Plus New Music from M W S and Justin Fabus
We are one week closer to the official beginning of summer and eight more hot tracks.
RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of your top singles, albums, and videos to check out as you head into your weekend. Get ready to jam out with some of our favorite up-and-coming artists, plus celebrate new stuff from those you already know and love.
⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Monikers | "TV"
A band that started all because of a text message answered two years late is now releasing the material from their writing session together to overjoyed ears. This electro-pop tune will get you out on the dance floor no matter what.
REYNA | "Baby Forget It"
Before opening up for Kesha at Summerfest this year, these ladies have a sick single to share with the world. The sister pairing is inspired by the synth-pop sounds of the 80s and are on the path to success if the connections they have made thus far are any suggestion of the future.
Talk Time | "Year of Self"
This LA indie-pop quintet is getting ready for a brand new EP with the titular debut single off the project, which is coming a long way from their roots of forming in a warehouse. They'll be sharing bi-monthly new tracks and we can hardly wait. It's an unique celebration for their fans, so we'll cheers to that!
⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | MwS | "Island"
A songwriting duo from Itay that is bringing the soul back into music. Here's what they had to say about their latest release:
"When we left Italy and moved to London to bring our music in this amazing scene, it felt a lot like starting from scratch. We wrote 'Island' shortly after, feeling like two survivors of a shipwreck, trying to build their dreams in an unknown place full of possibilities. This song also happens to be the first we produced and recorded in London - so it's our way of giving back to this city that welcomed us and in which we feel we can best develop our music path."
Loote | SINGLE - EP
A contemporary set of tracks to follow up the success the songwriting duo based in New York has already had from their singles. With a slew of delightful self-produced tracks they are showing the best of what pop musicians today have to offer.
⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Justin Fabus | Remedy
An emotional album coming from a personal place for this country rocker's big debut. "To me, country is all about songwriting," Fabus exclaims. "It's hard-working. It's blue-collar. That's Pittsburgh in a nutshell. I write what I live. When I sing my songs, I feel them, and I mean them." Tune in and feel the feels.
Deaf Poets | Change and Bloom - EP
A Brooklyn-via-Miami duo who is proud to be releasing the follow-up to their full-length album last year. Personal experiences regarding the big move from Florida to New York as well as other current events acted as inspiration for the newest installment of their vintage-inspired sound.
God Bless Relative | You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return
A charming indie-folk-pop record is what this band brings with their sophomore effort to kick off the summer. Coming from Nashville from Atlanta, this album will also take listeners on a very unique sound journey.
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The Cocteau Twins' 1990 masterpiece is still the blueprint for dream pop.
For a band whose lyrics were famously difficult to make out most of the time, the Cocteau Twins left an indelible impact on the world of pop music.
The Scottish trio emerged in the 1980s as some of the most notable pioneers of dream pop, a subgenre of alternative rock defined by airy, sublime sonic textures. But it was their sixth album, Heaven or Las Vegas—which turns 30 today—that truly withstood the test of time, affirming the Cocteau Twins' status as perhaps the most important dream pop act of all time.
Now that Banksy's "Flower Thrower" trademark has been revoked, anyone can profit off his work.
This week anonymous street artist Banksy officially lost the European trademark to his "Flower Thrower" mural.
The guerrilla graffiti artist had engaged in a prolonged legal battle with the small greeting card company Full Colour Black—which was selling products featuring the image of a Palestinian man throwing a bouquet of flowers. But now a panel at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced their decision to revoke the artist's trademark on the grounds that he could not definitively prove himself to be the mural's creator.