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As the summer season's sun shines onward, our world continues to get weirder, the immigration battle continues, the 2018 World Cup concluded with France's big win—Week in Pop continues to keep you up to date with all the media-mania you may have missed. The latest news is that Soccer Mommy announced a tour supporting Kacey Musgraves, with a viewing of the grand Jonny Look video for the grandiose ballad "Scorpio Rising"; pop icon Jenn Champion released the anticipated album Single Rider via Hardly Art; S the Supplicant shattered the scholastic conventions with the sensuous disco of the little death "Aphrodite's School" off the Nicey Music concept release cycle Sex in Mechanicalville (see our interview exclusive here); Sports Coach delivered a listen to the spirit lifting river-rafter "tide rider" from the forthcoming Dream Sports EP available August 3 via Manimal Records; Future's Beastmode 2 broke records on the streaming charts; New Jersey pop institution Old Smile continues his unrelenting and unyielding streak of proliferation with the Falling Feeling EP; Glasgow's Fleet shared some rustic sentiments direct from the heart and world weary soul with "From Me To You" courtesy of In Black Records; also don't miss GOSH!'s emerald shining visual from Peter Nichols for "I'll Remember You" off their Nicey Music album Odyssey; Daddy launched a Kickstarter to help make the upcoming feature film Milkshake; Minneapolis ambient earth and element progenitors IE shared the moving meditations of "Amulet" off the Moon Glyph cassette Pome; Sara Marie Barron is prepping the album Sad, But True for release August 3 sharing a heart-pouring listen to the single "Does She"; Moonbeau dazzled, dazed and amazed with their freewheeling single "Hair So Wild" off their self-titled debut available September 7 via Old Flame Records; Ólafur Arnalds shared a warm look at the Thora Hilmars visual for "unfold" ft. SOHN off the album re:member available August 24; Rob Dickson delivered the earnest, subdued yet passionate power pop expressions of "Water Rushing In" off the album Looking Through Your Window; Orlando's own The 502s delivered the heart-penned and personal album of honest musings and expressions titled Because We Had To; Yungeen Ace delivered the Jacksonville representing David G visual for the block embracing "Jungle" ft. JayDaYoungan; The Ophelias delivered a look at the sporting football-focused visual for the beautiful single "General Electric" off the Joyful Noise album Almost; Lido Beach returned with a listen to the pop punk single "You Feel Hard" available July 27; Squadda B and Badluck delivered the East Bay atmospherics via Special Edition Instrumentals courtesy of Green Ova; Smino shared a remix of Drake's "In My Feelings" and "Coupe se'yearn" via the 4sport EP; Jay Rock delivered a viewing of the video-game styled Jack Begert and Dave Free visual for "ES Tales"; Jaden Smith delivered SYRE: The Electric Album via Instagram; Azealia Banks delivered the new sensational single "Treasure Island"; Acting Strange delivered the celluloid celebrity glam anthem "Hollywood" dedicated to tinsel-town decadence; HOLYCHILD presented the desires for solace with "Wishing You Away"; Madeline Kenney presented the Robert Kolodney office-space centered visual for the personal and whimsical "Cut Me Off" off the album Perfect Shapes via October 5 via Carpark; Kacey Musgraves presented a viewing of the office life anachronisms featured in the Hannah Lux Davis video for patriarchal hierarchy kingdom crasher "High Horse"; Tatiana DeMaria presented the truths and fallacies that informed the new single "London Don't Lie"; Marquee Mayfield presented the eccentric visual for the oddball romanticism of "Feelin' So Blue"; Utkarsh Ambudkar delivered the glamorous, reflective mind expansions of "Vanity" ft. Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, and The Olympicks; FMB DZ delivered the monetary-minded and wavy new single "Fast Money" off the upcoming mixtape In My Bag; Balako delivered the expressive and earnest single "Don't Give Up" via Greco-Roman; Ariana Grande delivered the feminist notions of deity with "God Is A Woman" off the upcoming album Sweetener; Houndmouth presented the anticipatory single "Waiting For The Night" off the upcoming album Golden Age; Marlowe, aka L'Orange & Solemn Brigham, delivered their Mello Music self-titled release; Lily Moore presented the assertive and reflective "I Will Never Be"; Tinashe delivered the expressive and evocative single of nostalgic pangs via "Like I Used To"; Henry Chadwick delivered the sweet and serene single "Bag of Chips" from the upcoming album available August 31; Tash Sultana presented a live rendering of the intimate illustrations heard on "Harvest Love" off the album debut Flow State available August 31 via Mom + Pop; Cape Cub delivered the evening embracing single "Moonglow"; Summer Magic delivered the sunny rocker "Hey!" from the forthcoming album Sharks and Other Danger available August 31; Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo launched the Porter2Grape EP; Westerman shared the liquid asset indulgences of "Easy Money"; Alessia Cara presented a look at the self-made visuals for the earnest ballad "A Little More"; Transviolet presented the Patricia Gloum/Braw Haus visual for "Bad Intentions" about countering the the dubious intents and deeds of others; In The Valley Below delivered the vibrant chromatic visuals for "Desperate Dance” featured off the album The Pink Chateau available October 5 via Bright Antenna Records; The Dirty Nil presented the epic anthem of anguish and ecstasy with "Pain of Infinity" from the forthcoming album Master Volume; The Dill delivered the throwback summer glow of "Stop Time" ft. Max Kerman; Olivier St. Louis shared the universe trotting anthem "Wondering Wanderer"; The Cradle delivered the beautiful acoustic illustrations of "Cell Games and Beyond" off the album Bag Of Holding available July 27 via NNA Tapes; SF based/Slept On Records co-founder Nick Andre delivered the heavy singles "Guns" ft. Lateef the Truth Speaker and Hanni El Khatib along with "LA's on Fire" ft. Rob Sonic and Hanni El Khatib; The Cuban Brothers delivered the smack-down on xenophobia with the puppet-centric visual for "I Hate Hate"; Alan Sparhawk delivered a rollicking rhythm remix for Azalia Snail's "Field Rep"; Fauvely delivered the ebb and sea rising shoreline shared sentiments of "Tides"; Paulaa delivered the evocative and intimate expressions of "Fall In"; Sigrid delivered itinerary attentive energy of "Schedules" from the Raw EP; Cubicolor delivered the electric single "Counterpart"; Princess Nokia delivered the intoxicating Travis Libin co-directed visual for "Morphine"; peep the Chandler P of 12th St Media visual for THECLECTIK single of ecstatic discovery titled "I Found You" ft. Ze Rox and Jay Tablet; Frontperson, featuring Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers, delivered the sunny and summery visual from Rob Leickner and Ryan Sudds for "Tick - Tock (Frontrunner)" off the upcoming self-titled available September 21 via Oscar St. Records; Meg Myers delivered a song about the toxic ties that bind with "Tourniquet" off the upcoming release Take Me To The Disco; Stronger Sex delivered the continuum of life with the expressive electro single "Dead Women" off the album There Is No Stronger Sex via BLIGHT. Records; No Mono delivered a listen to the evocative illustrations of "Fever Highs";
Abbi Press delivered the skating and free-wheeling visual made with Brian Vu and Breaking for the breathtaking single "Deep Breath" via CSCN; Teddy Glass delivered the grandiose single "Lean On" featured off their upcoming album Nights and Weekends available August 24; Chastity brought the Captured Tracks album Death Lust into the world; Dolores Haze doesn't want to see your "Banana" via the bright and self-assertive Saga West and Ville Gobi Andersson visual; Tom Ugly delivered the evocative single about adversaries and the like with the Noel Rodriguez and Jenny Chiu visual for "Villan"; The Chairman Dances announced the album Child of My Sorrow available September 7 via Black Rd Records with a listen to the grandiose single "No One Can Hurt You (Like a Friend Can Hurt You)"; Billy Moon presented an announcement of the forthcoming album Punk Songs available September 14 via Old Flame Records delivering the thrashing and banging singles "White Shoes" and "Dingus"; Iggy Azalea delivered the tookas-twerking visual for "Kream" ft. Tyga; MOLI delivered the cut of comforts and ease with "Comfortable"; Harrison Lipton cast the visual for the beautiful "Beacon" from the album Loveliness available May 18 through Yellow K Records; Sophie Meiers delivered the summer-smoked single "Something About You"; the iconic Tony Molina gifted the world recently with the sweet electric organ coasting single "Jasper's Theme"; Sao Paulo's Das Kope provided