Week in Pop: Friendless Summer, Jay Stone, Lady Lazarus

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Pushing together for a more peaceful & sane planet, Impose’s Week in Pop presents just some of the week’s heroes & latest breaking media exclusives. Providing you first with a glance at some of the biggest stories we’re watching develop; we’ve received news that Caroline Says’ brilliant debut album 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong will be re-issued August 4 through Western Vinyl & dropped “Winter is Cold”; JAY-Z dropped a promo ft. Lupita Nyong’o for the new album 4:44 available now from Tidal/Sprint, Hova also broke down the meanings behind each song; Flesh World announced their second album In The Shroud available September 7 from Dark Entries & dropped “Destination Moon”; Widowspeak returned & dropped the Otium video for “Dog” off of Expect The Best available August 25 through Captured Tracks; Princess Nokia dropped the video for “G.O.A.T.” from Smart Girl Club’s Milah Libin; Giant Claw announced the new album Soft Channel available in September via Keith Rankin’s own Orange Milk & dropped a track; Kendrick Lamar dropped the Jonas Lindstroem & Little Homies (Kendrick & Dave Free) video for “ELEMENT.”; the upcoming So Many Singing compilation will be available July 7 through Ruination Record Co. & they dropped the Half Waif single “Cary” with proceeds going to Make the Road New York & a release/benefit show July 8 at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right ft. EZTV, Tall Friend, Poppies, Sam Kogon, Adeline Hotel, Ben Seretan, Lightning Bug & Ian Wayne; Alex Cameron announced the debut album Forced Witness available September 9 from Secret Canadian &

dropped the video for “Candy May”; Tyler, the Creator dropped the video for “Who Dat Boy” ft. A$AP Rocky directed by Tyler’s director persona Wolf Haley & dropped “911 / Mr. Lonely” ft. Frank Ocean & dropped the trailer for the “Nuts + Bolts” television program; Montreal’s Lunice dropped “Distrust” ft. Denzel Curry, JK the Reaper & Nell; Omar Souleyman dropped the Cali Thornhill DeWitt video for “Chobi” off the Mad Decent release To Syria, With Love; St. Vincent dropped “New York”; Future & YG dropped “Extra Luv”; John Fryer announced the new Black Needle Noise album Lost in Reflections available July 13 & dropped “Neon Noir” ft. Dr. Strangefryer; MYRKUR dropped “Måneblôt” off the upcoming album Mareridt available September 15 from Relapse Records; The XX dropped the Alasdair McLellan & Raf Simons video for “I Dare You”; Friends’ Samantha Urbani dropped the video for “Go Deeper” off the upcoming debut EP from Lucky Number/URU; Cotillon dropped the Sandy Kim & Brian Lee Hughes & Palm Trees video for “Black Sea”; Rachel Mason dropped the Eric Leiser video for “Queen Bee” & plays LA July 5 at the Hi-Hat; Midnight Sister announced the debut album Saturn Over Sunset available September 8 from Jagjaguwar, touring this fall with D.D Dumbo & dropped the Juliana & Nicky Giraffe video for “Blue Cigar”; Deerhoof announced their new album Mountain Moves available September 8 from Joyful Noise & they dropped “I Will Spite Survive” ft. Jenn Wasner; Sheer Mag dropped the video for “Suffer Me”; Guantanamo Baywatch announced the new album Desert Center available August 4 from Suicide Squeeze & dropped “Area 69”; Sky Ferreira dropped her cover of “Easy” originally by the Commodores; Matthew Dear dropped “Modfinil Blues”; Finn Matthews dropped “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”; Mogwai dropped “Party in the Dark”; Liam Gallagher dropped “Chinatown”; Arcade Fire dropped the Borscht video for “Signs of Life”; STACEY dropped the video for “First Move” off the upcoming First Move EP available in fall; Black Kids announced their new album Rookie (following up their 2008 debut album Partie Traumatic) available September 15 & they dropped “Obligatory Drugs”; Toro Y Moi dropped the Harry Israelson video for “You and I”; Cymbals Eat Guitars dropped the Geoffray Barbier video for “Have a Heart”; The Killers dropped the Tim Mattia video for “The Man” off the upcoming album Wonderful Wonderful; The Liars’ new album TFCF will be available August 25 & dropped “Cred Woes”; The Horrors announced the new album V available September 22 from Wolftone/Caroline International; Bon Iver announced fall European tour dates; Pinegrove announced tour; Killer Mike is bringing his SWAG Shop barber shop to the Atlanta Hawks’ Philips Arena; McCartney & Sony settled their dispute over Beatles rights; Morrissey biopic trailer dropped; our warmest thoughts are with Melody Prochet of Melody’s Echo Chamber for an expedient recovery; we remember The Afghan Whigs’ Dave Rosser; and also remember the legendary jazz icon Kelan Phil Cohran.
As our world continues to turn, it is our privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Friendless Summer, Jay Stone, Lady Lazarus, Crewdson, Deep Cuts, Houseplants, Holy Wave, Shine 2009, featuring guest selections by Fred Schneider (Fred Schneider & the Superions, B-52s) & more—in no particular order.