Week in Pop: Julia Anrather, Passive Tones, Snuff Redux

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Bat House, The Gift, Oddnesse, guest selections by Sad13.

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Sjimon Gompers | December 23, 2016

The unstoppable & unrelenting rise of Seattle's own forgotten & forsaken sons—Snuff Redux; press photo courtesy of the band.

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays, Impose’s Week in Pop presents you with the last edition of 2016 proper. As Year in Pop: 2016 drops next Friday, December 30 with select interviews & insights from the past 12 months—we bring you the latest breaking media exclusives to lead you into your festive weekend with first the following rundown of some of the top stories, such as the release of the Suite 221 Label Comp. to commemorate the Greenpoint, Brooklyn address that was the home to imprints like Bayonet, Captured Tracks, Cascine, Flying Nun, Mexican Summer, RVNG Intl., Sacred Bones & Software from 2008-10016; all proceeds benefit the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire; Sad13, oka Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz who also guests this week’s Week in Pop edition, dropped the holiday song “MCGA” about how to deal with all the weird conversations that are about to happen at the festive table this year; Hannah Diamond dropped “Make Believe” produced by PC Music’s own A.G. Cook & EASYFUN; Doombird dropped a listen to their hotly anticipated album Past Lives via Gold Standard Records; Tegan and Sara launched their own LGBTQ foundation; Skepta dropped the documentary on his rise with Skepta: Greatness Only; Nile Rodgers announced that his upcoming Chic album It’s About Time will be available 2017; St. Vincent talked new album & more; Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) & producer Ferrari Sheppard dropped the album December 99th; Burger Records’ Hangover Fest happening March 19 in San Antonio, TX; peep Run the Jewels’ trailer for RTJ3 available January 13; Big Sean announced the forthcoming album I Decided available February 13 & dropped “Moves”; Nine Inch Nails dropped “Burning Bright (Field on Fire) off the just released EP Not the Actual Events; Rae Sremmurd dropped the video for “Now That I Know” off their new album SremmLife 2; Kevin Drew hinted at new Broken Social Scene album in summer of 2017 & more; Nelly Furtado dropped the video for “Pipe Dreams” off her forthcoming album The Ride; Nef The Pharaoh & Ryan Hemsworth dropped the Will Hoopes video for “Mistletoe” & Nef dropped the Jfresh Muzik video for “Born Leader” ft. G-Eazy & a cameo from E-40; So Stressed announced their new album Please Let Me Know available February 17 from Ghost Ramp & dropped “The King’s Wig”; Pinegrove donating all proceeds of purchases of their catalog to Planned Parenthood; Eric Bellinger covered Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles”; Sasha Grey’s collaboration with fashioneers Skim Milk also involves new sounds from Ariel Pink; Ryan Adams dropped “To Be Without You” from the forthcoming Prisoner available February 17 from Pax Am/Blue Note; The Courtneys dropped the video for “Silver Velvet” from The Courtneys II available February 17 from Flying Nun Records; Ty Segall is auctioning off various test pressings for charity; Milwaukee Avenue in Detroit renamed Stevie Wonder Boulevard; Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Journey, ELO, Pearl Jam & Yes to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Chance the Rapper x Jeremih holiday mixtape hype; Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande dropped the video for “Faith”; check out “Wishing Well Fountain” from The Kills’ Alison Mosshart & “Watch How You Talk to People” from Del the Funky Homosapien from Stories for Ways & Means; Sleigh Bells announced tour; Björk versus the sexist media; Young Thug arrested at an ATL mall; Paul Wall & Baby Bash busted at a Houston drug raid; Apple Music bosses Jimmy Iovine & Larry Jackson talked streaming, Frank Ocean & more; another Twin Peaks teaser drops; witness the first Aphex Twin performance in the states in eight years; Pusha T dropped a PSA for prison reform; Lady Parts Justice & ACLU play on “Shark Tank” with “Snark Tank” lampooning the backwards Carol Everett; Cee-Lo is okay after his phone blew up; we mourn the passing of Carrie “Princess Leia Organa” Fisher; and watch the video for Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ “Please Come Home For Christmas” as we remember the gifts & joy that Sharon Jones gave us as we continue to celebrate her life & lasting inspiration.

Now here to make your season bright, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following exclusives from Julia Anrather, Passive Tones, Snuff Redux, Bat House, The Gift, Oddenesse, featuring guest selections by Sadi3 (aka the always amazing Sadie Dupuis), and more—in no particular order.

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