Week in Pop: Emotional, OHMSLICE, The Sour Notes, Stanley

Sjimon Gompers

The real cool world of pop wizards Emotional; polyptych Polaroid photos courtesy of Colin Arlen.

With everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey in our hearts & thoughts, Impose’s Week in Pop encourages anyone & all to help in any way possible in response to this devastating natural disaster. Presenting a few breaking media exclusives, we deliver some of the week’s biggest pop buzz with news that Shamir signed to Father/Daughter Records with word that the upcoming third album Revelations will be available in November; John Vanderslice announced the 20th anniversary party in SF October 7 ft. DJ sets from Toro y Moi & Astronauts, etc. with live performance from Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah!; Zola Jesus dropped the Corey Johnson visuals for “Siphon” featured off the upcoming album Okovi available September 8 through Sacred Bones Oh Sees reverted back to their original moniker of OCS with news of the new album Memory Of A Cut Off Head, recorded with Brigid Dawson, available November 17 through Castle Face & dropped the title track; buzz for Taylor Swift’s video for “Look What You Made Me Do” off the album Reputation; Frank Ocean dropped “Provider”; Midnight Sister dropped the Ari Balouzian video for “Clown” featured off the album Saturn Over Sunset available September 8 via Jagjaguwar; TOKiMONSTA dropped the Michael Raines video for “We Love” ft. MNDR; DRAM dropped the video for “Gilligan” ft. A$AP Rocky & Juicy J; Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile announced their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice & dropped “Over Everything”; Tee Grizzley dropped “Beef” ft. Meek Mill & announced the Ain’t It A Blessing Tour beginning October 4 in Seattle, WA through October 30 in his Detroit hometown; MOURN returns with an EP of covers & an outtake from 2016’s Ha, Ha, He! with word that Over the Wall will be available September 8 via Captured Tracks (with a two week US tour starting September 6) & the Catalan band dropped a cover of The Replacements’ “Color Me Impressed”; LCD Soundsystem dropped “pulse (v. 1)” & released American Dream; The Coathangers dropped the J Trav video for “Perfume” (alternate version); Deer Tick dropped “Card House” off the Ardent Studios recorded albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Deer Tick Vol. 2 available September 15 with word of tour; Matthew Dear dropped “Bad Ones” ft. Tegan & Sara via Ghostly; Tyler, the Creator dropped “ZIPLOC”; Wayne Coyne announced a Flaming Lips/Mac DeMarco split EP; Lil Baby dropped the video for “Narcs” off the Harder Than Hard mixtape; Hoodie Allen announced the new album The Hype available September 29 & dropped the Fantastic Heat Brothers video for “Sushi”; Morly dropped the Sleeping in My Own Bed 12″ via Cascine; Dai Burger dropped Soft Serve & delivered the Jelani CInque “Where My Girls” video as part of the Queens, NY artist’s Where My Girls Project (in conjunction with Brewery Recording); Alex Cameron dropped the Nick MacMahon video for “Runnin’ Outta Luck” co-written by Brandon Flowers (of The Killers) & saxophonist Roy Molloy featured off Forced Witness available September 8 from Secretly Canadian; Godspeed! You Black Emperor dropped “Luciferian Towers”; Jessie Ware dropped the Tom Beard video for “Selfish Love”; NVDES’ “Do You Think About Me” got remixed by filous; Mac DeMarco dropped the Rachel Rossin VR/360 video for “This Old Dog”; The Lone Bellow dropped “Deeper In The Water” off the upcoming album Walk Into a Storm available September 15; Aly & AJ returned with the single “Take Me”; The Flaming Lips dropped the video for “Almost Home (Blisko Domu)”; Courtney Barnett talked to Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt/Childbirth; Stars announced the new album No One is Lost available October 13 from Last Gang Records/eOne & dropped “Real Thing”; ALASKALASKA dropped “Patience” off their debut self-titled EP available September 29; Classixx dropped “Possessive”; Mastodon dropped “Toe to Toes”; Blawan announced the Nutrition EP available October 2 via the UK by Berlin artist Jamie Roberts’ imprint Ternesc & dropped preview; Bruno Major dropped “On Our Own” from A Song for Every Moon; LANY dropped the tour video for “Super Far”; Seth Glier dropped the video for “Sunshine”; St. Vincent covered the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”; Saint Etienne dropped the Esther Johnson video for “Dive” off the Heavenly Records release Home Counties with a fall US tour in the works; prolific brothers Ron Mael & Russell Mael, oka Sparks, announced the upcoming album Hippopotamus available September 8 & dropped the Joseph Wallace, Roos Mattaar & Aiden Whittam animated video for “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”; The Rolling Stones dropped lyric video for “2000 Light Years From Home” off the upcoming fiftieth anniversary box set for Their Satanic Majesties Request available September 22; buzz for Pop Montreal; Amber Coffman channels LDR in a parody as Ivanka Del Rey; Kendrick Lamar revealed that DAMN. is supposed to be played in reverse order; Solange announced Hurricane Harvey Relief benefit show; PopGun Presents announced their new Bushwick venue called Elsewhere; Patrick Cowley compilation Afternooners will be available Ocdtober 19 via Dark Entries/Honey Soundsystem Records & you can hear “Hot Beach”; Madlib released a new 7″ & you can hear “10 Summers Old”; The Cool Kids (Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks) announced Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe available September 15 & dropped “9:15Pm” ft. Jeremih Buy Muy Drugs dropped “Buy My App” ft. Yasiin Bey; Death From Above dropped “Holy Books”; Amanda Palmer dropped a Hurricane Harvey benefit single; the Killers talked about the state of contemporary rock bands; Robin Pecknold & Grizzly Bear discussed the music industry & more; Dave Grohl is apparently making a movie; nearly everyone & their grandma is getting a Netflix special; Father John Misty in praise of LCD Soundsystem; Metallica announced Master of Puppets boxset available November 10; The Domestics parted ways with Tender Loving Empire after elaborate cassette publicity stunt; Kanye West versus the insurance companies continues; Alf Clausen fired from The Simpsons; Flavor Flav versus Chuck D/Public Enemy; Kid Rock allegedly violated federal election laws; and we remember Soul II Soul’s Melissa Bell.

Looking at the roads ahead, it is our honor and privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Emotional, OHMSLICE, The Sour Notes, Stanley, branches breeze, Magana, featuring guest selections by John Vanderslice & more—in no particular order.


1. Emotional
2. The Sour Notes
4. Stanley
5. Magana
6. branches breeze
7. Week in Pop media roundup
8. John Vanderslice guest selections

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