Astronoid’s unique blend of prog, thrash and dream pop brought them a small legion of fans with their debut album, Air, in 2016. Having toured with acts like Ghost and Periphery, the young Boston act have brought their newfound experience to a fresh self-titled record, which will crash into earth on Feb. 1.

With the budding success of new tracks like “I Dream in Lines” and “A New Color,” we asked Astronoid frontman Brett Boland to hype five of his favorite prog albums from the 2000s, while explaining how the records helped shape Astronoid’s unique and highly addictive sound.

Before you check out Boland’s picks for must-hear 21st century prog, take a listen to “I Dream in Lines” below and order your copy of Astronoid . Astronoid will begin a U.S. tour with Between the Buried & Me and Tesseract on Feb. 8.

Five 2000s Prog Albums You Need to Hear