Right. I was hoping for some adds too as there still seems like there's room. The release of the poster obviously doesn't mean there won't be adds but we've been in a lull lately regarding information so some news would be nice. I'm not reading anything into the poster as anything other than something new to sell in the store.
They just released an updated poster on the Sasquatch main web site. I don't see James Murphy on there. He could also just be unadvertised. Not trying to alarm all of you Murphy lovers and I might be blind, but I just thought it was odd.
If you're willing to pony up money for premiere, you should also just consider staying at Wildhorse. It's $50 cheaper than premiere, the food is better (two words for you: wild burger), and the atmosphere is more low key (which may not be what some of y'all want). It's offsite but it's only a mile away and there are shuttles every half hour.
The odd thing is that Nate Reuss (lead singer of fun.) was previously in a band, The Format, that was generally highly regarded, especially their album Dog Problems. They were still highly derivative (so HFG probably still hates them), but I found Dog Problems at the Multnomah County Library's used store for 75 cents and it's pretty good. Here's some irony from wikipedia: "The Format chose their name to make fun of the music industry's inclination towards a cookie-cutter "format" for a hit." And look at fun. now.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2012 9:30:40 GMT -8 by Mr. Earl
If Pollstar is correct about Friday and earlier reports are correct, that makes it 14 on Friday this year, which is up from 9 last year.
2011:Foo Fighters (Sas), DFA 1979 (Sas), The Bronx (Sas), Bob Mould (Sas), Against Me (Big), Biff Clyro (Big) , Rival Schools (Big) Mariachi El Bronx (Yeti), DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid (Banana).
I don't think that means they start any earlier, however. They are just fleshing out the stages more. Last only Mariachi played the Yeti and only Anjali/Incredible played the Banana Shack. This year so far, according to earlier reports:
Pretty Lights Girl Talk Santigold Of Monsters and Men Allen Stone
EITS Ben Howard Polica
honeyhoney Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss
Beats Antique SBTRKT STRFKR Little People
There's one more on the Sasquatch last year but that stage started at 5:45 in 2011. The Sasquatch stage might start a little earlier than last year but I would imagine the festival still starts at 4 on Friday. There's still room on the Yeti and Bigfoot as well, should they choose.
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2012 18:41:42 GMT -8 by Mr. Earl
When Cloud Cult is good, they are so good. However, when Cloud Cult is NOT good, they are fucking insufferable. That guy has written some songs that are so truly awful that if they had come from someone else -- someone who hadn't also written 'Alien Christ', for example -- I would never listen to their music again.
Still always wanted to see them perform, though.
They are one of my favorite bands, but you are right, HG. Cloud Cult sometimes suffers from Guided By Voices syndrome (and I love GBV too). Just because you are prolific and write a crapload of songs doesn't mean you have to record them all. I would say that live, Cloud Cult is selective and don't do the songs that I consider filler.
Cloud Cult is a band from Minnesota led by Craig Minowa, who reportedly spurned major label offers in favor of his own Earthology label. Craig and his wife Connie, a painter in the band, live on an organic farm way out in the country and the environment is a constant theme in their music. Another major theme is death and healing, stemming primarily from when their 2-year-old son inexplicably died in his sleep a decade ago. Craig Minowa responded by writing over a hundred songs in a short amount of time and much have that has fueled their albums. Environment and life/death could make for a self-righteous feel but they are super genuine and all around decent people. They are always very humble and appreciative as well. The documentary, No One Said it Would Be Easy, chronicles the band's history.
I've seen them three times live and, along with Gogol Bordello, are my favorite band to see live right meow. Their shows are sensory overload with constant videos playing while two artists start and finish paintings over the course of the show. They then auction off the paintings after the show. Connie is one of the painters but she and Craig have had two kids in the last three years and she hasn't been touring as much. I'm not sure if she'll be at Sasquatch and I'm not sure that the video element will translate very well mid-day on the Bigfoot stage. It will still be a great show, however.
Album wise, the Meaning of 8 is probably their most critically revered, though Advice for the Happy Hippopotamus is great and Feel Good Ghosts is my favorite, probably because that was the first album I heard of theirs. Their latest album Light Chasers is a concept album about the life cycle and they have been playing a lot of that album at their shows. Musically, they use strings to supply a lot of slow build-up into a more frenetic sound.