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Joe Scarborough Finds the Funk and More New Music for Your Weekend

Plus new music from Yola, The Mowgli's, Molly Chapman and more.

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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.

SINGLES

Independent Counsel of Funk | "She Ain't Got You Yet"

Independent Counsel of Funk, the brainchild of Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, takes a funk-infused stand in their latest single. Scarborough wrote, arranged, and produced the track as a teaser for more singles to follow in partnership with Sony's RED MUSIC.

You Might Also Like: The Black Keys, Jack White, Band of Skulls

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American Football | "Every Wave To Ever Rise" (ft. Elizabeth Powell)

Indie outfit American Football paired up with Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell for the latest track off their forthcoming album. "We were all crazy about her voice already," said frontman Mike Kinsella. "The melody and some fill in lyrics were already written and demoed but once she was on board I thought it'd be fun/add some depth to her 'character' by having her sing a line in French."

You Might Also Like: Owen, The Promise Ring, Beach House

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VIDEOS

Molly Chapman | Not Yo Bitch

Molly Chapman - Not Yo Bitch (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

Molly Chapman is over toxic masculinity, and she makes that abundantly clear in her cheeky video.

You Might Also Like: Cardi B, Meghan Trainor, Dua Lipa

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ALBUMS/EPS

Yola | Walk Through Fire

British soul queen Yola teamed up with Dan Auerbach for the release of her first solo album. Yola puts a soulful spin on traditional country, carefully assembled to set her apart from other Nashville hopefuls.

You Might Also Like: The Long Ryders, Dan Auerbach, The Raconteurs

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Mike Edel | THRESHOLDS

Pacific Northwest artist Mike Edel paired up with Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla for his latest studio album. Edel takes the concept of "radio friendly" music and adds his own flair, effectively raising the bar for everyone in the Seattle music scene.

You Might Also Like: The Wallflowers, Nada Surf, Rogue Wave

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Bobby Long | Sultans

In his fourth album, British singer-songwriter Bobby Long opened himself up and and added a splash of unfiltered honesty. "Vocally this album was different for me," he said. "I was really inspired by John Lennon's vocals and the rawness he would get, especially on early Beatles records or his solo stuff. Letting emotion get in the way and kind of showing my true colours. I wanted to be brave, especially on the deeply personal songs so I just left it all out there."

You Might Also Like: Marcus Foster, Johnny Flynn, Sam Bradley

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The Mowgli's | American Feelings

California indie collective The Mowgli's infuse their latest EP with their signature breezy style and heart warming lyrics. "This EP speaks to the youth of America," says vocal/guitarist Josh Hogan "Being a person is hard, and we're all just trying to be people here."

You Might Also Like: Youngblood Hawke, Atlas Genius, Vinyl Theater

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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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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.

SINGLES

Cat Burns | "Cheater"

In her latest single, British pop singer Cat Burns fires back at some of the more dishonest uses of social media. "Two boys messaged me on the same night, even though on their social media it was obvious they had �significant others�," she explained. "I was initially hurt for both me and the girls because of the disrespect, this hurt then turned into anger."

You Might Also Like: Eloise, Mahalia, Jaz Caris

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FINNEAS | "Claudia"

FINNEAS wrote his latest single for his girlfriend. It's heartfelt but not sappy, full of texture and an honest take on love at first sight.

You Might Also Like: Christian Leave, Oliver Riot, girl in red

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Casey Lowry | "Roam"

Casey Lowry spent the last year perfecting his signature sound, and he shows off all that hard work on his latest single. "Roam is a song about freedom. Everyone experiences that differently, but for me it�s being sat on a random beach somewhere in the world with a beer in my hand," he said. "I wrote this song to encourage others to be bold enough to take the steps they need to in order to find their own freedom.�"

You Might Also Like: Youth Club, Only Sun, Dancing On Tables

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VIDEOS

Ady Suleiman | Strange Roses

Ady Suleiman - Strange Roses (Official Video) www.youtube.com

Ady Suleiman's latest track is raw and candid, and the accompanying video plays up just that. "'Strange Roses' is about a relationship that is falling apart. The romance within the relationship feels disingenuous, analogised as 'roses feel strange,' he noted. "There is however a plea for hope that there is a way out of the 'groundhog' scenario that they seem to be stuck in."

