Capping off a weird week of trade wars, justice department hijinks, oddball international diplomacy, the continued unraveling of immigration policies and more—Week in Pop welcomes you to Father's Day weekend with all the buzz you missed. Delivering the latest top stories, big news as HTRK returned and messed up our worlds of normalcy royally with the tenebrous "Mentions" off the forthcoming album Drama available July 6 via Ghostly; Chromeo presented the snazzy Lauren Slick video for the hedonistic "Must've Been" ft. DRAM off the Head Over Heels album; LA artist Kingdom continues the VIP EDITION mixtape series by celebrating 7 years of the influential imprint Fade to Mind with the mix, VIP EDITION VOL. 2; NIKI presented the candid, cryptic, confidential and captivating visual for the enchanted "Spell" off the Zephyr EP via 88rising; MURS presented the visuals of connected interpersonal disconnects for "So Close So Far" where MURS plays the role of a relationship therapist/referee, produced by Michael 'Seven' Summers from the new album A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable; VedeTT presented the performance visual for "It Seems To Be Natural" from Nathan Houée and Paul Liaigre off the Losing All EP; Let's Eat Grandma delivered the evocative, piano-lead wonder of "Ava" with news of the new album I'm All Ears available June 29 via Transgressive; Melody's Echo Chamber presented the inspired psych-pop animated odyssey for "Cross My Heart" from Dr D Foothead off the upcoming album Bon Voyage available June 15 via Domino Record Co. / Fat Possum Records; GoldLink delivered the confidence in confidants on the new single "Got Friends" ft. Miguel; Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, announced the debut album Disambiguation available July 13 through Drawing Room Records, sharing the self-directed visual for the cryptic cadences of "Soporific Return"; MovaKween presented a look at the trippy Kyle Yearwood visual for the "Downward Remix"; Troye Sivan delivered the sensuous dance floor sentimentality of "Dance to This" ft. Ariana Grande; Alice Glass presented the powerful, personal and stunning visual for "Mine" starring Violet Chachki; Death Cab for Cutie announced the new album Thank You For Today available August 17 through Atlantic, presenting a look at Ben Gibbard's city strolling video for "Gold Rush"; buzz for Blushh's EP Thx 4 Asking from Yellow K Records; NYC's Trees Take Ease graced the world with the natural essence and audio aesthetic intrigue of the Stevia EP;
Drawing Boards presented a look at the creative arts & crafts visuals from Steven Levine for the visionary rocker "Bee Into The Wave" off their Gentle Reminder self-titled; Madison, WI's Proud Parents are readying their debut self-titled album for release June 22 via Dirtnap Records, delivering the energetic freewheeling feels of "Flavordust"; Tuscany's own Piqued Jacks delivered the summer shimmering single to add some happiness to your holiday "Wildly Shine" with a majestic visual from Francesco Terranova for Kalispéra Production; don't miss Clean Spill's cool pop scuzz with the single "Doctor"; London's Calva Louise caught our attention with the aptly titled banger and rager "Outrageous"; LA's Ancestors returned with the evening cadences and sentiments of "The Warm Glow" off the album Suspended in Reflections available August 24 via Pelagic Records; Jane In Space brought the analog angst with the Permian Strata visuals for "Eat Your Face"; Gallant performed the "Doesn't Matter Remix" ft. A$AP Ferg on "Kimmel"; Fred Abong (of Throwing Muses, Belly) presented the expressive and earnest Homeless EP, with news that Fred will join Kristin Hersh on a UK tour; Guts Club presented a listen to the atmospheric and earnest epic "Metal Arm" from the forthcoming album Trench Foot available July 6; It's Sunday, fka Lucas and Dawnie of Lemon Swell, presented a listen to the harmonic echoes of "Projection on a Sheet" via Slimer Records; Christopher Haul brought the over-the-top amour adventure of discovery titled "If You Found Love"; Jessie Frye took us back to the future (and forward again) with the electro-adorned gem "Faded Memory" ft. Timecop1983; Charlotte's The Eyebrows announced their debut EP Volume available August 31 and delivered the single of dangerous entanglements with the grandiose "Suicide Love"; Sara Marie Barron's Sad, But True album arrives August 3, presenting the reflective and intimate Ryan Oh visual for "That Man"; Hologram Teen, comprised of Morgane Lhote of Stereolab, announced the debut album Between The Funk and The Fear arriving July 6 and dazzled us with the future forward electro-encrusted pop diamond "Bleecker Street! Chase Me!"; Anna Meredith announced the new album Anno available August 17 via Moshi Moshi with a listen to the illustrious "Low Light"; Pram return with the new album Across the Meridian available July 20 via Domino, presenting a look at the inspired and innovative Clare Evans animated visual for "Shimmer and Disappear"; Lexington, KY's Johnny Conqueroo delivered their nitty & gritty new EP Haint Blue via The Fir Trade; LA's Grand Canyon shared the summer shining single "Lucinda";
Smokescreens dropped the ultra-bright jingle and jangling title track for the forthcoming album Used To Yesterday available July 13 via Slumberland Records, with news of a Midwest tour with The Molochs; Eyas delivered the insightful expressions of "Circling"; Belfast's Gareth Dunlop delivered the visual for the intimate, organic and nature dwelling "Can't Stand Myself" off the upcoming Many Moons Ago EP available June 15 via Hudson Records; Big Dipper announced the debut album Late Bloomer arriving this summer, delivering a look at the Tobin Del Cuore and Julien Lormant cool and queer car-wash video for "Lookin"; France artist/producer Timsters delivered the electronically enriched "I Need to Know"; Sigrid presented the world with an animated look & earnest listen to "Focus (demo)"; 2 Chainz dropped the bossy and suave single "Bigger Than You" ft. Drake & Quavo; Darren Jessee announced the new EP The Jane Room 217 available August 24 from Bar/None Records with a listen to the generous and intimate ballad "Anything You Need"; Dan Mangan delivered the anxiety entertaining "Troubled Mind" single & lyric video from the new Arts & Crafts album; Million Miles delivered the economic and earnest new single "If Only" courtesy of Noon Pacific; Sudanese artist Kamal Keila delivered rich wandering pop wonder "Shmasha" off the album Muslims and Christians available July 6 via Habibi Funk; Nicki Minaj dropped the cushy and kushed-out single "Bed" ft. Ariana Grande; Grimes unveiled the new single "that's what the drugs are for" via an Apple commercial; Dipset dropped the workout theme "Stronger" ft. Drama; Gorillaz dropped the new single "Fire Flies"; Dirty Projectors presented the animated video for "That's a Lifestyle"; Sonic Boom delivered a weird-whirring remix of MGMT's "James"; The Bongo Club brought the performance-level energy for the "What You Want Us To Be" visuals; Christina Aguilera released the album Liberation; Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda released the solo album Post Traumatic; Drake brought "Degrassi" reunion via the Karena Evans video for "I'm Upset"; Light in the Attic 16th anniversary event; WeTransfer "Work in Progress" episode two documentary showcases the pan-Asian collective of international influence 88rising; listening party buzz for Nas's new Kanye West-produced album NASIR; Hova sued for Reasonable Doubt royalties; and Die Antwoord announced their final album 27.
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