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In the midst of headlines depicting the malevolent aggression exhibited by ICE, political bickering, Supreme Court shake-ups and other disasters—Week in Pop showcases the latest breakthroughs in pop arts that might have flown under the media scanning radars. In the latest top stories, we present news that Georgia Anne Muldrow signed to Brainfeeder and delivered the overwhelmingly wonderful and wondrous future flying single "Overload"; Versing signed to Hardly Art, announced a tour and delivered the righteous and radical electric single "Silver Dollar" along with the the Efrain visual; Los Angeles polymath icon phem delivered the crown and throne claiming single "crypto bitxh" produced by AO Beats and Robokid; Los Angeles pop monarch Sydney Banta presented the super-styling video for the perfect pop anthem and aptly titled L.A. Girlfriend single "Wild" off the REGINA EP; Teyana Taylor delivered the highly anticipated Ye-produced album K.T.S.E.; Beyoncé and Hova took the world for an exclusive tour of the Louvre in the visual for "APESHIT" off the album The Carters; Quavo and Joseph Desrosiers delivered a look at the visual for Migos' track "Narcos"; Pale Green Things shared the serpentine sentiments equipped with slithering synths on "Snakes"; NYC's own Brasstracks shared the smooth horn sun shining day of "Stay There" ft. Xavier Omär; Seattle stars Wimps announced the new album Garbage People available July 13 via Kill Rock Stars with a look at the vintage computerized Marcy Stone-Francois visual for the punky DIY single "Giant Brain" about beautiful minds; Cassa Nova delivered the sweet and stunning album Sunset Rollercoaster 落日飛車; Nashville artist Tessa Violet delivered the Jordan Harms & Isaac White supermarket-styling visual for "Crush" with news that the album Bad Ideas will be available August 3; Nashville based artist J. Marco dropped the triumphant new track “Truth"; LA group SadGirl have signed to Suicide Squeeze with news of their 7" arriving August 17 with a listen to the so electric dance of "Breakfast For 2"; Beach House delivered the dark riding Alistair Legrand (Victoria Legrand's brother) visual from for "Black Car"; The Vryll Society cast an incandescent light on the edges of the globe with "Light At The Edge Of The World"; Ariana Grande dropped the bright-lit pop rocker "The Light is Coming" ft. Nicki Minaj off the upcoming album Sweetener available August 17; Dentist delivered the single bottle-breaking pure pop of "Corked" off the upcoming album Night Swimming available July 20 from Cleopatra Records; Chicago's Ohmme (Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart) delivered the festive Elijah Alvarado visual for "Icon" with the announcement of their debut album Parts available August 24 via Joyful Noise Recordings; Princess Chelsea delivered the creative fun with AV visuals for the new single "I Love My Boyfriend" off the upcoming album The Loneliest Girl available September 7 via Lil' Chief; Hala presented the lyric visual for the upbeat all-apologies of "Sorry"; Sleep Party People unveiled the gorgeous new singles "4th Drawer Down" and "The Mind Still Travels" courtesy of Joyful Noise Records; Jazz Cartier delivered the Abaz, DZL and X-Plosive single for "Which One"; Western Mass artist PussyVision delivered the nu-tech electro-exhibitions of REPLICATE://; Basement Revolver presented the sincere and sentimental door "Knocking" single from the debut album Heavy Eyes available August 24; Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks delivered the electrified energy of "Don't Mind If I Do!" ft. Anti-Matter Horns off the forthcoming Counterpoint EP arriving later this year via Post-Echo; Queen Kwong delivered the album Love Me to Death; hear the satisfying sounds of "Kentucky Smooth" from Hypoluxo's upcoming album Running On A Fence available September 21 via Broken Circles; Hatchie delivered the life in motion and transit visuals for "Bad Guy" courtesy of Joe Agius; LA's Sego delivered the summer single of solitude titled "Be Alone"; King Dude, aka TJ Cowgill, announced the Music To Make War To available August 24, presenting the gothic, macabre visual for the title track by Shaun Bass and Carmel Koster; Amy Steele presented the somber reckoning of absentia lyric-video for "Long Way Home" from the EP Memories in Watercolour; Toronto's Gill Bondy, Hayden Stewart and Binod Singh, delivered the nature jaunting video for “12 Days”; Death Grips delivered the gnarly video for "Shitshow" directed by Zach Hill and Galen Pehrson;
