Born somewhere between Berlin and New York City is Obliques, a brand new duo echoing the glory days of MGMT and Reptar. Equal parts restlessly nostalgic and hopelessly romantic, debut single “Cut Me Loose (Ill Feeling)” is a feel-good romper rife with sun-baked guitar flourishes and warm weather delinquency. Catch Obliques on their East Village Summer Tour all throughout August.
After hurtling back into our consciousness earlier this year with “Outside Your Love”, fragile Brooklyn darlings Glass Gang return this week with their latest cut, “Wild Light”. With all the blue light atmospherics of early Bloc Party and morning after introspection of James Murphy, the Brooklyn trio offer a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel and further establish themselves as one of NYC’s best unsigned bands with another extra spectral offering here. Glass Gang make their Popshop debut October 13th alongside Blossoms and Blacktop Queen, tickets on sale now.
Fall is arriving sooner than you know, and kicking off the autumn season of Popshop are Blossoms, hitting NYC in full bloom from all the way across the pond. The Manchester darlings have been tearing up the UK live circuit for minute now, and bring their US debut to the Popshop stage October 13th supported by Brooklyn darlings Glass Gang and LA’s own hype kids Blacktop Queen. Advance tickets now available HERE.
We first stumbled upon Oscar & The Wolf completely by chance in a tiny Paris nightclub in late 2014. We fell in love and invited them stateside to bring their larger than life live show to our CMJ and SXSW showcases at the nexus of 2015 and 2016, and watched them close out their European campaign with a 23,000 capacity arena headline in Antwerp last Halloween. This week, we make the whole thing real with the release of Oscar & The Wolf’s debut US single on Neon Gold, as he connects with Noah Breakfast on snarling, sprawling late night burner “The Game”, a five alarm fire debut that sounds like nothing else out right now. “The Game” is released worldwide via Neon Gold / PIAS tomorrow, sweat it out now below.
Savoir Adore are knocking on the door with their finest album to date in next month’s The Love That Remains, and continue its steady, sterling rollout today with new single “Paradise Gold”. Picking up where the stadium-sized ambition of lead single “Giants” left off, it’s an El Dorado desperado blazing down a gold brick highway to the promise land, as Savoir shoot for the stars and land somewhere on the outskirts of the Empire of the Sun universe on their biggest and boldest single to date.
As a core original member of The Knocks‘ HeavyRoc Music crew, Equal‘s been steadily making a name for himself in NYC and abroad for a long minute now, and this week steps out with his finest work to date on new single “Postcards”. It’s a world-weary traveler’s song, dug up from a time capsule and processed through a 2016 acoustic house filter, rife with tangible nostalgia for summers past, present and future. Rolling along on Sam Island‘s folk hero vocals and the chilled-out electronics of Equal’s cloudless production, the childhood friends come together on a pristine debut collaboration that shines as yet another trophy on the HeavyRoc Music shelf.
There’s a new mystery girl on our radar who goes by Wens. All we have on Wens is that she’s “just another 17 year old from LA”, but from the haunted pop noir of her debut single “Bones”, we’d say that’s quite the understatement. From its snakecharming intro to the tortured soul vocals and brooding, spellbinding synths, “Bones” falls to earth somewhere between Banks and MS MR, and darkly shines as a promising debut offering from the LA shadow kid. Exclusive premiere below.
The Knocks have been on a remix tear through 2016, culminating in the release of their self-actualizing remix EP, 55.5, on Friday. Without skipping a beat, they’re back with Tigertown in their crosshairs this week, as they slingshot “Lonely Cities” to the stars and back on their latest remix affair. Don’t miss Tigertown supporting The Knocks’ classic companions Powers at Popshop West tomorrow, few tickets still available HERE.