With the media circuses of SXSW & the advent of Record Store Day upon us, Impose’s Week in Pop strives to keep the spirit of International Women’s Day marching year-round, presenting a weekly showcase of upstarts that are evolving our aesthetic perspectives.
Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Contents):
1. Dan Koshute
3. Half Stack
4. Dr Fadeaway
5. Freak Heat Waves
6. Helena Deland
7. Praa & Maximilien
8. Small Medium
10. Week in Pop media roundup
11. Soccer Mommy’s Week in Pop guest selections
But before we explore the latest breaking world exclusives, we bring you a rundown of the week’s biggest headlines with news that Sade dropped “Flower of the Universe”; Shamir dropped the album Resolution; World’s Fair returned & dropped the Nisty Nigel video for “Elvis’ Flowers (on my grave)” off their debut album New Lows arriving this spring from Fool’s Gold; Beach House dropped “Dive” off their upcoming album 7 available May 11 through Sub Pop/Bella Union/Mistletone; Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine talked about the reissues of Loveless, Isn’t Anything & a new EP; Lil Wayne dropped “Vizine”; Michelle Zauner dropped the new Japanese Breakfast video for “Boyish”; Hinds dropped the single “The Club” off the release I Don’t Run available April 6 from Mom + Pop; Bishop Nehru dropped “Up Up And Away” ft. LION BABE, produced by Kaytranada; Sunflower Bean dropped the Olivia Bee video for “Twentytwo” from the upcoming album Twentytwo in Blue available March 23 via Mom + Pop; FKA twigs danced to Anderson .Paak’s new single “Til It’s Over” in a Spike Jonze directed HomePod commercial; serpentwithfeet dropped the Andrew Thomas Huang video for “bless ur heart” off the upcoming album soil available June 8 via Secretly Canadian/Tri Angle; upon signing to Fat Possum, Royal Trux are now on Spotify & all streaming platforms; the Armed dropped the Tony Wolski video for “Role Models” starring Tommy Wiseau; Smerz dropped the Have fun EP via XL Recordings; Wax Idols announced the new album Happy Ending available May 16 & dropped “Scream” & news of west coast tour; T-Pain remixed Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” (T-Mix); Vince Clarke remixed Ladytron’s “The Animals”; Neko Case dropped “Hell-On”; Brian Eno & Kevin Shields announced another collaborative track with the upcoming “The Weight of History” available on RSD April 21; FAN, aka The Dodos’ Meric dropped “Bob1” off the upcoming album Barton’s Den available May 4 via Polyvinyl; Cut Worms, oka Max Clarke, announced the debut album Hollow Ground available May 4 via Jagjaguwar produced by Jonathan Rado & Jason Finkel & dropped the lyric video for “Don’t Want To Say Goodbye” & will be touring this May with King Tuff; Parquet Courts dropped “Wide Awake”; King Krule dropped the video for Live on the Moon from Molten Jets; Jon Hopkins announced the new album Singularity available May 4 from Domino & dropped the Robert Hunter & Elliot Dear video for “Emerald Rush”; K.Flay dropped “Run For Your Life”; Forever M.C. dropped “Piranhas” ft. Wu-Tang Clan; Jeremih dropped The Chocolate Box EP; Seattle’s Sango dropped “Khlorine” off the upcoming album In The Comfort Of available March 16 from Last Gang; Wiretap Records launched the 2018 Record Club subscription series; Beach Slang’s own James Alex announced the debut Quiet Slang album Everything Matters But No One Is Listening available May 18 via Polyvinyl & dropped “Dirty Cigarettes”; Grouper, aka Liz Harris, announced the new album Grid of Points available April 27 via Kranky & dropped “Parking Lot”; The Skull Eclipses dropped their debut album via Western Vinyl; Kraus dropped Path via Terrible Records; Logic dropped Bobby Tarantino II with a “Rick and Morty” cartoon; Kassin & Domenico Lancellotti announced the new albums Relax & The Good Is A Big God available May 11 via Luaka Bop & Kassin dropped “Momento De Clareza” & Domenico Lancellotti dropped the video for “Asas”; Pussy Riot dropped the Matt Creed produced video for “Bad Apples” ft. Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio; The Cranberries announced their final album; Jess Williamson dropped the Malcolm Elijah video for “I See What” off the upcoming Mexican Summer release Cosmic Wink; Eleanor Friedberger dropped the Danny Perez video off Rebound available May 4 & touring with the Decemberists; The Unlikely Candidates dropped the visual for “Oh My Dear Lord”; J Mascis covered Led Zeppelin’s “Tangerine”; Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie announced the co-headlining “Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour”; Childish Gambino announced a tour; Young Fathers released the new album Cocoa Sugar & announced tour with LCD Soundstyem; Eric B. & Rakim announced a tour; Adult Mom’s Soft Spots is out now via Tiny Engines & is currently on tour with Lucy Dacus; Mitski announced “A Solo Tour of Beautiful Places”; Dirty Projectors announced a tour, Deehunter announced a tour; The Weather Station, oka Tamara Lindeman, announced a tour; Paramore announced tour with Foster the People; Ted Leo and the Pharmacists announced the fifteenth year anniversary of Hearts of Oak with a tour; MC5’s Wayne Kramer announced the “Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour”; Meltdown fest curated this year by Robert Smith of the Cure lineup buzz (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Mogwai, Kristin Hersh, the Libertines, etc); Burger Boogaloo lineup buzz; David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption lineup buzz; Red Bull Music Festival New York 2018 buzz; Earl Sweatshirt launched his DEATHWORLD spring collection; Sarah P dropped the latest EraseRestart Instazine issue with the topic of “at work”; Vince Staples launched the #GFOMD GoFundMe, promotion for a new single; the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard launched a cryptocurrency called “Dirty Coin”; Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli has to surrender Wu-Tang’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin & Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V & was sentenced to seven years in prison; Migos sued for allegedly starting a riot; Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland pled guilty to wire fraud; Billy Corgan’s Zuzu Teahouse is closing on March 18 & Corgan alluded to more Smashing Pumpkins material on the way; Rick Ross released from the hospital; documentary on the tragic “27 club” 27 Gone Too Soon will be released March 26 via Bulldog Films; NME will cease to be a printed publication; and we remember Tower Records’ founder Russ Solomon & Veronica Falls/Boys Forever/Basic Plumbing’s Patrick Doyle.
Continuing forward & upward, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the latest interviews, insights & exclusives from Dan Koshute, Foliage, Half Stack, Dr Fadeaway, Freak Heat Waves, Helena Deland, Praa & Maximilien, Small Medium, Thyla, featuring guest selections by Soccer Mommy & more—in no particular order.