The fluorescent luster of summer
From following the raging northwest fires, the NRA's financial disarray, earthquakes, waves of violence in Chicago, while the drama on the executive level intensifies—Week in Pop is proud to present a wealth of buzz beyond the endless Möbius strips of infinitely scrolling news feed streams. Delivering just some of the top stories we're following, Gabi announced the anticipated new album Empty Me available October 5 via Double Double Whammy and delivered the awe-striking single "Whole With You" along with the grand visual directed by Kenna Hynes; Pussy Riot continue their campaign of international autonomy with their ode to the authorities and more on the visual for "Track About Good Cop"; My Bloody Valentine debuted yet another new song; Connor Youngblood shared the breathtaking Johannes Greve Muskat and Arman Harutyunyan video for "Los Angles" starring Kine Sophie Berntsen from the album Cheyenne available August 17 via Counter Records; Ross From Friends provided some throwback euro footage edited to serve as the visual for "Pale Blue Dot" off the upcoming Brainfeeder album Family Portrait available July 27; Boulevards delivered a summer-styled look at the Sheeraz Balushi visual for "Remedy" ft. vocals from Laura Reed; Cat Power introduced us to the new upcoming anticipated album Wanderer arriving October 5 through Domino; G-Eazy presented the Bay Area-boating visual for "Power" ft. Nef the Pharoah and P-Lo with his "Endless Summer" tour with Lil Uzi Vert in toe; Teddy Glass delivered the electric crooning jam "Lean On"; June West delivered the femme isle illustrations of "Island of Women" from the self-titled album debut available September 14 via Broken Circles; Odina delivered the meditative new single "I’ll Carry You" that resonates like a slow hovering acoustic fog of fancy; London's Earhart delivered the angst energy of "Achtung Heroes"; NUEX shared the visual for the perceptive pop points of "Eyes" off the debut Affectus EP; Atlanta's Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics presented the performance visuals for "Broken Woman" off the State of All Things album; Jackie Venson delivered the styling and super snazzy visual for the super guitar shredding single "Never Say Die"; Mocha Bands delivered the boss visual for the throne claiming "Longevity" via S5studios; Fred Thomas announced the new album Aftering! available September 13 via Polyvinyl, presenting the trippy and grand Jeffrey Freer visual for the anthemic and heavy "Good Times Are Gone Again"; Eves Karydas delivered the diligence of etiquette and decorum with the arty visual for "Couch"; Oakland's own super swinging outfit Van Goat presented the spirited Alex Mallonee visual for "Follow Me Under"; Whitney Ballen delivered the incredible, world sharking single "Rainier" off the album You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship available August 24 via Father/Daughter Records, Substitute Scene Records; Summer Magic shared some sun with the new single "Hey!"; Sarah Sharp shared the passionate and pointed single "Right Through Me" from the Dream EP and also shared the intimate floral adornment visuals for "Pieces"; Wild Rivers presented the visual for rural and rustic visual for the holistic "I Won't Be Back" off their Eighty-Eight EP; Pond shared the planetary pop cadences of "Burnt Out Star"; Chris Orrick shared the innovative and introspective single and Malcolm Critcher & Symeon Platts visual for "Self Portrait" produced by Nolan The Ninja off Ambrosia For Heads available July 19; Spooky Cool dropped the new anthemic single "Old Hair Mine" from the Every Thing Ever EP available August 3 through Citrus City Records; St. Humain delivered the pensive pop pronouncements of "The Thought of You"; Helena Deland delivered the new electro-evocative single "Claudion" from the upcoming Luminelle Recordings release; Trevor Powers presented the new psychically sentimental singles "Clad in Skin" and "Squelch" from the upcoming album Mulberry Violence available August 17 via Baby Halo; Brooklyn's Darkwing signed to Good Eye Records and delivered the visceral and super-shredding new single "Ignorant Ghost"; Andrew Bayer delivered the