FYF Fest 2011: Pre-Festival Picks

Skate brand Altamont brings Los Angeles’ a one-day event of genre-hopping madness once again! With five stages of music and comedy, there are musical pickins for everyone here, though fans of electronic music and fans of bands of yore should be particularly elated! Death From Above 1979 11:05PM, LEONARDO’S STAGE After reuniting earlier this year, Toronto’s Death From Above 1979 has been hitting the festival circuit hard. From Coachella to the Leeds Festival and SXSW, where fans ensued a riot, the duo has been melting faces at a furious speed. Consisting of just a drummer and bassist, DFA 1979 perform songs that are loud, electrifying, and make people want to dance. – KH Explosions in the Sky 10:45PM, DONATELLO’S STAGE

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Leftover Cuties Video Interview (w/ Full Album Stream)

“I started listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong and Billie Holiday and I fell in love with it… It’s not the stuff that I grew up on because I didn’t grow up in America, but I’m glad I got to discover it as an older person, because I think I really got to appreciate it much more.”

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Field Hymns Mixtape (#16) Stream & Download

Field Hymns was started on my birthday — August 30th, 2008, in Portland, Oregon. Why I decided to do that, I have no idea; I must have thought I was making more money than I was at the time, which makes sense as I have a terrible head for math as well as poor decision-making skills. I suppose our music tends to head towards the experimental and odd, but I’ll let you all be the judge of that.

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Intuitive Navigation: Portland Event Recap

INTUITIVE NAVIGATION : An Evening Of Psychedelic Music, Movement, Wearable Sculpture Art & Film Thursday, August 25th, 2011 @ Holocene, Portland SEE ALSO: Initial Press Release & Event Announcement or FACEBOOK EVENT Billions And Billions Photography by Vivian Hua (1-3), missclarita (4) Swahili Photography by Kerosene Rose; Performance & Visuals by Kaitlin Bryson Midday Veil Performance & Wearable Art by Katherine Groesbeck and Dancers; Visuals by David Golightly Photography by Kerosene Rose (1), missclarita (2), Vivian Hua (3,4) Golden Retriever Performance by Lucy Yim; Wearable Art by Matt Leavitt and Vivian Hua Photography by Kerosene Rose (2) and Vivian Hua (1,3) Press Coverage From Portland Mercury: “Holocene gets dressed up as an empyrean dreamworld tonight for Redefine Magazine’s Intuitive Navigation,

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The Sword – Warp Riders Album Review

Metal has this amazing ability to never lose relevancy in the grand scheme of the musical world. Each time it seemed like it was starting to falter — when Pantera was breaking up, Slayer was having neck surgeries from headbanging, and Metallica was getting older in the public eye — something happened, like The Sword riding in like the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse — only, instead of bringing the end of the world, they brought retro-influenced metal back.   Needless to say, that throwback metal style is all the rage now. The Sword just recently opened up for Metallica, and after releasing two albums to sett the stage, it is time for their definitive album. Warp Riders is the

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Ganglians – Still Living Album Review

Although, the sophomore album from Ganglians opens with the perplexing dedication, “This is a sad sad song for all you sad sad people,” it quickly becomes evident that the objective of the album is actually to brighten up lives with the right touch of reverb and sun-drenched melodies. As the voice of lead singer Ryan Grubbs is full of glee and the song “Drop The Act” manifests into an upbeat beach tune, the word “sad” would never come to mind when describing anything from Still Living. Listen to “Drop The Act” – DOWNLOAD MP3 Listen to “Sleep” – DOWNLOAD MP3 Hailing from Sacramento, California, Ganglians earned comparisons to The Beach Boys early on in their career. The group’s debut EP

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