Pitchfork Music Festival: Top 10 Acts to Look Forward to
8. Belle & Sebastian
Glasgow-based indie pop staple Belle & Sebastian have been the darlings of alt music nerds for ages. The band's 1996 album If You're Feeling Sinister, earned Pitchfork's number 14 spot in its list of top 100 albums of the 1990s, and this past February, the webzine's Pitchfork.tv put out an hour-long documentary on the album. If you've never heard it, it's never too late to pick up the album; it's timeless, honest, and enchanting.
After a relative dry spell in the mid-2000s, the band have begun touring and releasing new material. This August, following a Summer tour, the band will release a second compilation album chronicling the B-Sides and rarities from 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress to 2010's Write About Love.
Bey's little sister's kinda got it going on. In recent years, she's collaborated on music with the likes of Pharrell, the Lonely Island, and Blood Orange's Devonte Hynes, and she's also become something of a fashion icon, sporting Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Chanel while earning props for her fashion-forward, retro looks in her music videos. This past May, the artist and entrepreneur announced the launch of her own record label, Saint Records, on which she'll release her third full-length album.