Week in Pop: Anita Lofton Project, Looming, Sarah P., The Wedding Present

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93 Bulls, Cults, Sky Chefs, Speaking Suns, Ummagma, guest selections by Amy O.

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Sjimon Gompers | September 22, 2017

The Bay Area's time-defying institution The Anita Lofton project; press photo courtesy of the artist.

With all of our hearts, thoughts, efforts on helping all impacted by Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey & more; Impose’s Week in Pop keeps the championing the progressive causes & arts of today & tomorrow. With an offering of the latest breaking media exclusives, we give you a quick rundown of some of the week’s top buzz headlines with news that Open Mike Eagle dropped the new album Brick body Kids Still Daydream via Mello Music Group today; our New Jersey heroes Screaming Females dropped their first single since 2015’s Rose Mountain with “Black Moon”; Kristin Kontrol dropped “Concrete Love” produced by Andrew Millar & mixed by Alex Tumay, mastered by Heba Kadry; Jason Hendardy (fka Permanent Collection & more) launched a weekly video series; Shilpa Ray released Door Girl via Northern Spy Records; 2017 Polaris Music Prize hype (Lido Pimienta won); Kevin Shields might be working on a new My Bloody Valentine album; Yung Lean announced the new album Stranger available November 10 through the artist’s imprint Year0001 & dropped “Hunting My Own Skin”; Falcons dropped “Nonsense” ft. KingJet; Sundae Crush dropped the video for “Ice Cream Run”; Perfume Genius dropped the video for “Wreath”; Ty Dolla $ign announced Beach House 3 will be available October 27 & dropped the Mike WiLL Made-It produced “Dawsin’s Breek” ft. Jeremih; Baths announced the album Romaplasm available November 17 from Anticon/Tugboat Records & dropped “Yeoman”; Montero dropped the video for “Vibrations” with November tour with Mac DeMarco & album dropping next year; Justice dropped the Alexandre Courtès video for “Pleasure”; Bebel Gilberto covered Radiohead’s “Creep”; DOOM dropped “Notebook 06”; Hayley Williams of Paramore covered Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone”; Macklemore & Kesha dropped “Good Old Days”; NVDES dropped the @deejennarate + @scientwehst video for “May and June”; Chicano Batman dropped the video for “Freedom is Free”; TUSKS dropped “Last” off Dissolve available October 13 from One Little Indian, touring now with Asgeir; BRIDGE dropped “If Only”; Holly Herndon & Jlin talked process notes & more; Dev Hynes talked to Philip Glass; Angel Olsen announced the rarities release Phases available November 10 through Jagjaguwar & dropped “Special”; Skrillex remixed Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”; Rapsody dropped “Power” ft. Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker; JAY-Z performed “Numb/Encore” via BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge”; Fischerspooner returned with the “Have Fun Tonight” remixes from BOOTS, WOLFRAM & Mr. A. from their new album produced by Michael Stipe; The Horrors dropped the new album V; Marilyn Manson dropped “KILL4ME” off the upcoming album Heaven Upside Down available October 6 through Loma Vista; Depeche Mode covered Bowie’s “Heroes”; documentary on the Chills in the works; George Michael documentary is in the works; watch the video for the late-great icon Leonard Cohen’s “Leaving the Table”; Lee “Scratch” Perry along with SUBPAC revisited the 1976 dub masterpiece Super Ape & dropped Super Ape Returns To Conquer via Subatomic Sound System, hear “Underground Roots” ft. Ari Up (of The Slits); Pond announced tour & dropped the video for “Colder Than Ice” co-directed by George Foster starring our friend & everyone’s, Kirin J Callinan; Charlotte Gainsbourg dropped the self-directed video for “Deadly Valentine” starring Dev Hynes; Jane Birkin to perform songs by her late great husband Serge Gainsbourg in NYC February 1 at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Wordless Music Orchestra; John Cale announced performances at London’s The Barbican with the London Contemporary Orchestra; The Fall – Singles 1978-2016 Box Set Collection will be available November 24 through the UK DIY vanguards over at Cherry Red Records; stage crash at Alvvays show in Belgium; Bent Shapes said goodbye; Atlantic Records signed the “Cash Me Outside” meme star; Wu-Tang referenced Martin Skreli on “Lesson Learn’d” ft. Inspectah Deck & Redman; Billy Corgan & James Iha reunited & Corgan dropped trailer for short film Pillbox co-directed with Linda Strawberry; Cheap Trick announced a holiday album avaialble October 20; New Order & Peter Hook dispute has apparently been settled; Frank Zappa hologram tour is apparently happening; Morrissey’s first tweet & announced the new album Low in High School available November 17 & dropped “Spent the Day in Bed” & announced fall tour & also had his name placed on a 101 exit sign for the Hollywood Bowl; and we celebrate the life & art of Charles Bradley.

Now it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following Week in Pop interviews, insights, & exclusives from The Anita Lofton Project, Looming, Sarah P., The Wedding Present, 93 Bulls, Cults, Sky Chefs, Speaking Suns, Ummagma, Cosmos & Creature, featuring guest selections by Amy O & more—in no particular order.

Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Contents):

1. The Anita Lofton Project
2. Looming
3. Sarah P.
4. The Wedding Present
5. 93 Bulls
6. Cults
7. Sky Chefs
8.Speaking Suns
9. Ummagma
10. Cosmos & Creature
11. Week in Pop media roundup
12. Amy O’s Week in Pop guest selections

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