inspired intimate gazing single "Your Eyes" ft. Ane Brun; Detroit's Ladysse delivered the personal pop of passions and life pursuits via the Not the One EP; RYAN Playground, aka Genevieve Ryan Martel, delivered a listen to the skyward pointed econo-pop of "Pie In The Sky" feat. Robert Robert from the debut album 16/17 via Secret Songs/Last Gang Records; Notthingham artist Nina Smith delivered the spirited sprinting single "Run"; No Dry Country brought the homeland rippers with the album Pandhandle Music; LA's own C C C V L T S S S delivered the almost 10 minute ambient odyssey "Xiphos" via Possible Motive; Louise Cole presented the deck chilling visual for the meditative "Things" from Daniel Sunshine off the Brainfeeder album Time available August 10; Erik Deutsche presented the enchanted and magical Josh Clark animated visuals for "Falling Flowers" ft. Victoria Reed from the album LoHi; Pussy Riot also unleashed the latest arts of dissent with "КОШМАРЫ / NIGHTMARES" along with the vintage video game inspired "Pong!"; James Bay delivered the performance pop for the indulgent "Just For Tonight"; Chicago artist Appleby presented the reflective intimate moments recalled via the StripMall Productions visual for "Young Lost Love" from the Happiness EP available July 27 via Haight; Brother Reverend delivered word of the forthcoming re-release of their album The Tables Turn Too Often; Brooklyn's Parrot Dreams delivered the illuminating single "Light Goes (In MInes)" off the forthcoming album of the same name available August 24 via Good Eye Records; BUHU presented the imaginative and grand visual for the enlightenment seeking "La Truth" from Wayne Dalchau and Holly Bronko from the album Tenets available September 5 via FMF Records; The Growlers announced the new album Casual Acquaintances and their Beach Goth pop up; Illingsworth's album You’re No Fun will be available September 28 via Mello Music Group, sharing the single of learned wisdom and dislikes with "Peeves" ft. Open Mike Eagle; Ex Mykah presents the face, head and mind warping visual for "Faceless"; Spirit of the Beehive announced the album Hypnic Jerks available September 14 via Tiny Engines and delivered the rhetorical rad rocking inquiry of "can i receive the contact?"; Nef The Pharaoh announced The Big Chang Theory debut album available August 10, delivering the title track that spans settings from the classroom to the club; Love Thy Brother delivered the arresting pop single "Arrested" ft. Norma Jean Martine; Rae Isla delivered the powerful messianic proclamation that "Jesus Was a Woman"; The Cradle shared the beautiful new album Bag of Holding via NNA Tapes; Tired All the Time dropped the thrashy, trashy and flashy single "Bone Dry" off Be Well via Flag Day Recordings; Solomon Grey shared the Little Dragon remix of "The Game";
Neneh Cherry presented the marvelous Jenn Nkiru visual for the new single "Kong"; Daniel T. announced the upcoming album Heliotrope via Cascine with a listen to the summer sensational single "Heat-Wave"; Human Touch, aka Natalia Rogovin of Social Studies, delivered the might and majestic mega-ballad "Swan Song"; Stones Throw Records brought back their Dungeon Sessions featuring LA's Kiefer; Mr Eazi presented the inspired visual of creating and sharing agency with "Property" from the forthcoming Life is Eazi, Vol. 2 - Lagos To London; Varsity presented the swim meet visual for "A Friend Named Paul" from Mark Pallman & Amanda Speva off the second album Parallel Person; Austin's Galapaghost provided a preview of the forthcoming innovative DIY album Sootie; The Brevet presented the passionate pop of "So Long" from their upcoming album LEGS available this fall via Pretend City Records; XYLØ delivered the assertive new shut-down anthem "I Don't Want To See You Anymore"; Quickly, Quickly presented the anticipated Over Skies EP via Ta-Ku’s 823 Records; Steven Page presented the lyrical visual that lays the smack down on proponents of hate and intolerance with "White Noise" via Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II; Drake delivered the Karena Evans visual for "In My Feelings"; 6ix9ine delivered the colorful visual for "FEFE" ft. Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz; Tyler, the Creator presented the Paris posting visual for "Potato Salad" ft. ASAP Rocky; ADULT. announced the new album This Behavior available September 7 via Dais and delivered the visual for the new single "Perversions of Humankind"; DJ Khaled presented the visual for "No Brainer" ft. Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber and Quavo; Ciara's "Level Up" visual featuring the ReQuest Dance Crew and choreographed by Parris Goebel and also delivered the remix for "Level Up" ft. Missy Elliot and Fatman Scoop; Charli XCX delivered the new jam "Girls Night Out" produced by SOPHIE and Stargate; Miguel dropped the new serpentine single "Python"; Protomartyr and Spray Paint collaborated on the track "Corinthian Leather"; Jungle announced the album For Ever along with the new cuts "Cherry" and "Heavy, California"; Tom Morello announced the new album The Atlas Underground available October 12 via Mom + Pop alongside the tracks "We Don't Need You" ft. Vic Mensa and the track "Battle Sirens" ft. Knife Party; Blood Orange presented the Dev Hynes-directed visual for "Jewelry" starring Janet Mock and the Crack Stevens video for "Charcoal Baby", all from the upcoming album Negro Swan available August 24; Yves Tumor dropped the single "Noid"; Black Thought of The Roots delivered the Trayvon Martin inspired single "Rest in Power"; Kristin Hersh delivered the earth shattering new single "No Shade in Shadow"; Iron & Wine announced the Weed Garden EP available August 31 via Sub Pop and shared the single "What Hurts Worse"; Yoko Ono announced the new album Warzone available October 19 presenting a listen to the timely title track; Migos remixed Rae Sremmurd's popular single "Swang"; Oneohtrix Point Never delivered visuals for "The Station" and "We'll Take It"; Sheck Wes delivered the sinewy and slapping new single "N----s Ain't Close" ft. Lil Yachty; Lil B freesytled over Drake's "In My Feelings"; Arctic Monkeys delivered the visual for "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino"; Fucked Up announced their new album Dose Your Dreams available October 5 through Merge/Arts and Crafts with a listen to spirit raising new single "Raise Up Your Voice Joyce"; ZHU and Tame Impala delivered the visual for "My Life" starring Willow Smith; Kodie Shane shared the new single and animated visual for "Love & Drugz II" ft. Trippie Redd; Devon Welsh, fka Majical Cloudz announced the debut album Dream Songs available August 24 and delivered the visual for the single "By the Daylight"; Chvrches covered Kendrick Lamar's epic single "LOVE." and dropped the visuals for "Out of My Head" ft. Wednesday Campanella; Vanessa Carlton covered Elliott Smith's "Needle in the Hay"; The Prodigy announced the new album No Tourists available November 2 with a look at the Paco Raterta visual for "Need Some1"; Death Cab for Cutie provided a listen to the new single "I Dreamt We Spoke Again"; DRAM dropped the anticipated That's a Girls Name EP; Jlin announced Autobiography and shared the jagged and dazzling "The Abyss of Doubt"; Waxahatchee announced the new EP Great Thunder available September 7 via Merge and delivered the Christopher Good visual for "Chapel of Pines"; Jack White dropped the Jodeb visual for "Corporation"; Travis Scott dropped new jams; Danny Brown on "Detroiters"; more M.I.A. doc buzz; a reworked rendering of David Bowie's "Zeroes" emerged, as well as a long lost first demo that has also appeared and news of the David Bowie VR Experience; the return of Jean Luc Picard; Faun Family prepare to take on California; Kendrick Lamar appeared on 50 Cent's "Power"; GØGGS announced the new album Pre Strike Sweep and dropped the title track; Deafheaven delivered the visual for "Night People" ft. Chelsea Wolfe; Neko Case presented the surrealist Xan Aranda visual for "Curse of the I-5 Corridor" ft. Mark Lanegan; Laura Jane Grace's band Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announced their debut album available this fall via Bloodshot Records; Vampire Weekend and Danielle Haim covered Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town"; elusive Aphex Twin posters have emerged promoting the new Collapse EP; Drake is