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.
Fun Fun Fun Fest is this weekend in Austin,TX and the lineup is insane: M83, Girls,Passion Pit, Lykke Li, ,The Damned, Slayer,Danzig, Public Enemy,Odd Future, Diplo, Spank Rock, Wugazi, Neon Indian, Henry Rollins, Turquoise Jeep, Cold Cave, Yacht, Grimes, Purity Ring…it goes on.
Treasure Island Music Festival celebrates its fifth birthday in October with a great lineup: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Flying Lotus, Dizee Rascal, Chromeo, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, Warpaint, The Antlers, Friendly Fires, Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions In The Sky, Beach House and more.
This week: debut albums from the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi/Jack White collaboration and Canadian synth outfit Austra, as well as releases from Planningtorock, Thee Oh Sees, and a posthmus re-release of Jay Reatard’s early tracks.
Stream entire albums from Thee Oh Sees, Planningtorock, Thurston Moore, Glasvegas, and others.
San Francisco garage rockers Thee Oh See’s video from their album, Help. It’s a series of looped clips from footage of Thee Oh Sees while on their crazy tour of SXSW. Potentially seizure-inducing, there’s also a flute solo!