MNDR‘s been laying low for a minute or two, writing other people’s hits behind the scenes and popping up from time to time to steal the whole show on justabouteverytrack she’s ever hopped on. But at last she returns today with the FIRE in the form of pulsing new single “Kimono”, the latest in a very long list of reasons why Amanda Warner is the truth in every sense of the word. Slip into something a little more comfortable below.
Christine And The Queens just can’t stop won’t stop right now. As she prepares for the release of her English language debut album Christine And The Queens next week, she follows up her brilliant Tunji Ige collaboration “No Harm Is Done” with another collaborative masterpiece today. Enter Perfume Genius and the powerfully vulnerable duet, “Jonathan,” breathlessly premiered by Zane Lowe and Pitchfork earlier today. Stream below and preorder Christine And The QueensHERE today.
Johanan‘s all-encompassing debut “Go On” is quite possibly the most magic song we’ve ever released, and today he returns with a sterling follow up on “Holy Spirit”. Trading the cinematic expanse of his debut for more nuanced territory, the Swedish avant pop maestro channels darkness into light on a fingerplucked sunsetter that bristles with shades of alt-J and featherlight Sufjan flourishes. Johanan makes his US debut at CMJ next week – catch him live at New Shapes next Thursday, tickets still available HERE.
Storming out of Indiana and into the online consciousness with her slow venom debut earlier this summer, Bloomington’s realest dev09 follows up the short-and-sinister “Lethal” with a feature length sophomore stunner today. “You Made Me” finds the recent LA transplant reunited with producer Stelios Phili and sounding like Lorde or Kiiara if they came up through the A$AP Mob, as she further makes her mark as a teenage topline queen on the verge of breaking the fuck out.
XYLØ have been throwing flames out all year long, and today their latest heater arrives in the form of “LA Love Song”. Another live fast die young anthem for the west coast noir set, “Love Song” arrives full of vigor and venom and sugar and spice, with all the brooding malcontent teen spirit you could ever ask for. Check it below and don’t miss XYLØ’s headline debut on Popshop West later this month (tickets HERE).
Los Angeles-based Stephen‘s future is burning impossibly bright, SEO be damned. Rarely does a project arrive so fully-realized while completely self-contained, but Stephen’s debut offerings – written, performed, produced, mixed and mastered entirely by himself – burn brilliant with a power and depth to the production and songwriting that’s in a league of his own right now. “Fly Down” is his latest seismic release and follows on the heels of last month’s “Remembering Myself” – which debuted to the tune of a million-plus streams in its first week online last month – out now on Stephen’s own Halfway House Records.
Hottest unsigned artist alive Kiiara continues her unstoppable conquest through 2015 today with another ice cold heater in the form of “Intention”. It’s everything we’ve come to expect and more from the year’s fastest-rising alt-pop phenom, as her forthcoming debut Meet Me In The Cornfield EP looms ever larger on the horizon with each new track.
Panama Wedding is back. After ascending to the stars with one of last year‘s brightest warm weather anthems on “All Of The People” off the Parallel Play EP, our favorite Wedding singer returns today with a fresh start on “A Brand New Life” off his forthcoming Into Focus EP. Replete with smooth-talking vocals and cathartic coming-of-age synths, “Brand New Life” finds Panama at his most Peter Gabriel, as he scores the John Hughes soundtrack to his own fairytale story on his most autobiographical track to date. Into Focus arrives November 6th on Glassnote ahead of Panama’s fall tour with Great Good Fine Ok later that month.
Appearing out of thin air like some kind of west coast Houdinis, Oyster Kids are LA’s latest pharmacy reviews on the world. With no other info to their name, the mysterios make their shadowy debut today with “Creepy”, a 24 karat alt-radio winner that rides a sinister Danger Mouse groove while flashing a mischievous Foster The People grin, with brooding shades of Sir Sly and Electric Guest thrown in for good measure.
No stranger to our Neon Gold stage, Swim Deep wash up on our shores December 2nd as they top the marquee at Baby’s All Right for a very special Popshop NYC. $12 advance tickets now available HERE, with special guest supports to be announced soon (flyer illustration: Alexandra Bernabei).