Week in Pop: Foster Olson, Pangs, Rainsford

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With Valentine’s around the corner, Impose’s Week in Pop feature provides you with the following festival of necessary diversions from the calamity circus that has become our day-to-day civic reality. Bringing you some of the latest breaking exclusives, we first give you some of the week’s biggest & buzz-iest of headlines with news of Carly Rae Jepsen x Lil Yachty’s “It Takes Two” remake & insights on follow-up to 2015’s E·MO·TION; it’s official—the long awaited Waaves/Blink-182 tour is happening beginning April 21; Kanye West breaks rank from the Trump train; Sufjan Stevens penned another note; DJ Khaled announced a major key alert with news of the new album Grateful in the works; SHOW & A.G. returning with their first album in 20 years with word that Redesigned will be available soon & they dropped the track “Afro Child”; Dirty Projectors dropped the Noel Paul & Stefan Moore video for “Cool Your Heart” feat. D∆WN & Dirty Projectors’ own Dave Longstreth discussed the state of indie rock & beyond; Daft Punk is launching a massive pop-up shot in Los Angeles February 11-19; Burger Records Hangover Fest V announced their final lineup; M.I.A. dropped lyrics for “POWA” & will curate London’s Meltdown fest; Big Sean covered Kanye’s “I Wonder”; ela minus dropped “Ceremony” off the Adapt. EP available February 17 from YEBO Music; O.T. Genasis to perform a hologram concert in Orange County; Apollo Noir remixed Joakim’s single “Numb”; Lady Gaga dropped the Jonas Åkerlund video for “John Wayne”; Animal Collective to unveil new music at “Coral Orgy“; London’s Sälen dropped “Heartbreak Diet”; Spinning Coin dropped the Blair Young video for “Raining On Hope Street” via Domino; Starlight Mints’ leader Allan Vest & producer Barb Vest are doubleVee, who just released their debut album The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider & dropped the Grant Fuhst & Paul Solomons animated video for “Jack the Rider”; Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy announced her solo album debut Rules available April 7 from Full Psycho/American Primitive Records & dropped “Want”; Fortunes. dropped “501’s” remix feat. Dai Burger; Moonbase (Sydney producer Nick Luke) dropped the Matthew Chuang video for “It Don’t Matter” featuring Anderson .Paak; Blondie & Garbage announced the co-headlining “Rage and Rapture Tour”; David Bowie’s No Plan EP will be released on CD on February 24; The Jesus and Mary Chain dropped “Always Sad” from their upcoming new album Damage and Joy available March 24; Katy Perry dropped “Chained To The Rhythm”; Sigrid dropped the lyrical video from Gemma Yin Taylor for the single “Don’t Kill My Vibe”; Depeche Mode dropped the Anton Corbijn video for “Where’s the Revolution”; D.R.A.M. & Connor Pearson’s “Free Fall” video game; The New Year (featuring Matt and Bubba Kadane from Bedhead) returned with news of the upcoming album Snow available April 28 from Undertow Music & dropped “Recent History”; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ massive fortieth Anniversary Tour; SxSW 2017 speaker hype; hype for Michael Bolton’s Valentine’s Day special; St. Vincent has been ordained the ambassador for Record Store Day 2017; Jamiroquai dropped “Cloud 9” off the upcoming new album Automaton; Tim Heidecker dropped “Trump Talkin’ Nukes”; Nicolas Jaar to release a collection of art & essays via 336-page Network available March 23; Earl Sweatshirt interviewed Sage Elsesser; Goldfrapp dropped the Mary Calderwood video for “Anymore” filmed in Fuerteventura; Lupe Fiasco reviewed his own album; John Carpenter might do the music for the new Halloween, of which he will be the executive producer for; Thor Harris suspended from Twitter for tutorial on how to punch Nazis in the face; Tegan and Sara versus the 2017 Juno Awards; 50 Cent’s son Marquise Jackson called-out his pops on his debut track “Different”; Chance the Rapper’s baby mama matters; Ryan Adams penned an op-ed about the time a heckler requested “Summer of ’69”; Migos apologized for vague remarks on iLoveMakonnen’s sexuality; Beyoncé versus the estate of the late New Orleans YouTube star Messy Mya; Aretha Franklin stated she will be retiring this year; MF Doom gave a shout out to J Dilla on the late great producer’s birthday; we continue to mourn the passing of David Axelrod; and Morrissey rescheduled his U.S. dates (complete with meme).
Moving right along, it is our pleasure & privilege to present you with the insights, interviews & exclusives from Foster Olson, Pangs, Rainsford, Crumb, Nerve Leak, Sarah P., featuring guest selections by Mozart’s Sister & more—in no particular order.