Week in Pop: Cal Fish, Halfalib, Holy Youth

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Pick a Piper, Rome Fortune, VA Violet, guest selections by Mega Bog.

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Sjimon Gompers | February 3, 2017

Image still taken from Cal Fish's visual companion for Cassette Traveler.

Protesting every executive order & all the surrounding hype; Impose’s Week in Pop champions the artists who have made our world & week a better & brighter place to be in. With a host of our own executive exclusives, we present the following latest breaking news stories of interest with word that Beyoncé announced that she’s pregnant with twins & later posted more incredible images & poetry from Warsan Shire; Danny Brown & Paul White announced the new EP Accelerator available February 10; the rise of Jay Som shows no sign of slowing as Melina Duterte dropped “1 Billion Dogs” off the album Everybody Works available March 10 from Polyvinyl; 150 imprints donating today’s proceeds to the ACLU; Father John Misty dropped the Matthew Daniel Siskin video for “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” off Pure Comedy available April 7 from Sub Pop/Bella Union & dropped “Leaving LA”; Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 will debut February 15 at New York Fashion Week, the subsequent backlash from CFDA president/CEO Steven Kolb that prompted a rescheduling of the Yeezy season 5 show to run at 3pm (as opposed to the original 5pm slot) at Pier 59; Grimes x Janelle Monáe collaboration featured in the “Venus Fly” video; Sampha dropped the 360 degrees Jamie James Medina video for “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” starring Adwoa Aboah & a trailer for the accompanying film of the same name; BNQT (Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Grandaddy, Midlake & Travis members) announced album available April 28 from Dualtone/Bella Union & dropped “Restart”; Sevdaliza dropped “Bebin” in response to the Muslim ban; Toro Y Moi dropped “OMAHA” off the Our First 100 Days subscription comp; Half Waif dropped “Frost Burn” featured off the forthcoming form/a EP available February 24 from Cascine; Molly Burch dropped a listen to “Wrong For You” ahead of it’s release February 17 from Captured Tracks; Mac DeMarco announced the new album This Old Dog available May 5 from Captured Tracks & dropped “My Old Man” & “This Old Dog“; Monster Movie, founded back by Christian Savill of Slowdive back in 2001, announced the new album Keep the Voices Distant available March 31 from Graveface Records & dropped “Shouldn’t Stray from the Shadows”; Vince Staples dropped “BagBak” as the artist prepares for “The Life Aquatic Tour” with Kilo Kish; Cymbals Eat Guitars dropped “Finally” (Demo) where all proceeds will be donated to the ACLU, prepping for an EU tour in support of their Sinderlyn release Pretty Years; Sporting Life dropped the GEORGIA video for “Nothing To Hide” ft. Dev Hynes & Wiki; Bob Dylan announced the triple-album Triplicate available March 31 from Columbia & dropped his Frank Sinatra cover “I Could Have Had You”; Beach House announced tour; Real Estate announced April 5 through July 14 tour dates; Nick Hakim dropped “Bet She Looks Like You” off the upcoming album Green Twins available May 19 via ATO; Willie Nelson announced the new album God’s Problem Child available April 28; Pond dropped the Ashley Rommelrath video for “30000 Megatons” & tour dates; Ryan Adams dropped the Noah Abrams video for “Do You Still Love Me?” off Prisoner available February 17 from Pax Am/Blue Note; Mags Duval dropped “Stay Lonely”; Jeremih dropped “I Think of You” ft. Big Sean & Chris Brown; Big Sean dropped a controversial freestyle on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 program; Citris’s Panic in Hampton Bays will be available from New Professor Music on February 24 & dropped the Andy Martinez for “Little Scars”; Young Dolph dropped the mixtape for Play Wit Yo Bitch produced by Zaytoven ft. Migos, Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa, etc; Brooke Candy dropped “Living Out Loud” ft. Sia; Faith Evans & the late great Notorious B.I.G. duets album The King & I will be available May 19 & dropped “When We Party” ft. Snoop Dogg & “NYC” ft. Jadakiss; Nines dropped the video “High Roller” ft. J Hus off the upcoming album One Foot Out available soon from XL Recordings; Joakim’s “Numb” got remixed by Borussia; check out Okkervil River’s cover of Roky Erikson’s “You Don’t Love Me Yet” off Amazon‘s Love Me Not Playlist; Julia Holter reworked “Horns Surrounding Me” off In The Same Room available March 31 through Domino Documents; 6,500 kids sang They Might Be Giants’ “Birdhouse in Your Soul” at O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK gathered together by Young Voices; John & Yoko biopic is happening; Bandcamp is donating all proceeds to the ACLU today; Mac Demarco featured in Zia Anger’s My Last Film; buzz surrounding whose sitting out this year’s Grammys; Bruce Springsteen covered the Orlons’ “Don’t Hang Up” at a show in Melbourne that alluded to the now infamous phone call between the US president & Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; Chance the Rapper dropped his #ThankUObama fashion line; AEG has purchased half of Bowery Presents; Bad Brains’ own Paul “H.R.” Hudson to have brain surgery; Sufjan Stevens issued a statement on the immigration/refugee situations; T.I.’s bodyguard stabbed at a show in New Brunswick, Canada; Kesha versus Dr. Luke continues onward; Nicki Minaj versus Giuseppe Zanotti; Frank Ocean versus his father Calvin Cooksey & more; and we continue to mourn the loss of James Laurence, half of the production duo Friendzone.

As our world continues to turn, we are proud & privileged to present the following exclusive insights, interviews & exclusives from Cal Fish, Halfalib, Holy Youth, Oiseaux-Tempête, Pick a Piper, Rome Fortune, VA Violet, featuring guest selections by Mega Bog & more—in no particular order.

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