1. Outkast 2. The National 3. Queens of the Stone Age 4. Panda Bear 5. Deafheaven 6. Mogwai (hope they make it, this time!) 7. Chance the Rapper 8. Liars 9. Shakey Graves 10. Tyler the Creator
I need some serious starting point info for any and all of: Cut Copy, Foals, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Violent Femmes, Elbow.
So much yes to Shakey Graves! The man is amazing, can't wait to finally see him live.
Foals is an incredible live band. I love all of their albums and they seem to really hit their stride more and more with each album, so I'd give them all a shot. Some highlights, though, are Red Socks Pugie and Two Steps Twice off Antidotes; Spanish Sahara and Blue Blood off Total Life Forever; and Inhaler and Providence off Holy Fire.
Just started listening to Phantogram but I can't get enough of When I'm Small.
Haven't heard their early stuff but Phosphorescent's newest album Muchacho is my current obsession. Give Song For Zula, Muchacho's chune, and Down to Go a listen!
I would say Bright Like Neon Love over Zonoscope, personally. All good albums though! Cut Copy are so dreamy.
Yes, also great. How do you feel about Free Your Mind? I couldn't seem to get into it when it came out, but I haven't gone back to reevaluate since. Is it worth trying?
I actually liked Free Your Mind a lot! It's not quite like the others where some songs are irresistibly catchy and will never leave your brain, but the entire thing is very solid. Give it a few more listens and I bet you'll find some value in it. I probably listened to it 15 times last year and by the end I liked it quite a bit.
They've been around for a while, their last album was widely considered to be their best
This is not a real thing.
Caught me. More accurately: their last album received generally positive reviews, but you can say that about most of their records, really. I actually thought Trouble was pretty bland at first but it's grown on me like a motherfucker.
Also, thank you crouton. You've always been a friend to me in salads, glad to see that relationship extends to music as well.
MAY: 1. QOTSA 2. Outkast 3. M.I.A. 4. Liars 5. Mogwai 6. Portugal. The Man 7. Foals 8. Deafheaven 9. Major Lazer 10. Die Antwoord
Lots of names in there that I have seen but don't know their music. Excited to start researching.
JULY: 1. Kraftwerk (I have still never even heard them but I am super stoked just because of how stoked some of you are.) 2. The Horrors 3. Deltron 3030 4. The Black Angels 5. Sandrider 6. Helms Alee 7. Junip 8. Metz 9. Death 10. Royksop + Robyn
Again, lots of names in here that I have seen but don't know their music. It will be interesting to see how this list changes closer to the festivals.