical new album New Unquiet Life engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio; Kingston, Ontario's Deux Trois delivered the endearing and entrancing Health EP; LA pop royalty Deap Vally comprised of Julie Edwards Pirrone and Lindsey Troy delivered the delightfully distorted visuals from John Stavas to match the astounding and awesome attitude and energy of their single "Get Done"; Hockeysmith, the passion project from Annie Hockeysmith are back with the mind-twisting new single "Holy War"; Long Neck released Will This Do? via Tiny Engines with news of a summer tour with Fern Mayo; A Flock of Seagulls reunion is in full effect with a look at their eternal classic "Space Age Love Song" performed with the Prague, Philharmonic Orchestra; Reed Turchi & His Kudzu Choir shared the rustic and organic classic-choir title track "Just a Little More Faith" off the album of the same name; Gabe Gurnsey delivered the snazzy and stylish new single "Eyes Over" from the upcoming debut album Physical available August 3 via Phantasy with news of tour dates with Nine Inch Nails; Delhia de France delivered the lavish and intoxicating debut single "Waterfalls" from the upcoming EP Moirai available July 13 via Trees and Cyborgs; Nicki Minaj dropped the carnal and caviar dripping single "Rich Sex" ft. Lil Wayne; Japanese Breakfast announced the scoring of soundtrack for the video game Sable; Jon Spencer announced the solo album debut Spencer Sings the Hits! available early fall through In the Red Records and delivered the first single "Do the Trash Can"; Sufjan Stevens impact on a video game; Spiritualized announced the new album And Nothing Hurt available September 7 via Fat Possum/Bella Union and dropped the serenity sailing "A Perfect Miracle" and the Juliette Larthe video for "I'm Your Man"; Alexa Melo covered Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" via the cinematic Daniel Garcia-directed visual ; Bart Davenport and the Bedazzled presented the nouvelle vague b/w Justin D. Frahm visual for "Halloween By the Sea" off the album Blue Motel available via Lovemonk, Légère Recordings / Burger Tapes; Cumulus, aka Alex Niedzialkowski, delivered the anthem of respect and kindness "Retreat" from the upcoming second album arriving this fall via Trans-Records; Joel Malka presented the single sleepy and dream laden single "Dead To The World" via Tenacity Records; Suicideyear announced the new album Color The Weather available July 6 via LuckyMe delivering a listen to the embrace of infinite moments with "Days Forever" ft. Georgia; Quebec's Scattered Clouds brought the rumbling earth and skies with the cool clamor of "Justice"; Deafheaven shared the new single "Canary Yellow" featured off the upcoming album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love available July 13 via ANTI- Records; Atlanta’s own Gringo Star delivered the laid back beauty of "Easy" off the album Back To The City available August 24 via Nevado Music;
Kristin Hersh delivered the dissonant breaths of "Breathe In" off of the Possible Dust Clouds album for Fire Records with news of a UK tour; The Slovaks' Adam Saylaby, Luke Allen, and Luke Barton rocked us righteously with the kinetic, cool and creative visuals for "101st" off their Jeffrey Drag Records album Get Down; Seattle's Future Shock delivered the cosmic constellation adventuring single "Starz"; Portland Maine's own Fyvr announced Forget available July 13, with 5554ever available August 17 via Young Heavy Souls, delivering the visual for the the title track "Forget"; Pure Bathing Culture to cover The Blue Nile's album Hats in full, delivering the weekend basking single "Saturday Night" ft. Ben Gibbard; buzz for The Growlers' Beach Goth 2018 taking place in LA August 5; audiobooks delivered the dance-floor du jour of "Hot Salt" from the Gothenburg EP courtesy of Heavenly Recordings; Houndmouth announced the new album Golden Age available August 3 via Reprise Records; Chromatics delivered the cinematic art-house Rene Hallen video for "Blue Girl" off the upcoming and anticipated new album Dear Tommy; Casiotone for the Painfully Alone are re-issuing Etiquette July 13 via Orindal Records, sharing the previously unreleased and catchy cut "White Corolla (version)"; Fling delivered the illustrious and illuminated new single "Extra Special" courtesy of Dance to the Radio; Best Coast announced the children's album Best Kids available June 22, delivering the upbeat and bright "Cats and Dogs" single; Kelly Willis delivered the b/w Spencer Peeples video for the ode to perseverance "Don't Step Away" off the album Back Being Blue via Thirty Tigers/Premium Records; Mirah announced the new album Understanding available September 7 via Absolute Magnitude delivering the elemental warmth and majesty of "Hot Hot"; FTRZ sent words of The Ocean Park EP available August 24 with a look and listen at the summer sensations of "Models"; Gabriel Garzón-Montano delivered a look at the Max Basch video odyssey for the spirit soaring track "Golden Wings" courtesy of Stones Throw; LA Jenny March followed up "California Daze" with the big radio pop decadence of "Talk To Me"; Low announced the new album Double Negative available September 14 via Sub Pop, dropping the new singles "Quorum", "Dancing and Blood" and "Fly"; Smashing Pumpkins returned with "Solara"; Joey Bada$$ re-released 1999 and announced lineup for STEEZ Day, happening in NYC's Central Park July 8; David Lynch's biography Room to Dreams will be available June 19 through Random House; Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West's "Family Feud" business; Deftones' own Chino Moreno dropped the track "Brief Exchange"; M. Ward released the surprise album What a Wonderful Industry; Kris Gruen & Peter Morén delivered a look at the Martin Hedman-directed visuals of frontier images that stretch outward to the reaches of the city for "Everyday and Night Now"; Luke James Shaffer delivered some sentimental hand-raised to the sky pop with "How Sweet the Sound"; Dr. Martens x designer Peter Saville's Joy Division/New Order boot line; Moby is selling his record collection; LVL UP called it a day, gracing us with the gorgeous single "Orchard"; and we celebrate the life and work of iconic Village Vanguard owner/advocate Lorraine Gordon, Anthony Bourdain and Fleetwood Mac's Danny Kirwan.
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