Week in Pop: Emotional, OHMSLICE, The Sour Notes, Stanley

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branches breeze, Magana, guest selections by John Vanderslice.

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Sjimon Gompers | September 1, 2017

The real cool world of pop wizards Emotional; polyptych Polaroid photos courtesy of Colin Arlen.

With everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey in our hearts & thoughts, Impose’s Week in Pop encourages anyone & all to help in any way possible in response to this devastating natural disaster. Presenting a few breaking media exclusives, we deliver some of the week’s biggest pop buzz with news that Shamir signed to Father/Daughter Records with word that the upcoming third album Revelations will be available in November; John Vanderslice announced the 20th anniversary party in SF October 7 ft. DJ sets from Toro y Moi & Astronauts, etc. with live performance from Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah!; Zola Jesus dropped the Corey Johnson visuals for “Siphon” featured off the upcoming album Okovi available September 8 through Sacred Bones Oh Sees reverted back to their original moniker of OCS with news of the new album Memory Of A Cut Off Head, recorded with Brigid Dawson, available November 17 through Castle Face & dropped the title track; buzz for Taylor Swift’s video for “Look What You Made Me Do” off the album Reputation; Frank Ocean dropped “Provider”; Midnight Sister dropped the Ari Balouzian video for “Clown” featured off the album Saturn Over Sunset available September 8 via Jagjaguwar; TOKiMONSTA dropped the Michael Raines video for “We Love” ft. MNDR; DRAM dropped the video for “Gilligan” ft. A$AP Rocky & Juicy J; Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile announced their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice & dropped “Over Everything”; Tee Grizzley dropped “Beef” ft. Meek Mill & announced the Ain’t It A Blessing Tour beginning October 4 in Seattle, WA through October 30 in his Detroit hometown; MOURN returns with an EP of covers & an outtake from 2016’s Ha, Ha, He! with word that Over the Wall will be available September 8 via Captured Tracks (with a two week US tour starting September 6) & the Catalan band dropped a cover of The Replacements’ “Color Me Impressed”; LCD Soundsystem dropped “pulse (v. 1)” & released American Dream; The Coathangers dropped the J Trav video for “Perfume” (alternate version); Deer Tick dropped “Card House” off the Ardent Studios recorded albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Deer Tick Vol. 2 available September 15 with word of tour; Matthew Dear dropped “Bad Ones” ft. Tegan & Sara via Ghostly; Tyler, the Creator dropped “ZIPLOC”; Wayne Coyne announced a Flaming Lips/Mac DeMarco split EP; Lil Baby dropped the video for “Narcs” off the Harder Than Hard mixtape; Hoodie Allen announced the new album The Hype available September 29 & dropped the Fantastic Heat Brothers video for “Sushi”; Morly dropped the Sleeping in My Own Bed 12″ via Cascine; Dai Burger dropped Soft Serve & delivered the Jelani CInque “Where My Girls” video as part of the Queens, NY artist’s Where My Girls Project (in conjunction with Brewery Recording); Alex Cameron dropped the Nick MacMahon video for “Runnin’ Outta Luck” co-written by Brandon Flowers (of The Killers) & saxophonist Roy Molloy featured off Forced Witness available September 8 from Secretly Canadian; Godspeed! You Black Emperor dropped “Luciferian Towers”; Jessie Ware dropped the Tom Beard video for “Selfish Love”; NVDES’ “Do You Think About Me” got remixed by filous; Mac DeMarco dropped the Rachel Rossin VR/360 video for “This Old Dog”; The Lone Bellow dropped “Deeper In The Water” off the upcoming album Walk Into a Storm available September 15; Aly & AJ returned with the single “Take Me”; The Flaming Lips dropped the video for “Almost Home (Blisko Domu)”; Courtney Barnett talked to Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt/Childbirth; Stars announced the new album No One is Lost available October 13 from Last Gang Records/eOne & dropped “Real Thing”; ALASKALASKA dropped “Patience” off their debut self-titled EP available September 29; Classixx dropped “Possessive”; Mastodon dropped “Toe to Toes”; Blawan announced the Nutrition EP available October 2 via the UK by Berlin artist Jamie Roberts’ imprint Ternesc & dropped preview; Bruno Major dropped “On Our Own” from A Song for Every Moon; LANY dropped the tour video for “Super Far”; Seth Glier dropped the video for “Sunshine”; St. Vincent covered the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”; Saint Etienne dropped the Esther Johnson video for “Dive” off the Heavenly Records release Home Counties with a fall US tour in the works; prolific brothers Ron Mael & Russell Mael, oka Sparks, announced the upcoming album Hippopotamus available September 8 & dropped the Joseph Wallace, Roos Mattaar & Aiden Whittam animated video for “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”; The Rolling Stones dropped lyric video for “2000 Light Years From Home” off the upcoming fiftieth anniversary box set for Their Satanic Majesties Request available September 22; buzz for Pop Montreal; Amber Coffman channels LDR in a parody as Ivanka Del Rey; Kendrick Lamar revealed that DAMN. is supposed to be played in reverse order; Solange announced Hurricane Harvey Relief benefit show; PopGun Presents announced their new Bushwick venue called Elsewhere; Patrick Cowley compilation Afternooners will be available Ocdtober 19 via Dark Entries/Honey Soundsystem Records & you can hear “Hot Beach”; Madlib released a new 7″ & you can hear “10 Summers Old”; The Cool Kids (Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks) announced Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe available September 15 & dropped “9:15Pm” ft. Jeremih Buy Muy Drugs dropped “Buy My App” ft. Yasiin Bey; Death From Above dropped “Holy Books”; Amanda Palmer dropped a Hurricane Harvey benefit single; the Killers talked about the state of contemporary rock bands; Robin Pecknold & Grizzly Bear discussed the music industry & more; Dave Grohl is apparently making a movie; nearly everyone & their grandma is getting a Netflix special; Father John Misty in praise of LCD Soundsystem; Metallica announced Master of Puppets boxset available November 10; The Domestics parted ways with Tender Loving Empire after elaborate cassette publicity stunt; Kanye West versus the insurance companies continues; Alf Clausen fired from The Simpsons; Flavor Flav versus Chuck D/Public Enemy; Kid Rock allegedly violated federal election laws; and we remember Soul II Soul’s Melissa Bell.

Looking at the roads ahead, it is our honor and privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Emotional, OHMSLICE, The Sour Notes, Stanley, branches breeze, Magana, featuring guest selections by John Vanderslice & more—in no particular order.

WEEK IN POP QUICK LINKS (TABLE OF CONTENTS)

1. Emotional
2. The Sour Notes
3. OHMSLICE
4. Stanley
5. Magana
6. branches breeze
7. Week in Pop media roundup
8. John Vanderslice guest selections

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