Working toward building a better, safer, respectful & more enlightened world; Impose’s Week in Pop brings you the latest offering of progressive arts from the inspired artists of today & tomorrow. Presenting a wealth of breaking exclusives, we first deliver some of the week’s top headline buzz with news that U.S. Girls, oka Meg Remy, announced the new album In a Poem Unlimited available February 16 through 4AD & dropped the video by Remy & Alex Kingsmill for “Velvet 4 Sale”; 100% Silk announced the tribute to the 36 lives that were lost in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire via the compilation Silk to Dry the Tears where half the proceeds will benefit Oakland’s Safer DIY Spaces, hear Octa Octa’s “Not Sure What To Do (Variation Zoning 4)”; FKA twigs dropped the second issue of “AVANTgarden” titled “Dream Warrior”; Frank Ocean dropped a remastered version of Endless on vinyl & CD & hinted at new material; Björk released the new album Utopia via One Little Indian; Un Blonde, Montreal’s Sebastian Audet, signed to ANTI- & dropped “Nerve for the Ages”; Lil Yachty said that Migos’ Culture II (available in January) will be even “BETTER” than their previous album Culture; Big Sean & Metro Boomin announced the new collaborative album Double or Nothing; LA’s BOYO dropped the 7″ “Haunts” b/w “Foggy Eyed” ft. Girlpool’s Harmony Tividad; Nick Hook & DJ Earl of Teklife dropped “Hook Chop” ft. Wiki off their album 50 Backwoods available December 8 via Fool’s Gold; Jeezy announced the new album Pressure available December 15; Smerz dropped the video for “Have Fun”; Detroit’s Tee Grizzley & Chicago’s Lil Durk dropped “What Yo City Like” off their collaborative mixtape Bloodas available December 8; The Orwells dropped the Jim Abbiss produced tracks “Vanilla” & “What’s So Entertaining“; Ty Segall dropped “The Main Pretender”; Miya Folick announced the split EP Give It To Me & Strange Darling via Vinyl Me, Please; Dirty Projectors dropped the video for “Up in Hudson” directed by Daren Rabinovitch of Encyclopedia Pictura; Mammoth Grinder, members from Power Trip, Iron Reagan & more, announced the new album Cosmic Crypt available January 26 via Relapse & dropped “Superior Firepower”; Tijuana’s own Mint Field dropped the Alejandra Villalba García & César Ortiz video for “Ojos En El Carro” via their debut LP Pasar De Las Luces avaialble February 23 from Innovative Leisure; DZ Deathrays dropped the video for “Total Meltdown”; Seattle’s The Flavr Blue dropped the Tiki video for the “Top Down” remix featuring The Last Artful, Dodgr; Ummagma are crowdfunding to help create their new album Compass; Public Access TV dropped the video for “MetroTech” via their second album Street Safari available in February; QTY dropped “Cold Nights”; Juicy J dropped “Kamasutra” ft. Cardi B; Seattle’s Shenandoah Davis dropped the Benjamin Rowe Violet video for “The Wings”; Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran dropped remix of “Perfect”; A$AP Ferg dropped the Hidji films video for “The Mattress” ft. A$AP Rocky; Kweku Collins dropped “Home Tree”; Eminem announced the album Revival available December 15; Too Close To Touch dropped the video for “Before I Cave In”; Totally Mild dropped “Lucky Stars” featured off the album Her available in February via Chapter Records; Olden Yolk, aka Shane of Quilt announced debut album available February 23 via Trouble In Mind & dropped “Takes One To Know One”; Ruler (Matt Batey of Rocky Votolato, Cataldo) signed to Barsuk & dropped “Easy Life”; LA’s Sam Fischer dropped the track “Getting Older” via the Not a Hobby EP available January 19; Starrah & Diplo dropped the video for “Zoo”; Pow Pow Family Band dropped “Tiny Brush Parade”; Brooklyn’s Your Old Droog dropped “You the Type”; Logic & Rag’n’Bone Man dropped “Broken People”; Carry Illinois dropped the Trevor Wiggins video for “Shameful Feeling”; N.E.R.D. dropped “1000” ft. Future; Sigrid dropped the Ivana Bobic video for “Strangers”; Statik Selektah dropped “Ain’t A Damn Thing Change” ft. G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$ & Enisa; Ezra Feinberg of Citay announced Pentimento And Others available February 9 from Related States & dropped “True Refuge”; S. Carey dropped Peter Eaton video for “Fool’s Gold” shot last October at The Hive, Eau Claire, WI; HAWAI dropped “Think About It”; Hodgy & Left Brain brought back MellowHype & dropped “Tisk”; The Wombats dropped the video for “Lemon to a Knife Fight” off their album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life available February 9 via Kobalt; Neil Young opened up the anticipated online archives & dropped The Visitor; The National dropped the Justin Peck video for “Dark