A social medium that naturally lends itself to artful contribution, Instagram has become the perfect place for musicians to share snippets of their private lives alongside more artful encounters in the studio and on the street. Although there are thousands of musicians that are likely worth a follow, here are our favorite musician Instagram accounts for 2013. Don’t see your favorite? Let us know who we missed in the comments (or tell your favorite artists to start including more puppies or something).
10. CHVRCHES – @chvrches
Between lyrics sheets and sold-out shows, it’s fascinating to watch this Glasgow band as they take in their rise to the top.
9. Lorde – @lordemusic
The young artist posts snapshot from her whirlwind launch into the spotlight with sarcastic captions that offer a grain of salt.
8. Janelle Monae – @janellemonae
As a musician who blends art into each and every performance, it’s a no-brainer that Janelle Monae would find a way to showcase her taste through photos, too.
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – @yeahyeahyeahs
Because this is the closest you’ll ever get to seeing what Karen O is up to, all the time. And isn’t that what everyone wants?
6. Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear) – @edroste
Droste says right in his bio that he loves travel almost as much as he loves music, and anyone who feels the same will enjoy these old and new photos of exotic locales and big shows.