Entertaining the mêlée of media
Beyond the headlines of telecom standoffs, sports sweeps, political primary dramatics and a whole lot more—Week in Pop presents the latest media medleys that you have may have missed. Now with the latest top stories, big news as Denton, Texas DIY pop icon Claire Morales announced the upcoming album with a listen to the title track, "All That Want" that is guaranteed to expand your consciousness and arriving September 29; Baltimore's Tierra Whack astounded the world with the 15-minute visual release Whack World; Free Cake For Every Creature announced the new album The Bluest Star available August 3 via Double Double Whammy and graced us with one of the most inspiring singles you're gonna hear all year with "Around You"; Tomberlin mesmerized the world with the Laura-Lynn Petrick-directed video for the spellbinding song "Self-Help" from the upcoming Saddle Creek album At Weddings; Grimes shared snippets of new songs; Half Waif presents the ambient, universe-expanding Gigi Masin remix of "Back In Brooklyn" from the Cascine album Lavender; new Chicago upstarts Glass Famine delivered the beguiling and bewitching fun new single "Grumbling Bellies" from the group's upcoming 7" available at the end of July; Bergen/Oslo quartet Softcore untd. presented the astounding new single "Sjansespill" courtesy of Cascine with news of an album in progress; PBSM presented their own electric take on Lana Del Rey's "Blue Jeans"; NADINE announced a summer tour with Remember Sports with a viewing of the Emily Cross & Jimmy Magliozzi video for "Pews" involving cool choreographed calisthenics from the Father/Daughter / Memphis Industries debut album Oh My; Chromatics released the vinyl exclusive Camera 12"; Helena Deland delivered a look at the intimate and artistic Mégane Voghell visual for "Take It All"; Toronto's Freedom Baby dropped the 14-minute plus wonder "I Want To Give"; El Ten Eleven dropped their massive and moving new single "Phenomenal Problems" featured off their album Banker’s Hill available August 10 through Topshelf Records; Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, aka Body/Head announced the new album The Switch available July 13 through Matador and shared the delightfully distorted new single "You Don't Need"; 070 Shake delivered the Mustang coast cruising visuals for "Mirrors"; Matt Costa delivered the traveling and strolling reflections and sentiments displayed on the Pamela Littky and Jordan Lovelis visuals for "I Remember It Well #2" from the Dangerbird Records album Santa Rosa Fangs; Heathered Pearls jump-started our party with the "Under The Bridge (Matrixxman 8am Mix)" off of Detroit, MI 1997 - 2001 Remixes EP available July 13 via Ghostly; Toronto's Wes Allen offered the invitation for earnest inquiry with "Ask Me Now" featured off the debut EP; Echo Courts announced their upcoming Room With A View album arriving July 13 via Refresh Records, providing a listen to the swept-away and striking single "Take Away"; Jenn Champion's anticipated album Single Rider arrives July 13 via Hardly Art; buzz for JAY-Z's "Made In America Festival" and the "On the Run II Tour" with Beyoncé; Jeff Rona released Projector Remixed; Rome's Sweat just released their retro-riding Peach Gloss EP available now via WWNBB Collective; Saweetie delivered the ultra-posh Bae Mix and equally fancy visual for "ICY GRL" ft. Kehlani; The Frights presented the creature-comforts visual for "Crutch" directed by Jason Link and Richard Dotson, starring Christopher Candy; Discus presented the world with the passionate pop single "One Step"; Portland's The Fourth Wall delivered the mega-ton single "Circular Ruins" featured off the forthcoming album available this summer via Bug Hunt, before a tour with Typhoon; Nick Brewer returned with a listen to The Incredibles produced wavy and atmospheric new track "Headphones"; Max Richter is releasing The Blue Notebooks via Deutsche Grammophon on May 11 (standard edition) and June 29 (super deluxe edition); Jack Tatum announced the new Wild Nothing album Indigo arriving August 31 via Captured Tracks and shared the serenity-inducing single "Letting Go";
Tiny Fighter delivered the dramatic and expressive visual for the expansive anthem of human exchanges "Hollow Talk" directed by Alexandra & Silja-Marie Kentsdottir; Yialmelic Frequencies exploded our consciousnesses with the attention enrapturing "Clay" visual from Jules Guérin off the album Yililok courtesy of LEAVING Records; The Internet delivered the sentimental and smooth r&b with the Syd-directed visual for "Come Over"; Zackey Force Funk announced the new album Bodyrock Shotgun available July 20 via MoFunk Records and delivered the snazzy XL Middleton-produced title track; Seeb delivered the indulgent weekender single "Drink About" ft. Dagny; Miguel & Chicano Batman performed https://youtu.be/1TmaO8wjCDM "Sky Walker" and "Black Lipstick"; Liverpool's own St. Jude the Obscure delivered the wild roaming electro-ultra-pop of "I’m the Wolves"; Welles rocked the world with the bold & blistering guitar chords of "Rock N Roll" off the upcoming album Red Trees and White Trees available June 15 via 300 Entertainment; Manchester's New Luna offered an introspective listen to the new emotive-edged single "Knew Too"; Saltwater Sun shared the sunshine-crashing summer anthem "Hot Mess"; Suede delivered the viaduct swinging visual for "The Invisibles"; Sun June presented the kind and endearing expressions heard and felt on the single "Records" off the upcoming album Years available June 15 from Keeled Scales; De'Anza delivered the cosmic dub of conflicts and confrontations with "War" from the upcoming concept EP Cosmic Dream available June 29; Future Generations delivered a listen to the ultra-bright electric single "All the Same" off the upcoming album Landscape available September 14 via Frenchkiss; Radiant Children presented the wild adventure video for "Life's a Bitch" with word that their debut EP Tryin' will be available later this year; Lenny Zenith shared the bright lit pop art of "Trouble" featured off the new album What If The Sun available June 22; Strange Relations shared the "For Sure"; Sakima