Brightening & enlightening your world, Impose’s Week in Pop returns with headlines & hype to keep you inspired. With a host of the big breaking exclusives to bring you, we give you just some of the week’s biggest buzz with news that Gothic Tropic dropped a listen to Fast or Feast available now from Old Flame Records & are playing June 6 at Resident in LA; Sheer Mag covered Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” at a wedding; Mike WiLL Made-It dropped the Nabil video for “Perfect Pint” ft. Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane & Kendrick Lamar; watch the Mikey Alfred documentary that features Tyler, the Creator recording Cherry Bomb; Travis Scott dropped the self-directed video for “way back” starring James Harden of the Houston Rockets; Todd Rundgren dropped the “Tin Foil Hat” video ft. Donald Fagen; NOTS announced the Cruel Friend / Violence 7″ available June 30 from Goner Records & dropped the b-side “Violence”; The Drums dropped “Head of the Horse” off the upcoming album Abysmal Thoughts available June 16 from Anti-; The Growlers dropped “Late Bloomers” & tour dates; RL Grime dropped “Stay For It” ft. Miguel; Liam Gallagher dropped the François Rousselet video for “Wall of Glass”; Major Lazer released the EP Know No Better & dropped the title track ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo; The War on Drugs announced the new album A Deeper Understanding available August 25 & dropped “Holding On”; Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill to become a musical; XYLØ dropped the video for “I Still Wait For You”; LCD Soundsystem have allegedly finished their new album; Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin won Cannes’ Soundtrack Award for Josh & Benny Safdie’s Good Time; A&E documentary series Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. begins June 28 & Who Killed Tupac? starts June 29; Flying Lotus appears in David Firth’s new film short Cream; Nicholas Jaar dropped the concert film TRANSITION; Arcade Fire signed to Columbia & announced the new album Everything Now available July 28 & dropped the title track; Lorde dropped “Perfect Places” off the upcoming album Melodrama available June 16 from LAVA/Republic; Mutual Benefit announced a cover album of Vashti Bunyan’s debut Just Another Diamond Day (1970) available June 23 from Turntable Kitchen & dropped covers of “Jog Along Bess” & “Glow Worms“; Broken Social Scene dropped “Skyline”; Fifth Harmony collaborated with Gucci Mane on “Down”; Foo Fighters dropped the Dave Grohl directed video for “Run”; Kurt Vile channeled his inner Lou Reed & Bob Dylan; Jack White & Elton John collaborated on the blues number “Two Fingers of Whiskey”; Prophets of Rage announced their debut album with the Michael Moore directed video for “Unfuck the World”; Todd Terje dropped “Maskindans” ft. Det Gylne Triangel; Big Boi dropped the video for “Kill Jill” ft. Killer Mike & Jeezy; David Byrne’s massive “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Whitney Houston cover singalong; DJ Khaled announced the upcoming new track “To The Max” ft. Drake; Primavera Sound Festival buzz; Lauryn Hill & Nas announced a tour; Phil Elverum announced upcoming Mount Eerie tour dates; Melody’s Echo Chamber announced fall tour; Beck announced a summer tour; Katy Perry announced EU/UK tour; Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder covered Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired”; Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood will play support Radiohead tour dates with Junun & Radiohead discussed their iconic album OK Computer & dropped the Michal Marczak video for “I Promise” & Thom Yorke had choice words for the US’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord & responded to the Tel Aviv concert controversy; Bleachers announced fall tour with Tove Styrke titled “Gone Now Era Part 1”; Eagles of Death Metal recorded two new songs with Kesha; The Fall announced the new album New Facts Emerge available July 28 from Cherry Red Records & dropped the off-titled “Victoria Train Station Massacre” (that is not a reference to the recent horrific events in Manchester); Fleet Foxes are now seeking touring member applicants; Frank Ocean canceled Primavera Sound performance & the Forever 21 pop up show hype; lawsuit over Drake’s “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” deemed fair use; guitarist Pete Adams left Baroness; Rock am Ring festival in Germany has been evacuated after a threat; Nas penned an open letter to the head of state; Chris Cornell toxicology results; and we remember the Allman Brothers’ Gregg Allman.
Moving ahead, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, exclusives & insights from Blue of Noon, Cotillon, Gosh!, Sidewalk Chalk, Hooveriii, Acting Strange, The Cats Never Sleep, EL MAR, Taft, Ward White, featuring special guest Mux Mool and more—in no particular order.