When the world becomes a whirlwind of vertigo-inducing weirdness; we look toward the endlessly developing pop culture narratives for a semblance of hope and some glimmer of discovered knowledge. Delivering a cornucopia of servings from the latest top buzz mills—we bring news that our hero Shannon Shaw delivered a look at the teddy-bear-band epic timeless visual from Hannah Lew and Aubree Bernier Clark for "Freddies n' Teddies" featured off the debut solo album Shannon In Nashville available June 8 via Easy Eye Sound; GRMLN delivered a look at the passionate & dreamy Cory Pratt for VIRGA video for early oughts hip-NYC styled single "War" off the album Discovery; Snuff Redux announced the new album Denim American available June 8 & unveiled the Laura Rodriguez-directed art house video for the caffeinated meditations of "French Press"; La Luz released Floating Features through Hardly Art with a viewing of the Ryan Daniel Browne video for "Mean Dreams" that delivers a performance piece of the absurd & surreal (not to mention from another alternate time or dimension); Tee Grizzley launched the album debut Activated via 300 Entertainment; Playboi Carti delivered the new unexpected album Die Lit; André 3000 celebrates Mother's Day with the new songs "Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)" & the epic "Look Ma No Hands"; Drake & Lil Baby delivered the new single "Pikachu"; Chad Valley dropped the new single "ABC" off the upcoming album Imaginary Music available May 25 via Cascine/Paper Bag Music; Jerry Castle brought the modern day misgivings pop with a listen & look at the video for "Lil Bit"; White Ring melted minds & souls with the smashing new single "Nothing" featured off the Gate of Grief album available June 22 via Rocket Girl; Ireland duo Saint Sister shared the dream world inviting single "Twin Peaks"; Nova Flares dropped the Hunter Saylor b/w video for the eternally atmospheric & cinematic "Krokodil Tears" off the upcoming self-titled EP arriving June 1 peep the Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks mini-doc titled Sparkle Hard: The Move; Sons of Bill delivered a listen to the spirited single of high soaring hopes of endearment on "Believer / Pretender" off the upcoming album Oh God Ma'am available June 29 FKA twigs opened up about the healing process after suffering from fibroid tumors; Hatchie brought the bright modern dream pop with the Joe Agius video for "Sleep"; Rizzla's album Adepta drops July 6 courtesy of Fade To Mind and dropped the track "Be a Boy" Milan's own Daykoda cast an organic array of rhythmic light with the release of Lucid Dreams via the French imprint Orikami Records; the artist formerly known as DJ Mustard is now "Mustard";
Newscast, featuring members of Dream Cult, delivered the entrancing single "Blur" that is about to be your emotive anthem for the weekend; Sevdaliza delivered a radical rendering of the track "Human" in Portugeuse with "Umana"; Gold Connections delivered their debut album Popular Fiction via Egghunt Records; Chrisy Hurn with Basement Revolver delivered the expressive and ethereal single "Baby" from the upcoming album Heavy Eyes available August 24 via Sonic Unyon/Fear of Missing Out; wifisfuneral praise that ultra-fancy life in the video for "Knots" ft. Jay Critch; Jonwayne delivered a listen to the introspective autumn exposition on "Last Last Fall" ; Frankie Simone delivered a bright pop love song to her wife on "Blow My Mind" as the LOVE//WARRIOR EP will be available June 1 through Infinite Companion Records; Launder shared a view of the Robbie Barnett-directed video for "Annie Blue" starring Caroline Hebert + Thackary Olsen; Nana Adjoa delivered a look at the lyric video for the evocative & spirit awakening "Part Of It" directed by Max Westendorp featured off the upcoming Down at The Root (Part 2) EP; Dua Lipa released the liberating summer sensations heard on the single "IDGAF" (Rich Brian & Diablo Remix); Arca's super fancy headphones ; Deeper brought us all the "Feels" with their awesome new jam from the upcoming Fire Talk self-titled album debut available May 25; Gel Set's wild Sara Drake video for "Banana Split" off the 2MR release Body Copy; Lexington's RYVOLI shared the cello-string shining & shimmering new single "Roots" from their Theories EP available July 13; Maps & Atlases got our heads ringing with the bright pop lyric video for "Ringing Bell" from the forthcoming album Lightlessness Is Nothing New available June 1; the Recording Academy's new female advancement task force to include Sheryl Crow & Common; Total Control delivered a look at the arty