Week in Pop: Foster Olson, Pangs, Rainsford

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Crumb, Nerve Leak, Sarah P., guest selections by Mozart’s Sister.

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Sjimon Gompers | February 10, 2017

Foster Olson's rising star; press photo courtesy of the artist.

With Valentine’s around the corner, Impose’s Week in Pop feature provides you with the following festival of necessary diversions from the calamity circus that has become our day-to-day civic reality. Bringing you some of the latest breaking exclusives, we first give you some of the week’s biggest & buzz-iest of headlines with news of Carly Rae Jepsen x Lil Yachty’s “It Takes Two” remake & insights on follow-up to 2015’s E·MO·TION; it’s official—the long awaited Waaves/Blink-182 tour is happening beginning April 21; Kanye West breaks rank from the Trump train; Sufjan Stevens penned another note; DJ Khaled announced a major key alert with news of the new album Grateful in the works; SHOW & A.G. returning with their first album in 20 years with word that Redesigned will be available soon & they dropped the track “Afro Child”; Dirty Projectors dropped the Noel Paul & Stefan Moore video for “Cool Your Heart” feat. D∆WN & Dirty Projectors’ own Dave Longstreth discussed the state of indie rock & beyond; Daft Punk is launching a massive pop-up shot in Los Angeles February 11-19; Burger Records Hangover Fest V announced their final lineup; M.I.A. dropped lyrics for “POWA” & will curate London’s Meltdown fest; Big Sean covered Kanye’s “I Wonder”; ela minus dropped “Ceremony” off the Adapt. EP available February 17 from YEBO Music; O.T. Genasis to perform a hologram concert in Orange County; Apollo Noir remixed Joakim’s single “Numb”; Lady Gaga dropped the Jonas Åkerlund video for “John Wayne”; Animal Collective to unveil new music at “Coral Orgy“; London’s Sälen dropped “Heartbreak Diet”; Spinning Coin dropped the Blair Young video for “Raining On Hope Street” via Domino; Starlight Mints’ leader Allan Vest & producer Barb Vest are doubleVee, who just released their debut album The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider & dropped the Grant Fuhst & Paul Solomons animated video for “Jack the Rider”; Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy announced her solo album debut Rules available April 7 from Full Psycho/American Primitive Records & dropped “Want”; Fortunes. dropped “501’s” remix feat. Dai Burger; Moonbase (Sydney producer Nick Luke) dropped the Matthew Chuang video for “It Don’t Matter” featuring Anderson .Paak; Blondie & Garbage announced the co-headlining “Rage and Rapture Tour”; David Bowie’s No Plan EP will be released on CD on February 24; The Jesus and Mary Chain dropped “Always Sad” from their upcoming new album Damage and Joy available March 24; Katy Perry dropped “Chained To The Rhythm”; Sigrid dropped the lyrical video from Gemma Yin Taylor for the single “Don’t Kill My Vibe”; Depeche Mode dropped the Anton Corbijn video for “Where’s the Revolution”; D.R.A.M. & Connor Pearson’s “Free Fall” video game; The New Year (featuring Matt and Bubba Kadane from Bedhead) returned with news of the upcoming album Snow available April 28 from Undertow Music & dropped “Recent History”; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ massive fortieth Anniversary Tour; SxSW 2017 speaker hype; hype for Michael Bolton’s Valentine’s Day special; St. Vincent has been ordained the ambassador for Record Store Day 2017; Jamiroquai dropped “Cloud 9” off the upcoming new album Automaton; Tim Heidecker dropped “Trump Talkin’ Nukes”; Nicolas Jaar to release a collection of art & essays via 336-page Network available March 23; Earl Sweatshirt interviewed Sage Elsesser; Goldfrapp dropped the Mary Calderwood video for “Anymore” filmed in Fuerteventura; Lupe Fiasco reviewed his own album; John Carpenter might do the music for the new Halloween, of which he will be the executive producer for; Thor Harris suspended from Twitter for tutorial on how to punch Nazis in the face; Tegan and Sara versus the 2017 Juno Awards; 50 Cent’s son Marquise Jackson called-out his pops on his debut track “Different”; Chance the Rapper’s baby mama matters; Ryan Adams penned an op-ed about the time a heckler requested “Summer of ’69”; Migos apologized for vague remarks on iLoveMakonnen’s sexuality; Beyoncé versus the estate of the late New Orleans YouTube star Messy Mya; Aretha Franklin stated she will be retiring this year; MF Doom gave a shout out to J Dilla on the late great producer’s birthday; we continue to mourn the passing of David Axelrod; and Morrissey rescheduled his U.S. dates (complete with meme).

Moving right along, it is our pleasure & privilege to present you with the insights, interviews & exclusives from Foster Olson, Pangs, Rainsford, Crumb, Nerve Leak, Sarah P., featuring guest selections by Mozart’s Sister & more—in no particular order.

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