Twin festivals Reading & Leeds announce their lineups for August 24th-26th. Kasabian, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Cure, Florence & The Machine, The Shins, Justice, Foster The People, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, OFWGKTA and so forth.
Award ceremonies are intended to celebrate the best and brightest talent, yet the shows themselves are often dull, lengthy and awkward. Although this year’s Grammy Awards clocked the highest ratings in decades (RIP Whitney), we were again reminded why we don’t really pay attention to these things. Especially this one.
The Bonnaroo lineup is madness: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish headline with The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Skrillex, Foster The People, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Black Star, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, St. Vincent, Phantogram, The Black Lips, The War On Drugs, EMA, Kurt Vile, Yelawolf, Bad Brains, Danny Brown a whole bunch more on the roster.
Gabourey Sidibe stars in Foster The People’s new clip which seems like some kind of stress dream: a driving test, police pursuit, exploding paint and a bag full of stolen money.
The 2012 Grammy nominations are out and we’ve got the list.
Foo Fighters, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Band Of Horses, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Foster The People are tapped to play the second year of Lollapalooza in Chile and the inaugural year of Lollapalooza Brazil.
Looks like somebody’s video budget got a boost recently. The new clip from the “Pumped Up Kicks” crooners about the subjective nature of reality, golden hulk hands and pyrotechnics.
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.
This weekend Grant Park will host the 20th anniversary celebration of Lollapalooza in Chicago. Whether or not you are going to make it to the festivities you can still rock out with this mix, kindly presented by Spin. Artists include Black Lips, Lykke Li, Foster The People, Ratatat, Titus Andronicus, Jay Electronica, Beirut and more.
It’s Mad Max meets Lord of the Flies meets…The Road? Band of the summer, Foster The People’s new video has a bunch of post-apocalyptic kids ruling what’s left of the world, zapping adults back into childhood, and generally causing a ruckus.
LA indie-poppers Foster The People have invaded the brains of the masses with this track. It was just voted “Indie Song of the Summer” over at Stereogum.