Week in Pop: Baywitch, Laurel Saints, unhappybirthday

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Born Days, EL MAR, Melina Mae, Nearby Pastures, Propaganda, guest selections by Avey Tare.

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Sjimon Gompers | July 21, 2017

Stockton sons Laurel Saints, from left, Jose Medina & Marcos Gonzales; photographed by Jameel Rasool.

Championing the evolving arts of both enlightenment & inspiration; Impose’s Week in Pop brings you some of the world’s breaking media exclusives with all tomorrow’s headlines & headliners. Presenting the week’s big top buzz news rundown; Florist dropped “What I Wanted To Hold” featured off the new album If Blue Could Be Happiness available September 29 from Double Double Whammy & touring with Pinegrove & Lomelda; Lana Del Rey dropped Lust for Life; Danny Brown dropped the Matilda Finn video for “Lost” featured off the album Atrocity Exhibition; our hero Dent May dropped “90210” off the forthcoming album Across the Multiverse available August 18 from Carpark Records; Patience, oka Roxanne Clifford fka Veronica Falls dropped “White Of An Eye” available September 22 from Night School; Tyler, the Creator dropped “I Ain’t Got Time!” off of the newly re-titled album Flower Boy available today; A-Trak dropped the summer track “Believe” ft. Quavo & Lil Yachty; Deerhoof dropped “Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You” ft. Awkwafina off the upcoming album Mountain Moves available September 8 from Joyful Noise Recordings; JAY-Z dropped the Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz video for “Kill Jay Z” & dropped the Rohan Blair-Mangat video for “Bam” ft. Damian Marley; Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley dropped the anticipated new album Stony Hill through Republic Records & fall tour dates; Jai Wolf dropped the “Starlight” remixes ft. Lenno & Goldroom & acoustic & piano renditions; DSARDY dropped “Step Ahead”; Chance the Rapper & Young Thug dropped their collaboration “Big B’s”; Oneohtrix Point Never dropped “Leaving the Park” featured off of Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available August 11 from Warp; Ka Baird (co-founder of Spires That in The Sunset Rise) announced the upcoming solo album Sapropelic Pycnic available September 22 from Drag City & dropped “Tok Tru”; A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Rocky dropped “Diamonds” off of Twelvyy’s album debut 12 available August 4; The Alchemist & Budgie released The Good Book, Vol. 2 & dropped the Mobb Deep collabo “Try My Hand”; Ivan Ave dropped “Fast Forward” prod. by MNDSGN & DJ Harrison off of Every Eye available September 29 via Jakarta Records; Common Holly dropped “If After All” off of Playing House available September 4 via Solitaire Recordings; GoldLink covered OutKast’s “Rose” ft. Hare Squead & Masego; White Reaper covered Deep Purple’s “Highway Star”; NIN covered Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away”; Broken Social Scenes dropped the video for “Vanity Pail Kids”; SWIMM dropped “Speak Politely” featured off their forthcoming album debut available later this year; SF’s Cathedrals dropped “Autumn Split”; The Babe Rainbow dropped “Johny Says Stay Cool” featured off their forthcoming self-titled album available September 1 from 30th Century Records/Columbia; Mount Kimbie dropped the Frank Lebon video for “Blue Train Lines” ft. King Krule; Goat Girl dropped “Crow Cries” available on 7″ August 25 via Rough Trade; Wolf Parade announced new album post-hiatus with Cry Cry Cry available October 6 through Sub Pop & dropped “Valley Boy”; Cut Copy dropped the Gerson Aguerri video for “Airborne”; Brady Watt dropped “Roots Around My Ribcage”; Laraaji announced the new album Sun Gong & Bring on the Sun via All Saints Records & dropped “Introspection”; Sälen dropped the Kent Hug video for “So Rude”; Tyga announced the new album Bitch I’m the Shit 2 ft. Kanye, Vince Staples, Young Thug, Pusha T, Quavo, etc; The War on Drugs dropped the Shawn Brackbill video for “Strangest Thing”; ODESZA dropped “Corners of the Earth” ft. RY X off the album A Moment Apart available September 8; Lil Baby dropped the mixtape Harder Than Hard & dropped the Gabriel Hart video for “My Dawg”; Scott Walker talked to Jarvis Cocker; Mosquitos dropped “This Town” off of Mexican Dust available August 17 from Six Degrees; Grizzly Bear dropped the video for “Neighbors”; Burial remixed Mønic’s “Deep Summer”; Fuck Buttons’ own Andrew Hung announced the debut solo album Realisationship available October 6 from Lex & dropped “Say What You Want”; Superchunk remastered & are re-releasing their self-titled debut album available August 25 from Merge; The Replacements announced the new live album For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 & dropped a live version of “Can’t Hardly Wait”; Nine Inch Nails’ new EP ADD VIOLENCE is available now & they dropped
Yo La Tengo’s Hannukah shows are back; Alex Lieu video for “THIS ISN’T THE PLACE”; Death Grips to tour with Ministry this fall; R. Kelly’s alleged cult; Vic Mensa plead no contest in gun charge; Spotify lawsuits; Roger Waters versus Thom Yorke continues; DJ Khaled did not break a horse’s back during a video shoot in the Bahamas; O.J. Simpson granted parole; and we remember Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.

Moving forward, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Baywitch, Laurel Saints, unhappybirthday, Nearby Pastures, Born Days, EL MAR, Melina Mae (Jay Som’s Melina Duterte), Propaganda, featuring guest selections by Avey Tare & more—in no particular order.

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