Never mind the never ending cycles of bad news experienced in the media & witnessed in our respective day to day lives because Impose’s Week in Pop is dedicated to bringing you nothing less than the greatest pop art ever conceived/commissioned/created. Bringing you the latest on the biggest breaking buzz, we learned that Kanye West is out of the hospital; San Francisco’s POW! are set to return with the announcement of Crack An Egg available February 10 from Castle Face Records; peep Beyoncé’s holiday merch; Paisley Park will throw a four day event on the one year anniversary of Prince’s death with “Celebration 2017” happening April 20-23; Stones Throw announced a vinyl subscription series launching in 2017 & dropped Jaylib’s “Da Rawkus”; Childish Gambino dropped the album Awaken, My Love!; Woods’ own Live at Third Man Records will available December 9 & they dropped “Suffering Season”; Divine Council’s video for “Decemba” (remix) directed by André 3000; Devendra Banhart announced a 2017 tour; Deafheaven announced their 2017 stateside tour featuring dates with HEALTH, This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle, etc; Hans Zimmer has also announced 2017 tour dates; Kurt Vile announced tour via a commercial with Philadelphia Eagles’ Connor Barwin; Treefort Music Fest announced their first lineup; Desert Stars Festival springtime offshoot Starry Nites Festival lineup dropped, taking place in Santa Barbara March 18-19 at Oak Campground; Arca’s casting call; Hamilton Mixtape hype; The Lox announced their first album in about 16 years time with word that Filthy America… It’s Beautiful will be available December 16 through Roc Nation & dropped the singles “Don’t You Cry” & “What Else You Need To Know“; Ride are currently working on their first album since Tarantula from 1996 to be released later in 2017; The Rolling Stones dropped the Francois Rousselet video for “Ride ‘Em On Down” starring Kristen Stewart; J. Cole dropped the documentary Eyez ahead of the forthcoming December 9 release of the 4 Your Eyez Only album from Dreamville/Roc Nation & also might have allegedly dissed Yeezy; Matthew Dear announced his upcoming DJ-Kicks mix available January 27 through !K7; Joe Goddard of Hot Chip dropped the Fred Rowson video for “Lose Your Love”; Vic Mensa joined other artists in protesting DAPL; London nightclub Fabric will reopen on January 6; Dennis Hopper’s vinyl collection being sold for a sweet 150k; Mike WiLL Made-It survived a hit & run unscathed; and Drake is the most streamed Spotify artist of 2016.
Switching gears it is our honor, pleasure & privilege to bring you breaking exclusives, interviews & insights from 93 Bulls, Balms, Heavy Harold, Benjamin Finger, Combo Chimbita, Edgar Clinks, VARSITY, featuring guest selections by The Wedding Present and more—in no particular order.