Week in Pop: Amber Ryann, Proudest Ever, Sedona

Sjimon Gompers

Introducing LA by Brooklyn's breakout auteur/pop star Sedona; photographed by Mikhail Zalesky.

Offering something outside of the Olympic & international civic hype, Impose’s Week in Pop presents the latest breaking media exclusives from the aesthetic designers of today & tomorrow. But delivering first some of the week’s top buzz, SOB x RBE announced their debut album Gangin available February 23 & dropped “Carpoolin” along with tour dates; polymath Brandon Locher dropped the anticipated release EP1; Bishop Nehru announced the new album Elevators Act I & II produced by MF Doom & Kaytranada; Jenny Hval & Håvard Volden announced their project Lost Girls & the upcoming debut EP Feeling available March 2 from Smalltown Supersound; L7 dropped “I Came Back to Bitch” via Don Giovanni; MF DOOM & Czarface (Wu-Tang Clan’s own Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) announced the new album Czarface Meets Metal Face! available March 30 & dropped “Nautical Depth”; Kendrick Lamar & SZA dropped the Dave Meyers video for “All the Stars”; Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes dropped “Christopher & 6th” & “June 12th” in celebration of Black History Month; 2 Chainz dropped the EP The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It ft. YG & Offset; Millionyoung announced the new album Rare Form available April 13 on Mishu Records & dropped “Never Be The Same”; Mija dropped “Notice Me” & remixed Justin Bieber & BloodPop®’s “Friends”; Calvin Harris & PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready”; BlocBoy JB & Drake dropped “Look Alive” produced by Tay Keith; Jackson MacIntosh who produced the previous two Homeshake albums announced the debut solo album My Dark Side available March 2 from Sinderlyn & dropped “Can It Be Love?”; A-Trak & Falcons dropped “Ride For Me” ft. Young Thug & 24hrs; Strange Names dropped the Pedro Lopez video for “UFO”; Softcore untd. signed to Cascine & dropped “Sjansespill”; Freedom Fry announced their debut album Classic & dropped their cover of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ “Man On Fire”; Hovvdy dropped the Cranberry album via Double Double Whammy; Kristeen Young covered David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream”; St. Vincent covered Rihanna & SZA’s “Consideration”; The Breeders’ Kim Deal covered Michael Nesmith’s “Joanne”; Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced the new album Sex & Food available April 6 through Jagjaguwar & dropped the Greg Sharp video for “American Guilt”; PJ Harvey dropped “An Acre of Land”; MGMT dropped the Joey Frank & Randy Maitland video for “Me and Michael”; Royal Trux signed to Fat Possum & announced new album & back catalog reissues & also dropped the classic track “The Flag”; John Prine announced the new album The Tree of Forgiveness available April 13 via Oh Boy; King Tuff announced the new album The Other available April 13 via Sub Pop & dropped the Cameron Dutra video for “Psycho Star”; Will Smith’s tribute to son Jaden’s Smith’s “Icon” video; Frank Ocean talked to Timothée Chalamet; Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig wrote the song “I Promise You” performed by James Corden for the new Peter Rabbit movie; A Perfect Circle announced the new album Eat the Elephant available April 20 & dropped “Talk Talk”; Bardo Pond dropped “Inner Light” & Major Stars dropped “S.L.T.” off their Chunklet Industries split single; London’s Girl Ray announced stateside spring tour in support of Moshi Moshi debut album Earl Grey; Big Sean announced the “Unfriendly Reminder Tour” ft. Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, and GASHI; Courtship. announced a spring tour with The Hunna & Coasts & dropped the video for “Bad Fun”; Houston’s Maxo Kream announced a tour; Palehound dropped the Robert Kolodny video for “Carnations” & touring now with Weaves; Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announced a tour & dropped “Middle America”; Mac DeMarco announced fall tour dates; Jeff Tweedy announced a tour; Lana Del Rey revealed that she’s working on a musical; Sasquatch! Music Festival announced their lineup; Paul Simon announced the Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour; Robert Smith of The Cure to curate Meltdown Fest 2018; Thom Yorke will be part of a 360° audiovisual exhibiton titled ISM Hexadome; Sigur Rós soundtracked the art installation “Örævi” in Reykjavík; Numero Group launched the Environments app; a Gucci Mane biopic is in the works; The xx are curating a film series for I See You; Quincy Jones went HAM in interviews with GQ & Vulture; Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner named their baby Stormi; February 10 is now “Cliff Burton Day” to honor Metallica’s laste bass player; Kirin J Callinan charged with alleged obscene exposure; Handsome Dick Manitoba arrested for domestic assault; and we remember experimental auteur Paul Clipson, Grateful Dead songwriter/activist John Perry Barlow, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson & Lovebug Starski.

Pushing forward to the future, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Amber Ryann, Proudest Ever, Sedona, Femme Equation, Lunar Twin, Holy Pink, Park Snakes, featuring guest selections by Jeff Rosenstock & more—in no particular order.

Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Content):

1. Amber Ryann
2. Proudest Ever
3. Sedona
4. Femme Equation
5. Lunar Twin
6. Holy Pink
7. Park Snakes
8. Week in Pop media roundup
9. Jeff Rosenstock’s Week in Pop guest selections

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