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With news-feed tickers touting economic anxieties, scandals, cave trapped drama and World Cup upsets—Week in Pop presents a bounty of buzz from between the clamorous headlines. We present news that TRAAPS delivered the new subterranean burrowing single "Comfort Me" ; Drake released the ultra-hyped album Scorpion; Lisa Prank, Tacocat, Chastity Belt supergroup Who Is She? delivered the free-wheeling cool cruising visual for "Seattle Freeze" courtesy of Father/Daughter Records; XYLØ brought the big bright FM frequency rays with the single "Don't Panic"; Broken Bellows delivered the thrill of new discoveries on the new jam "Somebody New" courtesy of Fervor Records; Polo & Pan dropped the super snazzy summer sensations of the "Canopée (Superorganism remix)"; Gaffa Tape Sandy delivered the fist pumping hyper-balladry of "Meat Head"; SONTALK delivered the war games sporting visual for the big single "I Am A War Machine", hot of the the debut EP Act I out now; Yungeen Ace rises out of the fray with the real life rolling narratives of "Jungle" ft. JayDaYoungan, produced by Jay Bunkin and Hsvque; Vic Mensa delivered the confessional "10K Problems"; Dean Lewis delivered the comforting reassurances of "Be Alright"; Saint Sister shared the tour diary visual for the wistful and intimate dreams of shared desires via "Twin Peaks"; from Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart's album Bright City Lights, behold the expressive dances to the piano keys of "You and I"; Future Thieves delivered the romance of "Prom Night" from the self-titled available September 7; ATL's own Gringo Star announced their forthcoming album Back to the City available August 24 via Nevado Music with a listen to the catchy lo-fi cadences of the peppy "Watchdog"; Sweden's own NONONO delivered the motivational electric pop momentum of "Ego"; Wild Moccasins delivered the release Look Together via New West; Moonwalker, ft. members of Reckless Serenade, delivered the progressive advances of "Level Up"; City Girls delivered the decadent saccharine rich visual for "Sweet Tooth"; The Brazen Youth delivered the stripped-down and soothing single "You Could Not Provoke Me"; SPINN delivered a song for our turbulent times with "It's Not Getting Better"; Polyplastic delivered the dance-party starter EP Not No; Rejoicer signed to Stones Throw with news that the upcoming release Energy Dreams will be available August 31, sharing the CGI-psych imageries from Jengo for "Double Astral Move"; Skeletonwitch announced live dates with a listen to the solar ray ripper "Temple of the Sun" off the upcoming album Devouring Radiant Light available July 20 via Prosthetic Records; Converge delivered the insane Tony Wolski visual for the earth scorching "Melancholia" off the Beautiful Ruin EP via Epitaph; Djrum dropped deep percussive and carnal portraits with "Sex" off the R&S release Portrait With Firewood;
Johanna Samuels is currently enjoying a July residency at LA's Bootleg Theater, presenting the exhibitions of evocative exchanges with "Supposed to Say"; Danny McGrath delivered the surprise single that entertains with a concise and clever economy via "Just Wanna Stop"; Rayland Baxter presented the gently terrain gliding single "79 Shiny Revolvers" from the forthcoming album Wide Awake available July 13 via ATO Records; Aleline delivered the extravagant Hamadou Frédéric Baldé visual for the shining natural high of "Emeralds" co-created by Morgan Wiley; The Blanks delivered an advanced listen to the album Yellow Fading Glimmer; Hosannas delivered the perspective expanding single "Visions" featured off the forthcoming album Picture Him Protecting You available July 12 through Fresh Selects; So Stressed released the album Pale Lemon via Ghost Ramp; Didirri delivered the earnest and intimate single "Worth the Wait" off the Measurements EP; Tolliver delivered the Sean Webley Chinatown, LA visual for the heart-penned pop of "I Gotchu"; Luke James Shaffer doted upon the moments of intimacy that transformed his life forever with "Last First Kiss"; Baby Ariel delivered the lyric video for the material spendings of "Gucci On My Body"; Beezewax delivered the illustrious expressions of "Rainbows" courtesy of Sellout! Music; San Carol presented the sophisticated Nathan Houée visual for the powerful