Charli XCX, Courtney Barnett, D.R.A.M., Shamir, Icona Pop, Joey Purp, and more highlight new artists you need to know about.
Our overview of last weekend's Primavera festival featuring photos and set reviews of acts including Patti Smith, Perfume Genius, Mac DeMarco, and Run the Jewels. By Mark Richardson and Jeremy Gordon; photos by Maria Louceiro and Tom Spray.
Taking place in a surreal mini-city in the Arizona desert, last weekend's FORM Arcosanti festival featured acts including Hundred Waters, How to Dress Well, Julianna Barwick, the Antlers, Pharmakon, and Skrillex. Photos by Tonje Thilesen.
From Perfume Genius' heroic glam, to Sophie's oil-slick electronic excursions, to Young Thug's masterful weirdness, to Taylor Swift's bulletproof pop, to Future Islands' sweeping synth rock, these are our favorite tracks of the year.
Our creative director Michael Renaud picks out 20 of the most visually striking record covers of the year featuring: a twisted FKA twigs, creepy baby heads, creepier plushies, St. Vincent's all-seeing overlord, bloody guts, and a Waka Flocka mask.
Presenting our favorite songs of the year: from the chaos of Perfect Pussy to the smoothness of Rhye, from Los Angeles' Haim to New York's Vampire Weekend, from Disclosure's modern house to Daft Punk's disco symphonies, and more.
The 25 most eye-catching sleeves of the year including: Deafheaven's absolute pinkness, Tyler, the Creator's loony self-portrait, David Bowie's revisionist history, Savages' elegant minimalism, and Pharmakon's pretty, pretty maggots.