As we move into Memorial Day weekend, Impose’s Week in Pop sends out all of our warmest & dearest thoughts to all of those lost & hurt at the Manchester Arena and in Egypt & everywhere as we continue to campaign & push for a more peaceful planet. Presenting some of the best breaking exclusives with a glance at some of the week’s biggest buzz, we lost ourselves in the throes of the new “Twin Peaks“, Death Grips announced that they’re working on a new album & dropped “Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)”; Lana Del Rey & the Weeknd dropped the video for “Lust for Life”; Missy Elliott dropped the “I’m Better” remix ft. Eve, Lil Kim & Trina; Kacy Hill announced debut album Like a Woman (execetively produced by Kanye West) available June 30 via G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam & dropped the J.A.C.K. directed video for the title track; 2 Chainz announced the new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music available June 16 from Def Jam & dropped the trailer ft. Drake, Pharrell, Mike Dean & more; Beach Fossils dropped “Tangerine” (ft. Rachel Goswell of Slowdive) & “Social Jetlag“; Katie & Allison Crutchfield covered Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl”; Oddnesse dropped the video for “Somewhere Somehow”; Runway Richy dropped the video for “Switchin Sides” ft. Gucci Mane off the China Cafeteria 2.5: House Special EP available June 9; Full Crate dropped the video for “Vogue” ft. Trinidad James & Bryn Christopher; Kendra Frost & Ayse Hassan of Savages are Kite Base who released their Latent Whispers album & dropped the video for “Miracle Wave (remix)”; ODESZA dropped the fan-sourced video for “Late Night”; Allie X dropped “Paper Love”; Lapalux dropped “Flickering” feat. JFDR; G-Eazy celebrated his bday by dropping four new tracks; Real Estate dropped the Craig Allen video for “Stained Glass”; Aesop Rock dropped the Rob Shaw video for “Get Out of the Car”; Charles Bradley announced a summer tour; Glenn Jones announced an east coast/midwest tour with word that the album Against Which the Sea Continually Beats will be released on wax for first time June 16 through Thrill Jockey; Guns N’ Roses announced more tour dates; The Kills announced the acoustic Echo Home – Non-Electric EP available June 2 from Domino & dropped their Rihanna cover of “Desperado”; Mary J. Blige dropped the Taj video for “Love Yourself” ft. A$AP Rocky; Molly Nilsson released Imaginations via Dark Skies Association/Night School Records & dropped “Not Today Satan”; Chromeo remixed Lorde’s “Green Light”; Shabazz Palaces dropped “Since C.A.Y.A.” ft. Thundercat; Josh Homme scored the Fatih Akin movie In the Fade; Bryson Tiller dropped the album True to Self; Washed Out dropped the Harvey Benschoter video for “Get Lost”; Gucci Mane announced the new Metro Boomin produced album Drop Top Wop available May 26 on the first anniversary of his prison release; Deerhoof announced new Joyful Noise album & releases from side-projects Nervous Cop (ft. Death Grips’ Andy Morin and Zach Hill) & Oneone (ft. Satomi Matsuzaki and Tenniscoats’ Saya); Terrace Martin announced collaborative group Pollyseeds ft. Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold with their album debut The Sounds of Crenshaw available July 14 from Ropeadope & droppped “Intentions” ft. Chachi; Daphni, Dan Snaith from Caribou, announced the new album of unreleased material for fabriclive available July 21 & dropped “Face to Face”; Liam Gallagher dropped pre-order for new single “Wall of Glass” from the upcoming album As You Were; The Beach Boys announced the new compilation 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow available June 30 from Capitol; Randy Newman announced the new album Dark Matter available August 4 from Nonesuch; Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre & company’s “Ain’t No Fun” lawsuit has been dismissed; Lana Del Rey debuted “Cherry” at KROQ’s Weenie Roast Y Fiesta; Dinosaur Jr. emojis have arrived; Sia dropped “To Be Human” ft. Labrinth; Planning for Burial expanded tour & announced the compilation Matawan – Collected Works 2010-2014 available July 14; courtship. dropped the Snapchat’s Custom Stories video for “Sunroof”; peep Rivers Cuomo & Scott Murphy’s Uniqlo Steteco commercial; Migos’ Takeoff dropped “Intruder” ft. OG Parker & also Migos apparently did not want to perform alongside drag queens with Katy Perry on “SNL”; Chuck D is suing Alt House Productions regarding story rights; Tyler, the Creator canceled NXNE Festival set; Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down” got canceled; now apparently the FBI is investigating the Fyre Festival fiasco; Meek Mill named in lawsuit over a fatal shooting after a concert; we remember Roger Moore; Ariana Grande canceled her tour & released a statement on the Manchester attack; and of course Morrissey offered up his own responses/criticisms regarding the Manchester Arena attack.
While we & the rest of the world look forward to better & more beautiful days ahead, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & breaking exclusives from DUMP HIM, Fortune West, RUMTUM, True Lust, ETA, Jason Maek & Zaena, Sam Brown, The Sea The Sea, Children of Pop, Desert, featuring guest selections by TOPS & more—in no particular order.