dropped the new electronic essences of bold pop on the track "Show Me"; Isaac Grace presented the lavish performance/analog recording visual for the big new single "Running On Empty"; Power Trip unleashed the pure fury and ferocity with "Hornet's Nest"; So Stressed helped us decompress with the therapeutic epic "Very Long Cloth"; L'FREAQ dropped the pop-cosmica visuals for "Moonlight"; Femdot delivered the autobiographically inspired album debut Delacreme 2 courtesy of Closed Sessions; Anna Calvi announced the new album Hunter available August 31 via Domino with a look at the William Kennedy visual for the anthemic ode to identity pluralism "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy"; The Buttertones shared a look at the suspenseful, fancy-lit Zack Bernstein video for "You and Your Knife" (complete with a sax solo) from the new album Midnight In A Moonless Dream courtesy of Innovative Leisure; Ward shared a look at the dramatic performance visual for the equally theatric single "Soothe the Soul"; off the new album TESTING, A$AP Rocky presented the visual for the Harlem-hometown ode/testimonial "Praise The Lord (Da Shine)" ft. Skepta; Tennyson presented a live look at "Uh Oh!" ft. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson performed/recorded live at Valentine Studios in LA; AVANT! Records announced Ritual Veil's Wolf In The Night 12" arriving June 8; Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) delivered the body shaking Matias Aguayo remix for "Beautiful Thing"; Clyde Guevara presented the desert DeLorean-rolling visual for the level elevating "Higher Vibration" off the upcoming freeJAH release available July 20; Rizzla turned up the stripped-down percussion with the ballroom beat-em-up "Black Eye" off of Adepta available July 6 via Fade To Mind; Ross From Friends presented the cool club-catering single "Project Cybersyn" off the upcoming debut album Family Portrait available July 27 via Brainfeeder; Honyock unveiled their debut cosmic pop single "Patron" from their upcoming album El Castillo available July 27 via Friendship Fever;
San Cha shared the inspired, spirited and festive title track from the forthcoming debut EP Capricho Del Diablo available July 13 via Outside Insight; CMDWN delivered the minimalist woozy awakening of "Strong"; hype for Jeremi and Ty Dolla $ign's collaborative cut "The Light"; Late Bloomer presented the new summer-sun-soaking track "Listen" from their upcoming album Waiting available July 29 via 6131 Records; Julian (Julia Leiby) flipped our consciousness focuses with the single "Asleep" from the upcoming Real Distance EP available June 15 via Fire Talk; Jane Church signed to Greenway Records with the single "Rocket To The Kremlin" that catapults the audience to the former-USSR off the 7" available July, debut album slated for fall 2018; Jade Bird brought the rage with the Toby Ross-Southall video for "Furious"; Twin Shadow shared a look at the Aaron Hymes co-directed visual for the nostalgic longing for chill weekends with "Saturdays" ft. HAIM; Caroline Says delivered the conscious reflections that oscillate between the mind, sun and sea in the video for "Mea Culpa" off the new album No Fool Like An Old Fool courtesy of Western Vinyl; A.R.Kane celebrated 30 years of their album 69 with a listen from Jübl EP Thinking Sweet (available June 20), with the reflective mediations of "Thinking About You"; Gang Gang Dance graced the world with the new inverted dance-floor destroyer "Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)"; Hartlepool's Para Alta delivered the performance presentation visual for "Dusk" courtesy of Big Indie; the TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK documentary available June 22 courtesy of 1-2-3-4 Go! Records; BOYO announced a stateside tour with a listen to the new smooth and cool single "Take Me Away" ft. Dent May; La Force, Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, presented the honest and spirit searching single "Lucky One" courtesy of Arts & Crafts; SOPHIE announced the debut album OIL OF EVERY PEARL's UN-INSIDES available June 15 via Future Classic; Gorillaz dropped the new jam "Sorcererz"; Swamp Dogg, aka Jerry Williams, Jr., delivered a look at the video for "I'll Pretend" ft. Justin Vernon directed by Poliça’s Ryan Olson and Isaac Gale from the album Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune available September 7 from Joyful Noise Recordings; Mourn delivered another arrangement of organized dissonance with "Doing It Right"; Phish announced The Baker's Dozen Box Set, Live at Madison Square Garden November 30; Rita Ora dropped the Helmi video for the controversy stirring single "Girls" ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX; Die Antwoord presented a look at the surreal/extra-terrestrial Ron Castellano co-directed video for "Alien" ft. The Black Goat; PEOPLE Project buzz; Mating Ritual play San Francisco's Brick & Mortar on June 23; the Byrds' Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman to celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of Sweetheart Of The Rodeo with a special tour; The Prince estate announced the upcoming release Piano & A Microphone: 1983 available September 21, sharing the passionate piano pop of "Mary Don't You Weep"; rare copy of Prince's The Black Album emerged; Eric André and Derrick Beckles' "Mostly 4 Millennials" hype; Thom Yorke's score to the Suspiria remake can be heard in the trailer; Bonnaroo offering a complimentary laundry service; Dave Grohl's stunt double stage antics, with further news that the artist's mom Virginia Hanlon Grohl is producing a doc about rock stars' moms titled "From Cradle to Stage"; Talib Kweli sparring with former collaborator Res over claims of sexual harassment; the Ticketfly data breach situation; BBC's historic Maida Vale Studios are apparently closing down; Lil Wayne's recent settlements; Low End Theory announced the night's last 10 shows; and we celebrate the life and works of designer Kate Spade, Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama and Last Poets co-founder Jalal Mansur Nuriddin.
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