Hometown: Seattle Why they matter: These five Devo-lovin' high school students may have taken too much Adderall -- and we mean that in a good way. They pair wide-eyed bravado with pounding synthesizers to get the party started on the dance floor. You should know: The group was handpicked by Brazilian rump-shakers CSS to open their U.S. tour last year. Watch: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, "Iceage Babeland"
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »