What do country and synth pop have in common? Both genres are topping the charts this week.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. Get ready to jam out with some of our favorite up-and-coming artists, plus celebrate new stuff from singers you already know and love.
GLOSSE | "Malibu Longhaul"
The latest single from GLOSSE takes a brutally honest look into a long distance relationship with dense synth pop and dark vocals.Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Instagram
Baby FuzZ | "Burial"
In his second single, Baby FuzZ buries a toxic relationship underneath a pop-punk, glam-rock masterpiece. The epic, gut-wrenching, and wholly glamorous track has us desperately wanting more.Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Distant Cousins | "Lights On"
L.A. folk-pop trio Distant Cousins is back with "Lights On," the first single off their upcoming album. The combination of horns and hand clapping beg you to sing along.
Thundercloud Kid | Well Quiet After Hours
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Thundercloud Kid is back with a serene video for "Well Quiet Hours," layering vocals, guitars, and soothing scenery for four minutes of bliss.
Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters | All Damn Day
Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters return with their sophomore album, which is just as authentically blue-collar as it is carefully crafted.
Holy Golden | Sleepwalkers In The Milky Way
Lo-fi garage rock duo Holy Golden presents us with a soundtrack to an alternate universe — one where you might see Dolly Parton with a synthesizer.
Linen Closet | Linen Closet
Sound designer Adam Hilton started Linen Closet in his bedroom, but the group has now blossomed into a musical force. The group offers a self-titled EP with the layers of a full band that has maintained their DIY spirit.
The Bad Dreamers | Songs About People Including Myself
When Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer/filmmaker David Schuler needed music for a short film he was working on, he wrote them himself. The result? The Bad Dreamers, a synth-wave outfit with a modern twist.
Carter Sampson | Lucky
Carter Sampson isn't shy—her vocals are powerful, her boots are bright red, and she's back with her fifth studio album. You don't have to drive a pickup truck to sing along to her infectious country ballads.
Allie Delyanis is an award-winning and losing freelance journalist based in New York City. She likes bands, books, breakfast food, and would love to be David Sedaris when she grows up. You can find more of her work on www.delyanis.com.
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