As we collectively & universally stand up boldly & proudly in the face of our brave new world; Impose’s Week in Pop continues to champion some of our favorite artists who are internationally making our world a more beautiful place. Bringing you the latest breaking exclusives, we first give you some of the top stories you may have missed with news that Swet Shop Boys (Heems, Riz MC, Redinho) dropped the Broken Antenna video for “Zayn Malik” off their debut Cashmere; Ryan Pollie’s beloved creative vehicle known as the Los Angeles Police Department has signed to ANTI- & dropped “The Plane 2“; Father John Misty dropped the Matthew Daniel Siskin video for “Pure Comedy”; Matt Martians dropped the video for “Dent Jusay” ft. Syd & Steve Lacy ft. production from Tyler, the Creator off the just released albm The Drum Chord Theory; Migos dropped their new album CULTURE today via Quality Control Music/300 Entertainment; Tee Grizzley signed to 300 Entertainment; Cloud Nothings dropped their Life Without Sound album on Carpark Records; Sacramento’s So Stressed dropped “Old Hiss” off the upcoming album Please Let Me Know available February 17 from Ghost Ramp; Cotillon announced the new album The Afternoons available April 21 from Super Fan 99 & dropped “Black Sea”; Aristophanes dropped “人為機器 (Humans Become Machines)” produced by Grimes off the Taiepei artist’s upcoming mixtape available February 24 from Big Picnic; Crystal Fairy (members of Melvins, At the Drive-In) dropped “Crystal Fairy”; Pallbearer dropped “Thorns” off the upcoming album Heartless available March 24 from Profound Lore; Goldfrapp’s new album Silver Eye will be available March 31 from Mute & dropped “Anymore”; Manu Chao returned with “No Solo En China Hay Futuro“, “Words of Truth“, & “Moonlight Avenue” (credited to Ti.Po.Ta); Pinegrove dropped the live EPElsewhere as a benefit for the Southern Poverty Law Center; the Internet announced the “THE INTERNET Presents THE INTERNET Tour” & Syd dropped “Body”; Naomi Punk announced February 2-21 tour with PC Worship; Wire’s new album Silver/Lead will be available March 31 & dropped “Short Elevated Period”; Real Estate announced the new album In Mind available March 17 from Domino & dropped the Weird Days video for “Darling”; Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes announced the new group VeilHymn featuring Bryndon Cook of Starchild & the New Romantic & dropped “Hymn”; Joakim announced the new upcoming album Samurai via Tigersushi / Because Music & dropped the Adrian Yu video for “Numb”; No Joy announced the CREEP EP available February 24 via new label Grey Market & dropped the “Califone” video directed by Ben Clarkson; Angel Olsen dropped the “Pops” video made with Jethro Waters; ANOHNI announced the PARADISE EP available March 17 from Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade & dropped the title track; Alasdair Roberts’ ninth album Pangs will be available February 24 from Drag City; Miss Elliott dropped the video for new single “I’m Better” ft. Lamb; Tashaki Miyaki announced their debut album The Dream available April 7 from Metropolis Records dropped “Girls On TV”; Redspencer dropped the Claudia Rose Holmes video for “Ride It Out” off the Deaf Ambitions album Perks; Snowball ii’s Flashes of Quincy will be available February 10 from Independent/Doughnut Records & dropped “Groan’s”; Italy’s Clap! Clap! announced the album A Thousand Skies available February 17 from Black Acre & dropped the Simone Brillarelli & Jonathan Calugi video for “Hope” ft. OY; Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club dropped the album The Pace of Passing as Toothless via Rostrum/Island today; Kendrick Lamar talked about his Reebok Club C sneaker; The New Pornographers announced the new album Whiteout Conditions available April 7 from the group’s own label Collected Works Records & dropped the interactive video for “High Ticket Attractions”; Sinai Vessel dropped the album Brokenlegged via Tiny Engines; Space Above dropped second single “Let It Still” off their album Still available February 17; Tobin Sprout announced the album The Universe And Me, available today from Burger Records; British Sea Power announced the new album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party available March 31 & dropped the video for “Bad Bohemian” from the group’s own Yan Wilkinson; submissions are being sought to create a syllabus for a college course built around Solange’s album A Seat at the Table; FlyLo addressed some of the init
ial responses to the debut of his feature film Kuso at Sundance; Jamiroquai announced the new album Automaton available March 31 from Virgin EMI & dropped the title track; Nick Cave received an Australian badge of honor; Wyclef Jean announced the new EP available February & dropped “The Ring”; Carole King dropped a previously unreleased version of “One Small Voice” in support of today’s small voices; Young Fathers dropped “Only God Knows” off the T2: Trainspotting soundtrack; Taylor Swift x Zayn dropped the Grant Singer video for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”; Rotana emerged on the scene & dropped “Daddy”; Sprint has purchased 33 percent of Tidal; Mastodon announced the new album Emperor of Sand available March 31 from Reprise Records & dropped “Sultan’s Curse”; Guided by Voices announced the new album August by Cake available April 7 from Robert Pollard’s Rockathon imprint & dropped “Hikin Skin”; Dutch Uncles announced the album Big Balloon available February 17 from Memphis Industries & dropped the single “Oh Yeah”; Rick Ross dropped “I Think She Like Me” ft. Ty Dolla $ign off the upcoming album Rather You Than Me; PINS dropped “Aggrophone” ft. Iggy Pop off the upcoming Bad Thing EP available March 24; Aziz Ansari versus Chris Brown; Drake talked on the Cal Cast podcast; Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy versus the internet trolls; The Car Seat Headrest x Smash Mouth connection; FBI Director James Comey to speak at SxSW 2017; dogs are apparently into reggae according to a recent study; Brian Eno talked politics & later called Trump a “complete disaster”; Soulja Boy busted for felony assault weapon possession; hear a previously unreleased live version of Elliott Smith’s “Angeles”; Chief Keef versus former producer Ramsay Tha Great; Paula Patton versus ex-husband Robin Thicke; Blis n Eso video shoot turned fatal; we mourn the passing of WorldStarHipHop founder Lee “Q” O’Denat; lament the loss of Allman Brothers Band’s Butch Trucks; and we mourn the loss of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit.
Marching & moving ahead; it is our pleasure & privilege to present you with the following exclusives, interview media & more from Body Song, Scarves, Tom Brosseau, Swamp Meat, Kera & the Lesbians, Ty Richards, Moon Bounce, Oddnesse, The Paperhead featuring guest selections by Esmé Patterson and more—in no particular order.