Hello all and Happy Friday! The second half of June welcomes a slew of release dates for artists… and we certainly have some treats in store. From Pop to Punk, Underground Rap and more, we have some great material that will satisfy all your musical tastes. If that isn’t enough, our must-see music video of the week is Duologue‘s “Machine Stop.” Be one of the first to check out this awesome 3D video… no special glasses necessary.
So, let’s begin. First, we have a girl group from Brooklyn by the name of Heliotropes. Their group was listed as the top band to see by CMJ this year and you can preview their entire album now. Another group that gives its audience a sonically packed experience is Hospital Ships, and you can get hooked onto the entrancing tone of these Kansas rockers right away by listening to their full album on Pitchfork Advance. Slum Village gives us a change of pace with their underground Rap album Evolution. The 3 artists from Detroit have given us a sampler of the album, which hits stores June 25.
By now, you should already be in love with AM & Shawn Lee‘s La Musique Numérique. This week, we have the music video for “Good Blood,” which fuses Pop, Soul, Funk and World music all into one delectable package. We continue to spoil you with music videos via the Canadian Electro-Pop band Young Galaxy. Their single “New Summer” portrays dark irony between the song and the visuals. See it for yourself below!
Happy listening, happy watching, and most importantly… TGIF!
Heliotropes: Full album stream via Spin
A Constant Sea out June 18 on Manimal Vinyl
Hospital Ships: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Destruction in Yr Soul out June 18 on Graveface Records
Slum Village: LP sampler via SoundCloud
Evolution out June 25 on Ne’Astra Music Group
Duologue: “Machine Stop” interactive music video premiere via this dedicated page
Cut & Run/Machine Stop out now on Killing Moon Records
AM & Shawn Lee: “Good Blood” music video via YouTube
La Musique Numerique out now on Park The Van
Young Galaxy: “New Summer” music video premiere via NPR All Songs Considered
Ultramarine out April 23 via Paper Bag Records