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Amid all the drama on the world stage, has-been meltdowns, along with other geopolitical messes—Week in Pop provides a quick snapshot glimmer of the biggest buzz that the headline hype has drowned out. Exhibiting now a roundup of the latest emergent media, we present the latest news with word that Jay Rock delivered a look at the Dave Meyers-directed visual for the Kendrick Lamar collaboration "WIN"; Kendrick Lamar received his Pulitzer; Minneapolis three piece ahem announced their new EP Chutes and Ladders arriving June 22 via Forged Artifacts & rocked the world with the addictive and instantly infectious single "Air Supply"; Drake delivered the new single "I'm Upset" off the forthcoming album Scorpion (but more on Dreezy later); Kristin Hersh announced UK tour dates (that includes London's Meltdown Festival) with news of Fire Records signing for the upcoming album Possible Dust Clouds, delivering a listen to jet-setting single "LAX"; Sean Henry shared a look at the Ryan Schnackenberg vampirical visuals for the DIY ballad "The Ant" of the upcoming album Fink available July 12 via Double Double Whammy; Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham) release their self-titled collaborative album July 13 via Mello Music Group and shared a demonstrative listen to hard hitting new single "Demonstration"; announcing an EU tour, The Soft Moon presented a look at the analog b/w video from Kelsey Henderson for the jagged single "Like a Father"; Broken Bellows shared the brightly arranged single "Dangerous Game" featured off the upcoming album I, Kaleidoscope available July 13 via Fervor Records; Marquis Hill started the day off proper with the meditative single that floats between the sky and outer-space with "Good Morning" ft. King Legend and Mic We$t off of Meditation Tape EP - King Legend & Mic We$t Takeover available June 22; Two Meters' new single "Captive Audience" completely captivated our hearts and spirits off the self-titled EP available June 15 from Very Jazzed; DJ Paypal delivered the full-length 174.2.2; Father John Misty debuted "Please Don't Die", along with the Chris Hopewell stop-motion visual for "Please Don't Die"; Boogie delivered the slick and surreal visual for the slapping single "Self Destruction" from Justice Baiden with AJR films; Loona yyxy delivered the single "love4eva" ft. Grimes; DJ Premiere remixed J Cole's "1985 (Intro to “The Fall Off”)"; Galway, Ireland band Dott lead by Anna McCarthy shared the Lakshika Serasinhe & Manolo Marceno video for "Bleached Blonde" that takes the audience on a surf-rocking adventure off the coast of Lahinch, featured off the upcoming Heart Swell album available June 8 from Graveface Records; Thom Yorke debuted the new song "The Axe" ; Perfume Genius's Reshaped will be available June 8 through Matador, sharing a listen to the electro-haunting King Princess remix of "Run Me Through"; Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin delivered the extravagant Eif Rivera visual for the equally extravagant "I Like It"; The Room in The Wood announced the self-titled for A Turntable Friend Records arriving June 22, sharing a look at the cryptic visuals for "Magical Thinking" along with a listen to the reflective sky-gazing "Greedy Stars"; American Pleasure Club released their TOUR TAPE; Kin Hana presented the sea-flowing single "Long Hair" featured off the debut album Au Sable available July 13 via Black Meadow; Thyla presented us with their new single "Blame" courtesy of B3SCI Records that delivers more of their beguiling electric pop wizardry;
Mac Miller dropped the new singles "Buttons", "Programs" and "Small Worlds"; Trevor Powers, fka Youth Lagoon, announced the album Mulberry Violence available August 17 through Baby Halo, sharing the singles "Ache" and "Plaster Saint"; Boy Bjorn presented a sentimental look at the home-movie visuals for "Anchorage" courtesy of the Communion Group Ltd; The Happy Fits presented the grandiose main-stage stealer "Grow Back" featured off their debut album Concentrate available June 15 with a release showing in Brooklyn happening July 5; Kamasi Washington delivered an ode to a certain Capcom game series with "Street Fighter Mas"; Denmark group AyOwA shared the expressive new subtle electro-enhanced single "Alt Det Du Ku” from the upcoming Goodbye EP; The Internet delivered the inviting new single "Come Over" off the upcoming album Hive Mind; DANI delivered the expansive and evocative oceanic "Blue" single; Innsyter delivered a lo-fi listen to the Magnetic Healing EP via Contort Yourself; Run the Jewels delivered the bossy and flossy Smiff & Cash remix of "Stay Gold"; black midi presented a listen to the head bouncing debut single "bmbmbm” available June 8 via Speedy Wunderground; Suicideyear & Yung Lean dropped the new collaborative mystic-vibes single "Spider Feet"; Omar Apollo presented the Mike Alfred of Illegal Civilization visual of ennui and amour for "UGotMe" featured off the EP Stereo; Jordan Thomas, aka gentle j, shared the desert adventure visual for the lo-fi frequencies of "Smoking"; Wild Pink announced the upcoming second album Yolk In The Fur available July 20 via Tiny Engines, sharing the bright and brilliant twang-tinged single "There Is A