Impose’s Week in Pop welcomes you to the weird, wondrous & brave new frontier that is 2017. Who knows how this one will play out, all we know is that we’re in this chaotic world together. Presenting you some of the year’s first breaking media exclusives, we give you a quick rundown of some of the week’s biggest buzz-lines with news that Jenny Hval dropped the Marie Kristiansen video for “The Great Undressing” starring Marte Germaine Christensen off the Sacred Bones album Blood Bitch; Big Sean dropped the Mike Carson video for “Moves” produced by 808 Mafia off the upcoming album I Decided. available February 3; Migos announced the upcoming new album C U L T U R E available January 27 through 300 Entertainment/Quality Control Music & dropped the DAPS & Quavo directed video for “T-Shirt”; John Cale’s new record in the works has allegedly been influenced by contemporary hip hop; Janet Jackson brought her first child into the world with the birth of Eissa; Coachella lineup hype; Show Me The Body are decidedly not playing Coachella, then later decided to play Coachella; Run the Jewels’ new season of their Beats 1 radio program WRTJ returned today; Pallbearer announced the new album Heartless available March 24 from Profound Lore/Nuclear Blast & a tour; Gold Connections signed to Fat Possum, announced their self-titled EP available March 31 & dropped “New Religion”; Lil Yachty dropped the video for “Shoot Out the Roof”; Gabriel Garzón-Montano announced the new album Jardín available January 27 from Stones Throw Records & dropped “Crawl”; Jens Lekman announced the new album Life Will See You Now available February 17 from Secretly Canadian & dropped “What’s That Perfume You Wear?”; Dirty Projectors alluded to new material; AFI’s new album AFI (The Blood Album) will be available will be available January 20 from Concord & they dropped the Drew Kirsch video for “Snow Cats”; Goon announced a west coast tour with Young Jesus; TIDAL offering “master level” streaming; Tinashe dropped the video for “Company” off Nightride; The KLF, Bill Drummond & Jimmy Cauty have returned after 23 years; The xx announced tour; Lupe Fiasco dropped “Wild Child” ft. Jake Torrey off upcoming album DROGAS Light available February 10 via his imprint 1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers; The Shins announced the new album Heartworms available March 10 from Columbia & dropped “Name For You”; A-Trak dropped Cut It Out!: A 74 Minute DJ Mix; Miley Cyrus x Flaming Lips dropped “We a Family”; hear an unreleased Elliott Smith track with “I Figured You Out” off the Either/Or reissue available March 10; Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill apparently called it quits; Vine will officially be shut down on January 17; Justin Bieber & Usher’s copyright suit over “Somebody to Love” has been dismissed; John Mayer & Dave Chappelle covered Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”; D.R.A.M. x PETA dropped a PSA to remind you to eat more greens; famed video director Travel Joel Peterson has gone missing & we are hope he gets home safe soon; and Phil Elverum politely requested that fans not attend tonight’s Mount Eerie show in Anacortes, Washington.
Looking ahead to the bright future, we bring you the latest interviews, insights & exclusives from Jepeto Solutions, Super Fan 99 Records, WASHA, Yucky Duster, Brandon Can’t Dance, Emmett McCleary, The Long Fall, featuring guest selections from NOIA & more—in no particular order.