Offering insights into some of the week’s breaking media exclusives, Impose’s Week in Pop presents an assembly from some of today & tomorrow’s icons on the rise & in motion. Bringing you now the week’s biggest buzz beyond the Lollapalooza hype, Bandcamp keeps the good fight going by donating all proceeds of sales today to the Transgender Law Center; Sharkmuffin dropped the Eric Durkin video for “Factory” off their second album Tsuki available now from Little Dickman Records with news of August tour; Caroline Says re-issued 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong via Western Vinyl & dropped the video for “I Think I’m Alone Now”; Yumi Zouma dropped “December” off their upcoming album Willowbank available October 6 from Cascine; Giraffage dropped “Slowly” off of Too Real available October 20 from Counter Records, featuring art by Keith Rankin (Giant Claw/Orange Milk/artist extraordinaire); Lil B announced the mixtape Black Ken & dropped seven new tracks; Grouper’s Liz Harris dropped the new single “Children”; Rae Sremmurd dropped “Perplexing Pegasus”; Lil Yachty dropped the “Forever Young” video ft. Diplo & directed by Alex Lill; Cassie returned & dropped “Love a Loser” ft. G-Eazy; Widowspeak dropped “When I Tried” off the upcoming album Expect The Best available August 25 through Captured Tracks; Zola Jesus dropped the Jacqueline Castel video for “Exhumed”; MNEK performed “Paradise” live; A$AP Ferg dropped “East Coast” remix ft. Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, Dave East, French Montana, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg; Kedr Livanskiy (oka Yana Kedrina) dropped “Love & Cigarettes”; Anna Mae signed to Prescription Songs & dropped “Call Girl”; Jordan Rakei announced the new Ninja Tune album & dropped “Nerve”; TOKiMONSTA announced the new album Lune Rouge available October 6 through her imprint Young Art Records & dropped “We Love” ft. MNDR; Amy O dropped the anticipated Elastic album via Winspear; JAY-Z dropped the Alan Yang video for “Moonlight” that remakes the old show “Friends”; The War on Drugs dropped “Pain”; King Henry & Rhye dropped “Moment”; Jai Wolf dropped the video for “Indian Summer” featured off the Kindred Spirits EP; STACEY dropped the Laura-Lynn Petrick video for “It’ll Be Alright”; Midnight Sister dropped “Daddy Long Legs” off of the album Saturn Over Sunset available September 8 from Jagjaguwar & touring with D.D Dumbo this fall; Norwegian duo Misty Coast dropped “Trash Talk Smile” via ClubAC30; Moon Boots dropped the album debut First Landing via Anjunadeep; Kele Okereke dropped “Grounds for Resentment” feat. Olly Alexander of Years & Years; Diet Cig’s Tiny Desk performance; Portland supergroup Secret Drum Band (members of !!!, Explode Into Colors, Unwound) dropped their debut album Dynamics via XRAY Records; Weaves announced the new album Wide Open available October 6 through Buzz/Kanine/Memphis Industries & dropped “53”; Boy Epic dropped the epic animated video for “Up Down”; Car Seat Headrest dropped “War Is Coming (If You Want It) [March Mix]”; XYLØ dropped the Daniel Iglesias Jr. video for “Alive”; Kamasi Washington’s EP Harmony of Difference will be available September 29 from Young Turks; Nosaj Thing dropped “U G” off the upcoming album Parallels available September 8 through Innovative Leisure; Godspeed! You Black Emperor’s new album Luciferian Towers will be available September 22 via Constellation; Four Tet dropped “Planet”; Bon Iver announced the four day Mexico concert vacation “Days Have No Numbers“; Text Me Records announced the next New Phone Who Dis? event at SF’s Cafe Du Nord August 10 with feat. Kyle Dion, Mars Today, with Mikos Da Gawd, Will Butler (of Social Work) & DreamQueen on the ones & twos; NYC’s Object Collection ensemble producing Fugazi opera titled It’s All True; Tyler, the Creator launched his new show “Nuts + Bolts”; Eminem & Joseph Kahn’s movie Bodied; Jackie Shane reissue Any Other Way available October 20 from Number Group & dropped “Any Other Way”; QOTSA covered Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood”; LL Cool J is first emcee to receive the Kennedy Center Honors; LCD Soundsystem’s ice cream truck; Netflix allegedly in major debt; our hero André 3000 dropped an interview about the future; Kanye versus the tour insurance brokers; Neil Young announced online archive & is releasing the 1976 album Hitchhiker September 8 & dropped the title track; Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s Kidd Creole, oka Nathaniel Glover, arrested for alleged murdering a homeless man; watch Jawbreaker’s first performance in 21 years; Starlito busted in connection with Nashville restaurant shooting; Mac DeMarco’s mancrush on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; Father John Misty dropped off the socials (again); Suge Knight indicted over death threats made to the director of Straight Outta Compton; Wavves’ Nathan Williams opened up about previous drug use & more; we remember Sam Shephard; and Martin “pharma bro” Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud.
Looking ahead, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Baseball Gregg, Catalog, DDCT, Eddington Again, Mr. Soden, Semaphore, PANGS, Pastel, Spirit Plate, Work Drugs, featuring guest selections from wifisfuneral & more—in no particular order.