Once again presenting our select highlights & standouts from this year's Week in Pop: 2017 features with our annual Year in Pop review edition; photographed by Chula Minardi.
Remaining committed & steadfast to providing a platform for the creative & progressive artistry of the world every week/all year long—Impose’s Week in Pop reflects on select recent editorials, exclusives, interviews & more in our Year in Pop: 2017 edition. And all of these features would not be possible without the clutch editorial assists from Joseph Anthony Evans, Chris Hazen, Meredith Schneider, Loren Wilson, along with some of the greatest artists, labels & corresponding representatives from around the globe. Without all of you, none of this would be possible.
Reflecting over the year’s incredibly talented artists who shared their own Week in Pop guest selections, we would like to express our thanks & appreciation to NOIA, Slothrust, Austra, Esmé Patterson, Mega Bog, Mozart’s Sister, The Courtneys, Half Waif, Communions, HEALTH, Reptaliens, So Many Wizards, Lydia Ainsworth, Remy Banks, D∆WN, Rey Pila, Los Angeles Police Department, John Fryer, Parlor Walls, Hoop, TOPS, Mux Mool, Tunabunny, Larkin Grimm, Beach Fossils, Fred Schneider, Kirin J Callinan, Twista, Avey Tare, Lushloss, wifisfuneral, Mozzy, Dent May, Cults, John Vanderslice, Dinner, TOKiMONSTA, Amy O, Versing, Chad Valley, A$AP Twelvyyy, Armand Hammer (billy woods & ELUCID), Allah-Las, Quiet Luke, Rexx Life Raj, The Telescopes, Zenizen, Statik Selektah, Fat Tony & DoNormaal for their generous curations.
Featuring just a fraction of coverage from over the course of the past 52 weeks; it is now our pleasure, pride & privilege to present the following Year in Pop: 2017 overview/review—in semi-chronological order. (begins on the next page)
Tags: 2mex, 93 bulls, AB records, accident prone records, acting strange, adam lempel, air max 97, airiel, already dead tapes, amy o, amy reid, anti, anxiety pop, ar kane, arbutus, armand hammer, asap ferg, asap twelvyy, atelier ciseaux, athletic tapes, audio antihero, austra, avey tare, bad diet records, balam acab, baseball gregg, basement surfers, baywitch, beach fossils, bed, ben zar, beth bombara, billy woods, blac hollywood, blight records, blue of noon, bobbi rush, body song, born days, boulevards, boy dude, boy romeo, brazilian money, brer, brontez purnell, bruiser queen, bski, burger records, burner herzog, candace, captured tracks, cascine, Cat Hoch, catalog, caustic touch, ce schneider topical, cephas munga, certain futures, certified pr records, chad valley, children of pop, chill rose place, chuck, citrus city, claire morales, cohosts, Color Tongue, communions, community records, confident hitmakers, cool calm chrys, cotillon, craig jacobson, crime, crown larks, crumb, cscn, cults, da stern, daddy, danger collective, daniel menche, ddct, dear tracks, death records, deep cuts, definition music, denovali records, dent may, dev ray, different fur studios, dimples, dinowalrus, disposable america, domino recording co, don giovanni records, don mykel, donormaal, drag city, dream wife, dump him, ed askew, eddington again, egghunt records, el mar, Elliot, elucid, ems, ensemble economique, eraserestart, esme patterson, eta, exit someone, exrays, fake four inc, false priest, fascinating, fat tony, feed, feeding tube records, felte, fielded, fire talk records, flexible records, fools gold, forged artifacts, fortune west, foster olson, fovea, francois virot, Fred Schneider, fred schneider and the superions, frenchkiss label group, friends of friends, friends records, future twin, future twin allah las, garys house, ghost soda, ghostly, ghostly international, Girl as wave, glitter veils, gold class, gosh, grmln, guilt ridden pop, guitars and bongos, ha ha mart, half waif, halfalib, halfshell