Whirlwinds of the world
Beyond the headline headaches of tariffs, demonstrations of protest and strange standoffs—Week in Pop presents a glimpse at the developing media buzz we're following. The latest top stories lately have been centered around Kanye West released the anticipated album ye after an exclusive Jackson Hole, Wyoming listening event and discussed mental health and more; DoNormaal provided a view of the low-lit minimalist and powerful Joey Chriqui video for "Buckle" produced by Brakebill off the lauded album Third Daughter; LA rising artist Jean Dawson graced the world with the evocative and ethereal single "Bull Fighter" produced by San Diego artist Lecx Stacy; Jackson Reed shared the sentimental song "Taller Than Me" off the second album Dark Areas of Description from So Sorry Records; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith delivered the world-shifting/life-changing single "Yugoslavia" via the Stadiums & Shrines Presents: Dreams compilation via Cascine; Toronto's Goosebump got our dance party commenced and stepping sweetly and swiftly with the single "She Don't Say Goodbye" from the self-titled album available July 6 from Pleasence Records; Gothenburg's Seaside Heights presented the heart-guided ballad "Don't Waste Another Heartbeat" featured off the upcoming Made Up Minds And Bad News EP available June 8; Lake Street Dive presented an enthusiastic and spirited live performance video for "Hang On" from Alex Chaloff for Bucket's Moving Company featured off their new album Free Yourself Up available now via Nonesuch Records; Nite Jewel delivered the stylish synth dazzled singles "On Your Own" b/w "The Jokes On You" courtesy of Gloriette Records; Creature Crayon presented the summer sun heated single "Hot Streak" featured off the Southern California trio's upcoming EP; Charli XCX dropped the early morning sun-rise-watcher "5 in the Morning"; The 1975 announced the forthcoming album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and dropped the new bright and fuzzy ultra-pop single "Give Yourself a Try"; Bordeaux, France's The Sunday Sadness delivered the Disclosure Productions visual for the squad rolling "Lost in the Crowd" ; Peter Buck from R.E.M. with Joseph Arthur are readying the collaborative album Arthur Buck arriving June 15 via New West, sharing a listen to the electrified banger "American Century"; Draag announced their debut EP Nontoxic Process available June 29 with a listen to the amplified and ethereal single "Sorry (Dispensa)"; Phoria shared the sentimental singles "When Everything Was Mine" and "RROTOR"; The Cordial Sins relayed their misgivings of smoke and mirrors with the single "Sick of the Hype"; Jim James delivered the power-pop shimmer of "Throwback" from the third solo album Uniform Distortion available June 29 via ATO Records;
MNDR got our dance party started "Gravity"; MNEK delivered the rainbow tinged title track "Colour" ft. Hailee Steinfeld off the upcoming debut album; prolific New Jersey artist Tom Herman, aka Old Smile, presented the expansive consciousness extending event Stuck in Uncertainty song suite; Maniac just released the album Dead Dance Club via Dirt Cult/Hovercraft Records sharing the raging and rollicking energy as seen in the Andrew Zappin and Ryan Nunnerley video for "City Lights"; Simon Lunche, former lead singer of The Blondies, delivered the visual for the endearing and amour expressing visual for "In My Arms"; Siberia's Everything By Electricity delivered the synth song search for solace titled "Place To Call My Own"; Meg Myers shared the air breeze essences of "Take Me To The Disco" from the forthcoming album of the same name available July 20 courtesy of 300 Entertainment; Broken Bellows' brought more luminescence with the shining new single "Dangerous Game" from the upcoming debut album I, Kaleidescope available July 13 via Fervor Records; St. Vincent delivered a super chic rework of "Slow Disco"; Beanpole (ft. members of Primus and Spent Poets) delivered the absurdest ballad "Farmer Loved an Onion" from the album All My Kin available August 31 via Chimera Music; XYLØ, aka Paige Duddy, dropped the floral-themed Zolita video for "Heaven Only Knows"; Chicago's own Minor Moon delivered the gently stirring single guaranteed to sweep you to somewhere serene in heart