Oyster Kids have been making waves since first splashing onto the scene with mysterious debut “Creepy” late last year, returning this week to add another feather to their cap with third single, “Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)”, which picks up where easy breezing sophomore effort “Lips” left off. A no-frills feel-good sugar rush through and through, it pops like bubblegum and coasts like candy, further establishing the mystery kids as one of LA’s fastest-rising ones to watch.
Frank Gamble is a new UK duo on our radar that you can’t miss. With only four tracks to their name and already boasting Annie Mac as a vocal fan, their latest cut “Heart Speaks” is yet another forward-thinking transmission from the future. Clearly taking a page out of the PMR legacy playbook, Frank Gamble arrives fully formed with visceral synths and hyperkinetic percussion that will take you over if you let it. Get familiar below.
There’s a new feel good hit of the summer in town and it arrives courtesy of Mr Sanka. Starring the endlessly talented Young & Sick in collaboration with London producers Mustafa and James, the transatlantic supertrio arrive with aplomb on effervescent debut single “Flight Mode”. Brought to you by the can’t miss kids over at PMR, it’s an impossibly infectious slice of warm weather bliss, the perfect soundtrack to sherbert sunsets and the long light of late summer.
The last Popshop of summer hits this Friday with POP ETC (tix HERE), and as we look ahead to fall it’s time to welcome Foreign Air to the fold for their Popshop debut. The North Carolina heatseekers have been lighting up the Internet since first arriving late last year, and make their hotly anticipated NYC headline debut with us September 22nd. Special guest supports announcing in the weeks to come, and advance tix now available HERE.
MICHL is on an exceptional run at the moment. On the back of a triplecrowntrio of debut offerings, the California native has been blazing quite the trail through hearts and minds the internet over. Today, we’re pleased to premiere his latest and greatest, “Gone”, off his forthcoming debut EP. Fitting comfortably somewhere between Sir Sly and Chet Faker, it’s a slow burn through deep space, turbocharged with emotion and weight-of-the-world pop noir gravitas. Sink in below.
It’s no secret that our favorite anthem of the year comes courtesy of Tigertown, and today it shines brighter than ever, as “Lonely Cities” is dipped in gold and immortalized with a triple crown remix package featuring The Knocks, Wishes, and the latest addition to the fold, Wingtip. And it’s the Wingtip remix that flies the highest here, riding a golden bass groove and technicolor synthwork to a soaring, brass-infused promise land. The Lonely Cities EP is out everywhere today, the weekend starts now.
SHELLS 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.
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.