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RELEASE RADAR | Micky James Walks the Line

Plus new music from LOUIZA, Maren Celest, Milk & Bone and more.

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

Milk & Bone, Alex Lustig | "Ride Or Die"

JUNO award-winning duo Milk & Bone partnered up with Belgian producer Alex Lustig for their latest track, the first song off their upcoming EP retrowave (due out this year). Sharp bass, 80s synth, and heartbreaking lyrics create a perfect storm of eerie nostalgia.

You Might Also Like: Beyries, Ariane Moffatt, Safia Nolin

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Micky James | "Walk The Line"

The new track from Micky James puts a glamorous twist on a punk rock attitude, pairing gritty vocals with infectious hooks. "I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist," he explained.

You Might Also Like: David Bowie, Baby FuzZ, The Honeysticks

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Flaws & ILIVEHERE. | "morning might turn things around"

Dutch producers Flaws & ILIVEHERE. spent over a year crafting their single for the upcoming Gouldian Finch compilation. According to Flaws, [The song] aged like a fine wine."

You Might Also Like: Losi, Rome in Silver, Vic Alexis

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Izzy Bizu | "Lights On"

British songstress Izzy Bizu returns with the title track off her forthcoming EP. "'Lights On' is about throwing caution to the wind and going with what you feel rather than what you think (or what you think other people will think)," she explained. "It's about growing up and losing your inhibitions, but there is a loss of innocence in that and it can be easy to lose your way."

You Might Also Like: JONES, Rationale, Naaz

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VIDEOS

Maren Celest | Nightshade

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In her haunting new video, Chicago's Maren Celest shows off her visual prowess alongside her signature psychedelic folk sound.

You Might Also Like: Loma, Daughter, The Orielles

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Lula Miranda | The Ride

Argentinian pop-princess Lula Miranda follows up her hit single "Cherry Kiss" with a sultry and sophisticated new video. "After filming the 'Cherry Kiss' video I really wanted to take a different approach in my next video," she said. "'The Ride' (just like the name says) talks about a journey. The track focuses on a strong female that isn't sure about taking the next step with the person that she repeatedly ends up with every night. She enjoys the strong passion between both of them but is afraid to fall in love."

You Might Also Like: Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Halsey

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LOUIZA | Swim At Night

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The latest video from San Francisco's LOUIZA is just as fluid as the genre-bending track itself. "I wanted to write a song about seduction and true seduction brings you to the moment," she said. "Musically, I've felt the interplay between space, melody and the drone of certain ragas has that ability: to pull you in and give you a sense of peace in it."

You Might Also Like: Aimee Mann, Feist, Jesca Hoop

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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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Plus new music from Circa Waves, Flying Fish Cove, American Football 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

Ra Ra Riot | "Bad to Worse"

In their latest track, co-written and produced by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, indie rock veterans Ra Ra Riot trade in their signature dance beats for a slow burn.

You Might Also Like: Matt and Kim, Local Natives, Cold War Kids

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Circa Waves | "Passport"

You Might Also Like: Viola Beach, Blossoms, The Magic Gang

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Tyler Mann & nicopop. | "Lover Lover"

Tyler Mann and nicopop. are at it again with their second joint single, "Lover Lover," a surprisingly stripped down follow up to their first dance anthem. "[This song] is really a testament to our working relationship," nicopop. said. "A couple years back we got together to write a track for a pretty prominent dance DJ, but they ended up passing on the song which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. There was something about 'Lover Lover' that really resonated with us and our experience... the message of this song is really about perseverance and in a way our process of making it is a great example of that. If something is worth doing, it's worth doing right."

You Might Also Like: Kyan Palmer, The Band, CHIC

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VIDEOS

Flying Fish Cove | Blow A Kiss

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Seattle's poetic indie pop outfit Flying Fish Cove embraces the magic of the Pacific Northwest in their latest video.

You Might Also Like: Heavenly, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels

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ALBUMS/EPS

David Leonard | The Wait

On his debut album, Grammy-nominated David Leonard wrestles with heartbreak, confusion, and eventually, redemption with haunting vocals and moving piano melodies.

You Might Also Like: Tori Kelly, NEEDTOBREATHE, All Sons & Daughters

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American Football | (LP3)

For their latest record, indie rock outfit American Football raised the bar on songwriting. "I feel like my lyric writing has changed a lot over the years," said guitarist Mike Kinsella. "The goal is to be conversational, maybe to state something giant and heavy, but in a very plain way. But, definitely in this record, I keep things a little more vague."

You Might Also Like: Pedro The Lion, Sunny Day Real Estate, Rainer Maria

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La Fille takes Seattle and More New Music For Your Weekend

Plus new music from Tess Posner, Wargirl, Walking on Cars and more.

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

Sonny | "Let Love"

In his latest single, Sonny reflects on the importance of familial love. "[The song] came from a time where my love life was all over the place and I craved a relationship and having someone there, rather than being on my own," he explained. "So, I spoke to my Mom and she said let love come to me rather than going out looking for it. I thought this was such a great piece of advice. The next week I took the idea into a writing session and the song was formed."

You Might Also Like: Ed Sheeran, James Arthur, Lauv

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Tess Posner | "Supernova"

Oakland's Tess Posner blends classic vocals and personal lyrics in her feminist anthem, supporting victims of sexual violence.

