“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks.
Brooklyn-based rock band Highly Suspect is gearing up to release its debut album this summer, but if you’ve attended Lollapalooza or SXSW in the past year, you may have already heard about them. The trio is led by Johnny Stevens and features twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer on the bass and drums, respectively. This week, they release “Lydia,” a track inspired by Stevens’ lost love. Here’s what the rockers, who have been compared to the Kings of Leon, are jamming to right now.
Slothrust – “Happy Together”
BoyToy – “Blazed”
Astr – “Blue Hawaii”
Queens of the Stone Age -” Better Living Through Chemistry” (Live)
Whiskey Bitches – “Disaster”
Menahan Street Band – “Keep Coming Back”
Kendrick Lamar – “Rigamortis”
Phantogram – “Fall in Love” (Live)
London Grammar- Live Montreux Jazz Festival 2014
Nas – “Nas is Like”
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