Week in Pop: Fat Tony, Generifus, Tape Deck Mountain

Sjimon Gompers

Third Ward by Los Angeles artist/icon—Fat Tony; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Pushing our way past the secret memo hype & other assorted political fracases; Impose’s Week in Pop presents the latest breaking media exclusives from some of our favorite artists. First bringing you some of the headlines & buzz you may have missed, Alice Bag & Kathleen Hanna dropped the collaborative track “Turn It Up” off Bag’s upcoming album Blueprint available March 23 from Don Giovanni; Kehlani dropped the single “Again”; Ed Schrader’s Music Beat dropped the Dan Deacon produced title track “Riddles”; Girlpool & Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes dropped “Picturesong”; Migos dropped the Sing J. Lee video for “Stir Fry”; Flatbush Zombies announced the new album Vacation in Hell available April 6 & Erick “The Architect” Elliott announced the instrumental release Arcstrumentals 2 available February 16 & the Ellington Hammond film Building a Ladder available April 2; Kanye West appears to be working with Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Dave Chappelle; Grimes hinted that the new album will be available this fall; Pusha T welcomed Valee to the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam family; HUMANS dropped the EP The Feels via Haven Sounds; Ultimate Painting announced the new album Up! available April 6 via Bella Union & dropped “Not Gonna Burn Myself Anymore”; The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar dropped “Pray For Me”; Chvrches dropped “Get Out”; Julia Holter dropped “So Humble the Afternoon”; Cut Worms, aka Max Clarke, dropped “Till Tomorrow Goes Away”; Django Django dropped the video for “Surface to Air” ft. Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club / Self Esteem off Marble Skies via Ribbon Music; A-Trak & YehMe2 announced the Skat Men EP & dropped “Neo Wokyo” & “Take Me 2 The Barbershop” ft. Wuki; Wye Oak announced the new album The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs available April 6 from Merge & dropped the title track; Benjamin Lazar Davis of Okkervil River & Cuddle Magic announced the debut solo album Nothing Matters available May 4 & dropped “A Love Song Seven Ways”; The Birth Defects released the Ty Segall-produced album Everything Is Fine via Ghost Ramp & dropped the Ben Cope video for “Endless Pain”; Ty Segall performed a cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Every 1’s a Winner” & “Despoiler Of Cadaver” on Kimmel; Brittany Campbell dropped the B-Side Sessions via BRIC TV; Petit Biscuit dropped the video for “Problems” ft. Lido; Pony League announced their second album A Picture Of Your Family available March 23 via Post-Echo; Lykke Li covered Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”; Cults dropped the Étienne de Crécy remix for “I Took Your Picture”; Mike Skinner dropped “If You Ever Need To Talk I’m Here”; Albert Hammond Jr announced the new album Francis Trouble available March 9 & dropped “Muted Beatings”; The Go! Team dropped the video for “Mayday” off Semicircle with word of tour; TMBG dropped the Alex Italics video for “The Greatest” starring Nick Offerman & James Trenton; The Damned dropped the Dan Axtell video for “Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow” from the upcoming album Evil Spirits available April 13 via Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records; Lionlimb dropped the single for “Clover” off of Tape Recorder available February 23 via Bayonet; David Byrne & Oneohtrix Point Never dropped the collaborative single “This is That”; Rich Aucoin dropped the Meags Fitzgerald video for “The Middle”; Thurston Moore dropped “Mx Liberty”; Nils Frahm dropped All Melody; Snoop Dogg announced the gospel album Bible of Love available March 16 & dropped video for “Words Are Few” ft. B Slade; Mark Kozelek announced the self-titled album available May 11 from Caldo Verde & dropped “This Is My Town” & “My Love For You Is Undying”; Cape Francis, aka Kevin Olken Henthorn formerly of Stone Cold Fox, announce reissue of the album Falling Into Pieces & tour dates/SXSW appearances; Stone Temple Pilots announced their upcoming album with lead singer Jeff Gutt with their self-titled available March 16 & dropped “Roll Me Under”; David Byrne dropped “The Beautiful Shitholes” playlist; Fugazi’s Brendan Canty & Joe Lallyare with Anthony Pirog are The Messthetics who announced self-titled debut album available March 23 from Dischord & dropped “Serpent Tongue”; Sevdaliza droppedSoul Syncable” & announced world tour; alt-J announced the Forest Hills Stadium show June 15; Vancouver’s Belle Game dropped the Kevan Funk video for “Low” via the Arts & Crafts album Fear/Nothing & announced tour dates; Pussy Riot announced stateside tour; Godspeed You! Black Emperor expanded tour dates; Broken Social Scene announced a tour; The War on Drugs announced a tour; Vampire Weekend to play their first show in four years with ann appearance at the UK’s End of the Road Festival; SOFI TUKKER announced Treehouse World Tour Part 1​​​​​​​ & dropped the tape Animal Talk Mixtape Vol. 2; Dead Rider announced tour dates, watch them live at The Icehouse; Bruno Mars & Cardi B announced a tour; Chromeo dropped “Bedroom Calling” ft. The-Dream with news of a world tour; Tibet House Benefit Concert buzz; Primavera Sound buzz; Techstars Music announced music classes for tech companies; Wilco introduced Wilcoworld Radio; Deafheaven hinted at new material; Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes has scored the music for “Requiem”; Thom Yorke revealed new music featured in rag & bone film short Why Can’t We Get Along; Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers announced the art installation Bloom: Open Space; all charges dropped against Hannibal Buress stemming from a December 10 Miami arrest; Lady Gaga canceled tour; Kanye West & Solange sued for alleged copyright infringement; Wiz Khalifa sued for alleged copyright infringement over “Most of Us”; Republic Records’ Charlie Walk accused of sexual misconduct & has been suspended from Republic & removed from “The Four”; DMX allegedly violated probation; Pinegrove hiatus continued; the questionable causes of Coachella’s Philip Anschutz; and we remember & celebrate the life of the Temptations’ Dennis Edwards.

Looking ahead, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following exclusives, interviews & insights from Fat Tony, Generifus, Tape Deck Mountain, Gray Bouchard, Lauren O’Connell, Orson Hentschel, VA Violet, featuring guest selections by Prezi & more—in no particular order.

Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Contents):

1. Fat Tony
2. Generifus
3. Tape Deck Mountain
4. Gray Bouchard
5. Lauren O’Connell
6. Orson Hentschel
7. VA Violet
8. Week in Pop media roundup
9. Prezi’s Week in Pop guest selections

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