Aphex Twin, the Avalanches, Marie Davidson, and the other artists who led the charge this year
Backstage shots of performers including Thundercat, Shamir, Brian Wilson, Moses Sumney, Jenny Hval, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.
To make his new album as the Range, James Hinton scoured YouTube’s deepest corners to find webcam randos to sample in his tracks. But rather than searching for a superstar, Hinton was chasing something just as elusive: human connection.
Here is a list of albums from vital artists who are supposed to gift us with new music this year; we know more about some than about others, but all of them are making us very optimistic for the future.
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.
Here are the 50 albums we couldn't stop listening to this year including: Blood Orange's homespun R&B, Majical Cloudz's bold confessionals, Kanye's explosive statement of purpose, Vampire Weekend's all-loving rallying cry, and more.