Week in Pop: Horse Girl, Kim Gray, Yuzima

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Blue of Noon, Dev Ray, The Luxembourg Signal, guest selections by Kirin J Callinan.

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Sjimon Gompers | July 8, 2017

Pop music's DIY mares that will not be tamed for no one—Boston's own Horse Girl; press photo courtesy of the band.

Nursing our collective July fourth hangovers, Impose’s Week in Pop arrives to bring you the latest breaking media exclusives of immediate importance. Presenting you first with your obligatory pop news rundown, our world champion Kesha triumphantly returned & dropped the video for “Praying” off the forthcoming album Rainbow; Falcons dropped the video for the Fools Gold single “Want Your Body”; JAY-Z dropped the title track video for “4:44”; Moonrise Nation dropped “Eye to Eye”; Strange Ranger (fka Sioux Falls) announced the new album Daymoon available this fall via Tiny Engines; Chlorine Mist of Friendzone dropped Reset; Arcade Fire’s Will Butler dropped “Anything You Want”; Arcade Fire debuted “Chemistry”; Lil Wayne dropped four new tracks; Run the Jewels dropped the Chris Hopewell video for “Don’t Get Captured”; Rhye dropped “Please” & “Summer Days“; Haim dropped Something To Tell You; YFN Lucci dropped the Marc Diamond video for the Will-a-Fool produced track “Heartless” ft. Rick Ross & Bigga Rankin; Olga Bell dropped the America EP via One Little Indian; Mannequin Pussy released their second album Romantic via Tiny Engines & dropped the video for “Pledge” & touring with Cherry Glazerr in July/August & in fall with Japanese Breakfast & The Spirit of the Beehive; Macklemore dropped the video for “Glorious” ft. Skylar Grey starring the artist’s grandma Helen; Bloc Party leader Kele Okereke announced the solo album Fatherland available Octogber 6 & dropped “Streets Been Talkin'”; Future Generations dropped the new single “One More Problem”; Kristeen Young dropped the Brian McClelland video for “These Are The Things I’m Not The Most”; Wiwek announced the new Drum Nation EP available July 21 from OWSLA & dropped the title track; Joey Bada$$ dropped three new tracks; Punctual dropped the video for “What I Love” off the debut EP Fading Youth available later this summer; Dizzee Rascal returned with “Wot U Gonna Do?” produced by Valentino Khan off the upcoming album Raskit available July 21 from Dirtee Stank/Island Soup from Jurassic 5 dropped the single “All Around The World” via Najla Music; Kamaiyah dropped the Damien Sandoval video for “Build You Up”; Katy Perry dropped the Dario Vetere video for “Swish Swish” ft. Nicki Minaj starring Brasil’s own Gretchen; DJ Shadow dropped The Mountain Has Fallen EP; Action Bronson dropped the James Larese video for “Let Me Breathe” off the upcoming Blue Chips 7000 available TBD; The Chain Gang of 1974 dropped the M0NS00NS Remix for “Wallflowers”; STRFKR dropped Volume 2 of three part Vault Series via Polyvinyl Records; Ted Leo announced the album The Hanged Man available September 8 & dropped “You’re Like Me”; Zuli covered Todd Terje’s “Alfonso Muskedunder”; Sigrid dropped the video for “Plot Twist”; Cut Copy dropped “Airborne” courtesy of Astralwerks; Neil Young dropped “Children of Destiny”; Cults returned with the announcement of the new album Offering available October 6 & they dropped the title track; Foo Fighters debuted “Dirty Water”; Four Tet dropped “Two Thousand and Seventeen”; Paul Oakenfold dropped “Waterfall” ft. Lizzy Land; Jet returned with The Bloody Beetroots & dropped “My Name is Thunder”; Coldplay dropped the Ben Jones video for the Brian Eno co-written & produced “A L I E N S”; Liam Gallagher dropped “Chinatown”; Simon Raymonde from Cocteau Twins with Richie Thomas announced the debut Lost Horizons album Ojalá available November 3 through Simon’s own iconic imprint Bella Union & dropped “The Places We Have Been”; SZA announced tour; The Killers announced a UK tour; Young Thug added Migos’ own Quavo to the the track “You Said” & is donating all proceeds from his NYC show to Planned Parenthood; Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday with announcement of the album Give More Love available September 15 ft. Paul McCartney & dropped title track; Super Viaduct reissuing The Fall’s 1983 release Perverted By Language featuring the debut of Brix Smith; PUP makes a cameo in the video game “Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator”; the Anti-Defamation League spoke out about perceived anti-semitism in JAY-Z’s “Story of OJ“; M.I.A. has apparently deleted her @MIAUniverse Twitter handle; Tyler, the Creator account got hacked & announced that the new album Scum Fuck Flower Boy will be available July 21; trouble looming at Soundcloud; Lil Wayne made some revelations of interest; we remember French composer & progenitor of the musique concrète school Pierre Henry; Playboi Carti arrested; we mourn & remember percussionist John Blackwell Jr.; Trent Reznor’s allusions; and Morrissey alleged that he was threatened by a police officer while in Rome.

As our worlds continue to turn, it is now our pleasure and privilege to the following interviews, exclusives & insights from Horse Girl, Kim Gray, Yuzima, Blue of Noon, Death Bells, Dev Ray, The Luxembourg Signal, featuring guest selections by Kirin J Callinan & more—in no particular order.

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