all the breathy insinuation and intimations of pure summer sun-stroked ecstasy with the single and visual for "Ready For Summer"; The Gloomies presented the album Romance courtesy of Thrill Me Records; United Ghosts delivered the oceanic swells with "Waves" off the album Saturn Days available August 24 via Cleopatra Records; Saul Williams shared the snazzy and sick rhythms and rhymes of "The Flaw You Worship"; King Who shared the melted melodies of "Ice Cream" off the Self Group album Giant Eye; PUSHER and Anjulie delivered the consciousness-lifting single and visual for "All We Can Do"; Valley Queen presented the gigantic constellation coursing wonder "Supergiant"; Gabrielle Sterbenz delivered a look at the intimate and interpersonal Fletcher Wolfe-directed visual for the evocative single "The Laundress"; Sense announced their Taste EP available October 19 via Nettwerk and shared the affinity expressions of "I Like It"; Ferentz and the Felons delivered the personal and earnest-hearted EP Hudson County; Jonathan Wilson presented the smoky street light streaked visual and single "Sunset Blvd" off the album Rare Birds; GRLwood delivered an exhibition of real and honest desires via the visual and single "Bisexual" off the release Daddy; Lemuria released the anticipated release Companion; LT Wade presented the grand ballad "We'll Never Be Those Kids Again" featured off the album Transient available July 27 courtesy of Dopeness Records NYC; World's Fair presented the new bossy new single "Dundas Street West" ft. Nasty Nigel, Cody B. Ware and Freaky Franz with the album New Lows arriving July 20 via Fool's Gold; benny blanco presented the Jake Schreier video for the reminiscent jam "Eastside" ft. Halsey and Khalid; Toronto's CMDWN delivered the saucy new single "Hit & Run" ft. Lil Wop off the forthcoming Atlanada 2; DeVotchKa gifted the world the new single "Straight Shot" with the announcement of the new album This Night Falls Forever arriving August 24 via Concord Records; Slothrust presented the laundromat gazing Josh Forbes visual for "Double Down" from the upcoming album The Pact available September 14 via Dangerbird Records; RYVOLI delivered the ethereal acoustic strung harmonies of their EP Theories; Elle announced the album Lover's Rock arriving this September with a look at the elevated and visceral visuals for "Better"; Cyril Hahn remixed EBHONI's single "OPPS"; Mac Miller announced thee new album Swimming available August 3 with a look at the visual for "Self Care"; Future Generations dropped the bright electro pop title track from their album Landscape available September 14; Dead Soft signed to Arts & Crafts with news of the upcoming New Emotion EP available in fall, sharing the electrified earnestness of "Kill Me"; Kin Hana delivered the atmospheric "Johnny" off of Au Sable via Black Meadow; The Veldt mesmerized yet again with the Yuko sueta visual for the earth and sea shattering single "Black and Blue"; behold the city strolling Travis Gogosian for GoodBaby Films visual for the uplifting "Probably Up" featured off Lawrence's forthcoming album Living Room available September 14; Samia delivered the scenes of solitude via the Tess Lafia visual for the earnest ballad of "Milk"; Honyock delivered the sentimental ballad "Heather" found off the upcoming El Castillo album available July 27; Sofi Tukker remixed Mr Little Jeans' single "Forgetter" with added rhythm-aided echoes and ambiance; Anderson .Paak delivered the remix for the track "Bubblin" ft. Busta Rhymes; The Coup delivered the righteous and radical new single "Oyahytt" ft. Lakeith Stanfield featured in Boots Riley's film Sorry To Bother You; The War and Treaty delivered that bridge between love and hate with the passionate pop of "Are You Ready to Love Me?"; MØ's album Forever Neverland will be available October 19 and delivered the solar-saturated single "Sun In Our Eyes" ft. Diplo; Whitney Ballen shared the endearing single "Go" off the album You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship from Father/Daughter available August 24; Save Face delivered their Epitaph album/visual album Merci; Creature Canyon delivered the inquiries of desire with "Did You Want That"; Jane Church shared the transportive Jono Bernstein, Abram Seaman and Matt Stevenson video for "This Here City" from the This Here City 7" available July 27 via Greenway Records, with a release show happening the same night at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn; Jake