Week in Pop: Brodie Bones, Monsterlips, .paperman, Sky Chefs

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Chronicling the rising star of Monsterlips & Valley Soul's Kristen Gradwohl; press photo courtesy of the Monterey Peninsula artist.

With St. Patrick’s Day & Austin festivities in full swing; Impose’s Week in Pop remains steadfast in bringing you some of the latest in breaking media, buzz & more. Before we present this week’s latest exclusives, we got some of the week’s biggest stories with news that E-40 dropped the video for “Uh Huh” ft. YV off The D-Boy Diary Books 1 & 2; Show Me the Body announced the new mixtape CORPUS I available March 24 through their imprint Corpus & dropped the video for “Trash”; Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile are evidently collaborating; Frank Ocean dropped “Chanel”; A$AP Rocky remixed Frank Ocean’s “Chanel”; EMA dropped “Stand With You (Song For Ghostship)” off the remarkable Our First 100 Days compilation; NOTHING dropped “Spell” from Our First 100 Days; Travis Scott dropped the Birds in the Trap short film; Lushlife penned a must-read op-ed in the Washington Post & also covered Grizzly Bear’s “Foreground” as part of Rough Trade‘s “A Song a Day Keeps the Pain Away”; Arca dropped the Jesse Kanda video for “Reverie” off the upcoming XL self-titled available April 7; Royal Trux announced Platinum Tips and Ice Cream available June 16 from Drag City; experience Phil Elverum’s new Mount Eerie album A Crow Looked at Me available March 24; Coldcut (duo that founded Ninja Tune) x On-U Sound’s (Adrian Sherwood & friends) collaborative album Outside the Echo Chamber will be available May 19 from Ahead Of Our Time & they dropped the single “Divide and Rule” & the Mungo’s Hi Fi Remix; Tory Lanez, The Game & Dr Maleek dropped “Don’t Say Nothin”; Feist dropped the title track of her upcoming album Pleasure available April 28; Ian William Craig announced a headline tour in support of his upcoming Slow Vessels EP available May 5 on 130701 & dropped “Arrive, Arrive”; Captured Tracks signed Reptaliens with a listen to their upcoming release “Prequel” b/w “Olive” available March 31; Zach Hill and Andy Morin of Death Grips, aka the I.L.Y’s announced their new album Bodyguard; The xx & Florence Welch performed “You Got the Love” as part of their “Night + Day” residency in Brixton; Father John Misty showcased the artwork of Pure Comedy available April 7 from Sub Pop/Bella Union; Jason Derulo dropped the video for “Swalla” ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign; ANOHNI dropped the HOPELESSNESS album companion with the PARADISE EP; Spoon dropped their new album Hot Thoughts; Mastodon dropped the Robert Schober video for “Show Yourself”; Sigur Rós announced Inni screening in Portland happening March 20; Hot Chip remixed Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm”; Tool announced tour; My Morning Jacket announced tour; DJ Shadow announced tour; Neil Hamburger dropped tour dates; New Order announced their upcoming live album NOMC15 available Mary 16; Tricky dropped “Escape” via Music Inspired by the Motion Picture Ghost in the Shell available March 31; The Cranberries announced their unplugged album Something Else available April 28 & dropped an acoustic version of “Linger”; Martin Rev of Suicide announced the new solo album Demolition 9 available May 26 through the imprint Atlas Réalisations & dropped the singles “Demoliton” & “In Our Name”; Snoop Dogg’s wild rework of BADBADNOTGOOD x Kaytranada’s “Lavender” video directed by Jesse Wellens & James DeFina; peep At the Drive In’s “Incurably Innocent” debuted live; Angel Olsen covered “Who’s Sorry Now”; GoldLink announced At What Cost available March 24 from Squaaash Club/RCA Records & dropped “Pray Everyday (Survivor’s Guilt)”; The Radiophonic Workshop dropped the title track video for “Burials In Several Earths” available May 19 from Room 13 Records; Mansionz dropped “Dennis Rodman” ft. the former Chicago Bull off the self-titled available March 24; Action Bronson’s matchmaker series for Snapchat; Wilco are selling off more gear & the like; Fabric selling it’s Room Two speaker system; Def Jam boss Russell Simmons announced the upcoming documentary series “The Definitive History of Hip Hop”; CASH Music launched; Arroyo Seco Weekend lineup buzz; Questlove’s culinary-minded book something to food about: Exploring Creativity with America’s Most Innovative Chefs recently was nominated (alongside co-writer Ben Greenman) for a James Beard award; Chanel’s Frank Ocean ads; Soviet Soviet posted a statement regarding being denied entry to the US from Italy to play SxSW; Azeala Banks trades anger management courses in place of jail made in a plea deal over an alleged “chest chomping” assault charge; Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan had some choice words for a certain “alt-right” fascist; Meek Mill got into a scuffle at St. Louis Lambert International Airport; Williamsburg venue Don Pedro to close it’s doors after May 6; Chance the Rapper tirelessly continues to explain that he’s independent; Coachella versus Urban Outfitters; The Kinks’ Ray Davies from here on out will be referred to as Sir Raymond Douglas Davies who was knighted by Prince Charles; we mourn the passing of the Chameleons’ Mark Burgess; and new Morrissey t-shirt merch sports the “Unloveable” lyrics “I wear black on the outside/’Cause black is how I feel on the inside” featuring the image of civil rights activist/writer/icon James Baldwin.

Moving forward we are proud & privileged to present to you the following exclusives, interviews, insights & media from Brodie Bones, Kristen Gradwohl, .paperman, New Portals, Lord RAJA, Sky Chefs, Bad News From Cosmos, Tangina Stone, featuring guest selections by Reptaliens and more—in no particular order.

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