I'm really glad they came out with a new song to get me excited to see them. I've been at two festivals where they played and both times I've skipped them because of something more exciting. I'd love to see Akron/Family but I have a feeling Holy Ghost will be one of the best daytime dance parties we're going to get. I also love the new song.
That bassline and the extra synth that's bouncing around the background sound SO much like LCD Soundsystem, and that can only be a good thing coming from my mouth. I'm really excited for the new album, although I don't think they've set a release date beyond "summer" yet.
I don't know how DFA has all of these ridiculously talented funky electronic bands on the same label. Have you ever listened to Shit Robot? Their name is silly, but their music is awesome and has that obvious "DFA" sound to it. Plus the name of one of their albums is "From The Cradle To The Rave" and that's one of my favorite titles ever.
I saw Yacht open for Hot Chip last year and I just can't quite get in to them for some reason. I'll be seeing them again this summer at What The Festival though, so I'll give them another chance before then.
I do like this remix of that song quite a bit though! Everything RAC remixes comes out with perfect summery vibes. [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/dfa-records/second-summer-rac-remix-1[/soundcloud]
Okay well I was feeling kinda unsure about my choice to see Akron/Family after I didn't get into them as much as I anticipated, and that Holy Ghost! song is great. I'm thinking I'll head to see them after Bloc Party now. It'll mean one less stage change for me on Saturday since I was planning on seeing Devendra Banhart on the Bigfoot, which is right after Holy Ghost.
edit: ah shit I had the order wrong and Holy Ghost! starts before Bloc Party. I guess I'll be seeing part of Holy Ghost! then and heading down for Bloc Party.
Do what all the cool kids are doing! Check out Matthew Dear until you cannot bear to miss any more Vampire Weekend. I'm hoping I can hold out for Matthew Dear's entire set before migrating, but in the heat of the moment you never know what will happen.
If it really comes down to it though, 45 minutes of Matthew Dear followed by 45 minutes of VW is a pretty solid split. Not a terrible overlap, if you ask me.