titled "It's Okay"; Portland's Far Lands (comprised of Andy McFarlane with Battleme's Matt Drenik) dropped the illustrious electro rhythmic single and b-side "Death Doesn't Sleep" b/w "Nights" courtesy of Get Loud; Juniore presented the cool, quaint, ghost-boarding visuals for "Magnifique" from Julia Grandperret and Ludovic Azémar, featured on their debut record Ouh Là Là courtesy of Burger Records; Bay Area's own Garren Sean shared some sentimental shine with disconnected desires of "Call Failed" with word of the new EP Sundrip; Alexander Lewis delivered the debut EP for his project OMNI.; Jackie Venson returned from a European tour and delivered a live performance for the rambling, searching and wandering single "Rollin and Tumblin"; Beth Orton and The Chemical Brothers shared a mind-enlightening covered Tim Buckley's "I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain"; Wild Moccasins gifted the world with the phone-tag pop tale video "Longtime Listener" from Zahira Gutierrez & Cody Swann for the new album Look Together available June 29 via New West; Carly and Martina presented the Flow Motion Media visual for the bright pop reminder to enjoy your summer by way of "Block His Number"; Michigan Rattlers sliced us off a piece of heartland pop with the evening essence of "Just Good Night"; Joe Goddard delivered the Domino 12" club-catered jam "So Much/ Human Touch";
Hanne Mjøen delivered the maximalist pop tones of affection on the evocative duet "Fall Down" ft. Jimi Somewhere courtesy of Sailor Music; Luna Honey presented the world with the atmospheric and specter chasing new single "Relinquish" from their upcoming album Peace Will Grind You Down available July 13 via BLIGHT. Records; L'FREAQ provided a listen to the lunar illuminated single "Moonlight"; Brandi Carlile presented a look at the powerful Kathlyn Horan visual for "Hold Out Your Hand" captured at the Seattle March For Our Lives this past March 24 featured off the album By The Way, I Forgive You; Juliana Daugherty released the anticipated album Light via Western Vinyl; Drinker dropped the enticing and inviting new single "Follow"; Sudakistan delivered the suave stepping new single "Two Steps Back" featured off the forthcoming album Swedish Cobra available August 31 via PNKSLM Recordings; Kendl Winter announced the upcoming album Stumbler's Business arriving July 20 courtesy of Team Love Records with a listen to the organic and epic ode to the self titled "Solitude"; io & Titan delivered their debut EP a dream of Two moons; Nils Frahm delivered Encores 1; Lily Allen sent word of stateside tour and delivered the new consciousness glimmering single "Lost My Mind" from the upcoming album No Shame available June 8 via Warner Bros; God Bless Relative delivered the dialogue entertaining single "Our Conversation On July 7th" from the upcoming You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return available June 15 via Post-Echo; with word of a fall tour, Johnny Marr presented the striking Mat Bancroft visual for the sea-seeking "Walk Into The Sea" featured off the upcoming album Call The Comet available June 15; Octavian delivered the freewheeling feeling single and Views TV visual for "Little" via Drilla Records; The Regrettes delivered the peppy single "Helpless"; Spiritualized alluded to new music in Morse code; Justin Pearson released the book The Race to Zero; Pusha-T performed "If You Know You Know" on Kimmel; Gorillaz delivered the video for new single "Humility" ft. George Benson and starring Jack Black, alongside the new single "Lake Zurich"; Damon Albarn revealed why he turned down a collaboration with Prince; Old Time Relijun announced 23rd anniversary concerts; Primavera Sound 2018 buzz; Arroyo Seco Weekend buzz; The Broad announced the lineup for 2018 Summer Happenings at The Broad; Ticketfly's "cyber incident"; Drake finally commented on the controversial cover image for Pusha-T's "The Story of Adidon"; NOFX's coarse jesting; Daniel Ek, Spotify CEO lamented the roll out of their Hate Content & Hateful Content policy, then subsequently updated their policy; Grammy pres Neil Portnow stepping down; Riff Raff accused of rape; Chief Keef was apparently shot at, but no one was harmed; and Royal Headache called it quits.
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