NEVER WANTED A FUTURE.

The song of the summer we deserve, from the pop star we deserve, arrives at last this week. Tove Lo. The Struts. Back at it again. Today we are all cool girls.

BAD BAD PRISONER.

shellsSHELLS first made her grand entrance with debut torchsong “Gold” earlier this summer, and today returns with even more bite on sophomore stunner “Jagwar”. Rounding out a one-two punch of sterling debut offerings that quickly establish her as one of the UK’s brightest emerging talents, “Jagwar” looms large in the shadows like the striking midpoint between Broods and London Grammar, as SHELLS paints heartbreak across a dark, minimalist canvas. Get familiar.

OUT HERE RUNNING WILD.

obliquesBorn 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.

GIVE ME A REASON.

glassgAfter 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.

POPSHOP NYC: BLOSSOMS

POPSHOP066Fall 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.



LIVING LIFE LIKE I GOT A BIGGER NAME.

misterwivessWe 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.

DON’T YOU MISS THE DANGER.

misterwivessWe go way, way back with Mandy Lee and MisterWives. And this week, inspired by the fabled Regina Spektor version of Chance The Rapper‘s “Same Drugs” that never quite was, they step into the spotlight once again to bring a delicate (and welcome) female touch to the Coloring Book standout. Let your heart smile below.

WE CAN MAKE A BETTER LIFE.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2016. Kids of the Apocalypse have done it again.

DREAMING IN COLORS UNKOWN.

wensdaySavoir 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.

WRITING ALL THESE LETTERS TO YOU.

wensdayAs a core original member of The KnocksHeavyRoc 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.

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