the Knife's Olof Dreijer remixed Fever Ray's "Wanna Slip";The Junior League presented the record store perusing visual for the power pop anthem "Teenage Bigstar"; Balloon Ride Fantasy presented the synth-starred single "Arcadia" off BRF available July 20; Natalie Holmes presented the solace and sanctuary seeking single "Hideout" available June 29; Colorado dream weavers A Shoreline Dream presented velocities of vision and volition with "In The Ready Sound" off the upcoming Waitout EP available July 6 via Latenight Weeknight Records; Kraus delivered the passionate "More"; Leeds' Talkboy unveiled their single debut of maternal and matriarchal concerns and constraints "Mother"; Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori announced the upcoming New Optimism debut EP Amazon To LeFrak available July 27 via Phantom Limb and dropped the high-flying and super-styling jam "Jet Setters"; Tyler, the Creator dropped the loosies with the serene DIY track "Peach Fuzz" and the jubilant spin on Jacquees' "No Validation" with "Gelato"; Oscar & Sarah Bonito collaborated together for the video game inspired single & visual for "1UP"; Alien Boy singed to Tiny Engines with word of the upcoming album Sleeping Lessons available August 31, delivering the new earnest and intimate anthem "Somewhere Without Me"; Melbourne's Harp Samuels delivered the electric-piano toned single "Breathe" off the September 14-slated album of the same name; Bayli delivered the DIY-NYC enjoying visual for "MYOB: Or whatever"; Meg Myers announced the upcoming album Take Me To The Disco available July 20 via 300 Entertainment, delivering a listen to the tumultuous oceanic emotions of "Jealous Sea"; Ro Ransom delivered some sunny DIY summer sentiments with the "Thong Song Freestyle"; Echo Courts delivered the transient perspectives featured in the Mike Rodway video for "Room With a View"; Warm Drag (Paul Quattrone of Oh Sees, !!! with Vashti Windish) announced their In The Red self-titled available August 31 and dropped the psych-spinning single "Cave Crawl"; Ginla delivered the serene swimming single "Lomo" via Terrible Records; YG dropped the wealth flaunting single "Big Bank" ft. Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean; CupcakKe dropped the new single "Hot Pockets"; Tender Age shared a viewing of the DIY video for the vision-surveying single "Don't Mind" from Michael Eff, Carole Anne Pecchia and Christopher Paul Klarer off the album Becoming Real Forever available July 9 via SINIS Recordings; Pusha T dropped the cool cruising visual for "If You Know You Know"; MNEK delivered the colorful and creative dance-inspiring video for "Colour" ft. Hailee Steinfeld; Clyde Guevara presented the opulent visual for the statement of self single "Still Illin"; Bjørn Torske jump-started the party with "Gata" off Byen available July 6 via Smalltown Supersound; Ward delivered the sentimental strolls with the visual for "Stand Me"; DJ Muggs and MF DOOM delivered the sinewy atmospheres of "Deathwish" ft. Freddie Gibbs; Calpurnia delivered the traveling adventures of life on the road with the video for the single "Greyhound"; Sudakistan shared the body-rocking single "Whiplash" from the new album Swedish Cobra available August 31 via PNKSLM Recordings; Underworld and Iggy Pop announced the collaborative EP Teatime Dub Encounters available July 27 via Caroline International and delivered the reflective single "I'll See Big"; Freddie Gibbs delivered the self-titled mixtape; MIKE dropped the album renaissance man; Frankie Cosmos' collaborative "An Induced Album"; St. Vincent presented the Zev Deans clubbing visual for "Slow Disco"; Jay Rock shared the Dave Free heavy visual for the introspective "OSOM" ft. J. Cole; Kamasi Washington presented the AG Rojas visuals for "Street Fighter Mas"; Florence and the Machine delivered the grand dancing visual for "Big God"; The Smashing Pumpkins unveiled the Nick Koenig video for "Solara"; Visitors brought the performance view for their single "Pollyanna” from the debut album Crest available July 13; Kanye discussed ambitious plans; How to Dress Well returned with the new single "Vacant Boat (shred) | Non-Killing 1 | The Anteroom | False Skull 1"; Nina Simone's Tryon, North Carolina childhood home is now a National Treasure; new My Bloody Valentine song debuted at Meltdown festival; Alice Coltrane compilation Spiritual Eternal—The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings will be available September 7 via Real Gone Music; Sir Barry Gibb knighted;
