Absolutely incredible line up. I’ve never heard of this festival before, so I’m curious how much tickets will be…
Bummed by the lack of Majical Cloudz and Mutual Benefit :(
also, after all the talk of the “emo/punk revival” none of those bands ended up on the list (unless you count Speedy Ortiz)
yeah, I’m a HUGE Kanye fan and there’s no way Yeezus deserves to be at number one. As others have already stated, he’s been pretty open about how phoned in that album was. Most people are heralding the production as ground-breaking, and while I agree that they definitely injected a lot of mayhem into mainstream rap’s generally monochromatic palate, he didn’t even do much of the production leg-work. Rapping over other people’s beats would be fine for anything rapper, but I expect much better from ‘Ye, ESPECIALLY when the lyrics are the worst of his career.
AND your hampton spouse
that was actually 2008-2012. Have you listened to Deafheaven?
AOTY – Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
SOTY – Partners in Crime – Coma Cinema
Best New Act – Julia Brown
Best TV – Breaking Bad
Best Movie – Prisoners
its pretty lame that both clips they included were only of Andre
Calling that band insincere seems like a pure dismissal rather than an actual criticism (and I guess Mumford and Sons fans could totally say the same thing).
Totally unrelated, but I’d love to see a deconstructing on “sincerity” and all the Arcade Fire hullabaloo. Its weird how many of the criticisms vaulted at Arcade Fire are the exact same criticisms people use against bands like Mumford and Sons. “its all anthems and posturing, there’s no real emotion under any of it.” and What-not.
I can’t wait for another full length from him. We’re new here was amazing.
I’m not really a fan of MGMT either (other than the amazing initial singles), but could you try to be less pretentious? I’m sure you’re a nice guy but “Eventually the crowd started to become populated by the kinds of people where you can just tell by looking at them that they still think MGMT is brilliant — like the dude wearing clip-on sunglass lenses on a pair of sunglasses — so I had to get the hell out of there.” is not exactly the pinnacle of journalistic credibility.
I’m loving the Moss Icon vibes on this!
patience is a virtue.
I’ve been waiting for Spencer to released a stripped down album for too long. This is just as great as I hoped it would be.
has anyone ever considered how ridiculous the phrase “mainstream indie music” is?
Why was this posted……. :(
You guys are so punk now!
Bands I would have liked to see:
The World is Beautiful Place and I am no longer afraid to Die
Admittedly some of the bands may not actually be “new”, but I found out about all of them this year.
zomby’s music is good, but that dude is a joke
SaintSeneca is also amazing and worth posting about. They just got signed to Anti
This band rules so hard
If I had to pick one I guess I’d say Lost in the Supermarket. But its so hard!
let’s have one anyways! I’m about to start it
So has Kris ever sat down and actually listened to Yeezus?
The Replacements and the Pixies… jeez I’m jealous