Top Pops! Drug Cabin, Bogan Via, YAWN MP3 Downloads & Streams

“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles. Hella indie pop today.

YAWN

YAWN’s singles are usually joyful celebrations bearing resemblance to a more stripped down and straight-forward Animal Collective (to name bands that people in such genres hate/love being compared to), with color barf videos to match. But their latest track, “Ganymede”, is twinkly without being too energized; it’s like a glorious, vocally harmonized lullaby. Cool album art too, bros. The EP came out earlier this month on FeelTrip Records.

 

Watch music video for YAWN’s “Yum Yum”

 

Bogan Via

Bogan Via’s self-titled EP was released in January of this year, with little consistency in style or genre. Their previous singles “Afternoon Wonderland” and “Copy And Paste” might have a couple moments here or there, but it is their latest single, “Kanye”, that holds any lasting appeal, from its beatboxing intro to its gently rapping keys.

Bogan Via – “Kanye”DOWNLOAD MP3
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Drug Cabin

Former frontman of Ambulance LTD, Marcus Congleton, and Nathan Thelen of Pretty Girls Make Graves have recently teamed up as Drug Cabin, a pop duo with most laid-back and harmonious Californian vibes (for obvious reasons, perhaps). Download two album singles below for “Whatever Never” and “Barracuda”, and get transported to some coastlines! Their debut EP was released on June 19th.

Drug Cabin – “Barracuda”DOWNLOAD MP3
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Drug Cabin – “Whatever Never”DOWNLOAD MP3
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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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