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.
Photo Ops | "July"
The dreamy folk track from LA's Photo Ops is all about self care. "'July' is about the limits of what you can offer someone," the singer said. "And when that bumps up against the limits of what you yourself need to thrive—healthy boundaries and a healthy amount of Jeff Lynne-style acoustic guitars."
Brett | "Tennenbaum"
Warm up with the new track from breezy LA pop outfit Tennenbaum. It's most welcome in the thick of winter.
Icona Pop partnered with DJ and producer R3HAB and added some new flair to their already iconic track. "As kids brought up in the 90s, we wanted to honor this party anthem that feels as awesome today as it did back then," said the Icona Pop. "This collaboration with R3HAB felt like a perfect match and bridge over to what dance music is today."
PREMIERE | Mating Ritual | Falling Back
Mating Ritual - Falling Back (Official Video) youtu.be
The latest video from Mating Ritual has us yearning to pile all of our friends into a car, crank up this track, and cruise around all night.
A$AP Rocky | Kids Turned Out Fine
A$AP Rocky - Kids Turned Out Fine (Official Video) www.youtube.com
A$AP Rocky teamed up with filmmaker Dexter Navy for his cinematic new video. "'Kids Turned Out Fine' represents the transition from childhood to adulthood to parenthood and all the tough questions that parents have to confront," Rocky told Vogue.
Curt Castle | If I'm Here At All
Curt Castle's debut album was born from loss, and he rebuilds the foundation of his life, track by track.
You don't have to be an early 20 something with mounds of students loans to appreciate the debut album from get a life. Chase DeMaster, the brains behind the get a life, invites listeners to join his band--literally.
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.