producing a new HBO show called "Euphoria"; alt-J delivered the Osean video for "In Cold Blood (Twin Shadow version)" ft. Pusha T; Lauryn Hill's Woolrich apparel line; Chief Keef's hologram tour; Spice Girls' new exhibition; G-Eazy's "Endless Summer Fund"; Sky Ferreira versus Soundcloud and and covered 'Til Tuesday's "Voices Carry"; Alaska Airlines' Sub Pop plane; Sensoria Festival buzz; Brandi Carlile announced the female fronted lineup concert destination event "Girls Just Wanna Weekend"; buzz for Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018; NYC's Panorama fest canceled; Cherry Glazerr called out sexism in the industry; R. Kelly's 19-minute convoluted and baffling confessional "I Admit It"; sexual assault reported at a Wrigley Field Foo Fighters concert; Mercury prize hype; we send warmest our warmest regards and support to Demi Lovato; Target's CBGB storefront fail; Phil Elverum's clandestine marriage to Michelle Williams; Lisa Prank versus Elon Musk beef has been squashed; Dasher are done; Diarrhea Planet announced their final shows; Hoops are on an indefinite hiatus; Trust Fund threw in the towel; Minus the Bear announced their break-up tour; and we celebrate the life and works of Sam Mehran, Jonathan Gold, Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest, Mark "The Shark" Shelton, John Maus's brother Joseph Scott Maus and Dr. Julia Yasuda.
Keep up with all the buzz via Week in Pop's expansive news section.
So Many Wizards presented a look at the performance art-pop visual from Steven Tralongo for the vision steeped single "Millipede"; DRÆMINGS haunted the hollow halls of summer symbiosis with their new single "Siamese Flame" via Plag Records; Lauren Turk presented the moving piano painted new single "See You Again"; Melbourne beat-smith Christopher Port delivered the dance path seeking single "Find a Way" from the forthcoming Future Classic / Pieater EP; Leah Kate delivered the lavish pop ode to "LA"; Amazon to LeFrak delivered the enthusiastic innovations of the New Optimism EP via Phantom Limb; FMB DZ delivered the anticipated release In My Bag; BROCKHAMPTON dropped the new jams "1997 DIANA" and "DON'T BE FAMOUS"; Brazilian artist Das Kope delivered the cool soaring and coasting new single that takes a smooth landing at "L.A.X."; Dâm-Funk shared the new snazzy synth and sun soaked single "In the City" from the forthcoming Architecture II EP available August 3 via Glydezone/SAFT18; Calvin Johnson announced the Patrick Carney-produced album A Wonderful Beast available October 12 via K Records, presenting a listen to the intimate invitations to "Kiss Me Sweetly" ft. Michelle Branch; Clearance delivered the anticipated album At Your Leisure via Topshelf Records; Beacon presented a look at the earnest and intimate Jacob Gossett & Danny Scales visual for the piano based ballad "Losing My Mind" via Ghostly; Echlo announced the debut album Echolocation available October 26 via Kowloon Records, sharing a look at the sensuous and expressive single and visual for "Got Me Drinking"; Seattle's Spesh made a splash with their top textural and shimmering single "Teflon" with word of their forthcoming debut album Famous World available September 28 through Killroom Records; Object as Subject presented the visceral visual for the potent powder keg that is "Removal" off the album Permission available August 17; Silent Rival presented the performance visual for "Just One Voice"; Robyn delivered the Danilo Parra visual for "Missing U"; Tim Hecker announced the new album Konoyo available September 28 via Kranky and delivered the single "This life"; Geographer remixed STRFKR's "Maps" with Being No One, Going Nowhere (REMIXES) available August 17 via Polyvinyl Record Co.; Anna Calvi delivered the intimate expressions of the title track off the upcoming album Hunter available August 31 via Domino; Magic Potion announced the new album Endless Graffiti available October 26 via PNKSLM Recordings with a viewing of the summer styled visuals for "Shock Proof"; The Mommyheads present the cataclysmic visuals of apocalyptic everything for "First Baby Born of Cosmic Rage" featured off the upcoming Soundtrack to the World's End available September 7; Dead