You Might Also Like: Elli Ingram, Joy Crookes, Dan Caplen

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Ocean Alley | Stained Glass

OCEAN ALLEY - STAINED GLASS (Official Video) www.youtube.com

Australian surf rock outfit Ocean Alley is back with a psychedelic new video for their track, "Stained Glass." The bluesy influences slowly creep up on you as you're lost in a sea of shapes and colors.

You Might Also Like: Gang of Youths, Cub Sport, The Rubens

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Circa Waves | Times Won't Change Me

Circa Waves - Times Won't Change Me (Official Video) www.youtube.com

For the single off their third album, Circa Waves tried something a bit different: a gospel led, piano heavy anthem. "There's a thing with bands being scared of that big epic song, but on your third album, you can afford to be more open," said singer Kieran Shudall. "The pop will not hurt you, it'll set you free!"

You Might Also Like: Blossoms, Viola Beach, The Night Cafe

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ALBUMS/EPS

Moving Panoramas | In Two

Breezy indie rock has never sounded so… Texas. The sophomore album from Austin's Moving Panoramas is light, dreamy, and expansive--like a wide open plain.

You Might Also Like: Darkbird, Shy Beast, Sweet Spirit

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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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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.

SINGLES

Marianas Trench | "Echoes of You"

The latest single from Marianas Trench's upcoming fifth studio album stays true to their refined pop punk sound, but incorporates hip hop beats for a fresh take.

You Might Also Like: The Maine, We The Kings, All Time Low

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SUMif | "Obvious"

Electro pop sensation SUMif slows it down in her new track, "Obvious." "[The song] is about the moment you are finally able to see through the blurred vision of denial," said the LA native. "The answer was always right in front of you, but it took someone, or something, else to truly allow you to see it in focus."

You Might Also Like: Ariana and the Rose, Satellite Mode, REYNA

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Crywolf | "DRIP"

In his single "DRIP," Justin Taylor Phillips takes us on a journey inside his mind. "'DRIP' is the process of staring into my brain and being brutally honest about some of the really difficult aspects of what I see there," Phillips said. "It might not be, but it's uncomfortably real."

You Might Also Like: Seven Lions, Adventure Club, Sound Remedy

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Zachariah | "Winter Doesn't Wait"

Zachariah pares down the instrumentals and allow his vocals take center stage in his latest single. "The song was inspired by a weekend away from LA on the east coast," said Zachariah. "I kept thinking about not wanting to go back to the city, back to my part-time jobs, back to the monotony of what I was doing in LA. Summer and our time was fleeting and I wanted to hold on to it as long as I could."

You Might Also Like: Troye Sivan, Sam Smith, BANKS

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Gabriella Vixen | "Fool"

Gabriella Vixen celebrated self care this Valentine's Day with her latest track, "Fool." "It's a song about escaping the potentially devastating effects of someones huge ego and selfish ways," she said. "To me this song means freedom and confidence, no longer being played for a fool. It means realising your worth and escaping a toxic situation."

You Might Also Like: Kara Marni, Super Silly, Salma Slims

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Khalid, Disclosure | "Talk"

Khalid paired up with Disclosure for the first single from his upcoming album. It's a match made in songwriting heaven.

You Might Also Like: gnash, Ella Mai, Jamie xx

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VIDEOS

Blake Rose | Lost

Blake Rose - Lost www.youtube.com

Just off the heels of the single, Blake Rose shows off his dark side with a seductive new video.

You Might Also Like: Zane Lowe, Shawn Mendes, ZAYN

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ALBUMS/EPS

Oceanwires | There Never Was A Was

Seattle's Oceanwires takes DIY with a new level on their new album. It's ragged, asymmetrical, and refreshingly timeless.

You Might Also Like: Savages, Modest Mouse, Television

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The Candescents | Grass

The Candescents distill indie rock to its purest form in their infectious sophomore EP.

You Might Also Like: Pale Waves, MILKK, Swimming Girls

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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.