As our worlds have gone stark mad with gestures & rumors of aggression & hostilities; Impose’s Week in Pop is here once again to give you headlines you can get excited about. Diverting your attention to some of the weakest biggest breaking media exclusives, we present you with just some of the buzziest stories from the week beyond Coachella-mania; Girlpool dropped the Amalia Irons video for “It Gets More Blue” off their forthcoming album Powerplant available May 12 from ANTI; Kendrick Lamar dropped the new album DAMN. (Geraldo Riverra responded) & met Louis Farrakhan; Told Slant, oka Felix Walworth dropped the JCW collaborative track “Moonlight, or Flashlight” featured as part of the radical & prolific Our First 100 Days compilation; Arca dropped the Jesse Kanda video for “Desafío” from the forthcoming self-titled album; Anderson .Paak x Knxwledge dropped the video for “Scared Money” off their NxWorries collaborative debut album Yes Lawd!; Toro Y Moi dropped the Justin Morris video for “Omaha”; Peaking Lights announced the new album The Fifth State of Consciousness available June 16 from Two Flowers Records & dropped “Everytime I See the Light”; Jesse Jenkins from Pure X announced the solo debut Hard Sky available June 23 from Uniform Group & dropped the title track; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announced the new album Murder of the Universe available June 23 from ATO & dropped “Han-Tumi & The Murder of The Universe”; Sylvan Esso dropped the Elise Tyler video for “Radio” off the upcoming album What Now available April 28 from Loma Vista Recordings; Little Dragon released Season High & dropped “Celebrate”; Lorde introduced the world to her forthcoming album Melodrama; Phoenix alluded to the new single “J-Boy”; DNCE dropped “Kissing Strangers” ft. Nicki Minaj; Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy pays tribute to the late Merle Haggard on Best Troubadour available May 5 from Drag City & dropped the Steven Schardt 360 video for his cover of “Mama Tried” ft. Oscar Parsons; The Dead Weather (The Kills’ Alison Mosshart & Jack White) announced The Dead Weather: Live at the Mayan & dropped “Hang You From the Heavens”; Mac Demarco dropped “On the Level” off This Old Dog available May 5 from Captured Tracks & debuted the new songs “Dreams From Yesterday” & “Moonlight on the River”; B Boys dropped the Jarod Taber & Leyna Rowan video for “Energy” off Dada available June 16 from Captured Tracks; hear Alice Coltrane’s “Om Rama” from the comp World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda available May 5 from Luaka Bop; Royal Trux have been spreading the word of their live album Platinum Tips + Ice Cream available June 16 from Drag City & dropped “Sometimes” (originally featured off Untitled from 1992) recorded here at one of their early reunion gigs; Logic dropped the video for “Black SpiderMan” ft. Damian Lemar Hudson off the album Everybody; Tim Heidecker & Father John Misty’s duet “I Am a Cuck”; Alt-J dropped the Young Replicant video for “3WW”; Haim billboards indicate their forthcoming second album; Jeff Tweedy of Wilco announced the new album Together at Last available June 23 from dBpm & dropped “Laminated Cat”; Bleachers announced the new album Gone Now available June 2; Jonathan Rado covered Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run; Death Cab for Cutie’s Dave Depper dropped “Communication”; Ablebody, Beach Fossils & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart announced summer tour; Hova’s catalog returned to Apple Music (yet not Spotify); Coachella discussed why they declined to book Kate Bush & more fascinating insights & announced set time for Weekend One; Paul Oakenfold’s Mount Everest performance; Demi Lovato & Sleigh Bells infringement lawsuit settled; Tory Lanez busted on various charges; we said goodbye to Providence’s Load Records; we remember the guitarist/bandleader J. Geils; we lost Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio; we lost Jamiroquai keyboardist Toby Smith; we lament the passing of Charlie Murphy (Dave Chappelle & John Mayer paid a tribute); and we wish Morrissey an expedient recovery.
Looking now at the futures ahead, we are proud to present the following exclusives, interviews & insights from 93 Bulls, Pictorial Candi, Basement Surfers, Satellite Jockey, RO GANG, ATH Records, featuring guest selections by D∆WN & more—in no particular order.