Ledger"; Nashville's one and only Bad Cop return with the new album Hello Mr. Sunshine arriving this Friday, June 1 via Jeffrey Drag Records with a listen to the inspired energy of "AlviCass" and the endearing vision-entertaining "Dreamer Man"; The Brazen Youth announced their second album Primitive Initiative available August 17 with a listen to the sentimental, serious and serene singles "Back of My Mind" and "Death:posed"; Shaman Elect delivered the dub arranged adventure pop odyssey "Hugo of Bath" featured off the debut album Mind the Ether; Lydia presented a look at the prestigious visual for the smooth and bright single "Sunlight" featured off the forthcoming album Liquor available July 13 via Sony label Weekday Records; Night Riots presented the heart-wrought single of high-stakes and high emotions with "On The Line"; Tucson group Mute Swan announced tour dates, delivered a look at the analog video for the fun and fuzzy pop gem "Enough Fun"; Nashville's own MONA dropped their dramatic and epic new single "Thought Provoked" off the upcoming album Soldier On available June 22 through Bright Antenna; Cozmic shared the sunshine-saturated sentiments with the big ultra-pop single "Not Ready for Summer"; playing Burger Boogaloo July 1, Subsonics unveiled the eye-blinking vintage looking video for "You Got Eyes" off the album Flesh Colored Paint from Slovenly Recordings; Krown & Lock delivered the club banger "Diplomatico" (Vernon Douglas PumpinDeep Dub); High Disciple (featuring members from Texas is the Reason, Jets to Brazil, 108) delivered a listen to their self-titled available June 1 via Ernest Jenning Record Co.; Ditches presented the subdued and smoky single "Setting In" featured off the San Diego group's upcoming album Not Your Mirror available in late 2018; Real Gone Music are releasing the double LP set from Ben Folds Five titled The Complete Sessions at West 54th July 13;
Liz Brasher presented a look & listen at the rustic, radical and rugged jam "Hard Times On Me" performed live at JITVHQ in Los Angeles; Kevin Devine's digital split with Worriers as part of the Devinyl Splits: Unplanned Service Changes series available June 1 from Bad Timing Records sharing the Devine's brilliant ballad "Outstretched & Never-Ending" and the hymn in the key of good news flowing forever titled "No More Bad News"; Blushh delivered the latest ultra-amazing anthem from Shab Ferdowsi titled "I'm Over It" from the upcoming release Thx 4 Asking available June 15 via Yellow K Records; The Magic Numbers delivered the cool-motorcycle cruising visual of volition geared for the wild roads for "Ride Against the Wind" featured off the Outsiders album from Park the Van Records; GNUČČI gave us a karate lesson in kicking butts and believing in our own autonomy with the Sophie Vukovic video for "Little Girl" ft. Nire & Nani Castle featured off the album You Good I’m Good Let’s Be Great; Boston's AD.UL.T. annihilated our speakers with their blistering oddball ode "Pole Shift" announced the upcoming EP A Dainty Bit available July 13; Foreign Poetry presented a look at the majestic town and country visuals for "MHL" by Apparat Lux from the forthcoming album Grace & Error on The Edge of Now available later this year courtesy of Pataca Discos; Gorillaz announced the new album The Now Now album available June 29; Sarah P.'s single "Golden Deer" ft. Hiras received a lyric video treatment from Dope Lyrics; Jeff Goldblum is slated to release a debut jazz album via Decca; Weezer covered Toto's "Africa"; Iggy Pop and Underworld collaborated on the new spoken-world track "Bells & Circles"; Ryan Adams' song for the station 105.5: The Colorado Sound; Belle and Sebastian announced a boat cruise music fest called The Boaty Weekender; Sub Pop's 30th anniversary celebration SPF30 with Seattle shows August 10-11; Goon's Kenny Becker along with Unscene's Jake Whitener announced the return of their curated Unscene Fest happening June 30 & July 1 at the Hi Hat in Los Angeles; Boiler Room launched the video site 4:3; Cage The Elephant's Matt Shultz will be curating Bonnaroo's "Happy Rooday!" hootenanny; Corona Electric Beach at Spring Awakening buzz; The Flaming Lips launched the podcast titled "Sorcerer's Orphan"; Vampire Weekend are back on Instagram; Mac DeMarco's turkey outfitted dance party; Kanye West's organization Donda's House Inc. is not apparently not in good standing; also the estate of Whitney Houston is "extremely disappointed" in Kanye's choice for the cover of Pusha-T's album DAYTONA; Pusha-T responded to Drake's "Infrared" response, "Duppy Freestyle" with "The Story of Adidon" that features the beat to JAY-Z's "Story of O.J."; Pusha-T discussed the Drake diss further, and the dialogues still continue; Bon Iver's manager Kyle Frenette withdrew his congressional candidacy; we wish SZA an expedient recovery; Charli XCX addressed the "Girls" controversy; BROCKHAMPTON kicked out Ameer Vann over sexual misconduct accusations; Kesha's legal entanglements with Dr. Luke continue; Kim Kardashian went to Washington; Wing Dam performed their final show at Baltimore's The Windup Space; and we celebrate the life and works of Anal C-nt's Josh Martin and Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton.
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