Tove Lo fell from heaven to give us the pop masterpiece that is Queen of the Clouds, and it’s truly been the gift that keeps on giving, feeling more like a greatest hits set than a debut album with each passing single that scales the charts. Hot on the heels of her 3x platinum debut single “Habits” and sophomore stunner “Talking Body” (currently #12 and climbing) – not to mention her Top 40 Alesso collaboration “Heroes” – Tove keeps things rolling today with her latest smash offering “Timebomb”. Directed by man-of-the-monment Emil Nava, it’s one of her biggest and best clips to date, and “Timebomb” looks to have all the makings of yet another chart-toppling hit from the Swedish powerhouse. Don’t miss Tove live on Conan July 1st and mark your calendar for her continent-wide Queen of the Clouds tour this fall hitting The Wiltern in LA, Terminal 5 in NYC and everywhere between.
Kiiara just rocked up and set the whole damn world on fire with her debut single “Gold”. With Felix Snow going full flex on production, the Illinois native comes through with a certified solid gold stunner on her first outing, like a fiery cross between Kate Boy and MØ. It’s a darkhorse contender for pop debut of the year with a menacing backbeat to match and a chopped-to-infinity chorus that just doesn’t quit. Come on and feel the Illinoise below.
We first came across BLEITCH a few months back with the glorious “Paint By Numbers” and today, we’re excited to premiere their latest and greatest, “Crime”. As it spirals awake like a sinister daydream growing lucid, the megaton chorus shatters all sense of reality, like the highs of M83 meeting the lows of Allie X with a dash of MS MR. See for yourself below.
We’ve been on the HUNTAR train for a minute now, since he first surfaced with his breathtaking debut Bitter last year. Most recently, Annie Mac premiered the 21-year old South Londoner’s latest, “Autumn”, a crisp seasonal anthem that’s impossible not to Fall for. Opening up innocuously enough with a drizzle of strings and a fizzle of melancholy, it all goes a bit tsunami as the chorus washes over you with major waves. Falling somewhere between futuristic R&B and club emo, it’s like a heartbroken Flume or Lido going through a phase of heavy self-medicating. Take the pain away below.
POWERS are a very good thing. After ruling all of last summer (and most of this one) with their fireball Knocks collaboration “Classic”, the LA duo return today with “Loved By You”, the perfect follow up to flawless debut single proper “Beat Of My Drum”. All dreamy skywriter synths and buoyant hooks, it’s a head-over-heels slice of adoring pop that’s yet another trophy on the shelf for Mike and Crista. POWERS open up for The Knocks’ soon-to-be-sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg headline July 29th, get your tickets HERE and power up with “Loved By You” below.
The new era of MS MR is off to a flying start with lead offerings “Painted” and “Wrong Victory” delivering a knockout one-two punch out the gate, and today they follow up their amazing “Painted” video with a stripped back take on “Wrong Victory”. Shot in a 70′s era house in South London, it boasts a notably more hopeful tone than their earlier work, while still maintaining their trademark doom-and-gloom. How Does It Feel drops July 17th, get your preorder on HERE and get “Painted” and “Wrong Victory” right away.
Air Bag One, the Paris-via-Cameroon duo that first stormed onto the scene with their irresistible debut anthem “1992″ at the top of this year, make their triumphant return to the states next month as they play Popshop Brooklyn alongside Bit Funk. Ahead of their Popshop debut, they return this week with the flipside to the 1992 7″ with brand new heater “You’ve Got Somethin”. All dazzling synths and dizzying electronics, it’s a transcontinental triumph, like Friendly Fires covering JT‘s “Like I Love You” with a touch of St. Lucia thrown in for good measure. Don’t miss Air Bag One’s Popshop debut at Brooklyn Bowl July 11th, advance tix now available HERE.
Freshly baked out of the LA furnace is a new project calling itself NVDES. With an identity shrouded in bubbly synths and fog machines, NVDES falls somewhere in between Washed Out and Les Sins alongside the next generation of chill dancefloor deities. All easy breezy vocals and coastal grooves, “Before The Weekend Comes” is the perfect carefree cure to strip away all your weekday worries. Take some NVDES and get ready for the weekend below.
It’s been nearly five years since we first launched our flagship club night in the Lower East Side, and after glorious runs at Tammany Hall, Santos Party House and most recently The Westway, next month marks a landmark moment as we move Popshop across the bridge to Baby’s All Right in the wake of Westway’s closing July 1st. To celebrate, we’ve got LA’s HOLYCHILD kicking off the Baby’s era, coming full circle after making their NYC headline debut on Popshop at The Westway last spring. Currently riding high on the buzz of their just-released debut album, The Shape of Brat Pop To Come, things are reaching a fever pitch as the LA duo return to the Popshop stage to kick off the next chapter of our beloved club night. It’s all going down July 16th at Baby’s All Right, with special guest supports to be announced in the weeks to come and $12 advance tickets now available HERE. Oh, and did we mention this one’s 18+? Rejoice, dear underage friends.
With a white hot new EP hitting the streets this week, our hometown homegirl VÉRITÉ is currently having quite the moment. The Sentiment EP is packed with fast favorites like “Wasteland” and “Colors“, and comes complete with two new stunners in “Rearrange” and “Sentiment”. It’s the title track that we’re here to focus on today, a cherry bomb of staggering synths and soaring sentiment, a textbook VÉRITÉ stunner and the perfect closer to her latest knockout collection. Get your hands on the Sentiment EPnow and don’t miss VÉRITÉ’s triumphant return to the Popshop stage tomorrow alongside LA’s Gallant, last few tix still available HERE.