records, happenin records, happy happy birthday to me records, hdlss, health, heavy dose records, hellrazor, help yourself records, hhbtm records, hobo camp records, holy wave, holy youth, homeskillet records, honey harper, hooveriii, horse girl, hott mt, house of low culture, houseplants, howth, icons creating evil art, ill poetic, important records, in black records, indian agent, indian wells, invisible boy, ivyaura, jake bellissimo, Jay Stone, jeen, jena pyle, jepeto solutions, jesus sons, joe gorgeous, joey nebulous, johanna glaza, john vanderslice, jose diaz rohena, josey blue, jurassic pop records, keith more fire, kera and the lesbians, kim gray, king z3us, kirin j callinan, kismet aura, knxves, kristen gradwohl, krystle warren, la barberia records, la drones, la girlfriend, label obscura, lado abc, lady lazarus, larkin grimm, laser brains, laurel saints, lauren records, layer cake, le pop club records, lee bozeman, lemuria, little coyote, lolipop records, longface, looming, lorange, lord rajah, los angeles police department, Louise Lemón, lowly palace, lushlife, lushloss, lutz, luxdeluxe, luxury, lydia ainsworth, macajey, maddee, magana, major murphy, mane, manimal vinyl, mansions and millions, massif records, mega bog, mello music group, merch, micah e wood, midnight opera, miss jupiter, mock records, mofunk records, molly house records, molly shannon molly shannon, mommy long legs, mon amie records, montagne sacree records, moon glyph, moving castle, mozarts sister, mr husband, mux mool, naked beast, natural velvet, negative fun records, neighbors, new professor, nicey music, nicholas fisher, nicolai, Night Shapes, no play music, no sleep records, noah engel, noia, noumenal loom, oddnesse, ohmslice, old flame records, old smile, omad records, osr tapes, palace doctor, pangs, paperman, parentz, pascale project, pastel, pastel ghost, phem, PHERN, pictorial candi, pie face girls, pledgemusic, pope, popgang records, porch party records, pow, promise keeper, qoqo maria, qoqo roboqs, quality time records, quiet luke, rainsford, rbts win, religious girls, remy banks, rexx life raj, robin guthrie, robokid, rollergirl, rome Fortune, ropeadope records, roz and the rice cakes, ruby suns, Ruby Yacht, rumtum, ryan fam, sabri, safari al, sal, sarah p, sassafras records, satellite jockey, satellite records, saturn rising, saudade sisters, seagazer, secret attraction, sellout music, setti, sheers, shelflife records, shine 2009, sidewalk chalk, silentshout, sky chefs, sleeper records, sleeping in, slimer records, slothrust, slow dakota, so many wizards, sooper records, southpaw records, space mountain, spooky cool, stanley, statik selektah, stimulator jones, stones throw, studio dad, sun glitters, sundae crush, super fan 99, swamp meat, team love records, tee vee, terrible records, text me records, the anatomy of frank, the anita lofton project, the beta macks, the hussy, the lovemakers, the nico missile, the ruby suns, the sour notes, the suicide commandos, the tablets, the telescopes, the total bettys, the veldt, the vignettes, the wedding present, thom gillies, tidal prism, tio, tokimonsta, tomemitsu, tomkat, tops, totally gross national product, treatment, true lust, tunabunny, twin tone records, twista, twosyllable records, ummagma, unhappybirthday, universally handsome, usf, va violet, vein rays, velvet blue music, versing, very jazzed, vesuvio solo, vvells, waju, WASHA, water the plants, wave tension records, we were never being boring, web of sunsets, weeed, week in pop, weekends, weird bloom, west grand records, whack ark records, wifisfuneral, winspear, Winstons, work drugs, worlds fair, writer, wwnbb, WWNBB records, xcephasx, xl middleton, yard press, yared kiflai, year in pop, yellow k records, younger lovers, youth riot records, yuzima, zavala, Zenizen