In our never-ending survey of pop culture evolutions that materialize and shift before our very senses—we provide the latest collection of buzz from the international hubs with first a listen and look at Death Grips' new sensational anarchic pop statement "Streaky" off Year of the Snitch; Donald Glover conquered the world yet again with the stunning Hiro Murai video for the equally stunning Childish Gambino track "This Is America"; NxWorries [the powerhouse action team of Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge] delivered a look at the Robin Velghe & Andy Baker animated video for "Lyk Dis" off their collaborative debut album Yes Lawd! available now via Stones Throw; FKA twigs dropped the third installment of AVANTgarden; Desiigner released the new EP L.O.D.; Marlowe [dynamic duo of L’Orange & Solemn Brigham] announced their upcoming self-titled arriving July 13 via Mello Music Group and presented the Jon Webb and Zach Kashkett video of esoteric aesthetic illuminations "Lost Arts"; Rae Sremmurd delivered the anticipated triple disc threat SR3MM; Beach House continue to mesmerize with their new single "Black Car"; DEZORAH's Danica Salazar & company shared the consciousness & sensory expanding "Aware" from the upcoming Creando Azul EP available May 25; NYC's Samia shared the DIY Hyper House visual for "21"; Kacey Musgraves shared the grand Courtney Phillips video for "Space Cowboy"; V.V. Lightbody offered a look at the polychrome luminescent video from Rachel Winslow & Adam Luksetich for "Fig Leaves" from the album Bathing Peach available June 15; Work Drugs delivered the serenity of "Sweet Surrender"; Cautious Clay, aka Joshua Karpeh, presented a privy look at the Alex Gallitano co-directed video for "Cold War"; Yonatan Gat released the album Universalists via Joyful Noise; Solomon's Seal brought the world the beautiful acoustic echoes heard & seen in the Joseph Sol Giffard Tutt & Dave Bird video for "O, My God"; Detroit legends Death's incarnation as The 4th Movement are having their self-titled reissued by Drag City on June 22; Wand presented a look at the video for "Pure Romance" off their upcoming Perfume EP available May 25 from Drag City; Will Oldham streaming a year from his extensive catalog oeuvre every Monday morning at 11am CST; Sun June shared a listen to the evocative & restless awakenings of "Slow Rise II" from the debut album Years arriving June 15 via Keeled Scales; Anne-Marie's 90s time-machine track & video for "2002"; Travis Scott dropped the single "Watch" ft. Kanye West & Lil Uzi Vert; Lil Durk delivered a look at the JerryPHD video for "Granny's Crib" with bars & visuals that mixes the ATL's based/Chicago raised emcee's past & present off the Just Cause Y'all Waited EP; Torey Lanez brought some shining indulgences with the video for "B.I.D" off the album Memories Don't Die; Protomartyr delivered the new single "Wheel of Fortune" ft. Kelley Deal & announced the Consolation EP available June 15 from Domino; Numb.er are enjoying a May residency in LA at The Echo & dazzled us with the algorithmic, anarchic digital-downer "Numerical Depression" from the upcoming album Goodbye available May 25 from felte; Rihanna revealed details regarding her upcoming album & more; Trevor Powers, fka Youth Lagoon, delivered the single "Playwright" via Baby Halo; Future Islands dropped the new fresh single "Calliope"; The Split Seconds dropped the billion dollar question we continue to ask ourselves with the lyric video for "Where Have All the Good Men Gone" from the upcoming album Counterfeit Reality available June 8;
Jealous of the Birds presented an electrified listen to the synthetic structures of "Plastic Skeletons" off the The Moths Of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep EP available July 13 via Hand in Hive;Bay Area's Tanukichan, aka Hannah van Loon, delivered a look at the self-directed video for the dreamy "Lazy Love" off the Toro Y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) produced debut album Sundays available July 13 via Company Records; OMB Peezy delivered a look at the visual for the street eco-system track "Soulja Life Mentality"; Sarah Mary Chadwick sent us the meditations on time passages on "Five Months" from the album Sugar Still Melts In The Rain available May 11 via Sinderlyn; Phantastic Ferniture [Julia Jacklin & company] delivered a look & listen to the cool new jam "F-ckin 'n' Rollin" off the self-titled available July 27 via Polyvinyl; Lil Baby shared a look at the big balling block party video for "Southside" off the upcoming Harder Than Ever available May 18; Future offered up apex interests on the new track "My Peak" ft. Chance The Rapper & King Louie; Frankie Cosmos presented the Tom Scharpling video for "Apathy"; Dirty Projects shared the visual for "Break-Thru" off the upcoming album Lamp Lit Prose available July 13 from Domino; The National debuted "Light Years"; So Stressed graced us with a look at the visual for the new single "Cream & Gold" off the upcoming album Pale Lemon available June 22 via Ghost Ramp; Charli XCX debuted the new single "5 in the Morning"; Mac DeMarco delivered some sweet & eccentric new jams; Sarah P. shared an expressive & evocative cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Right Where It Belongs"; A$AP Ferg & Elle Fanning's radical remix rendition of "Moon River"; What So Not released the "Beautiful" ft. Winona Oak remix EP; Dear Nora shared a song that embodies the feeling of our crazy current times with "Simulation Feels" off the album Skulls Example available May 25 via Ordinal; Eleanor Friedberger released Rebound; FORM Arcosanti dropped the comp in conjunction with WeTransfer; performing at 88rising's Head In The Clouds Festival this September, peep the visual for Joji's "Yeah Right"; House of Vans buzz; Justice returned with a look at the video for "Stop"; Grimes & Elon Musk are apparently an item; Nicki Minaj announced the new album Queen available June 15 & rolled out the flashy videos for "Chun-Li" directed by Steven Klein & "Barbie Tingz" directed by Giovanni Bianco; Death Cab for Cutie announced a new album & a tour; Suede announced the new album The Blue Hour available September 21; Tenacious D announced that there will indeed be a Pick of Destiny 2; FYF Fest 2018 canceled; The Weeknd announced XO/BAPE collabo; Bob Dylan launched his own whiskey; Toronto Raptor's "Global Ambassador" Drake on notice for foul courtside language; 03 Greedo sentenced to 20 years; G-Eazy opened up about his big bust-up in Sweden; the R. Kelly abuse allegations continue; Gibson Brands, Inc. filed for Chapter 11; we remember Tony Kinman; and we're still continuing to unpack & decrypt Kanye West's head-scratching Charlamange Tha God & TMZ interviews.
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