I wouldn't mind a Blue Album or Pinkerton set by Weezer... as long as that's the only material they'd play. Listening to any of their other albums has been known to induce side effects similar to those that one might receive from taking Zocor.
Harlem Best Coast Real Estate Surfer Blood Local Natives again Liars Titus Andronicus Major Lazer Toro Y Moi
I think Titus Andronicus is a bit too heavy, and too high on the "scare the crap out of children" scale. I hope I am never within 100 yards of the Liars again. Although I'm no expert on garage, or even how to define garage, I don't recall many garagers in the past, so I'm doubting Harlem. I like the rest of the list though.
Post by Horned Gramma on Aug 26, 2010 6:55:24 GMT -8
I don't feel like crafting another history lesson, so about the Philistines Jr I will say just two things.
First, it is the recording project of Peter Katis, whose work as a producer you know from the National (Alligator, Boxer), Interpol (Turn On the Bright Lights, Antics), as well as records by Jonsi, Frightened Rabbit and Swell Season.
Second, I guarantee that the Philistines Jr is the 'Favorite Band You've Never Heard' of at least one of the people within the sound of my voice. The fact that I'm an asshole has nothing to do with how incredible they are.
Yesterday afternoon I sat down and put on their album 'The Sinking of the S.S. Danehower' and was making my post about Mice Parade and wistfully suggesting booking the Philistines Jr for Sasquatch, and I decided to make my weekly visit to their website to see if they were up to anything, only to find a full-page announcement about the release of their first album in NINE YEARS. That's literally exactly how it happened; I wanted to cry I was so happy. So I did.
Maybe the time is right for them. Last time they dropped a record the internet wasn't the kind of place it is today; even so the honest-to-goodness perfection of both of their albums makes the fact that they continue to languish, unnoticed and unloved, an absolute mystery.
Someone on a message board ten years ago urged me to check them out, and for ten years they have been in constant rotation. If they hit as close to home for anyone here as they did for me, thank me in ten years.
Post by heliumbones on Aug 27, 2010 23:44:57 GMT -8
I agree with Harlem.
I'm gonna throw a previously unmentioned band that would fit the "up and coming" quota for next year's sasquatch and that band is Skybox, i think they fit the sasquatch mold really well and could be pretty popular in the near future
Post by sandwiches on Aug 29, 2010 23:15:18 GMT -8
I agree that Arcade Fire is probably a lock for a headliner. Cut Copy and The Walkmen both have albums coming out and they would be awesome as sub-headliners. I've got my fingers crossed for Hot Chip since their current tour has no Northwest dates. As for smaller acts I agree Surfer Blood should and probably will be there (they've been everywhere else.) Major Lazer would be another great addition, I'm not crazy for their music but I watched their set online for Pitchfork and it looked like the most fun ever. Other possibilities include Sleigh Bells, Best Coast, Beach House (please) Die Antword, !!!, Yeasayer, Deerhunter, Blonde Redhead and Of Montreal. As for the BIG ones, I'm leaning on the side of optimism that Radiohead will close out the festival in epic fashion. I could see Belle and Sebastian as a sub-headliner for Arcade Fire on either Saturday or Sunday working out nicely as well.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Sept 1, 2010 7:15:16 GMT -8
Would anybody else be happy to see Megadeth close out sunday? Apparently they have two new albums out. Not that I've listened to them in like a thousand years, but as a whole festival experience it would be pretty wild to have it book ended by High Profile indie act and Lengendary Metal act. Plus they are consumate professionals when it comes to melting the faces of large crowds. Not saying it makes 100% sense, but with them on the mainstage and a big DJ in the tent it could workout well.