Plus new music from Deerhunter, Kid Bloom, The Day and more.
RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of the top singles, albums, and videos of the week, so you can head into your weekend with a new list of killer tunes.
Sam Setton | "Gum"
NYC's Sam Setton put a moody spin on otherwise classic R&B in his latest track.
LA's Forever X2 turns it up to 11 with the second single from their forthcoming EP, replete with power chords and expertly executed feedback.
On "Sugarcoat," an otherwise indie rock track, Kid Bloom adds some of their signature flair with quirky beats and backing vocals.
Matt Koelsch (ft. Georgia Feroce) | "All My Friends"
When they first met in LA, Matt Koelsch and Georgia Feroce connected instantly. The result is a heartwarming single about friendship.
Cally Rhodes | "Like I Used To"
Cally Rhodes dances between traditional pop and R&B in her latest single. "'Like I Used To' is about realizing you're no longer in love with your ex and coming to terms with it," she shared.
Deerhunter | Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
In their catchy, albeit haunting, new record, Deerhunter raises a question about the state of society, (Why hasn't everything already disappeared?) but they don't exactly answer it. In fact, they dodge the question altogether and jump from track to track in an unpredictable pattern, leaving behind even more questions. Great album.
Maggie Rogers | Heard It In A Past Life
The first full length album from Maggie Rogers includes the singles that first thrust her into the spotlight as well as tracks that round out her unique electro-folk sound.
Greensky Bluegrass are no strangers to the trials and tribulations of making a great record. You can hear their experience on each track of their carefully crafted seventh full-length album.
Equal parts dreamy pop and post-punk with an edge, the each track on the The Day's latest album lives and breathes in a constant state of paradox.
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Kanye West's presidential campaign might be a consequence of a manic episode that deserves sympathy and understanding, but if Kanye gains traction, he has the potential to hurt all of us.
Since he announced his presidential campaign on July 4th, Kanye West has been the subject of endless press, headlines, and speculations—both about his mental health and his ability to harm American democracy.
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West's campaign has been a labyrinth of twists and turns from start to finish. After he posted the initial announcement of his campaign on Twitter (and garnered millions of likes and an endorsement from Elon Musk), he described his platform as "anti-abortion" and "anti-vaccination" in a Forbes interview.
West, who has previously expressed support for Donald Trump, appears to be running on his own platform, which he calls "The Birthday Party," "because when we win, it's everybody's birthday," he said.
Though he launched his campaign after the filing deadline in many states, he paid the $35,000 fee to appear on the ballot in Oklahoma and appears to be encouraging people to vote for him, and he seems to be campaigning seriously.
The problem here is that we also have one of the most important elections of all time coming up, and we can't rule out the chance that Kanye's candidacy might present a potential threat to Joe Biden's campaign.
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The show will be called The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.
Of all the shows Disney+ has given us to ease our lockdown blues, the one we're most excited about is definitely the upcoming reboot ofThe Proud Family.
If you're unfamiliar with the animated series, it was a popular Disney Channel show that ran from September 15, 2001 to August 19, 2005. The revolutionary show followed the life of a Black family with the last name Proud, particularly the family's eldest daughter, Penny Proud, as she reached her teenage years.
The show's central characters, aside from Penny, were Penny's parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (along with her dog Puff), as well as her group of friends Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez, and Zoey Howzer.
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