Jarryd James is a new Down Under sensation taking the world by storm this month with his debut single “Do You Remember”. Coming out the gates hard with one of the more impressive debuts we’ve heard in a minute, James smoked-out croon floats in and out of your consciousness on the wings billowing electronics, striking the perfect middle point between the modern R&B of Chet Faker and the future soul love sounds of Timberlake and Timbaland. “Do You Remember” is out tomorrow, get familiar below.
Phoebe Ryan is a fresh-on-the-scene pop mermaid set to make a serious splash this year. After making waves with her ingenious take on Miguel and R. Kelly earlier this month, the bicoastal songstress premiered her siren song debut single proper “Mine” today. All velveteen synths and diamond-in-the-rough vocals, it sounds like Tove Lo sunning it up on the 405 to infinity. You’re going to be hearing Phoebe Ryan’s name a lot this year, so wise up and get familiar below.
Marina & The Diamonds‘ FROOT campaign is off to a flying start, with streams and views of the first three tracks will into the tens of millions and staggering preorder figures thanks to loyal Diamonds the world over. Today the fourth cut off FROOT arrives in the form of new single “I’m A Ruin”, one of the album’s most sweeping emotional moments as the track finds Marina going hard for your heartstrings. It’s yet another reason Marina’s third full-length is shaping up to be one of the most sensational pop comebacks of the year, so get your preorder on HERE and mark your calendars for April 6th.
Nashville’s COIN are no stranger to these pages, and this week they return with their biggest single to date on album pacesetter “Run”. Overflowing with their trademark jangle-pop rhythms and sun-soaked singalong harmonies, “Run” is out now ahead of their forthcoming EP next month with their debut full-length to follow this summer courtesy of our old friends at StarTime.
Hot on the heels of our first Popshop BK throwdown of the new year with Alex Metric earlier this month, we’re back with another heater for February starring Philly’s finest Marian Hill. After winning over our hearts and minds with their debut Play EP and the subsequent one-two punch of follow up singles “Got It” and “Lips”, they make their long-awaited Neon Gold Live debut February 21st at Brooklyn Bowl. With special guest support to be announced soon, $10 advance tickets are available now HERE.
ARCHIS is a new west coast outfit that has well and truly swept us off our feet. A collaboration between frontwoman Dia Frampton and producer / composer Joseph Trapanese, the duo stepped out with empire-toppling debut single “Blood” last year and are readying their eponymous debut EP for release on Nettwerk next month. Featuring Frampton’s delicate-but-deadly vocals set to endlessly cinematic production from Trapanese – whose credits include work alongside Daft Punk and M83 (on the Tron and Oblivion soundtracks, respectively) – it’s a sordid affair of soft-spoken synths and orchestral flourishes that lay a perfect groundwork for Dia’s cherub pipes to swoop in for the kill. The ARCHIS EP is out February 23rd with the band’s *full orchestra* live debut that night at the Swinghouse in Los Angeles.
Charli XCX. Rita Ora. “Doing It” is already the hottest event record of 2015 thus far, and today it gets the ultimate co-sign in the form of a PC Music bump courtesy of the godfather himself, AG Cook. As you might expect, it’s a sparkling stars-in-the-sky futurist banger that transcends space and time and everything else. Have at it below.
It’s our fourth anniversary of Popshop tonight, and what better way to jumpstart Tove Styrke‘s NYC live debut than with the unveiling of her firecracking new single “Ego”. After fueling the flames of buzz with the future-perfect pop behemoth that is “Borderline” last year, the Swedish siren returns today with an electrifying synth-kissed romp that presses all the right buttons. Don’t miss the New York debut of Styrke tonight alongside Chelsea Lankes and The Knocks, free entry with RSVP right HERE.
LA’s Chelsea Lankes first stole our collective hearts a year or so ago with her haunting feel-good debut, “Ghost”. Fast forward to today and she’s back with another irresistible cut on “Down For Whatever”, ahead of her NYC debut at Popshop tomorrow. It’s a delicate zero-fucks-given anthem that wears its heart on its shortsleeves, and it’s quite possibly her finest offering to date. Catch Chelsea making her east coast debut at our 4th Anniversary Popshop tomorrow supporting The Knocks and Tove Styrke at The Westway, FREE with RSVP via DoNYC HERE.
It’s a tough week for Alex Winston as she recovers from a force majeure vocal injury that’s forced the postponement of her Popshop set to next month (more info here), but a bright spot shines through in brand new stunner “We Got Nothing”. Out now digitally and arriving next month as the AA-side to her big comeback single “Careless”, it’s a majestic flamethrower replete with soaring synth strings and swelling Arcade Fire harmonies, as Alex burns bright and brilliant in the foreground like a pop crusader on a mission. The Careless 7” is out February 10th and available for preorder now from the Neon Gold Shop HERE.