Best Performance: Swans

picture-18685-1372868658Philip Sherburne // May 28, 2013

Despite wintry temperatures that led some festival-goers to joke that it should have been renamed “Invierno Sound,” Barcelona’s Primavera Sound generated plenty of heat during three long nights of indie rock, rap, noise, and electronic music playing out alongside the Mediterranean. With one of the most expansive lineups on the worldwide festival circuit, Primavera offers a little something for everyone — from nostalgic crowdpleasers like the Postal Service and the Breeders to far-out propositions from Nurse With Wound and Guardian Alien — and delivered marvelously under the light of the full moon. Here are our ten highlights. PHILIP SHERBURNE