Two of our favorite Australian exports come together today in holy remix matrimony as Melbourne retro-futurists Client Liaison take our favorite Sydney rockers The Preatures for a spin on the dance floor. Client bless the HAIM-esque original with intergalactic synths and a hornucopia of classic brass, relaxing it into a sensual sunsetter rife with 80s nostalgia. Get into the groove below and catch our favorite new Melbourne duo live later this month at Popshop NYC (June 18th) or Popshop West (June 23rd), tickets still available HERE.
Jaymes Young and Phoebe Ryan are two of LA’s hottest tipped up-and-comers, and brand new offering “We Won’t” finds them coming together for one of the year’s first perfect break up anthems. A cerebral slow jam through and through, “We Won’t” is like this generation’s “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl” reimagined as an R&B slowburner and packing all the emotional gravitas as “Somebody That I Used To Know“. As they swap sympathies over the open fire of nightcrawling synths and candlelit vocals, it’s emotional sensory overload and we can’t – better yet, we won’t – imagine or more perfect it-kid collaboration than this.
MS MR came through with perhaps their biggest cut to date early last month - but honestly, what did you think would happen – and today “Painted” gets the perfect visual treatment to match. Willed into existence by the very talented Tabitha Denholm, it’s a little bit Kubrick, a little bit Total Recall, and a whole lot of next level. MS MR’s new album How Does It Feel is out July 17th and features collaborations with Tove Lo, MNDR and more. And just between you and me, it fucking rules.
In a far from expected move, LA’s most potent newcomer, Gallant, has stepped out on hallowed West Coast ground taking on the Foo Fighters in his latest offering. His rendition of “Learn To Fly” is a short-and-sweet minimal masterpiece, a slow-burning reconstruction that unfurls its wings and soars up into the night sky, as gentle synths and whispered percussion create a candle-flickering beat that lingers in the air like aftersmoke. Don’t miss Gallant headlining Popshop NYC on June 11th and Popshop West on July 9th – both alongside VÉRITÉ - in the months to come. Pick your coast and get involved.
Lucas Nord has quickly made a name for himself as one of the brightest new lights of the Stockholm pop scene, through a nuanced balance of his golden electronic production touch and a downright immaculate lineup of fans and collaborators. Debuting with a one-two knockout punch of Urban Cone collaborations on “Let Us Stay Young” and “Embrace Me (Pt. II)” before kicking things into high gear with his empire-toppling Tove Lo smash “Run On Love“, he’s kept it right on rolling all the way up through his most recent offering, “Voices“, written with none other than the young legends Captain Cuts. Today he returns to his roots with a blissed-out cover of the Tove / Urban Cone duet “Come Back To Me,” reworking it into a slow-motion heartbreak stunner with the lights down low. Lose yourself below.
ELOHIM is a bold moniker to go by, but “She Talks Too Much” is quite the bold debut. The LA shadowcat steps out just in time for summer with a glittering girlfight anthem on “Too Much”, a proper coming out party chock-full of power chord synths and brazen lip-gloss hooks. It’s candy-coated kiss-off pop at it’s finest, and it’s out on B3SCI July 9th, shut up and dive in below.
Next month’s Popshop NYC is the bicoastal co-headline of our dreams with New York’s VÉRITÉ and LA’s Gallant lighting up the Westway stage, and it’s a bill so nice we had to do it twice, as we bring the tag-team special across the country for a second act at Popshop West in July. Coming in hot July 9th, it’s another double threat night for the ages and a show so bigtime we’re supersizing it downstairs in the wide open spaces of The Echoplex. But even with the added capacity these tickets will go fast, so get your advance tix now HERE.
Kita Alexander is the latest Down Under sensation about to make some serious waves across international waters. Or catch them. The 19-year old Byron Bay surfer makes her sterling debut today with “My Own Way”, a delicate lo-fi pop gem with subtle electronics, drifting in on the Fleetwood Mac side of HAIM like a breezy déjà vu daydream. Her DIY home video (above) is equally personal, shot by Kita herself, an intimate snapshot of her universe that serves as the perfect introduction to the Australian chanteuse. Get up close up top.
Our number one stunner Alex Winston has been keeping the fireplace in our hearts ablaze ever since stomping out of the shadows with the one-two knockout punch of “Careless” and “We Got Nothing” on Neon Gold earlier this year. Today, we’re pleased to unveil the official video treatment, directed by none other than BANGS, back in the Neon Gold groove once again after directing The Knocks‘ “Classic” clip last summer. Bringing their signature surrealism to the table in spades, it’s a delightfully offbeat take on the power pop belter that finds Winston haunting the halls of a senior center like the friendly ghost she truly is. Dive in above and be sure to cop one of the last few copies of the pink lemonade 7” single from the Neon Gold Shop while you still can HERE.
ASTR has been burning up the stratosphere for a long minute now, since first stepping out with their debut Varsity EP on Neon Gold last year. Now, one year and a string of stellar Drake and Rae Sremmurd covers later, the dynamic duo return with “Activate Me”. All ’90s house synth stabs and searing reverb chock full of longing, it’s an intergalactic blast of brooding space pop, mixed to perfection by the legendary Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins himself. ASTR’s long-awaited Varsity follow up, Homecoming, arrives later this year; activate yourself below in the meantime.