Shears shared the new single "Sad Song Backwards"; Metric delivered the weekend shaded super-pop single "Dark Saturday"; Pink Martini presented the powerful and iconic feminist anthem "I Am Woman"; Bay Area's own Garren Sean dropped the EP SUNDRIP; POLO & PAN presented the luscious Bleu Garou-animated visuals for "Canopée"; Boys Noize's Alex Ridha and Virgil Abloh dropped the Orvnge EP; Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, unveiled the album debut Disambiguation via Drawing Room Records; Oldermost shared the expressive new album How Could You Ever Be The Same? via AntiFragile; Jealous of the Birds presented the EP The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep; Sophia Black delivered the fuego, smoke and flame of "Fire"; London's own CHILDCARE presented the Luckyucker EP; D.A. Stern covered "I Don't Know" and Jacuzzi Boys covered "Song For the Man" by the Beastie Boys via the split single Nosh Lately?: A Tribute to The Beasties Boys' Hello Nasty ahead of the iconic album's twentieth anniversary; Franz Ferdinand delivered the "Always Ascending" remixes; Mini Mansions delivered the cut of consistencies with "Works Every Time"; Denzel Curry presented the sideshow circus visual from Zev Deans for "Clout Cobain" off TA13OO; Lala Lala presented the cool carnival visuals for the even cooler cut "Destroyer" off the album The Lamb available in September via Hardly Art; Brodinski presented a look at the Pavel Brenner-directed visual for the wheel-gripping, hard rolling "Split" ft. Peewee Longway; Wiki presented the Ryosuke Tanzawa video for "Litt 15" ft. Your Old Droog;
Mary J. Blige presented the new affectionate single "Only Love"; Bon Iver’s own Justin Vernon with National’s Aaron Dessner are Big Red Machine, announcing their self-titled album available August 31 via PEOPLE; Bay Area's own Ah Mer Ah Su delivered the pursuit of something that is "Perfect" via the Roger Stack-directed visual off the debut album Star available July 27 via Dero Arcade; The Eye Of Time delivered the atmospheric and cinematic single "Foldings" off the album album Myth II: A Need To Survive available August 24 via Denovali Records; Vinyl Williams gave us the 360 treatment via the world immersive visual for "Aphelion" featured off the Opal; Vacation delivered the track "Deflector Head" from the forthcoming album Mouth Sounds #2699 available July 27 through Lets Pretend Records; Steven Moses delivered the release Love Me // Leave Me; Delhia de France released the echoing electronic hymns of Moirai EP through Robot Koch label Trees & Cyborgs; Sofia Reyes and Leroy Sanchez shared a viewing of an acoustic rendering for "1, 2, 3"; Paul Woolford remixed Hayden James' "Just Friends"; Tempesst shared the slow burning title track "Doomsday" featured off the upcoming EP of the same name; Honest Iago brought a boat of enchantment "Blue Fairy" found off the new album 29 Palms available July 27; La Force, featuring Broken Social Scene's Ariel Engle, announced the debut self-titled album arriving September 7 via Arts & Crafts with a listen to the expedient art thoughts of "Ready to Run"; LFZ announced the forthcoming release Name Plus Focus arriving July 20 via Castle Face Records, sharing a view of the consciousness melting visual for "Naturalistic" created by Wes Johansen; Louisville's own Quiet Hollers delivered an ode to dependencies with "Addicted"; Ciaran Lavery presented the intimate transformative Alexander Milo Bischof visual for "Bones 4 Blood" off the album Sweet Decay; Anne-Marie shared a backstage viewing of an acoustic performance of "2002" with Ed Sheeran; Giant Peach are currently on tour, sharing a view of their coastal dreaming visual for the lush and affectionate epic "Love Your Void" off the album But You Made Me Such A Beautiful Thing from Dead Broke Rekerds; More Giraffes delivered the a spirited performance of "Basement (Live in Highland Park)"; Ottawa's own Garçons delivered the delicacy and textile indulges of "Pink Dress" via Kitsuné; RL Grime delivered the single "Pressure" off the upcoming July 27 slated album NOVA; Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign delivered "The Light" off the upcoming release Mihty; NOTHING delivered the visual for "Blue Line Baby" off Dance On The Blacktop available August 24 via Relapse; WHY? presented the jam "By Torpedo Or Crohn's (Dntel Remix)" with the Alopecia 10 Year Anniversary reissue available August 17 via Joyful Noise; Lord Huron shared the new singles "When