Jerry Castle shared the holiday coastal dreams with the performance pop visual for "Lil Bit" off the album Brand New Hello available June 22; Jealous of the Birds delivered the organic and acoustic rendering of "Plastic Skeletons" featured off the forthcoming EP The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me in My Sleep available July 13; Nine Inch Nails debuted the new single "Ahead of Ourselves" and covered Joy Division's iconic track "Digital"; The Dig delivered a listen to their inventive and addictive new single "Million Dollar Man" off the EP Afternoon With Caroline; VOILÀ delivered the ecstatic energy of "Anyway";Tash Sultana presented the Glenn Mossop co-directed visual of sensational summer vibes for "Salvation" featured off the upcoming album debut Flow State available August 31 via Mom + Pop; Marissa Nadler delivered a haunting cover of Happy Rhodes' "Where Do I Go" from the Electrophia compilation and announced the new album For My Crimes available September 28 via Sacred Bones/Bella Union sharing the holistic title track ft. Angel Olsen; Bad Bad Hats dropped the expressive explorations of discourse with the new single "Talk With Your Hands" off the forthcoming album Lightning Round available August 3 via Afternoon Records; Nick Brewer delivered the home movie Father's Day visuals for "Many Moods: Good Man"; Lauren Waller delivered the perceptive pop visions of "Can't See"; Zena Carlota shared the evocative and electic audio tapestries with The Confidence of Birds; Mitski delivered the introspective video from Christopher Good for "Nobody"; Lil Yachty & Vallee delivered the wavy new summer jam "Wombo"; Kady Rain delivered the pop single of breakups and longings with "Lonely One"; Valley Queen delivered the romantic rolling inspirations of "Ride" off the debut album Supergiant available July 13 via Roll Call Records; Black Grapefruit delivered the atmospheric "Omygod" off the upcoming album All My Relations available August 10; Mr Twin Sister delivered a listen to the style and state of mind seeking single "Jaipur"; Jealous of the Birds presented the lyric video for the energetic affections of "Russian Doll"; Jakarta artist NIKI delivered the absolutely epic single "Warpaint" via 88rising; Half Waif presented the stunning Kenna Hynes visual for "Ocean Scope" off the Cascine album Lavender; Jozzy pushed on through the fray and fire with the track "Push Thru"; get weird and belligerent with Louis Cole via the entertaining video for "When You're Ugly" ft. Genevieve Artadi; Free Cake For Every Creature dazzled the world once again with the perfect pop of "In Your Car" off the new album The Bluest Star available August 3 via Double Double Whammy; Spooky Cool presented the epic and stunning Sho Kellam & Zavi Harman visual for the anthem "Strange Rooms" off their debut EP Every Thing Ever available August 3 via Citrus City Records; Smokescreens delivered the LA rooftop rocking visual from Steel O’Neil for "Waiting For Summer" off Used To Yesterday available July 13 via Slumberland; Charli XCX unveiled the industrious Bradley & Pablo video for "5 in the Morning"; Chance the Rapper revealed that he's working with Childish Gambino and Kanye; The Mountain Goats wrote a song for Sasha Banks; Dr. Dre is working on a Marvin Gaye movie, also Dre along with Jimmy Iovine lost some coin in a Beats lawsuit; Cardi B's marriage to Offset reveal; Drake delivered the trailer for Scorpion; YG sued over Las Vegas rumble; Jim Jones busted over narcotics and firearm charge; protest party planned to counter Morrissey's Manchester show; Kinks reunion rumors; Brooklyn artist Nick Messitte presented an episode of "Salmon's Run"; buzz for David Lynch's Festival of Disruption happening in LA October 13-14, along with David Lynch's open letter to the president; why Third Man Records' Ben Blackwell hates Discogs; Radiation City presented the world with their farewell EP titled CODA courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.; Sasquatch! Music Festival founder Adam Zacks stepped down; a bleak report on median musician earnings; Maynard James Keenan responded to allegations of rape; Azealia Banks launched a GoFundMe to sue Russell Crowe; Lisa Prank versus Elon Musk; Havoc of Mobb Deep dropped posthumous Prodigy freestyles; and we remember Joe Jackson, Steve Soto of the Adolescents, Harlan Ellison, Jimmy Wopo, XXXTentacion and Vinnie Paul.
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