Monday, June 30, 2014

Festival Coverage - Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Schedule

Pitchfork's annual music festival in Union Park, Chicago have announced their schedule for each day, July 18-21. There are three, color-coded stages - check it out below, and although 3-Day Passes are sold out, you can still buy single day tickets here. Trust us, it's worth every penny.

Keep checking back here at FPT for our second annual Pitchfork Playlists, Previews, and of course, post-festival coverage!

Friday Night's Headliner: Beck
Friday, July 18 (3pm Gates):
8:30 Beck (GREEN)
7:20 Giorgio Moroder (RED)
7:15 Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks (BLUE)
6:25 Sun Kil Moon (GREEN)
6:15 SZA (BLUE)
5:30 Sharon Van Etten (RED)
5:15 The Haxan Cloak (BLUE)
4:35 Neneh Cherry (GREEN)
4:15 Factory Floor (BLUE)
3:30 Death Grips (RED)

3:20 Hundred Waters (BLUE)
Saturday, July 19 (12pm Gates):
8:30 Neutral Milk Hotel (GREEN)
Saturday's Headliner: Neutral Milk Hotel

7:45 FKA Twigs (BLUE)
7:25 St. Vincent (RED)
6:45 The Field (BLUE)
6:15 Danny Brown (GREEN)
5:45 Kelela (BLUE)
5:15 tUnE-yArDs (RED)
4:45 The Range (BLUE)
4:15 Pusha T (GREEN)
3:45 Mas Ysa (BLUE)
3:20 Cloud Nothings (RED)
2:50 Empress Of (BLUE)
2:30 Wild Beasts (GREEN)
1:55 Circulatory System (BLUE)
1:45 Ka (RED)
1:00 Twin Peaks (GREEN)
Sunday, July 20 (12pm Gates):
Sunday's Headliner: Kendrick Lamar
8:30pm – Kendrick Lamar (GREEN)
7:45pm – Hudson Mohawke (BLUE)
7:25pm – Grimes (RED)
6:45pm – DJ Spinn (BLUE)
6:15pm – Slowdive (GREEN)
5:45pm – Majical Cloudz (BLUE)
5:15pm – Real Estate (RED)
4:45pm – Jon Hopkins (BLUE)
4:15pm – Schoolboy Q (GREEN)
3:45pm – Dum Dum Girls (BLUE)
3:20pm – Earl Sweatshirt (RED)
2:50pm – Isaiah Rashad (BLUE)
2:30pm – Deafheaven (GREEN)
1:55pm – Perfect Pussy (BLUE)
1:45pm – DIIV (RED)
1pm – Speedy Ortiz (BLUE)
1pm – Mutual Benefit (GREEN)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Interpol Releases "Anywhere"

Interpol is back with their much anticipated followup to 2010's Interpol, titled El Pintor, which also happens to be the bands first album in nearly four years. Up to this date there hasn’t been much more than a teaser until today, with an extended preview of the song “Anywhere.” 

The album officially arrives on September 9th (Matador). 

El Pintor

1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice As Hard

ODESZA Announces Fall Tour

Electronic up-and-comer ODESZA has announced a Fall headlining tour, the dates can be seen below. ODESZA has made a name for themselves recently, remixing such major electro-artists like Pretty Lights and Ki:Theory and putting such good spins on them, many claim the remix to be better than the original.

They're fresh off the release of his My Friends Never Die EP, which can be downloaded for free at ODESZA's website (but as always, consider donating a few bucks to help contribute to the cost of production). You can check out the video for the title track after the tour date announcement graphic.

Fans of ODESZA can also catch them opening for Bonobo this summer, Milwaukee will be privy to check out that incredibly promising show when it comes to Turner Hall Ballroom on July 9th.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FPT Electric Forest Artist of the Day - "St. Lucia"

St. Lucia came to be when South African native, Jean-Philip Grobler, looked into the past drawing inspiration from the greats such as: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, and Madonna among others. Currently based out of Brooklyn, St. Lucia began to experiment, teaming up with friends Nick Brown, Ross Clark, Nicky Paul and Patricia Beranek to perform live. With 2012’s September EP and the Self Titled EP behind them, the synth-pop outfit brought their dreamy nostalgic pop to When The Night, there debut full length, which can be heard on the single “Elevate” below.

St. Lucia

Join us at the on Sunday June 29th from 7:15pm - 8:30 pm set at the Sherwood Court Stage.

For more info on St. Lucia visit the official EF Artist Page and enjoy the tunes below.

