Spring is finally upon us, and Impose’s Week in Pop continues it’s quest for world peace & respect for all by celebrating the artists, arts & movements that matter. With the changing of the seasons, this week’s top stories saw So Many Wizards announce the anticipated upcoming album Heavy Vision available April 14 from Lolipop Records & dropped“Sic Boys”; Kendrick Lamar dropped the anticipated track “The Heart Part 4”; Drake dropped the insanely anticipated More Life album; Arca announced the Reverie/Saunter 12″ & dropped “Saunter”; Molly Burch dropped the Jordan Moser video for the title-track “Please Be Mine” off her Captured Tracks release; Nite Jewel announced her fourth proper album Real High available May 5 through her own imprint Gloriette Records & dropped the Geneva Jacuzzi & Christina Acevedo video for “2 Good 2 Be True”; Migos dropped the video for “What The Price” ft. Zaytoven; Tory Lanez dropped the Mid Jordan co-directed video for “Anyway”; Blood Orange dropped the long-form video series for the Freetown Sound tracks “With Him”, “Best to You” ft. Empress Of & “Better Numb”; Dude York dropped the Carlos Lopez video for “Tonight” off their Hardly Art debut Sincerely; Future Islands dropped the lyric video for “Cave” found off the upcoming album The Far Field available April 7 from 4AD; Perfume Genius announced the new album No Shape available May 5 & dropped the Andrew Thomas Huang video for “Slip Away”; Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold claimed that Crack-Up will musically connect the previous release, Helplessness Blues; Cigarettes After Sex announced their self-titled album available June 9 from Partisan Records & dropped “Apocalypse”; Raekwon dropped The Wild & a strange tech collaboration with Subpac; Kevin Morby’s self-described counterpart to Singing Saw will arrive June 16 with City Music available June 16 from Dead Oceans with news of world & dropped the lyric video for “Come To Me Now”; Black Lips announced Satan’s graffiti or God’s art? available May 5 & dropped “Can’t Hold On”; !!! [oka Chk Chk Chk] announced the new album Shake The Shudder available May 19 from Warp Records with a world tour in toe & dropped the video for “The One 2”; both Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” & debut single “I Don’t Like” are now certified platinum; Wavves dropped off the upcoming album You’re Welcome; She-Devils dropped “Hey Boy” featured off their May 19 slated self-titled from Secretly Canadian; Gorillaz dropped “We Got the Power” ft. Damon Albarn with Savages’ Jehnny Beth & Noel Gallagher plus “Saturnz Barz“, “Ascension” ft. Vince Staples & “Andromeda” ft. D.R.A.M. off the upcoming album Humanz & then performed the album live in it’s entirety; also peep Noel Gallagher’s Adidas shoe line; Father John Misty discussed Pure Comedy & a whole lot more; Passion Pit’s new album Tremendous Sea of Love being given to those participating in the #weneedscience campaign; Ezra Koenig dropped an update on the next Vampire Weekend album; Northside Festival hype; RBMA NYC lineup buzz; Bonnaroo announced the new “dance/hip hop focused stage” called The Other; Danny Brown to release the Atrocity Exhibition single “Ain’t It Funny” on 10″ picture disck April 22 for RSD; Missy Elliott’s Supa Dupa Fly will be reissued July 14; Thelonious Monk’s lost 1959 soundtrack to the French film Les liaisons dangereuses to see a proper release April 22 for RSD; Iron & Wine announced the 12” single Archive Series Volume No. 3 available April 22 for RSD; Superchunk’s 2003 compilation of obscurities Cup of Sand to also be reissued for RSD, April 22; The Make-Up announced a reunion tour; hype for anticipated biography of Metallica lead singer with So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield available April 11; Printed Matter publications dropped Network penned by DJ/producer Nicolas Jaar along with Imaginary Concerts by Peter Coffin; J. Cole announced the new HBO doc J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film; Jay Z is working with the Weinstein Company on a six part documentary about Trayvon Martin; more Twin Peaks reunion hype; Chipotle’s “RAD Lands” cartoon show starring Wayne Coyne, Biz Markie, Portugal. The Man; Feist talked Pleasure; Slick Rick’s throwback “Children’s Story” is actually about to become a children’s book titled The Great Adventures of Slick Rick… Children’s Book available April 22 for RSD; Goldenvoice addressed their security breach; Paul Wall & Baby Bash cleared of any charges after Houston drug raid last December; Kevin Gates still in jail; the Kesha versus Dr. Luke debacle gets more complicated; Suge Knight hospitalized; we lost Boston percussionist Sib Hashian; and we lost the rock legend Chuck Berry.
Moving forward it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following breaking exclusives from Promise Keeper, Saudade Sisters, Younger Lovers, Arranged Marriage NP, Cat Palace, Fauvely, HOTT MT, Lord Loud, featuring guest selections by So Many Wizards & more—in no particular order.