While it feels like the world narrowly avoids extinction with each passing day, Impose’s Week in Pop is here to keep you up to date, inspired & informed via works from all of today & tomorrow’s all-stars. With a host of breaking world exclusives to bring you, we give you the week’s real top stories with news that our hero Jay Som, aka Melina Duterte, dropped the new single “Turn the Other Cheek” off the Our First 100 Days compilation & announced a fall tour; Kalbells, fronted by Brooklyn’s Annakalmia Traver (Rubblebucket leader) announced the album Ten Flowers available July 14 through NNA Tapes & dropped “Craving Art Droplets” ft. Ryan Power; Sevdaliza dropped her debut album ISON; Downtown Boys versus Coachella; buzz for Athens, Georgia’s premiere Athens Popfest happening August 9-12; Frank Ocean x Young Thug dropped “Slide on Me” & Frank also dropped “Lens”; Shabazz Palaces announced the new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star available July 14 from Sub Pop & dropped the Cristina T. Bercovitz & Jonathan Snipes of clipping. video for “Shine a Light” feat. Thaddillac; Young Thug dropped the DAPS video for “All the Time”; Topshelf Records announced new 2017 cassette subscription series titles from Teen Daze, Really Big Pinecone, Tiger Tsunami, etc; A$AP Rocky x A$AP Ferg dropped “Wrong”; Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield talked about joining Lena Dunham’s “Lenny: America IRL Tour”; The Hernies dropped the album If You Can’t Think, Then You Cannot Be Afraid Of The Consequences via Orange Twin & dropped “Padawan of Your Love”; Kirin J Callinan announced Bravado available June 9 from Terrible & dropped the Danny Cohen video for “S. A. D.”; Katy Perry x Migos collaboration “Bon Appétit”dropped; Sigrid dropped “Dynamite”; DJ Khaled dropped “I’m the One” ft. Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Quavo from Migos & Lil Wayne; SZA dropped the Nabil video for “Love Galore” ft. Travis Scott; Sufjan Stevens, along with the National’s Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & percussionist James McAlister dropped “Mercury” featured off the forthcoming Planetarium; Father John Misty dropped the Four Gods and a Baby video for “Total Entertainment Forever” starring Macaulay Culkin as Kurt Cobain & more; Odesza dropped “Line of Sight” ft. WYNNE & Mansionair & “Late Night“; Tori Amos announced the new album Native Invader available September 8 from Decca; Julia Holter’s 2011 album Tragedy to be turned into The Tragedy Opera on June 22-23 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn; Gorillaz dropped the bonus track “The Apprentice” ft. Rag‘n’Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK off their just released album Humanz; Sufjan Stevens announced The Greatest Gift Mixtape — Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell available October 20; Humble Fire announced the album Builder available July 14 & dropped the video “Taliesin”; Ty Segall dropped the Matt Yoka video for “Break a Guitar” ft. Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins & Jack Black; Mac DeMarco is seeking a Fan Club assistant & dropped “One More Love Song” & announced a fan fiction contest; Rostam dropped the Greg Brunkalla video for “Gwan”; Logic dropped “1-800-273-8255” ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid from the upcoming Everybody album available May 5; Feist dropped Pleasure; Trevor Sensor announced the debut album Andy Warhol’s Dream available June 16 through Jagjuwar (prod. by Richard Swift & Jonathan Rado) & dropped “High Beams”; Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie dropped “Feel About You”; Foster the People announced a new album available this summer & dropped the tracks “Doing It for the Money”, “S.H.C.” & “Pay the Man”; Phoenix announced their new album Ti Amo available June 9 from Glassnote; Ryan Adams dropped Prisoner B-Sides; Aphex Twin dropped “4xAtlantis take 1”; new ant species from the Venezuelan Amazon named after Radiohead (Sericomyrmex radioheadi); Thurston Moore dropped the album Rock n Roll Consciousness plus more tour dates & joined Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, TV on the Radio, Tunde Adebimpe, Young Fathers & more protesting Radiohead’s show in Tel Aviv, Israel; Father John Misty expands world tour dates; Kendrick Lamar announced “The DAMN. Tour” with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M.; Future Islands announced fall tour dates; G-Dragon announced a world tour; DJ Shadow announced a world tour; Thee Oh Sees announced a massive tour; The War on Drugs announced a world tour; the Melvins announced a tour in support of their July 7 slated double album A Walk With Love and Death; Norway’s Sløtface announced the new album Try Not To Freak Out & dropped “Magazine”; Little Dragon dropped the Filip Aladdin video for “Celebrate” & announced tour; Paul McCartney added dates to his One on One Tour; Killer Mike talked to Hannibal Buress; France awarded Iggy Pop the cultural honor & distinction of being named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) who also guest designed the recent issue of Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story; Anderson .Paak, Nile Rodgers, Disclosure & Bruno Mars in the studio; SNL May band buzz; Kevin Gates sentenced to 30 months in the pen on a gun charge; Senator Tim Kaine embraced his “cool-dad” style/status & jammed with Tommy Stinson; chaos at Fyre Festival (Ja Rule apologized); Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz announced a right-wing leaning news organization; an outtake from Prince’s Purple Rain emerged titled “Electric Intercourse”; and David Byrne shared a eulogy in memory of legendary director Jonathan Demme.
As we approach the promises of a beautiful tomorrow, it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & world exclusives from Cat Hoch, Mr. Husband, The Total Bettys, VA Violet, Alice TM, Forged Artifacts, PilotPriest, The Suicide Commandos, featuring guest selections from Los Angeles Police Department and more—in no particular order.