These British power-poppers didn't disappoint during their set at last week's CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The annual festival for college radio programmers and indie music fans was buzzing about their debut full-length, OCD GO GO GO GIRLS -- even though the album doesn't yet have an official U.S. release date.
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 »