Side Of The Gym”; The Go! Team dropped “Mayday” off the new album SEMICIRCLE available January 19 via Memphis Industries; Best Coast covered The Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick”; Kevin Morby dropped “Blue Christmas”; JAY-Z rhymed over Drake’s “Know Yourself” live in Toronto & revealed that a collaborative Beyoncé album has been in the works; DMX dropped his version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”; Wolf Alice covered “Santa Baby”; Angel Olsen covered David Bowie’s “Five Years”; Fleet Foxes covered Nina Simone & Jimmy Webb’s “Do What You Gotta Do”; Empress Of x DJDS covered Lana Del Rey’s “Love”; Ava Luna’s ambitious take on Serge Gainsbourg’s historic concept album Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971) available December 15 through Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series & the band dropped the eponymous title cut; SPC ECO released the album Calm on vinyl via Tapete Records; The Hold Steady take on the Brooklyn Bowl & dropped “Entitlement Crew” b/w “A Snake In The Shower” & Craig Finn covered the Mountain Goats’ “Fault Lines”; Graham Coxon of Blur dropped “Falling” as a benefit for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM); Deerhoof dropped music from the side projects of their members as a benefit for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights; MINKA dropped the Ian Ross & Tyler Pakstis video for “Gravity”; Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, aka Marching Church dropped “Christmas on Earth”; Cody Simpson & The Tide covered “White Christmas”; Bruno Major dropped “I Think It Must Be Christmas”; They Might Be Giants dropped “Last Wave”; Andrew W.K. announced the new album You’re Not Alone available March 2; Onyx Collective released Lower East Suite Part Two via Big Dada & dropped “Snake Charmer”; Maisy Kay dropped the debut EP Disguises & ROK VISION Maisy Kay Disguises app; U2 dropped the album Songs of Experience; Makeness, oka Kyle Molleson, dropped the video for “Day Old Death” off upcoming Secretly Canadian album & currently touring with Jungle; The Soft Moon dropped the Kelsey Henderson video for “It Kills” off the Sacred Bones debut Criminal available February 2 & announced tour dates; Big K.R.I.T. announced the “Heavy is the Crown” 2018 stateside tour; Naomi Punk dropped the video for “Chapter II”, currently touring the west coast; Calexico dropped the lyric video for “Voices In The Field” off the album of the same name available January 26 via ANTI- & tour news; Makaya McCraven dropped Highly Rare & playing Chicago’s Thalia Hall December 2; Miguel announced tour; Khalid announced tour; Cold Specks are on tour & dropped the live at Easy Life Studio video for “Wild Card”; Wanting announced tour; Passion Pit announced tour; Radiohead announced tour; Solange shared a toast to the True EP, released five years ago; Tori Amos answered fan’s inquiries via Rookie Mag’s “Ask a Grown Woman/Man” feature; RZA’s movie Love Beats Rhymes will be available December 1 & dropped a clip ft. Azeala Banks; a documentary on Prince is in the works; M.I.A. documentary among much more to debut at Sundance Film Festival; The xx dropped the Sylvie Weber short film We See You Berlin; Billy Corgan dropped the silent film Pillbox directed by Corgan & Linda Strawberry; Grammys 2018 hype, Q-Tip weighed in on the Grammys as well; Florence Welch announcedthe upcoming poetry book of illustrations & lyrics titled Useless Magic available July 5 via Fig Tree; Reverend Al Sharpton visited Meek Mill in prison; Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse sued over car crash; Donald Fagan versus the estate of the late fellow Steely Dan member Walter Becker; Lil Uzi received 80 hours of community service over dirt bike debacle; Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock responded to sexual assault allegations against his father, playwright Israel Horovitz; A$AP Bari sued for sexual assault; A Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keilor fired from Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of inappropriate behavior; Russell Simmons is stepping down from business endeavors after further accusations of sexual misconduct; we remember Wayne Cochran; and Morrissey’s barrage of unfortunate to bizarre controversial remarks continues & continues & the Moz also dropped the Robert Hales video for “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage”.
Moving forward, it is now our pleasure & privileged to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Bobbi Rush, King Z3US, Longface, Dan Melchior, Fovea, Girl As Wave, Seagazer, featuring guest selections by Zenizen & more—in no particular order.