Israeli sisters Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim combine their magical voices with timeless Yemenite folk songs and modern electronic beats for an exhilarating show.
Praised by Rolling Stone, Vogue, and NPR, their debut album, Habib Galbi, was inspired by traditional love and protest songs of Yemenite women. "But the trio isn't looking to just preserve old sounds: instead, these Haim sisters catapult this roots material with bracing, quirky, three-part harmonies that float over electronic beats" (NPR).
The LA five-piece broke a year of silence with a pop up show in San Francisco in April, and the surprise release of their first new track in three years, "Past Lives". Following further west coast pop up shows in San Diego and the band's hometown of Los Angeles ("people lost their shit" - VICE). Local Natives announce the release of their third album Sunlit Youth, out September 9 on Loma Vista Recordings / Infectious Music.
Sunlit Youth caps a trilogy of albums for Local Natives, which began with their 2010 breakout Gorilla Manor, followed by 2013's Hummingbird, which earned worldwide acclaim and opened at #12 on the Billboard 200. Together, the two albums have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
There are also a ton of local club shows happening this week around the festival dates. Most of those are sold out already, but a few still have tickets available. See some big time names in a small sized club!
You probably already know all about the headliners, so we picked 10 somewhat smaller bands & artists (uh, except LCD) that we're super excited to see. To find out when and where they're playing, you can check out our full schedule here.
Alex G is a super talented dude from Philadelphia who's creating stunning lo-fi bedroom folk pop and with every record he releases (he's put out a BUNCH already) and every good show he plays he's one step closer to becoming huge. This will happen. Bet.
Julien Baker quietly released her DIY debut album "Sprained Ankle" late last year (featuring nine achingly beautiful pop folk songs that will not only get in your head but they'll slip under your skin and stay awhile) and it's quickly become a critical fave. You will feel it. You will feel it all. This I promise you.
Jay Som is the lush DIY post ____ pop project of San Francisco's Melina Duterte. She's good! Think indie pop meets shoegaze meets psych meets surf meets ____ meets good music. Jay Som has recently playing shows with Mitski (love) and Japanese Breakfast (love x 2) and now that's what I call a perfect sound grouping! Somebody somewhere really knew what they were doing when they put together that tour. Raises for all!
These legendary punks don't play outside Chicago too often but when they do....... look the fuck out. Also. Have you ever noticed that frontman Steve Albini and legendary Chicago playwright David Mamet have never been seen in the same room together? Stew on that. There might be something there.
Sheer Mag is a scratchy messy pretty punk band straight outta Philly that combines dirty rock riffs with crushed up classic glam melodies. Their music is raw, noisy, and so satisfyingly sing-able. Since forming somewhere circa 2014 A.D., they've released two well-received 7"s and have played shows with good bands like Perfect Pussy, Destruction Unit, Shannon and the Clams, Royal Headache and Porches.
Hey, Hop Along played FYF last year too. That's how dope this good band from Philadelphia is. In case you don't already love them, Hop Along make punk pop that's not pop punk. It's epic and cathartic and just really good. Also, frontwoman Frances Quinlan's voice is the best voice.