Monday, June 16, 2014

FPT Electric Forest Artist of the Day - "Poolside"

Aside from headlining acts, some of the most fun and memorable performances I have stumbled upon over the years at festivals have been at smaller side stages, often at obscure times. And, while I would never tell you which bands you NEED to see, with the Festival just under a few weeks away, us Fake Plastic Tuner's have a few recommendations that will be worth your while. With that being said, let's get into it.


The Dance daytime disco chillwave duo from Los Angeles have been on the FPT radar for sometime and we are jumping at the opportunity to see them. The Duo released Pacific Standard Time in 2012, featuring "groovy disco sounds," perfect for a summertime 12:30am - 1:45am set at the renowned Forest Stage.

For more info on Poolside visit the official EF Artist page and enjoy the tunes below.

Electric Forest Festival 2014 Preview

Each summer thousands make the voyage to the the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for the "ultimate music and camping festival" known as Electric Forest. Featuring an unparalleled community integrated with music, art and the Sherwood Forest with its wide variety of surprises, Electric Forest is often described as a festival which must be experienced to be fully appreciate and I for one, found that out first hand at EF 2013.

First and foremost, Electric Forest 2014 features a carefully curated diverse lineup welcoming back The String Cheese Incident who are slated to play three performances with a special collaboration from Ms. Lauryn Hill otherwise known as "The Miss Lauryn Hill Incident." Other headliners include STS9 (2 Shows), Cut Copy, Flying Lotus, Stephen Marley, Aloe Blacc, Moby (DJ Set), Classixx, Tycho, Art Department, Poolside, Steve Angello, Eoto, Rac and St. Lucia (to name a few). While the music may be the main driving attraction, there is much more that meets the eye with EF.

Sherwood Forest Entrance

With a magnitude of camping music festivals happening around the county, Electric Forest easily sets itself apart with a large scale of programs and offerings such as the Plug In Program, Electricology and the Sherwood Forest. The famed Sherwood Forest is the heart and soul of the festival, described as "an experience within itself." By day, kick your feet up and relax in one of the many hammocks scattered within, enjoy the various sculptures and/or the performances happening throughout. As the sun begins to set, let the extravagant light display carry you away into surprise performances and parties deep within the woods, such as the renowned "Silent Disco" or  the "SolLun" Solar/Wind Powered Whiskey Bar. The various stages such as the Observatory and Forest Stage feature a unique intimate space to enjoy music throughout the day/night, and are NOT to be overlooked.

The Ranch Stage

As the morning draws near, you may want to utilize the Daily Yoga session instructed by the professional Hannah Muse, a veteran of the practice. Her teachings fuse a variety of physical poses, while nourishing and strengthening all those positive EF vibes we've all worked so hard to keep going. In all seriousness, I would strongly suggest utilizing this free festival service, but if Yoga isn't for you…there is always Psyhedelic Friendship Bingo, so be sure to pack your daubers!

Last, but not least is the Electrocology Program, which is a fun way to keep your campsite clean along with your neighbors, and in return will keep the festival grounds clean. Within the campgrounds and festival gates, pickup trash bags to earn EcoPoints, redeemable at the Electrocology Store located at the entrace and near the Ranch Arena. These are the ONLY places to win signed posters and other official goodies, although the green team will be on the hunt for good environmentally conscious deeds all weekend to handsomely reward you with prizes such as: Custom EF Hammocks by Eagle Nest Outfitters, Custom EF Daylite pack by Osprey, Custom EF Eco Vessel Water Bottles, Nothing But Shades Sunglasses and Solar Go Batteries.

To learn more about the festival and other Plugin Programs such as the Electric Glen!, The Wounded Warriors Program (very cool program inspired by veterans), Dome of Dance, The Queens Hunt, Kyle Hollingworth's Brewru ExperienceUltimate Camp and the Conscious Alliance Food Exchange visit the official Electric Forest and Plugin Progam site. Otherwise, we'll see you in the Forest!