Eddie Clemens video for "Luxury Vaccuum"; Nine Inch Nails announced the new album Bad Witch available June 22 & a tour; Justice announced the new live album Woman Worldwide available August 24 via Ed Banger/Because Music; Jungle delivered video for "Happy Man" and "House in LA" off the 12" release available June 22 via XL Recordings; Christina Aguilera brought the world the single "Twice"; Spaceface, The Flaming Lips' Jake Ingalls, took us to the places between the asphalt & the heavens with "Sky and the Road"; Rett Madison strummed the reflective meditations of matriarchal influences and more on "Mother's Girl"; Saint Marilyn delivered the big-mouth synth striker "Jaws" featured off the Tangle EP available May 25; Oakland's Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, shared the psychic electro pop of "Render Arcane" off the upcoming album Disambiguation available July 13 via Drawing Room Records, debut album release party happening July 20 via Adobe Books; Navy Gangs shared a listen to the electric single of decorum titled "Housekeeping" from their debut album Poach (mixed/mastered by Delicate Steve) available August 3 via Modern Sky; Swimming With Bears delivered the lyric video for the relaxation pursuing single "Take It Easy"; John Mayer & No I.D. delivered the new single "New Light"; Megan Davies delivered the earnest & emotive video epic for "Doesn't Matter" directed by Patrick Mason; Norty delivered the world wandering high-flyer "Alien Eyes" and the sunny holiday dance jam "Leelanau" off the upcoming album The Years Are Fleeting available June 29 on Young Heavy Souls; Evidence took us through a chill tour of LA in the Todd Angkasuwan video for "Bad Publicity" ft. Krondon with production from Nottz; Clebs delivered the innovative electronic-organica of "I'm Here" off the upcoming EP of the same name available May 25 via Jass; Vacation rocked us with the single "Action Road" featured off the forthcoming album Mouth Sounds #2699 available July 27's from Bloomington's own imprint Let's Pretend Records;
Meiko delivered a more mellow cover of Rick James' "Super Freak"; Keys N Krates presented the Nathan Boey video for "My Night" ft. 070 Shake that turns an introspective bus ride into a cool club on wheels; Bernice delivered the outer-space soaring single "He’s The Moon" from the upcoming album Puff: In the air without a shape available May 25 from Arts & Crafts & started the ASMR podcast Soft Chew; Paige Calico delivered the vintage styled Ethan DeLorenzo & Alia Payne video for the meditative single "Country Mind"; Vancouver's Yung Heazy offered up a look at the eccentric & romantic video for "Cuz You're My Girl" from Lester Lyons-Hookham & Sarah Judge featured off the debut album Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less available June 1; Samara Lubelski released the album Flickers At The Station through Drawing Room Records; Delta Sleep delivered the enthusiastic Devin Yüceil video for "El Pastor" off the upcoming Big Scary Monsters album; Donald Glover performed "Superstition" with Stevie Wonder, Kelly Rowland & Jessie J; we're still rocking out to Teenage Burritos' Something To Cry About, courtesy of Volar Records/Burger; POPTONE, Bauhaus's Daniel Ash & Keven Haskins, shared the video for "Go!" off the self-titled album available June 18 via Cleopatra with a tour in effect now; Gruff Rhys delivered the new song "Limited Edition Heart"; Steve Rifkind of Loud Records revealed that Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) will be remade with nine emcees; Lil Wayne is celebrating one decade of Tha Carter III with the upcoming Lil Weezyana Fest; Interpol released a doc reflecting on 15-plus years of Turn on the Bright Lights; Tycho presented the Poolside remix of "Horizon"; Desert Daze 2018 buzz; Grimes shared a glimpse of the "working titlez" for her upcoming album; PC Music's A.G. Cook remixed Grimes' "Flesh Without Blood" titled "Flesh Without Musk"; producer Detail accused of physical and sexual assault; Lindsey Buckingham opened up about being dismissed from Fleetwood Mac; Chris Brown in more trouble; Spotify removed both R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music on account of their new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy; Hayley Kiyoko, Kehlani, Phem & more shared some critical thoughts on Rita Ora's "Girls" ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX; TIDAL under fire for allegedly inflating their stream numbers; we remember the life & works of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison.
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