Hometown: Los Angeles
Sounds like: A collective that's equally comfortable harmonizing on'70s-style Hollywood Hills piano rock as it is churning out urgent, high-tech indie pop.
Recommended if you like: Broken Social Scene, Fleetwood Mac, Port O'Brien
You should know: The band's original name was Bogie Ogreton -- partially inspired by the ogre-like/large nature of the band members' feet.
LISTEN: Family of the Year, "Summer Girl"
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »