Offering something outside of the Olympic & international civic hype, Impose’s Week in Pop presents the latest breaking media exclusives from the aesthetic designers of today & tomorrow. But delivering first some of the week’s top buzz, SOB x RBE announced their debut album Gangin available February 23 & dropped “Carpoolin” along with tour dates; polymath Brandon Locher dropped the anticipated release EP1; Bishop Nehru announced the new album Elevators Act I & II produced by MF Doom & Kaytranada; Jenny Hval & Håvard Volden announced their project Lost Girls & the upcoming debut EP Feeling available March 2 from Smalltown Supersound; L7 dropped “I Came Back to Bitch” via Don Giovanni; MF DOOM & Czarface (Wu-Tang Clan’s own Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) announced the new album Czarface Meets Metal Face! available March 30 & dropped “Nautical Depth”; Kendrick Lamar & SZA dropped the Dave Meyers video for “All the Stars”; Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes dropped “Christopher & 6th” & “June 12th” in celebration of Black History Month; 2 Chainz dropped the EP The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It ft. YG & Offset; Millionyoung announced the new album Rare Form available April 13 on Mishu Records & dropped “Never Be The Same”; Mija dropped “Notice Me” & remixed Justin Bieber & BloodPop®’s “Friends”; Calvin Harris & PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready”; BlocBoy JB & Drake dropped “Look Alive” produced by Tay Keith; Jackson MacIntosh who produced the previous two Homeshake albums announced the debut solo album My Dark Side available March 2 from Sinderlyn & dropped “Can It Be Love?”; A-Trak & Falcons dropped “Ride For Me” ft. Young Thug & 24hrs; Strange Names dropped the Pedro Lopez video for “UFO”; Softcore untd. signed to Cascine & dropped “Sjansespill”; Freedom Fry announced their debut album Classic & dropped their cover of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ “Man On Fire”; Hovvdy dropped the Cranberry album via Double Double Whammy; Kristeen Young covered David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream”; St. Vincent covered Rihanna & SZA’s “Consideration”; The Breeders’ Kim Deal covered Michael Nesmith’s “Joanne”; Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced the new album Sex & Food available April 6 through Jagjaguwar & dropped the Greg Sharp video for “American Guilt”; PJ Harvey dropped “An Acre of Land”; MGMT dropped the Joey Frank & Randy Maitland video for “Me and Michael”; Royal Trux signed to Fat Possum & announced new album & back catalog reissues & also dropped the classic track “The Flag”; John Prine announced the new album The Tree of Forgiveness available April 13 via Oh Boy; King Tuff announced the new album The Other available April 13 via Sub Pop & dropped the Cameron Dutra video for “Psycho Star”; Will Smith’s tribute to son Jaden’s Smith’s “Icon” video; Frank Ocean talked to Timothée Chalamet; Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig wrote the song “I Promise You” performed by James Corden for the new Peter Rabbit movie; A Perfect Circle announced the new album Eat the Elephant available April 20 & dropped “Talk Talk”; Bardo Pond dropped “Inner Light” & Major Stars dropped “S.L.T.” off their Chunklet Industries split single; London’s Girl Ray announced stateside spring tour in support of Moshi Moshi debut album Earl Grey; Big Sean announced the “Unfriendly Reminder Tour” ft. Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, and GASHI; Courtship. announced a spring tour with The Hunna & Coasts & dropped the video for “Bad Fun”; Houston’s Maxo Kream announced a tour; Palehound dropped the Robert Kolodny video for “Carnations” & touring now with Weaves; Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announced a tour & dropped “Middle America”; Mac DeMarco announced fall tour dates; Jeff Tweedy announced a tour; Lana Del Rey revealed that she’s working on a musical; Sasquatch! Music Festival announced their lineup; Paul Simon announced the Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour; Robert Smith of The Cure to curate Meltdown Fest 2018; Thom Yorke will be part of a 360° audiovisual exhibiton titled ISM Hexadome; Sigur Rós soundtracked the art installation “Örævi” in Reykjavík; Numero Group launched the Environments app; a Gucci Mane biopic is in the works; The xx are curating a film series for I See You; Quincy Jones went HAM in interviews with GQ & Vulture; Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner named their baby Stormi; February 10 is now “Cliff Burton Day” to honor Metallica’s laste bass player; Kirin J Callinan charged with alleged obscene exposure; Handsome Dick Manitoba arrested for domestic assault; and we remember experimental auteur Paul Clipson, Grateful Dead songwriter/activist John Perry Barlow, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson & Lovebug Starski.
Pushing forward to the future, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Amber Ryann, Proudest Ever, Sedona, Femme Equation, Lunar Twin, Holy Pink, Park Snakes, featuring guest selections by Jeff Rosenstock & more—in no particular order.