Primavera Sound Insane 2012 Lineup

OK, the lineup for this year’s Primavera Festival is outrageous: A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Atlas Sound, Beirut, Björk, Black Lips, Danny Brown, Death Cab For Cutie, Death Grips, Dirty Beaches, Girls, Grimes, Hype Williams, Japandroids, Justice, Liturgy, Mazzy Star, Melvins, Napalm Death, Neon Indian, OFF!, Real Estate, Refused, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Spiritualized, The Cure, The Drums, The Rapture, The War On Drugs, The xx, Trash Talk, Washed Out, Wavves, Wilco, Yo La Tengo and about a hundred other bands.


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Dirty Beaches “Silk Stockings” (Live)

“There is no superiority in terms of music; there is no good music; there is no bad music. Every music is designed specifically and catered to a taste, so it’s preferences. People who judge music as good or bad are thinking of it as like…f’ing sports or something.”

Spotlight: The Year of The Saxophone

It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011′s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.

Spotlight: Cover Love

How do we even start to cover the covers? Maybe with some connections: Dirty Beaches does Johnny Cash — Cash does Nine Inch Nails — Reznor & Karen O do Zeppelin — it just goes on from there.

Music For: Nostalgia

A song can take you back—both to places of your past and, interestingly, sometimes to places you’ve never been before…sometimes the artists haven’t been either. Here is some music-evoked nostalgia for you.

Dirty Beaches “Lord Knows Best”

Hype-heavy for good reason, Alex Zhang Hungtai is Dirty Beaches. A solo act, draped in 60′s era nostalgia, his first release, Badlands, is “ballads and dirges laced with murder and lament”, and is one of this year’s most interesting indie releases.