Sherwood Stage


The String Cheese Incident  |  Steve Angello  |  Umphreys McGee (2 Shows)
STS9 (2 Shows)  |    Zedd  |  Ms. Lauryn Hill  |  Cut Copy
Excision  |  Flying Lotus  |  Zeds Dead  |  The Glitch Mob
Matt & Kim  |  Moby Dj Set  |  BOOKA SHADE
Stephen Ragga Marley  |  ScHoolboy Q  |  EOTO  |  Tycho
 Art Department  |  Classixx  |  Aloe Blacc  |  Paper Diamond
  The Ms. Lauryn Hill Incident

Anthony Hall  |  12th Planet  |  After Funk  |  Alex Metric  |  Anders Osborne  |  Andy C  |  Andy Frasco & the U.N.
Anna Lunoe  |  Blue Sly Black Death  |  Bob Moses  |  Bombino  |  Bro Safari 
Cash Cash  |  Cashmere Cat  |  Catz N Dogz  |  Cherub  |  Chrome Sparks  |  Conspirator
Cosby Sweater  |  Dantiez Saunderson  |  Dead Confederate  |  Destructo  |  Dirtyphonics
Dixon's Violin  |  Dusky  |  Dustin Thomas  |  Emancipator Ensemble  |  Emerson Jay
Earphunk  |  Eric Volta  |  Filibusta  |  Francesca Lombardo  |  Fury + MC Dino
Gemini Club  |  Golf Clap  |  Graff   |  GTA  |  Hoop Troupe Showcase  |  I AM Legion
Isaac Tichauer  |  J. Philip  |  Joe Herler & Rainbow Seekers  |  Jon Wayne and the Pain
Jonas Rathsman  |  Jimmy Edgar  |  Justin Martin  |  K Theory  |  Kastle  |  Kaytranada
Dantiez Saunderson B2B Kevin Saunderson  |  Kung Fu  |  Kygo  |  Late Night Radio
Lee Burridge  |  Lindsay Lowend  |  Los Rakas  |  Luke the Knife  |  Luminox  |  MK
Manic Menert  |  Marcelo Moxy  |  Moon Boots  |  Moon Taxi  |  Muzzy
Nahko and Medicine For The People  |  Nahko (Solo)  |  Natasha Kmeto  |  Papdosio
Pegboard Nerds  |  Penguin Prison DJ Set  |  Perseus  |  Poolside  |  Protohype  |  RAC
Rayland Baxter  |  Rising Appalachia  |  Roadkill Ghost Choir  |  Robbie Fitzsimmons
Rosin Coven  |  Ryan Viser  |  S/HE  |  Seven Lions  |  Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Soul Clap  |  Soul Visions  |  St. Lucia  |  T. Hardy Morris  |  The Floozies  |  The Fungineers
The Revivalists  |  The UNSHEATHED!  |  Topher Jones  |  Trippy Turtle
Until the Ribbon Breaks  |  What So Not  |  Wilkinson  |  Woven Tangles
Xavier Rudd  |  Zoogma

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Felice Brothers "Lion"

The Felice Brothers brought their unique style to American Folk music in 2006 with their formation and have since released an impressive collection of music ranging from mix tapes to full length albums such as Yonder is the Clock or their electro infused Celebration, Florida. With the goal of capturing their intense live performances, the guys are back with Favorite Waitress (Dualtone, June 17). You can listen to, “Lion” the second release from the much anticipated album from the Felice Brothers. 

Four upcoming local tour dates check HERE

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tennis Announce "Ritual in Repeat", Share New Song

Tennis have announced they will release Ritual in Repeat via Communion on September 9. Ritual in Repeat will follow last year's Small Sound EP and 2012's full-length, Young and Old. You can now stream the album's first single, "Never Work for Free" below.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Video: The Fresh & Onlys - Animal of One

The Fresh & Onlys are set to release House of Spirits, next week on the Mexican Summer label.  The Fresh & Onlys have quietly turned in their 5th studio album and it lives up to the isolated sound that fans have grown accustom to.  The album was written during lead songwriter Tim Cohen's stay at an isolated horse ranch in Arizona, and later recorded at Lucky Cat Studios in the band's hometown of San Francisco.

The band has a full list of tour dates set kicking off later this month:

Wed. June 18 - Calgary, AB @ Royal Canadian Legion #1 (Sled Island Music Festival)
Thu. June 19 - Calgary, AB @ The Golden Age Club (Sled Island Music Festival)
Sat. July 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Sun. July 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Thu. July 10 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. July 11 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Electric Owl
Sat. July 12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Tue. July 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Wed. July 16 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Thu. July 17 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Fri. July 18 - Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Sat. July 19 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
Mon. July 21 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. July 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Wed. July 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Thu. July 24 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. July 25 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Sat. July 26 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
Mon. July 28 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Tue. July 29 - Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
Thu. July 31 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Sat. Aug. 16 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriets - Woodsist Festival