Issue 149

This week, we groove with Two Door Cinema Club, get down with Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, and bang our heads to Meshuggah’s newest prog metal attack.

Heavy Rotation

What We're Listening To

On their third record, Two Door Cinema Club embrace the ’80s. But they also become more comfortable being themselves. Read more.

It’s easy to love Phantogram’s new record. Despite being their most approachable album yet, the duo maintains their ability to surprise us with their wide tonal vocabularies. Read more.

Thirty years into their career, Meshuggah prove on The Violent Sleep of Reason that they still do progressive death metal better than anybody else in the biz. Read more.

Anderson .Paak’s ascendance continues as he partners with Knxwledge on Yes Lawd! for his second great release in a single calendar year. Read more.

In the realm of modern classical music, Clem Leek’s new EP is comparable to Nils Frahms’ best work. But Clem’s piano compositions have more complex textures and structures, despite their laid back sounds. Read more.

Quick Hits

Videos & Singles We Dig

Chance the Rapper’s newest video isn’t just cool because the song is awesome. It’s innovative because of the way you watch it.

Liz Loughrey’s soulful pop makes for a disarming music video that serves as a call to peace for all of us.