Interactive dance clips; dangerous escalators; one-shot wonders; murderous muppets; product whores – our favorite 11 music videos from this year cover a lot of ground.
Portishead curates this year’s three day event, featuring Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Battles, Swans, Ultramagnetic MCs, Mogwai, The Horrors and more.
eMusic has put together a free, 29-song sampler with artists playing at this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Fleet Foxes, Battles, Toro Y Moi, Neko Case, Deerhunter, OFF!, Yuck, Shabazz Palaces and more show up.
Seattle’s next big music weekend: TV On the Radio, Explosions In The Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, Yuck, Austra, The Cave Singers, Best Coast, Handsome Furs, Kurt Vile, Cold Cave, F*cked Up, Les Savy Fav, Battles, Ra Ra Riot, My Goodness and a whole lot more.
This week: Wood’s continue with more lo-fi magic, Brooklyn’s Ford + Lopatin synthesize and stimulate, Battles’ first album without their frontman (still good!), Mark Ronson gets Black Lips polished (for them), Arctic Monkeys continue their journey with a more serious sound.
Don’t feed the animals. In fact don’t even go near them. It’s Man vs. Beast, so let’s get ready to rumble!