Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.
Around this time each year we have the ask, has the whole world gone list crazy? And yes, we have, and ours go to eleven. Here’s our favorites this year.
La Blogotheque captures a sidewalk performance of “Baby’s Arms” from Kurt Vile and The Violators during this summer in Paris.
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.
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.
The next single from Smoke Ring For My Halo, one of my favorites this year. The entire video was shot on a Windows Phone as part of their Windows Phone Me short film series.
Kurt Vile’s new album, Smoke Ring For My Halo, has been blowing me away for about a month now and I’m pretty sure it’s going to make it into 2011’s Top 5. Absolutely worth your time. Here’s the first single.
To celebrate the upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties they are curating, Animal Collective have put out a two-hour free mix with many of the artists playing the show. Its a good one.