With fall & the weekend upon us, Impose’s Week in Pop brings you all the latest big breaking buzz. Following some of the week’s biggest stories, Le Tigre will allegedly reunite; Swet Shop Boys (Heems, Riz MC & Redinho) dropped “Shottin” & dropped the video for “T5” directed by Sofian Khan;; Danny Brown dropped the new album Atrocity Exhibition early; Jay Z just signed a deal with the Weinsten Company; Gucci Mane is a busy man starring in Harmony Korine’s forthcoming film The Trap, inked a Simon & Schuster publishing deal, his Delantic clothing line & more; Ryan Hemsworth dropped the mix “3AM O4W”; Chromatics & Johnny Jewel dropped the video for “Magazine” off Fien Troch movie Home; Solange dropped the album A Seat at the Table; Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi/Les Sins launched the offshoot PLUM & dropped “New Globe” via Leaving Records’ “Modern New Age” series; Juicy J & Kanye West dropped the video for “Ballin”; Tycho dropped the album Epoch via Ghostly; Bon Iver dropped “8 (circle)” off 22, A Million available September 30 from Jagjaguwar & dropped the lyrical video for “715 – CR∑∑KS”; Röyksopp dropped the video for “Never Ever” ft. Sussanne Sundfør; Alex Frankel from Holy Ghost! dropped the title track off his debut solo EP Negative Space available today & is currently touring with Classixx & Neon Indian; Beck dropped “Up All Night”; Ab-Soul dropped “Huey New” ft. NJ emcee Da$H; London Town Clash biopic hype; Sweden’s Graveyard broke up; J. Aurelius (Destruction Unit, Marshstepper) versus Hova’s Rocawear & the lawsuit was later dismissed; Weezy officiated a same-sex marriage while in Rikers; DJ Khaled announced the book the Keys available November 22 through Crown Archetype; Flume & Tove Lo dropped the Nez directed video for “Say It”; Spiritualized to release a new album in 2017 with twentieth anniversary shows for Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Now Floating in Space happening at London Barbican November 7-8; Divine Council’s remix for “Decemba” features André Benjamin & $ilk Money; Andrew W.K. dropped his first EDM track ever with “Party Til We Die”; the Weeknd’s collaboration with Puma; Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Jeff Bhasker, Peter Bjorn & John launched the supergroup LIV & dropped “Wings of Love”; Katy Perry got political; Lady Gaga is set to perform during Super Bowl LI’s halftime show; A$AP Rocky is the new Creative Director for MTV Labs; Austin Cit Limits festival hype; Oasis dropped the demo of “Angel Child” off upcoming October 7 reissue of Be Here Now; Spotify might buy Soundcloud; G.L.O.S.S. broke up; Danny Brown versus Iggy Azalea; Fetty Wap versus Lazar Lakic over rights to “Trap Queen”; Freddie Gibbs found not guilty of alleged sexual assault; Portland’s In Other Words bookstore declared “Fuck Portlandia!”; Kid Cudi’s ultra-hyped album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ postponed; and Morrissey covered the Ramones’ “Judy Is a Punk” at Brooklyn, NY’s King’s Theatre.
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