Standing in solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey & defending #DACA; Impose’s Week in Pop provides a place for all noble artists, arts & appreciators to dream lively. Presenting some of the latest breaking exclusives, we first offer a quick run down of some of the week’s top pop buzz with news that Princess Nokia dropped the Milah Libin co-directed video for “Flava” produced by Kadi Haze off the new album 1992 Deluxe available now from Rough Trade; Summer Cannibals’ Jessica Bordreaux announced the solo debut album No Fury [produced by Hutch Harris of The Thermals] available November 3 via New Moss Records & dropped the Whitey McConnaughy video for “Televised”; Florist dropped “Understanding Light” off of If Blue Could be Happiness available September 29 from Double Double Whammy; Annie Hart’s (Au Revoir Simone) debut solo album Impossible Accomplice will be available September 15 with a full UK/European tour in October with news of a October 2 headline performance at London’s Shacklewell Arms & dropped the video for “Hard To Be Still”; Lina Tullgren dropped “Get Lost” off the debut album Won available September 22 via Captured Tracks; Zola Jesus released Okovi; Spinning Coin dropped the video for “Sleepless” featured off the upcoming album Permo album available November 10 through The Pastels’ imprint via Domino—Geographic Music; Wand dropped “Blue Cloud” off of Plum available September 22; Mas Ysa dropped the Dan Shapiro directed short film visualization for the Untitled EP starring Lena Dunham; iLoveMakonnen x Rae Sremmurd dropped the video for “Love”; Young Martha (Carnage & Young Thug) dropped the Oscar Hudson video for “Homie” ft. Meek Mill; Hoodie Allen dropped “Know It All”; Krayzie Bone’s new solo album E.1999: The LeathaFace Project will be available October 13; electronic pop vanguards LAMB returned with the new single “Illumina” available September 13 from AWAL with news of debut album 21st anniversary live tour slated for autumn; Johnny Jewel apparently recorded 57 hours of music for Twin Peaks: The Return; Björk announced the new single “The Gate” available September 18 on digital & 12″ vinyl September 22; !!! dropped the video for “NRGQ” ahead of autumn tour; Kobi Onyame released the new album GOLD; Sam Smith dropped “Too Good at Goodbyes”; MUTEMATH dropped “Break the Fever” off the album Play Dead; Bill Withers shared first song in over three decades with tribute/cover to Little Jimmy Dickens with a version of “(You’ve Been Quite a Doll) Raggedy Ann” off The Rhinestone Hillbilly tribute; U2 dropped “You’re The Best Thing About Me”; Ezra Koenig dropped an update on the new Vampire Weekend album; Deerhoof’s new album Mountain Moves is available now via Joyful Noise Recordings & the group also appeared on Democracy Now!; The National’s Marshall Curry VR doc; Cones dropped “Whatever You’re Into”; buzz for the New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp festival happening October 5-7; Cherry Glazerr’s Apocalipstick is available now & they announced tour dates with Slowdive; Said the Whale announced US tour; Minnesota petition to change out a statue of Christopher Columbus with that of Prince; Apple canceled their music festival in London; Stephen Merritt’s promotional for LA clothiers Virgil Normal; Father John Misty talked about Ryan Adams & more; Radiohead appalled over the legal handling of the stage collapse that claimed the life of drum technician Scott Johnson; schmendrick extraordinaire Martin Shkreli is indeed selling the rare Once Upon a Time In Shaolin album via Ebay; we remember Steely Dan’s Walter Becker; and we celebrate the life & works of Holger Czukay of Can.
Moving ahead it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Bruiser Queen, Fielded, Telethon, Craig Jacobson discusses his film ELLIOT, Magic & Naked, RBTS WIN, Vallis Alps, featuring guest selections by Dinner & more—in no particular order.