With issues of health care & global stability & more hanging in the balance, Impose’s Week in Pop is here to lift your spirits with breaking media exclusives & buzz. Bringing you quickly some of the week’s biggest headlines & buzz, Drake dropped “Signs”; LCD Soundsystem announced the album American Dream available September 1 through Columbia/DFA & tour; Sevdaliza dropped her co-directed Zahra Reijs video for “Bluecid” starring French gay porn star François Sagat; Haim dropped “Little of of Your Love” off the upcoming album Something to Tell You; new Aphex Twin 12″ emerged; Kintaro (oka Jameel Bruner, real life Thundercat sibling) dropped “Mk” ft. Anderson .Paak; the compilation Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia will be available August 19 through Floating House ft. Mac DeMarco, Hamilton Leithauser & more, hear Heems’ “Blades” off the comp; Haim dropped the Jake Schreier video for “Want You Back”; TOBACCO dropped “Got Wet In The Bomb Shelter” & upcoming show dates; The xx dropped the video for “Brave For You” (Marfa demo); DWNTWN dropped the Sean Hollihan video for “Bloodshot Eyes” off the upcoming debut album Racing Time available July 21; Tyler, the Creator has something in the works; Kane Strang dropped the Julian Vares video for “My Smile Is Extinct” off the upcoming Two Hearts and No Brain available June 30 from Dead Oceans; Danger Mouse dropped the Andrew Donoho video for “Chase Me” ft. RTJ & Big Boi; Manchester Orchestra dropped the Mike Dempsey video for “The Alien”; Grizzly Bear dropped “Four Cypresses”; Vince Staples dropped Big Fish Theory & dropped the David Helman video for “Rain Come Down” with Ty Dolla $ign; Fall Out Boy dropped “Champion”; Wu-Tang dropped the RZA produced “Don’t Stop”; Die Antwoord’s weird film short Tommy Can’t Sleep; UNKLE announced the new album The Road: Part 1 available August 18 & dropped “Looking for the Rain” ft. Mark Lanegan, ESKA; Guided by Voices announced the new album How Do You Spell Heaven available August 11 through Robert Pollard’s own imprint Rockathon Records & dropped “Just To Show You”; Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions (Mazzy Star icon with Colm Ó Cíósóig of My Bloody Valentine) announced tour; Foo Fighters announced the new album Concrete and Gold available September 15 through Roswell/RCA along with word of tour; Ruff Ryders’ (DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve, the Lox, Drag-On) twentieth anniversary fall reunion tour is happening; Future announced tour; St. Vincent announced tour; Ariel Pink announced new album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson available September 15 through Mexican Summer & dropped the Grant Singer video for “Another Weekend” & tour; Eric B. & Rakim to return with first live show in 20 years happening July 7 at NYC’s Apollo Theater perform Paid In Full in full; Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album As You Were will be available October 6 with word of tour; Radiohead dropped the anticipated OK Computer reissue OKNOTOK; legends The Dream Syndicate announced the new album How Did I Find Myself Here? September 8 through Anti- & dropped the title track; Super Furry Animals covered The Smith’s “The Boy With The Thorn in His Side” for Radiator reissue; Future versus Desiigner over alleged copyright infringement; Explosions in the Sky sneakers; CoverGirl are not pleased in Young Thug’s co-opting of their ad slogan on new album/teaser video; Matthew & Doris Melton of Dream Machine have been dropped by Castle Face after controversial statements made in a recent interview; Chance apologized to Dr. Dre; EDM claimed one fatality; Gene Simmons has abandoned his attempts to trademark the devil horned hand gesture; and we remember Prodigy of Mobb Deep.
Looking ahead, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Certain Futures, Glitter Veils, Lawn Care, Blue Glass, Burner Herzog, Don Mykel, El Silver Cabs, Petite League, Slow Dancer, featuring guest selections by Beach Fossils & more—in no particular order.