Published Jul 02, 2012There was no shortage of new media released last week, and we've spent this fine Canada Day holiday sifting through the latest videos, album streams and tracks to find the highlights. Some of our favourite picks are lined up below, and you can head to Exclaim!'s Click Hear section to check out all of the newest material to hit the web.
In new tracks, DJ Khaled enlists the help of an AutoTuned Kanye West and Rick Ross on his latest offering, the synth-heavy and Hit-Boy-produced "I Wish You Would." The track is off of his upcoming album, Kiss the Ring, which is scheduled for release on August 21.
Next, Lupe Fiasco delves into feminist semantics on "Bitch Bad," the second single from Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, which is set to drop in September.
In other new songs, Gallows follow up the announcement of their new self-titled album (due on September 11) with its first single, "Last June," while on the video front, Lana Del Rey continues to mine the nostalgia bank in her clip for "National Anthem," which features an appearance by A$AP Rocky, playing the JFK to Del Rey's Jackie O.
And lastly, Toronto electro-pop fixture Diamond Rings returns with the video for his latest single, "I'm Just Me," replete with lasers, silhouetted dancers and a futuristic wardrobe, while folky Vancouverites 41st and Home premiered the latest video from last year's Raised by Wolves EP, for the song "Gorbachev."
You can enjoy these picks, as well as many more streams, downloads and videos, at our Click Hear section.