Week in Pop: The Beta Macks, The Lovemakers, Only, The Vignettes

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Happy Abandon, Johanna Glaza, Michael Beach, guest selections by Mozzy.

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Sjimon Gompers | August 11, 2017

The most triumphant return of The Beta Macks; press photo courtesy of the band.

Whenever it feels like the world is teetering on the brink of some sort of nuclear disaster, you can always count on Impose’s Week in Pop to divert your attention momentarily away from any impending calamity. Bringing you a handful of the week’s biggest breaking media exclusives, we first present you with just some of the week’s top headline buzz with big news that Downtown Boys dropped their new album Cost of Living; Frankie Rose dropped the Daniel Patrick Carbone video for “Dyson Sphere” off the new album Cage Tropical available now from Slumberland/Grey Market; Seattle’s Versing dropped “Radio Kinski” off the upcoming album Nirvana available September 29 from Help Yourself Records/Decency Den Records; Godmode Music launched the revolutionary app for the music industry called Bounce; Florist dropped “Glowing Brightly” featured off the new album If Blue Could Be Happiness available September 29 from Double Double Whammy; Ice Balloons (TV on the Radio, Samiam, Surfbort, Midnight Masses members supergroup) released their anticipated album Fiesta via Volar Records; Don Q dropped the video for “Chasing These Bands” ft. PNB Rock & Fabolous off the just released mixtape Corner Stories Reloaded (High Bridge The Label / Atlantic); Kelela dropped the Andrew Thomas Huang video for “LMK”; Kane Strang dropped the video for “Silence Overgrown” featured off of Two Hearts And No Brain available now from Dead Oceans; Charly Bliss covered Len’s “Steal My Sunshine”; ANOHNI’s Future Feminism event is happening August 11-September 3 in Aarhus, Denmark; Drain Gang dropped D&G available via YEAR0001; King Khan, from King Khan and the Shrines/King Khan & BBQ Show, announced debut solo album Murder Burgers available October 13 through Khannibalism/Ernest Jenning Record Co. & dropped “It’s a Lie”; King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Sketches of Brunswick East album test press for charity features Mild High Club collaboration; Allie X dropped the video for “Paper Love” with tour beginning August 18; LAUV dropped the video for “I Like Me Better”; Gold Class dropped the Defero Productions video for “Get Yours” off Drum available August 18 through felte; QOTSA dropped “The Evil Has Landed”; KRON dropped the Raptoid EP via Ring the Alarm; Marlon Williams dropped the Steve Gullick video for “Vampire Again”; Alex Ebert dropped the RUFFMERCY video for “Broken Record”; A$AP Ferg x Migos dropped “Nasty (Who Dat)”; Justine Skye dropped the video for “Back For More” ft. Jeremih & starring Rotimi; Prophets of Rage dropped “Radical Eyes”; L.A. Witch dropped “Drive Your Car” off their upcoming debut self-titled available September 8 from Suicide Squeeze; The Shins dropped the LAMAR+NIK video for “Half a Million”; Lil Wayne dropped “Like a Man” produced by ONHEL; JAY-Z dropped the video for “MaNyfaCedGod” ft. James Blake & starring Lupita Nyong’o; Ben Frost dropped the Richard Mosse & Trevor Tweeten video for “Threshold of Faith” off the upcoming album The Centre Cannot Hold available September 29 from Mute; Ashworth dropped “Nobody In The World” & remixed XYLØ’s “Alive”; Motörhead covered David Bowie’s “Heroes” featured off the upcoming comp Under Cöver available September 1 [the late Lemmy also had an ancient crocodile named after him]; The New Pornographers dropped the Kevan Funk video for “Whiteout Conditions”; Beck announced that the new album Colors will be available in October; Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman dropped their third collaborative joint via The Triple Fat Lice EP available now from Rhymesayers/Stones Throw, with Aesop’s Bushwick soundtrack out now as well; Lucy Rose’s new album Something’s Changing is available now via Arts & Crafts & the artist dropped “No Good Here At All” & documentary about the new album; Friendship dropped “If You See My Beloved” off the new album Shock Out of Season available November 3 from Orindal Records; Cut Copy announced the new album Haiku From Zero available September 22 through Astralwerks & dropped “Standing In The Middle of the Field”; The National dropped the Casey Reas & Matthew Miller of La Blogothèque video for “Carin At The Liquor Store” off Sleep Well Beast available September 8 from 4AD; Girlpool announced fall US tour; Alice Glass dropped the Floria Sigismondi video for “Without Love” with news of tour with Marilyn Manson; Adult Swim On the Green tour hype; M.I.A. x Astrid Andersen collaborate on fashion line; Kendrick Lamar slated to perform at the 2017 MTV VMAs; Bruce Springsteen is going to do Broadway; Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Awesome 10-Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? drops August 27; Liam Gallagher referred to A$AP Rocky as WhatsApp Ricky & dropped the apology to everyone “For It’s Worth”; Thor Harris is apparently running to be governor of Texas; Katie Got Bandz’ legal matters; weird videosfrom The Knife; the Rihanna x Diplo collaboration chronicles; Donald Glover alluded to more new music on the way; we wish Sinead O’Connor our warmest [with further love & support from Fiona Apple]; Roger Waters versus Radiohead continues; Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg are expecting their first born; SoundCloud remains alive & afloat; a Chris Cornell lawsuit over alleged negligence & wrongful death; mourn the loss of Oakland’s own Dave Deporis; and we remember Glen Campbell.

As we carry onward & forward, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, exclusives & insights from The Beta Macks, The Lovemakers, Only, The Vignettes, Happy Abandon, Johanna Glaza, Michael Beach, featuring guest selections by Mozzy & more—in no particular order.

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