Pushing our way past the secret memo hype & other assorted political fracases; Impose’s Week in Pop presents the latest breaking media exclusives from some of our favorite artists. First bringing you some of the headlines & buzz you may have missed, Alice Bag & Kathleen Hanna dropped the collaborative track “Turn It Up” off Bag’s upcoming album Blueprint available March 23 from Don Giovanni; Kehlani dropped the single “Again”; Ed Schrader’s Music Beat dropped the Dan Deacon produced title track “Riddles”; Girlpool & Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes dropped “Picturesong”; Migos dropped the Sing J. Lee video for “Stir Fry”; Flatbush Zombies announced the new album Vacation in Hell available April 6 & Erick “The Architect” Elliott announced the instrumental release Arcstrumentals 2 available February 16 & the Ellington Hammond film Building a Ladder available April 2; Kanye West appears to be working with Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Dave Chappelle; Grimes hinted that the new album will be available this fall; Pusha T welcomed Valee to the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam family; HUMANS dropped the EP The Feels via Haven Sounds; Ultimate Painting announced the new album Up! available April 6 via Bella Union & dropped “Not Gonna Burn Myself Anymore”; The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar dropped “Pray For Me”; Chvrches dropped “Get Out”; Julia Holter dropped “So Humble the Afternoon”; Cut Worms, aka Max Clarke, dropped “Till Tomorrow Goes Away”; Django Django dropped the video for “Surface to Air” ft. Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club / Self Esteem off Marble Skies via Ribbon Music; A-Trak & YehMe2 announced the Skat Men EP & dropped “Neo Wokyo” & “Take Me 2 The Barbershop” ft. Wuki; Wye Oak announced the new album The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs available April 6 from Merge & dropped the title track; Benjamin Lazar Davis of Okkervil River & Cuddle Magic announced the debut solo album Nothing Matters available May 4 & dropped “A Love Song Seven Ways”; The Birth Defects released the Ty Segall-produced album Everything Is Fine via Ghost Ramp & dropped the Ben Cope video for “Endless Pain”; Ty Segall performed a cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Every 1’s a Winner” & “Despoiler Of Cadaver” on Kimmel; Brittany Campbell dropped the B-Side Sessions via BRIC TV; Petit Biscuit dropped the video for “Problems” ft. Lido; Pony League announced their second album A Picture Of Your Family available March 23 via Post-Echo; Lykke Li covered Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”; Cults dropped the Étienne de Crécy remix for “I Took Your Picture”; Mike Skinner dropped “If You Ever Need To Talk I’m Here”; Albert Hammond Jr announced the new album Francis Trouble available March 9 & dropped “Muted Beatings”; The Go! Team dropped the video for “Mayday” off Semicircle with word of tour; TMBG dropped the Alex Italics video for “The Greatest” starring Nick Offerman & James Trenton; The Damned dropped the Dan Axtell video for “Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow” from the upcoming album Evil Spirits available April 13 via Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records; Lionlimb dropped the single for “Clover” off of Tape Recorder available February 23 via Bayonet; David Byrne & Oneohtrix Point Never dropped the collaborative single “This is That”; Rich Aucoin dropped the Meags Fitzgerald video for “The Middle”; Thurston Moore dropped “Mx Liberty”; Nils Frahm dropped All Melody; Snoop Dogg announced the gospel album Bible of Love available March 16 & dropped video for “Words Are Few” ft. B Slade; Mark Kozelek announced the self-titled album available May 11 from Caldo Verde & dropped “This Is My Town” & “My Love For You Is Undying”; Cape Francis, aka Kevin Olken Henthorn formerly of Stone Cold Fox, announce reissue of the album Falling Into Pieces & tour dates/SXSW appearances; Stone Temple Pilots announced their upcoming album with lead singer Jeff Gutt with their self-titled available March 16 & dropped “Roll Me Under”; David Byrne dropped “The Beautiful Shitholes” playlist; Fugazi’s Brendan Canty & Joe Lallyare with Anthony Pirog are The Messthetics who announced self-titled debut album available March 23 from Dischord & dropped “Serpent Tongue”; Sevdaliza dropped “Soul Syncable” & announced world tour; alt-J announced the Forest Hills Stadium show June 15; Vancouver’s Belle Game dropped the Kevan Funk video for “Low” via the Arts & Crafts album Fear/Nothing & announced tour dates; Pussy Riot announced stateside tour; Godspeed You! Black Emperor expanded tour dates; Broken Social Scene announced a tour; The War on Drugs announced a tour; Vampire Weekend to play their first show in four years with ann appearance at the UK’s End of the Road Festival; SOFI TUKKER announced Treehouse World Tour Part 1 & dropped the tape Animal Talk Mixtape Vol. 2; Dead Rider announced tour dates, watch them live at The Icehouse; Bruno Mars & Cardi B announced a tour; Chromeo dropped “Bedroom Calling” ft. The-Dream with news of a world tour; Tibet House Benefit Concert buzz; Primavera Sound buzz; Techstars Music announced music classes for tech companies;
Wilco introduced Wilcoworld Radio; Deafheaven hinted at new material; Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes has scored the music for “Requiem”; Thom Yorke revealed new music featured in rag & bone film short Why Can’t We Get Along; Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers announced the art installation Bloom: Open Space; all charges dropped against Hannibal Buress stemming from a December 10 Miami arrest; Lady Gaga canceled tour; Kanye West & Solange sued for alleged copyright infringement; Wiz Khalifa sued for alleged copyright infringement over “Most of Us”; Republic Records’ Charlie Walk accused of sexual misconduct & has been suspended from Republic & removed from “The Four”; DMX allegedly violated probation; Pinegrove hiatus continued; the questionable causes of Coachella’s Philip Anschutz; and we remember & celebrate the life of the Temptations’ Dennis Edwards.
Looking ahead, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following exclusives, interviews & insights from Fat Tony, Generifus, Tape Deck Mountain, Gray Bouchard, Lauren O’Connell, Orson Hentschel, VA Violet, featuring guest selections by Prezi & more—in no particular order.