It's getting hot out there, so make sure your playlist is keeping things spicy too.

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.


Secret American | "Bang Bang"

Manimal PR

The new single from this dream-pop band explores Americana in a brand new way, working to make a big name for themselves as we work toward the halfway mark of 2018. The bi-coastal musicians have a fresh perspective on the genre, and with this latest track, show listeners they are carving out their own quintessential sound.

You Might Also Like: RFA, Cheers Elephant, Del Water Gap

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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | The Infinite Seas | "Saturation"

Manimal PR

This electronic duo always strives to put creativity before anything else, so this is nothing different. The lyrics are detailed. The synthesizers will blow your mind. And they also suggest it might remind you of an encounter with aquatic aliens. From a project that is intended to bring you to a brand new aquatic planet with the listening experience, I suppose I would expect no less.

You Might Also Like: The Fashion Focus, Seventeen Years Old And Berlin Wall, Savage Cut

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Bantug | "Shapes"

Clarion Call Media

A pop artist in Nashville who is blending elements of indie-rock into tracks, Amanda Bantug draws inspiration from some of your favorite artists while creating a sound all her own. Last year, her debut EP was released to a good deal of acclaim, and here she is with her return, hoping to make the lists of Nashville's favorite albums once again.

You Might Also Like: Jay Som, Maggie Rogers, Billie Eilish

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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Silentó | "Issa Vibe - Acoustic"

Big Machine Media

What was a banger of a track has been stripped down in this new release of the already popular single. The 19-year-old rapper from Atlanta already has more than half a million followers on Facebook and a slew more across other social platforms, plus has become a radio staple in many markets. You better tune in to see what all the fuss is about.

You Might Also Like: V.I.C., Young Thug, Redfoo

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Fort Gorgeous | "Round and Round"

Baby Robot Media

This Brooklyn-based indie artist has collaborated with some of pop music's biggest names, but now is venturing into his own area of work with lots of introspective looks inside his own head with this release, and some wild chord progressions to accompany. It's a shiny and strong first effort for the musician, and will only build on his past projects with the debut of the album today.

You Might Also Like: My Morning Jacket, Gregory Alan Isakov, Surfer Blood

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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Pop Levi | "Spell On Me"

Manimal PR

The debut single off his upcoming album, this is full of the glam we often don't associate with punk-pop. It's "wickedly" good, and we mean that in the absolute best way possible. He's an artist whose worked with everyone from freak jazz to electronic beats, so don't worry about being pinned down when you tune in.

You Might Also Like: The Weeknd, Darkchild, Childish Gambino

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Phenix | "Dinosaur"

Another Nashville powerhouse in our mix this week, this woman is unlike any other out there. Pop, rock, and an overall warrior vibe is what sets her apart from others, plus the fact she writes all her own songs and creates the concepts for the videos. Watching her perform is more of a full-body experience, so hit that play button right away.

You Might Also Like: Ceylano, Lady Gaga, Axtro

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Letters From Pluto | "Stop and Stare"

This indie-pop musician is out with a video for her latest single, exploring what it's like to be in a dark room with a lot of neon lighting all around you. Having been releasing this music under an alias since 2016, she's garnered quite a following including a good bit of international success. Two more singles will also be released this year.

You Might Also Like: Michael Bowley, Jordan English, Vernon Moore

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Big Sam's Funky Nation | Songs in the Key of Funk

Willow Haley

Just in time for the New Orleans Jazz Fest is the release of this album! These big-sound, bold, Southern-infused musicians are actually from the Big Easy, making this all the much sweeter. Tune in and turn it up for sounds that have entertaining listeners for over two decades.

You Might Also Like: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bonerama, The Soul Rebels

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October Rose | All In - EP


These country crooners are rounding up our list this week with their musical chemistry, treating our ears after the release of their latest string of songs. The odd combination of 1980s fashion mixed with the incredible vocals make for a treat. Get ready to add at least a track or two to your latest playlist.

You Might Also Like: Drew Baldridge, Russell Dickerson, Sara Evans

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Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. Visit her website for more.

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