At Impose’s Week in Pop we are committed to shining a bit of sunshine into your lives by providing you with as much of the latest breaking new media that you might adore for years & years. Our aim is true in providing glimpses into the worlds of the artists & art communities that matter, while blocking out the racket from the realities & menaces of mediocrity that we strive to ignore. Sometimes things play out on the global stage that are too hard to ignore, and while we as a world continue to figure out what the results of what these election results will mean it is imperative to remember our commitment to our own global communities & renewing our dedication in celebrating humanity & goodwill to all. Despite the current climate of ill ease, division & the passing of Leonard Cohen—we march on with our heads held higher than the sky as we bring you a glance at some of the week’s buzz-y headlines that saw Lorde revealing insights on new album on her birthday; Mac Miller dropped the video for “Stay”; Aphex Twin dropped the video titled “an approved message from Aphex Twin”; Destiny’s Child reunited; El Mar dropped “Just My Body” off her upcoming 2017 slated album follow-up to The Road EP; A Tribe Called Quest dropped the lyric video for “We The People…” from their final album We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service; Frank Ocean producer Malay, oka James Ho, has launched a new imprint under the BMG umbrella; Boogarins dropped “Elogio à Instituição do Cinismo”; Los Campesinos! announced the album Sick Scenes available February 24 from Wichita Recordings & dropped “I Broke Up in Amarante”; Alessia Cara covered Frank Ocean & Earl Sweatshirt’s “Super Rich Kids”; Cloud Nothings dropped the Michael J.S. directed video for “Modern Act” off Life Without Sound available January 27 from Carpark / Wichita Japandroids have announced a world tour; Childish Gambino, oka Donald Glover, announced Awaken, My Love! & dropped “Me and Your Mama”; Kate Bush talked about her new album Before the Dawn available November 25; Courtney Barnett covered Dan Kelly & the Alpha Males’ “Drunk on Election Night”; Black Lips dropped “Deaf Dumb and Blind” as a response to Trump’s win; Martin Shkreli dropping leaks of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin after Trump win; Hudson Mohawke dropped “Play N Go”; LIV, comprised of Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John dropped “Dream Awake”; Gucci Mane appeared on ESPN sports’ “His & Hers” program; Purling Hiss collaborating with Illuminated Brew Works for a brew of their own to celebrate their new Drag City release High Bias; Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds dropped the music video for “Magneto” off Skeleton Tree from Andrew Dominick; Tyler, the Creator dropped a trailer for his documentary Cherry Bomb; The Flaming Lips dropped the video for “How??”; Foxing covered Dido’s “White Flag” to support Planned Parenthood & the ACLU; Soft Lions set out on tour in support of their beloved XOXO EP from Velvet Blue Music; Best Coast launched an email hotline for those that are “scared, discouraged, unsafe”; Boiler Room versus the authorities at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania over Weekender shut down; new info on upcoming xx album surfaces that was followed by an official announcement & Daryl Hall wants to get paid for the Hall & Oates sample of “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” on “Hold On“; Elliott Smith Figure 8 mural in Los Angeles to be altered (yet still preserved); Merchandise west coast / european tour cancelled after Carson Cox fractured his jaw after a fall; Azelia Banks congratulated Donald Trump; Kraftwerk denied the right to play in Buenos Aires due to their electronic music band; Urban Outfitters has launched the “2Pac Forever Collection”; Donnie Trumpet changed his moniker to his real name of Nico Segal in the wake of Trump’s election win; and we continue to mourn the loss of the great influential singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.
While we continue to grapple with what’s next, we are proud to present the following exclusives, interviews, insights & fresh new media from Fatt Father, PANGS, Deep Cuts, Her Harbour, James Roehl, Max Gardener, Skela, Tredici Bacci, featuring guest selections from Communist Daughter & more—in no particular order.