Stepping out into the spring solstice with sincere hopes for peace & renewal in our world—Impose’s Week in Pop presents a few of the week’s breaking media exclusives from today & tomorrow’s rising artists.
Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Contents):
2. Joe Gorgeous
4. Cool Calm Chrys
5. Bones & Beeker
6. A Deer A Horse
7. Echo Bloom
8. Grey Fiction
10. Major Murphy
11. Week in Pop media roundup
12. Zola Jesus’s Week in Pop guest selections
But first we must deliver your obligatory headline rundown of the week’s top buzz with news that Cardi B announced the debut album Invasion of Privacy available April 6 & dropped “Be Careful”; CupcakKe dropped the video for “Crayons”; Tyler, the Creator dropped “OKRA”; Hilary Woods signed to Sacred Bones, announced the album Colt available June 8 & dropped the Derek Schklar video for “Bring It Back” ft. Drake & production from Mike WiLL Made It; DJ Esco dropped the GT Films video for “Code of Honor” ft. Future & ScHoolboy Q; SZA dropped the Dave Meyers video for “Broken Clocks”; Lana Del Rey dropped a sample of the new track “Happiness is a Butterfly”; the Weeknd dropped My Dear Melancholy & the videos for “Call Out My Name” & “Try Me“; Sango dropped the Glassface/Russ Fraser & Unkle Luc video for “Khlorine” ft. Smino off the album In The Comfort Of; Hinds dropped “Finally Floating”; Bitchin Bajas performed on Adult Swim’s Fishcenter Live; Sam Smith dropped the Logic remix for “Pray”; Miya Folick dropped “Deadbody”; DJ Esco dropped “Walk Thru” ft. Future & Nas; Chvrches dropped “Never Say Die” off the upcoming album Love is Dead; RF Shannon dropped the video for “Black Madonna, So Divine”; 2 Chainz dropped the video for “Proud” ft. YG & Offset; Good Looking Friends announced their debut album Settle In, Decay available April 6 via Old Press Records & dropped the video for “Front Porch”; Lord Huron dropped “When the Night is Over” off the upcoming album Vide Noir available April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records; Manchester Orchestra covered The Avett Brothers’ “No Hard Feelings”; Clairo covered BROCKHAMPTON’s “Waste”; Lorde covered Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” & “Runaway” & also covered Drake’s “Shot For Me”; Sigrid dropped “I Don’t Want To Know”; French group Her dropped their self-titled debut album; BROCKHAMPTON dropped their Spring / Summer 2018 collection lookbook; El-P dropped the rejected trailer music demo intended for Blade Runner 2049; CHAPPO dropped the video for “White Noise” off the John Vanderslice-produced album DO IT via Votiv, catch them on tour with HalfNoise in May; Kwes’s new EP Songs For Midi will be available April 6 & dropped the track “Midori”; Pale Houses dropped the Songs of the Isolation EP; Mac DeMarco covered Radiohead’s “High & Dry”; Joan Baez dropped the Jeff Scher animated video for “The President Sang Amazing Grace”; behind the scenes with Björk & Jesse Kanda; The Get Up Kids signed to Polyvinyl; Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announced the new album Sparkle Hard available May 18 from Matador & dropped “Shiggy”; Jawbreaker apparently have music in the works; John Parish & PJ Harvey dropped a tribute to their friend the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse with “Sorry for Your Loss” off of from John Parish’s upcoming album Bird Dog Dante available June 15 from Thrill Jockey; GEMS to cover John Lennon’s Imagine in full via Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious series; Charli XCX embodied the likeness of Ed Sheeran for lip-synced performance of “Shape of You”; Hamburg’s Empala dropped the visual for “Strokes of the Brush” with news of a debut EP arriving this summer; Geographer dropped “Alone Together” ahead of tour, Alone Time EP available April 13; Real Estate announced a spring tour; Afropunk lineup buzz; MUTEK SF lineup buzz happening May 3-6; QOTSA’s Jesse Hughes’ ridiculous rants; Frog Eyes’ final album Violet Psalms will be available May 18 via Paper Bag Records & they dropped “Idea Man”; David Bowie statue vandalized; Fabolous arrested for alleged assault; DMX sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion; Simian Mobile Disco canceled their upcoming tour dates while Jas Shaw receives treatment for AL amyloidosis; Killer Mike shared the full NRATV interview with Colion Noir; we celebrate the life of Caleb Scofield of Cave In, Old Man Gloom & Zozobra & Anticon legend Alias, aka Brendon Whitney; and A Tribe Called Quest dropped their final music video “The Space Program” directed by Warren Fu.
Carrying onward it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the latest interviews, insights & exclusives from Dreamend, Joe Gorgeous, lojii, Cool Calm Chrys, Bones & Beeker, A Deer A Horse, Echo Bloom, Grey Fiction, LEX, Major Murphy, featuring guest selections from Zola Jesus & more—in no particular order.