From the bait and switch antics on the international stage to the deluge of GDPR notices flooding our inboxes—Week in Pop delivers you the biggest buzz we're following at the moment. We bring news that our heroes Downtown Boys continue to inspire us with a radical and styling cover of Selena’s "Fotos Y Recuerdos" ahead of headlining tour dates running June 1-9; Pusha-T released the Kanye West produced album DAYTONA that has captured the attention of the pop world; Azealia Banks takes the audience to a warehouse for an impromptu dance session in the Matt Sukkar visual for "Anna Wintour"; Goon signed to Partisan Records with a listen to the new sensational and serene single "Choke Throat" as they prepare to embark up their first ever tour this summer that will see the physical release of the Dusk of Punk/Happen Omen EPs arriving July 13; LA's Polyplastic announced the forthcoming EP Not No available June 29 as shared a listen to the spirited new singles "Next Slide" and "Memphian Circles"; Cuban Doll presented a look at the Sara Lacombe supermarket sweeping visual for "Bankrupt Remix" ft. Lil Yachty & Lil Baby; Liza Anne brought the world a look at the inspired forest dances seen in the video for "Kid Gloves"; CHICKN delivered a look at the decadent & wildly festive Marina Danezi visual for the equally energetic single "Am I Cher?" off their album WOWSERS! courtesy of Inner Ear Records; experience the ultra-economic big pop styles of AKA George with the new single "Blazing"; Sacred Bones will release Julee Cruise demos along with the 1993 album The Voice of Love on wax August 17 via Sacred Bones & shared the goosebumps-inducing demo for "Floating"; Arp announced the new album ZEBRA available June 22 via Mexican Summer, showcasing the video for "Fluorescences" filmed in NYC on Super8 film by Shawn Brackbill, Alex Georgopoulos and starring Monica Hofstadter that celebrates the aesthetics of life and the cycles of seasons; PC Music delivered more poppy maximalism with the bouncy single "Be Your USA" from EASYFUN; Zaytoven released the debut album Trap Holizay; Litte Snake delivered the Enter EP via Brainfeeder; Hatchie released the Sugar & Spice EP via Double Double Whammy that includes the glimmering previously unreleased single "Bad Guy"; Jenny Hval released The Long Sleep EP via Sacred Bones with a viewing of the decadent and exotic Constance Tenvik visual for "Spells";
YG delivered the money in the bank single "Big Bank" ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj; Rüfüs Du Sol delivered the electro paradise pop cadences of "No Place"; Norway's Pen Gutt delivered the liberating and self-celebrating single "Independent" courtesy of Terrible Records; Seattle's Mommy Long Legs just announced the new album Try Your Best available June 22 and rocked the world with the marital-mania of "Bridezilla"; Liam Gallagher delivered the Charlie Lightening mad-for-it video for "I've All I Need" off the album As You Were; LUI HILL provided a look at the evening visuals from Christoph Varga for the sentimental semantics of "Words Become Useless"; Stumptown Music Project: Workers Comp Vol. II dropped; Gurr delivered the sun & fun featured in the Maximilian Wiedenhofer-directed visual for "Hot Summer"; Moon Honey presented the lavish Jess Joy and Colleen Louise Berry art-house visual for "That Dog" from the upcoming release Mixed Media On Woman available September 4; Prefuse 73 released the new album Sacrifices; Denzel Curry delivered the rapid flow rhymes on medication and more with "Percs"; Ella Grace provided the inspiring graces of inspiration with "Run"; Oneohtrix Point Never unveiled MYRIAD; A$AP Rocky released the new album TESTING; The Mobros shared the Kelly Morris visual for the heart-felt ode "Carrie Anne"; Manchester duo Lost Under Heaven signed an international deal with Third Side Music; Pass Away, members of I Am The Avalanche and Crime In Stereo, dropped the new album The Hell I've Always Seen via Suburbia Records; Moses Sumney delivered the sensual, evocative & provocative EP Make Out In My Car: Chameleon Suite; The Flaming Lips unleashed the mighty "Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2" featured on Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Deluxe Edition available June 1 via Warner Bros. Records; Ocean Hope finally released the debut album Rolling Days available now from Hush Hush Records; Jade Bird delivered the emotive expressions with "Furious"; Peach Kelli Pop released the lauded new album Gentle Leader via Mint Records; Jake Shears announced the self-titled solo album debut available August 10 & delivered the Mac Boucher video for "Creep City"; Billy and Dolly deliver the DIY art-pop arranged single & visual for "Can't Stay Calm" from the forthcoming album Five Suns Five Suns available June 8 via Shit Krystal Records;
Soulwax delivered the smooth, slick and silky stylings of "Essential Three" from the Essential album available June 22 via DEEWEE / [PIAS]; Anohni delivered the sincere and supernatural "Miracle Now"; Queens electro-creative Eric Benoit gave the world the anticipated new EP Black Currant; Austin's Kady Rain penned an anthem for abuse survivors that is a testament to the strength of the spirit with "It Wasn't the Rose"; Smokescreens sent us some fresh new skronk with "Someone New" from the upcoming Slumberland album Used To Yesterday available July 13 on Slumberland Records; The Love-Birds unveiled their debut album In the Lover's Corner for Trouble In Mind Records with a look at the Winston Merchan and Tsering Norbu San Francisco-strolling visual for the power pop gem "Gerrit"; MIKE delivered Black Soap via Lex Records alongside the rooftop pontificating visual from Joygill Moriah, Camden Maalik and Michael J. Bonema for "Ministry"; James Blake presented the subdued collaboration with Dominic Maker from Mount Kimbie with "Don't Miss It"; Sleep unleashed a 16-minute massive doom droning jam with "Leagues Beneath"; Brazil's Balako delivered the infectious dance-floor burner "Jungle Music" via Greco-Roman; Clearance signed to Topshelf Records with news that their new album At Your Leisure will be available July 27, sharing the stylish performance visual for "Had a Fantastic"; LA's own Cape Weather gifted the world with the lovely and lush new single "Never Say" courtesy of Future Gods; Abel Tesfaye of the Weeknd announced the creative and digital incubator HXOUSE; buzz for Oakland's Feels 6 festival; J. Cole talked to Lil Pump; Common assisted with Starbucks' training video to combat racial bias; Ariana Grande commented on breaking up with Mac Miller; Vevo restructuring to focus solely on YouTube; and we celebrate the life and innovations gifted to the world by fuzz pedal engineer/inventor Glenn Snoddy.
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