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.
Fall 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.
We 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.