the Night is Over" and a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"; Young Scooter delivered the regal remix "Jugg King" ft. Rick Ross & T.I. produced by Stack Boy Twuan; Couch Jackets presented the manic and meditative Rob Fitzgerald visual for "Don't Think Just Breathe" off the release go to bed available July 27; Moon Honey presented the stop-action creative visual of various faces and feelings from Jess Joy for "Mask Maker" from the album Mixed Media On Woman available September 4; Moon Honey presented the stop-action creative visual of various faces and feelings from Jess Joy for "Mask Maker" from the album Mixed Media On Woman available September 4; JPEGMAFIA unveiled the atmospheric and organic "Millennium Freestyle" ahead of a stateside and European tour; SAN CHA presented the rich and whimsical Graham Kolbeins visual for "Capricho del Diablo"; Kim Petras delivered the remixes for "Heart to Break"; Night Shop, Justin Sullivan from The Babies/Kevin Morby Band, announced the album debut In The Break available September 24 via Mare Records, alongside a viewing of the fun performance Kevin Gossett visual for "The One I Love"; BandGang delivered the single of solutions and solving matters with "Ain't No Problem" ft. SOB X RBE and ShredGang Mone off the upcoming tape In Too Deep; Kingdom dropped the new single "Getaway Kind" ft. Zalma Bour; The Buttertones shared a look at the performance captured Braedon Speakman visual for "Jungle"; Mirah provided a listen to the new single "Information" information featured off the upcoming album Understanding available September 7 via Absolute Magnitude; Parquet Courts announced the Wide Awake Remixes EP, sharing the Danny Krivit Re-Edit; Ian Svenonius' Escape-ism announced The Lost Record available September 7, sharing the Alexandra Cabral visual for "Nothing Personal"; Earth Girl Helen Brown presented the visual for "Set The Woods On Fire" via Four Satellites, Vol. 1 available July 20 via Empty Cellar Records / In The Red; Phantastic Ferniture delivered the single and visual for "Bad Timing" off the July 27 slated self-titled for Polyvinyl; Balloon Ride Fantasy presented a look at the mesmerizing video for "Arcadia" off the album BRF; Sean Henry shared a listen to the Double Double Whammy album Fink; Ólafur Arnalds presented a viewing of the piano-lead Matthias Maercks visual for "saman"; Champagne Superchillin' delivered the entrancing single "Gipsy Ferrari" off the Broken Circles release Beach Deep; Chris Stein of Blondie announced the upcoming photo book, POINT OF VIEW: ME, NEW YORK CITY, AND THE PUNK SCENE, slated for release in November; NNA Tapes tapes announced the NNA100 Centennial comp featuring artists like Guerrilla Toss, Tredici Bacci, Greg Fox, Olivia Block, Jefre Cantu Ledesma, Felicia Atkinson, Lea Bertucci and more available August 17; audiobooks delivered a look at the visual for "Hot Salt" via Heavenly Recordings; Holt 88 dropped the demented dance grooves via Hoo Dow EP; The Vamps delivered the visual for "Just My Type"; Astronauts, etc. shared the mind-melting beauty of "Shut My Mouth" off the Chaz Bear co-produced album Living In Symbol available July 27 via Company Records; We Were Promised Jetpacks signed to Big Scary Monsters; 2018 MTV VMA award buzz; the Deftones announced Dia de los Deftones happening November 3 at Petco Park; NYC's Les Poisson Rouge announced a one-night only concert tribute to Nico celebrating Nico, 1988 starring Marissa Nadler, U.S. Girls, Julie Byrne, Lizzi Bougatsos (of Gang Gang Dance and IUD), L'Rain and Tammy Faye Starlite; Paul Simon announced the new album In the Blue Light available September 7 via Legacy; Stephen Malkmus shared the acoustic rendering of "Solid Silk"; Bitchin Bajas announced their massive Rebajas boxset arriving in time for the holidays courtesy of Drag City; The Honey Toads changed their moniker to Akes; Suede released the new single "Don't Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You"; Lily Allen delivered the club-centric "Lost My Mind - Michael Calfan Respect Remix"; City Farm Presents announced Sequence Music Festival; YG got busted; we wish Glass Animals' percussionist Joe Seaward an expedient recovery; Offset versus his stylist; we remember Nancy Sinatra Sr.; and Pussy Riot crashed the World Cup Final party (resulting in Olga Pakhtusova's subsequent arrest, 15 days of jail and prohibited to attend sporting events for three years).
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