Week in Pop: Chancellor Warhol, Ensemble Economique, Friends in America

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As we find ourselves in the existential grip of the holidays & doing what feels like more soul-searching than usual on this particularly trying Thanksgiving Season; Impose’s Week in Pop is here to help us all count our blessings with a little help from some of our favorite artists. But first we present your obligatory headline rundown of some of the week’s top buzz with news that Theophilus London dropped his Ariel Pink collaboration “Revenge”; following a bizarre incident in Sacramento that lead to the cancelation of remaining Saint Pablo tour dates, Kanye West was hospitalized; Pusha T wrote a note to Ye reflecting on the six year anniversary of My Dark Twisted Fantasy; Mozart Sister announced the new album Field of Love available February 17 from Arbutus & dropped the Clayton Beugeling & Elijah Herron video for “Angel”; King Woman announced the upcoming album Created in the Image of Suffering available February 24 from Relapse Records; Angel Haze dropped “Resurrection” from her upcoming 2017 slated new album; YG’s Red Friday physical copies available for $100; Cass McCombs dropped the Rachael Pony Cassells video for “Run Sister Run”; Erykah Badu is apparently collaborating with D.R.A.M.; EZTV dropped the Chelsea Burcz video for “Reason to Run” off High In Place available now from Captured Tracks; Lil Durk dropped the mixtape They Forgot ft. guests BJ the Chicago Kid, Dej Loaf, Mozzy, Lil Reese, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Young Chop, London on the Track, C-Sick, ChopSquad DJ, etc; Sarah P.’s solo album Who Am I will be available November 30 via EraseRestart; the Weeknd dropped Starboy & alluded to Mania film; Lana Del Rey’s Weeknd “Stargirl Interlude” dances moves; Chance the Rapper is working on a new album; Best Coast dropped “Christmas and Everyday”; security breaches at Madison Square Garden Company venues; Canadian emcee Jonathan Emile versus Top Dawg Entertainment; Tidal sued for sued over alleged pregnancy discrimination; we wish Mastodon/Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s Brent Hinds a speedy recovery; we mourn the passing of Pauline Oliveros; Morrissey postpones more shows; and Malcolm McLaren & Vivienne Westwood’s son Joe Corré burned an acetate of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.”.

But now it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following exclusives & interviews from Chancellor Warhol, Ensemble Economique, Friends in America, Bruising, Catskills Records, Heyerdahl, Sissi Rada, guest selections by Iron Reagan & more—in no particular.