The Underachievers: Gold Soul Theory

Superhumanoids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Permanent Vacation and more in our weekly music recap

We’ve been fans of Brooklyn duo The Underachievers since catching them at Boiler Room’s Flying Lotus Takeover in NYC last September, which was shortly after they released “Gold Soul Theory,” a jaw-dropping follow up to the first track off their theoretically-charged mixtape Indigoism. In a thoughtful riff on Plato’s five regimes, the track is charged with unbelievably smooth flows about choosing intellect over money. With …

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s: Sacrilege

Superhumanoids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Permanent Vacation and more in our weekly music recap

A month after giving the world a peek at their forthcoming album, Mosquito, with the debut of the first track, “Sacrilege,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have finally added visual appeal to the already enticing mp3. The chronologically reversed video by French foursome Megaforce begins with British model Lily Cole being burned at the stake, which we later learn is due to her incessant philandering with …

Luxury Liners: Dog Days / Afternoons

Superhumanoids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Permanent Vacation and more in our weekly music recap

Operating under the moniker Luxury Liners, Baltimore-based musician Carter Tanton streamed the entirety of his new album They’re Flowers on Spin this week. While tracks like “Caribbean Sunset” (a John Cale cover), “Life’s A Beach” and “Dog Days / Afternoons” could instantly become cliched springtime tunes, instead they showcase Tanton’s time finessing his craft as a producer for other acts with surprising compositional layering and …