As we uneasily arrive to the climactic [anticlimatic?] apex of this entire haywire political series of stories & narratives; Impose’s Week in Pop is here to comfort you with a series of necessary diversions for your entertainment. With a host of breaking media exclusives, we first give you a rundown of some of the week’s top stories with news that Kool A.D. followed-up the 100 track strong mixtape Peyote Karaoke with the new album Have a Nice Dream & dropped the video for “Visualize” ft. Toro Y Moi; Mega Bog announced the much anticipated second album Happy Together available February 3 from Nicey Music & dropped the single “Fwee”; Sacramento’s Drug Apts dropped their Death Grips produced self-titled EP via Interference Pattern Records.; Cherry Glazerr announced the new album Apocalipstick available January 20 from Secretly Canadian & dropped the Roxanne Benjamin video for “Nurse Ratched”; Travis Scott stars in the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2017 short directed by Nathalie Canguilhem; Post Malone dropped “Congratulations” ft. Quavo off Stoney available December 9; Helado Negro dropped the Martin Allais video for “It’s My Brown Skin” off Private Energy; Tinashe dropped the mixtape Nightride; Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped The Roots’ “My Shot [Rise Up Remix]” ft. Busta Rhymes, Joell Oritz, & Nate Ruess from fun. off the upcoming The Hamilton Mixtape; Abel Tesfaye of the Weeknd said that the forthcoming November 25 album Starboy is a tribute to Bowie; Martin Courtney of Real Estate dropped the Evan Cohen animated video for “Asleep” off his solo album Many Moons; Slint’s David Pajo has a solo Papa M album available November 11 & dropped the Kansas Bowling video for “Bloom”; hear a 16 miniute clip from The Secret History of Twin Peaks; the Weeknd’s collaboration with H&M; Surfer Blood announced the new albumSnowdonia available February 3 from Joyful Noise & dropped “Six Flags in f or G”; Drake & Future dropped the video for “Used to This”; Bob Dylan wrote an essay & provided a 360 degree tour of his painting exhibition; Stevie Wonder dropped the song “Faith” ft. Ariana Grande; the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson announced his band Bash & Pop will release Anything Could Happen January 20 via Fat Possum & dropped “On the Rocks”; The Chemical Brothers dropped the track “C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l”; Neil Young returned to the streaming services & dropped the Rick Rubin recorded title track “Peace Trail” off the upcoming album of the same name available December 9; John Cale dropped the Abigail Portner video for “Hallelujah” as 1992 live album Fragments of a Rainy Seas will be available December 9 from Double Six/Domino; the “We Are Not Afraid” refugee aid PSA; Vic Mensa’s AMA; Tim Kaine dropped a playlist; RZA is selling vegan wallets via his 36 Chambers brand; Mick Rock re-edited David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” video; all of our warmest wishes are with Foxing; Ennio Morricone is suing Bixio Music Group in order to get back his soundtrack rights for the films Cosi Come Sei (Stay As You Are), Il Giocattolo (A Dangerous Toy) & Un Sacco Bello (Fun Is Beautiful); Billy Corgan is decidely not down with celebrity Cubs fans & broke away from TNA Wrestling; help Afghan Whigs’ guitarist Dave Rosser beat cancer; & Morrissey versus Australia’s deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce continues.
As we turn the page(s), it is our honor, pleasure & privilege to present the following host of interviews, insights & media from Crushed Out, Night Riders, Plum Professional, Sims, Emperor X, Lawn, The News, Niteppl, Permit, Rosebug, Wy, featuring guest selections by Skinny Girl Diet & more—in no particular order.