You Might Also Like: Halsey, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo

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Justin Roeland | "Blood Drum"

The eerie new track from Justin Roeland reflects the ongoing tension between police and protestors, casting a haunting spotlight on the current political climate.

You Might Also Like: Dawes, Kurt Vile, Real Estate

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VIDEOS

Walking On Cars | Coldest Water

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The latest video from Irish pop outfit Walking On Cars is a whirlwind, a reflection of singer Patrick Sheely's relationship with alcohol. "I wanted the music to do the talking and it was all a bit too fresh to be honest," he noted.

You Might Also Like: Brave Giant, Picture This, Keywest

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Jamie Lawson | The Answer


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The playful video from singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson came from a train ride: "I was on a train from somewhere to London listening to a lot of instrumental music when suddenly the idea for this track came to me. The lyrics started flowing and by the time I reached the studio where Ollie Green was, I'd written most of the song. As it progressed, what I thought might be a tender love song transformed into a fun, indie bop!"

You Might Also Like: Joshua Hyslop, Gavin James, Matt Simmons

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Wargirl | Mess Around

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California indie-rock collective Wargirl channels their anger in their latest video and track. "The idea for 'Mess Around' came during a political election. Looking at the candidates groveling and speaking manipulative words, brought to mind the picture of an abusive or cheating boyfriend," the band said. "Someone who tries to talk you into staying with them after lying and behaving badly. It really is quite laughable so we wrote a song to remind us all to laugh at horrible people rather than suffering fools."

You Might Also Like: Dives, Naked Cameo, DRAMAS

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ALBUMS/EPS

La Fille | Alright Already

After moving from New Jersey to Seattle, La Fille frontman Jay Louis began crafting the groups debut EP, full of the west coast's signature laid back vibes.

You Might Also Like: Sloan, Teenage Fanclub, The Lemon Twigs

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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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Lo Lo shows off her Sweater Collection

Plus new music from Sarah Potenza, Ravens & Chimes, Lydia Halloway 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

Lo Lo | "Sweater Collection"

Lo Lo has been charming listeners with infectious pop since 2018. Ahead of her debut EP, the Toronto pop sweetheart revealed the cheeky title track. "[In] Sweater Collection, I talk about how every old sweater in the back of my closet represents a failed/missed connection," said Lo Lo. "Each song in the album is about those specific connections, so I thought it was only fitting to name the entire album Sweater Collection. My collection of sweaters is in direct correlation with my collection of songs on the EP."

You Might Also Like: Pusher, laye, Claire Ridgely

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Ravens & Chimes | "Irreplaceable Artifacts"

New York City's Ravens & Chimes have been consistently making waves in the indie rock world since 2005. Along with success comes mounting pressure, and their latest track reveals the group's struggle to keep pushing. "I wrote this song to stay upbeat about finding the things that are important (friends, family, making good work) and not letting the static get in the way," said vocalist Asher Lack. "It's a lot to ask of a song, but I'm happy with how it turned out and it's one of the rare times when the music actually came out better than it was in my head!

You Might Also Like: Spaceman Spiff, Get Well Soon, Hundreds

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Lydia Halloway | "Dancing to You"

The debut single from the rising pop queen, Lydia Halloway, pairs infectious dance beats with classic pop hooks. "['Dancing to You'] is about two things at once. It's about wanting someone's attention. But it's also about music itself," said Halloway. "If you listen to the chorus, it's really about how sharing music with someone — dancing with them — can feel like the closest you can ever get. This song is about trying to hold on to that moment."

You Might Also Like: Charlotte Lawrence, Madison Beer, Carlie Hanson

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Belaver | "Swimmer"

New York City's experimental folk artist Belaver teases his upcoming album with another single. The lo-fi indie rock track "Swimmer" creates a wash of beats in which to drift away.

You Might Also Like: Tobias Carshey, VARLEY, Andrew Marcia

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VIDEOS

La'Britney | Never Fold

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star La'Britney embraces her inner beauty in her latest video. "I wanted to create a balance in the visual by showing a very feminine, sensual, yet raw performance," she told Billboard. "Real hair, minimal makeup, simple style, raw emotions and dancing."

You Might Also Like: Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Kehlani

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Jake Miller | Wait For You

Singer-songwriter Jake Miller teamed up with Edgar Esteves to create the bold visuals for his latest track, "Wait For You," the lead single off his forthcoming EP.

You Might Also Like: Cam Meekins, Luke Christopher, Austin Mahone

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ALBUMS/EPS

Sarah Potenza | Road To Rome

Sarah Potenza's second solo EP is a feminist battle cry — appropriately released on International Women's Day. Potenza fuses bluesy vocals and a rock n' roll attitude to create her most powerful sound to date.

You Might Also Like: Alabama Shakes, Adele, St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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Kat Saul | ...from Unit 408

Kat Saul named her highly anticipated debut EP after her Nashville apartment number. "These songs are all about situations that kept me up at night pacing around my apartment," Kat explains. "The physical location of Unit 408 is the genesis for this entire project. I want people to feel at home with it."

You Might Also Like: Krysten Simone, Deza, Stela Cole

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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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New Releases

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

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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

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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

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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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