John Grant: GMF

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

In a style that is one part Antony Hegarty and one part Jack Black, American musician John Grant smoothly tackles hard-hitting issues like addiction, sexuality and living with HIV. The Reykjavik-based singer’s droll ruminations recently amused crowds at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, where he performed tracks from his upcoming sophomore album Pale Green Ghosts. For a hint at what to expect from an album recorded …

Vondelpark: Always Forever

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

On “Always Forever,” young London trio Vondelpark deftly infuse indie pop with ethereal R&B, drawing on a wide array of influences. Think Arthur Russell and Sade visiting Bon Iver at his cabin for a session. Vondelpark’s eclectically-sourced sound is matched by their visuals. The video fades between newlyweds having their first awkward photos taken in front of a setting sun and a CGI-babe taking a …

Clams Casino: Bookfiend (feat. DOOM)

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

The SoundCloud community got a special treat this week when New Jersey-based producer Clams Casino dropped “Bookfiend,” which features the mysterious, masked rapper DOOM. Clams, known for his dreamy, atmospheric hip-hop production for artists like A$AP Rocky and The Weeknd, and DOOM, famous for his low-structure, critically-acclaimed verses, play off one another’s strengths in this stellar collaboration—the first in a series of tracks the duo …