ballad "Cancer" off the album Houdini available October 19; felicita announced the new album hej! available August 3 via PC Music with a look at the stunning Matt Copson visual for the creative coral economy of "Marzipan" ft. Caroline Polachek; Major Murphy delivered a cover of the Kinks' "Strangers" with all proceeds of purchasing being donated to the Fianza Fund; dot Vom delivered the grandiose and gorgeous single "Maddie Mori" featured off the Melatonin EP; Young Thug delivered the Twin Peaks-inspired video for "Up" ft. Lil Uzi Vert; Kamasi Washington released The Choice EP; Charli XCX delivered the new singles "Focus" and "No Angel"; Ella Mai dropped the remix for “Boo’d Up" ft. Nicki Minaj and Quavo; Hannah Scott delivered the nocturnal notes that comprise the album Piece of the Night; peep the Diplo doc Florida to California; The Ophelias offered a view to the enchanted tunnel visual adventure for "Lunar Rover" from Joe Shaffer and Spencer Peppet off the Joyful Noise album Almost; get tripped out by the DIY visuals for the even trippier track "Treadmill" from George Hadfield off the album Brenda; Tatiana Heuman delivered the mind and body moving single "Quemó Tu Curuyú" via Astro Nautico; SAN CHA delivered the pointed passions of "Desesperada" off Capricho Del Diablo via Outside Insight; Michael Price delivered the expansive orchestral work "Shade of Dreams" off Tender Symmetry courtesy of Erased Tapes;
Alice Phoebe Lou presented the transfixing astral odyssey via the Natalia Bazina video for "She"; Zarina Nares delivered the earnest and endearing lullaby of "Sweet Dreams"; Gossamer shared the mind-meditations of "Path to Understanding" off the Innovative Leisure album Imperishable; Dentist delivered the semantics of attrition on "Upset Words" off the Night Swimming album available July 20 via Cleopatra Records; Bad Wave delivered intimate details of candid illustrations on "Good Son"; Leland and the Silver Wells announced the self-titled album available September with a listen to the ethereal earth eviscerating single "We Dissolve"; Yialmelic Frequencies's "Angel Garden" got an uplifting spirit-soaring remix treatment from Seiho courtesy of LEAVING Records; David Darrko delivered the fevered summer night indulgences of "Suffer Suburbia"; Sonny Falls shared the DIY and laid-back visuals for "Easy to Lose" off the album Some Kind of Spectre via Sooper Records; Lost Chocolate Lab delivered the electric earth arena crashers with "Squall" off the album Lost Landscapes; Hologram Teen presented the eccentric Jason Smith-animated visual for the bubbly pop of "Bleecker Street! Chase Me!" off the Between the Funk and Fear album; Psychedelic Porn Crumpets blew our minds with a viewing of the Mike Wyatt (for Attack Animation) adventure video for "Cornflake" that breaks through to narratives of new worlds and new intergalactic challenges; Garcia Peoples shares some cool rocking singles off their debut album Cosmic Cash available August 3 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond; ATL's own OBB presented the snazzy evocative pop single "Is This A Thing" off the EP of the same name from Curb Records; Christine and the Queens announced the new album Chris available September 21 and delivered the parking lot sparring/dancing visual for "Doesn't Matter" from Colin SOLAL CARDO; Boy Pablo delivered a earnest DIY look at the visual for the sentimentally spun "Sick Feeling" off the upcoming EP arriving this September with a global tour in toe; Pusha-T's epic talk with Julie Adenuga; Stormzy started a Penguin Random House publishing imprint titled #MerkyBooks, announcing his upcoming November 1 slated book Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far; NZ cult icons The Chills return with the new album Snow Bound available September 14 via Fire delivering the singles "Complex and "Lord of All I Survey"; Joe Strummer 001 boxet buzz; experience The Cult of the Aphex Twin; "Shiros's Story (Part 2)" dropped starring Michael Dapaah, Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott & Rapman; Fyre Festival attendees win a cool $5 mil in lawsuit; Morrissey's UK/EU tour has been postponed; Oakland's Ghost Ship operators took a plea deal; and we celebrate the life and works of cinematographer Robby Müller and Richard Swift.
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