A left-field act whose material ranges from ominous posse cuts to light R&B ballads, BROCKHAMPTON prefer “all-American boy band” to “rap group” as a designation. The lineup took shape on New Year’s Day 2015 in San Marcos, Texas, and by the end of the year the band prevailed as winners of the VFILES Loud! talent search. This enabled them to issue the single “Dirt” via Fool’s Gold, after which they self-released the mixtape All American Trash in March of 2016. Their widely distributed full-length effort, Saturation, arrived in March 2017 and featured the input of members Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Romil Hemnani, JOBA, Dom McLennon, Ameer Vann, and Merlyn Wood. BROCKHAMPTON swiftly followed up with Saturation’s sequel — Saturation II — later that summer.