Ceremony presented the title track of earnest illustrations and exchanges off the Heartache EP; Lina Tullgren presented a look at the Shane Beam-animated visuals for "Always Fine" ft. NTHNL; Arthur Moon presented the vintage city-streaked visuals of equality and justice for all with "Wait a Minute"; Exploded View presents the A. Henderson bike-riding visuals for the electro-synth simmering "Sleepers" from the forthcoming Obey available September 28 via Sacred Bones; KingJet presented the romantic summer inspired visuals from Alec Basse & Max Moore for "Lifeguard"; Vallejo's KiingRod dropped the track "Bank Roll" ft. YBN Nahmir off Just the Beginning; Justin Courtney Pierre announced the solo album In the Drink available October 12 via Epitaph sharing the visual of madness and mayhem for the mighty title track; Swearin’ announced their anticipated new album Fall Into the Sun available October 5 via Merge with a listen to the radical new single "Grow Into a Ghost"; Spiritualized presented the new awaited single "Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go" off the forthcoming album And Nothing Hurt available September 7; Interpol dropped "10"; Wild Nothing delivered the intense Nathaniel Axel & David MacNutt video for the epic new single "Letting Go"; Marlowe, L’Orange & Solemn Brigham, presented a look at the organic final frontier visual for "Things We Summon” from Alexander Thompson; L.I.YA., aka Kaya Stewart alongside Jamie Lidell, delivered the west coast dreaming economic audio beat of "California"; Phosphorescent announced the new album C’est La Vie available October 5 via Dead Oceans and delivered a listen to the jubilant and thoughtful single "New Birth in New England"; Delta Will delivered a listen to the evocative audio illustrations that comprise the new EP Multitudes I; Jade Bird delivered the new single "Uh Huh" via Glassnote Records; Joey Sweeney & the Neon Grease delivered the classic ballad "Polaroids on the Floor" off the upcoming album Catholic School; North London rising star Sasha turned on the electric emotive "Waterworks"; Cosmic Strip sent us all the celestial vibes with "Heavenly"; Lily Moore presented a look at the expressive day strolling visual for "I Will Never Be"; Millie Turner delivered the mad moving Marta Brodacka visual for "She Was a Dancer"; Bungalow from Amsterdam delivered the lovely sensuous electro essences of "Loving It"; Nah. presented the summer sun enriching single of intimate engagements "Vitamin D"; Tiffany Young presented the big production visual for "Over My Skin"; Minneapolis band Bad Bad Hats presented the video screen Dan Stewart visual for the cool feeling fun of "Nothing Gets Me High"; United Ghosts shared the paranormal cool coasting pop of "Ride Baby Ride" featured off the Saturn Days album available August 24 via Cleopatra; NEW_ID delivered the cool-clubbing remix of Matt Simons' single "We Can Do Better"; Ro Ransom presented a look at the visual for the hedonistic meditations titled "Floetry" ft. Kensei Abbot; Miss Eaves presented the bright Shanthony Exum visual for the self-image embracing jam "Kiss Kiss I'm Fabulous" from the forthcoming EP ME AF; France's Dusty Mush announced the new Slimer Records flexy disc The Ostrich Effect; Moses Sumney delivered the powerful and awakening "Rank & File" off the upcoming EP Black in Deep Red, 2014 available August 10 via Jagjaguwar; $uicideboy$ dropped the hard rolling "Carrollton" off the forthcoming I Want To Die in New Orleans available September 7; Drake's visual for "Nonstop"; YG dropped the bootcamp for ballers visual for the single "Handgun" ft. ASAP Rocky; Migos & DJ Durel dropped the sunny shoulder shaking vibes of "Hot Summer"; Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced the new album Look Now available October 12 via Concord with a listen to "Unwanted Number" and "Under Lime"; T Barz delivered a listen to the nation dominating freestyle "1998"; Dev Ray delivered the anticipated new single that emerges from all senses of obfuscation with "Can’t Hide" via Dangerbird's new MICRODOSE Series; Eldren delivered the pop designs of desires with "Still Want More"; Drake delivered the Karena Evans visual for "In My Feelings"