Offering an array of winter warmth to help everyone brave the elements; Impose’s Week in Pop returns to keep the season bright with breaking media exclusives & some of the week’s biggest headlines. Delivering now some of the week’s top stories, we present news that Shannon & The Clams announced the new album Onion available February 16 from Easy Eye Sound & dropped the Ryan Daniel Browne video for “The Boy”; Lil B announced a cooking show debuting December 9 via AwesomenessTV; Kanye West launched the sixth season of the Yeezy fashion brand; Three One G released the Love Oakland album dedicated to the 36 lives lost in the Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland December 2, 2016 with all proceeds benefiting The Oakland Family Fund; Cults dropped “I Got Your Message” feat. Christopher Owens; Cuz Lightyear dropped the Nasser Boulaich & Aditya Pamidi video for “Luce C Walker” off the EP What Up Cuz available now; Lil Wayne announced that the mixtape Dedication 6 will be available on Christmas; Charli XCX announced the new mixtape Pop2 available December 15 & dropped “Out of My Head” ft. Tove Lo & ALMA; Björk dropped the Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones video for “Utopia”; Casey announced the new album Where I Go When I Am Sleeping available March 16 via Hassle Records & dropped “Fluorescents”; Lil Uzi Vert dropped the DAPS video for “The Way Life Goes” (remix) ft. Nicki Minaj; Statik Selektah dropped “Slept to Death” ft. Curren$y & Cousin Stizz; Halifax, UK’s own The Orielles announced their debut album Silver Dollar Moment available February 16 via Heavenly Recordings; Mr Hudson & Vic Mensa dropped “Coldplay”; Bon Iver unveiled a new song; Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. backwards collector’s edition; Jeezy album Pressure details to feature Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Puff Daddy, Tory Lanez, 2 Chains, etc; Cardi B & Offset (Migos) dropped “Um Yea”; Nicki Minaj & Quavo from Migos dropped “She for Keeps”; Rhye announced the new album Blood available February 2 from Loma Vista & dropped “Count To Five”; Tune-Yards dropped the Dear Mr Quistgaard video for “ABC 123”; Sufjan Stevens dropped “Tonya Harding”; Caroline Rose announced the new album LONER available February 23 via New West & dropped the video for “Money” & news of tour; YBN’s Jay Almighty dropped videos for “Off Instagram“, “No Hook” & “Chopsticks“; Steve Angello dropped the video for “”Dopamine”; Liza Anne dropped the video for “Closest To Me”; The Wombats dropped “Turn”; GYASI dropped “Sugar Mama”; Nicolas Jaar dropped “Coin in Nine Hands“, “Wildflowers” & “America! I’m for the Birds“; SOPHIE dropped the video for “Ponyboy” ft. FlucT’s Monica Mirabile & Sigrid Lauren; Bossman Birdie dropped the Luke Biggins video for “Good Good” ft. Diztortion; Lionlimb announced the new album Tape Recorder available February 23 via Bayonet & dropped “Maria”; Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings dropped the video for “Sail On!”; TR/ST dropped the Ryan Heffington & Justin Tyler Close video for “Destroyer”; Jonathan Wilson announced the album Rare Birds ft. Father John Misty, Lucius, Lana Del Rey & Laraaji available March 2 via Bella Union & dropped the video for “Over the Midnight”; Jackson MacIntosh announced debut solo My Dark Side available February 23 via Sinderlyn & dropped “Lulu”; Priest dropped “The Cross”; Ty Segall announced the new album Freedom’s Goblin available January 26 from Drag City & covered Hot Chocolate’s “Every1’s a Winner”; Twin Peaks dropped “In the Meadow” & “We Will Not Make it (Not Without You)”; Pale Waves dropped the video for “New Year’s Eve”; NSTASIA dropped the video for “New Religion” from her debut EP of the same name; Charming Liars dropped the live video for “Insomnia”; The Presets dropped the Kris Moyes video for “Do What You Want”; Flavr Blue dropped the remix for “365” ft. Jay Park & Cha Cha Malone Ari; Sofi Tukker dropped the Best Friend remixes; Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony dropped “Real Friends” & “Never Be the Same“; STACEY dropped the Dan LeMoyne co-directed video for “Trouble Is”; Alli Simpson dropped the Shawn Thomas video for “Material Boy”; AIR’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel announced the upcoming album H+ available March 16 & dropped the Akatre video for “Hold On”; Guided by Voices announced the new album Space Gun available March 23 & dropped the title track; Blondie dropped the Rob Roth video for “Doom or Destiny” starring Debbie Harry & Joan Jett; Apollo LTD dropped “Heaven”; Seattle’s Sango announced the new album In the Comfort Of & dropped the film short South End; Arjun dropped the Luke Biggins video for “Alone” ft. The PropheC; Miya Folick covered Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”; José James dropped covers of Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll Be Happier” & “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh“; Gigi Rowe covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”; The Growlers covered “Lonely This Christmas”; Son Lux dropped “Dream State (Brighter Night)” from the album Brighter Wounds available February 9 from City Slang & announced tour; L.A. Witch dropped the Allie Lane video for “Drive Your Car” & announced tour dates; The Radio Dept. announced tour; Angel Olsen announced a European tour; Ferg announced the Mad Man tour; Kevin Morby announced a tour; Ella Vos covered Queen’s “Thank God It’s Christmas” & announced a spring 2018 tour; Fleet Foxes announced spring tour; SWIMM dropped their cover of “Love You Down” & announced their festival of the same name returning February 2; Pedro the Lion announced tour; Dashboard Confessional announced tour with Beach Slang; Stone Temple Pilots announced a tour; Treefort Music Fest buzz; artists pushing to support net neutrality; James Murphy talked to Lars Ulrich; Lady Parts Justice League dropped “The Justice League We Deserve”; Feist announced the cookbook Pleasures: The Meals of an Album; Solange’s new merch; Method Man’s ugly Christmas sweater merch; Iggy Pop’s boardshorts; posthumous Jimi Hendrix song compilation Both Sides of the Sky available March 9; Queen biopic drama continues; Jarvis Cocker’s radio show “Sunday Service” will draw to a close after December 31; Wild Beasts announced their last album Last Night All My Dreams Came True available February 16 from Domino & they dropped “The Devil’s Palace”; Martin Shkreli might be forced to turn over albums from Wu-Tang’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin & Lil Wayne’s unreleased Tha Carter V; Power Trip versus Fox News; Lil Peep toxicology revealed; and we remember renowned percussionist Sunny Murray.
As we now switch gears & lanes, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, exclusives & insights from Ghost Soda, Joey Nebulous, S.al, Jef Maarawi, Josey Blue, Sabri, Secret Attraction, featuring guest selections by Statik Selektah & more—in no particular order.