Providing you with some much necessitated diversions from the news of the world; Impose’s Week in Pop brings you a cornucopia of breaking media exclusives & various other items of interest you may have missed. Providing you first with some of the developing headlines we’re currently following, we heard that Banny Grove announced the upcoming Cars in Control 7″ available August 11 from Nicey Music; Beyoncé introduced her one month old twins Sir Carter & Rumi; JAY-Z dropped the Rohan Blair-Mangat video for “Bam” ft. Damien Marley; Mozzy announced the new album 1 Up Top Ahk will be available August 18 through the artist’s own imprint Mozzy Records / EMPIRE & dropped the Suj video for “Afraid” ft. DCMBR; Oh Sees dropped “Animated Violence” off the upcoming album Orc available August 25 via Castle Face Records; POW! dropped the single “Sparks from a Shadow” via Slimer Records; Kesha dropped the co-directed video with her brother Lagan for “Woman” ft. horns by the late great icon Sharon Jones’ own the Dap-Kings; Playboi Carti dropped the video for “Mangolia”; Tyler, the Creator dropped “Boredom” off the upcoming Scum Fuck Flower Boy available July; Protomartyr announced the new album Relatives in Descent available September 29 from Domino & dropped the Tony Wolski & Trevor Naud video for “A Private Understanding”; new TORRES album Three Futures will be available September 29 from 4AD & they dropped the Ashley Connor video for “Three Futures”; Vic Mensa’s debut album The Autobiography will be available July 28 & dropped “Wings” ft. Pharrell & Saul Williams; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros leader Alex Ebert dropped “Joy Is My Armor”; Travis Scott dropped the BRTHR video for “Butterfly Effect”; Champagne Drip dropped the Millennia EP; BIG|BRAVE announced the new album will be available September 15 from Southern Lord; Lana Del Rey dropped “Groupie Love” ft. A$AP Rocky & dropped “Summer Bummer” ft. A$AP Rocky & Payboy Carti all off Lust for Life available July 21; BOGA dropped “Soft Goodbye”; Dr. Dre dropped “Gunfire”; Deer Tick dropped the track “Jumpstarting” off the upcoming Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Deer Tick Vol. 2 available September 15; Moses Sumney announced the new album Aromanticism September 22 from Jagjaguwar; Parquet Courts’ A. Savage (oka Andrew Savage) announced the debut solo albumThawing Dawn available October 13 from Dull Tools & dropped “Winter in the South”; Chrome Sparks remixed London Grammar’s “Oh Woman Oh Man”; Dave Chappelle talked to Kendrick Lamar; Feist dropped the Scott Cudmore video for “Century” ft. Jarvis Cocker; Keep Shelly In Athens’ upcoming album Philokalia will be available September 29 from Athenian Aura Recordings & they dropped “Seattle”; MUTEMATH dropped “Stroll On” from Fast Company; Death Cab for Cutie’s Dave Depper dropped the Christopher Harrell video for “Your Voice On The Radio” ft. Laura Gibson off Dave’s solo album Emotional Freedom Technique available now from Tender Loving Empire; Gordi dropped the Kris Moyes video for “On My Side” off of Reservoir available August 25 from Jagjaguwar; Tricky announced the new album ununiform available September 22 & dropped “When We Die”; DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith covered Sparklehorse’s “Cow”; Ben Gibbard covered Teenage Fanclub’s “The Concept”; Classixx covered “Right Now” by Van Halen; Passion Pit’s album Tremendous Sea of Love will be available proper July 28; Nick Cave & Warren Ellis dropped “Three Seasons in Wyoming”; Garbage dropped “No Horses” ahead of tour with Blondie; Arcade Fire dropped the Cousin Club video for “Electric Blue” & covered Lorde’s “Green Light”; JAY-Z dropped the “Footnotes” series ft. Chris Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari & more, also announced tour; peep the trailer for the upcoming Jawbreaker doc Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker premiering August 11 in SF at the Alamo Drafthouse; an animated Michael Jackson’s Halloween arrives this fall; Radiohead’s Thom Yorke dropped a statement on their upcoming July 19 concert in Tel Aviv; DMX charged with tax evasion; Discogs reviewed best albums of 1997; Taxstone busted in connection with the shooting at Irving Plaza at a T.I. performance; Gwen Stefani allegedly being sued by a fan after a stampede incident; a Parisian Bastille Day marching band performed a Daft Punk medley; Billy Corgan is selling off Smashing Pumpkins gear; we remember 2 Live Crew’s Fresh Kid Ice; and Kid Rock is apparently going to be in the running for the Michigan Senate.
As we move onward to our main events, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from HDLSS, Jesus Sons, LuxDeluxe, Lee Bozeman, Gold Class, Miss Jupiter, PEP, Pete Curry, featuring guest selections by Twista & more—in no particular order.