The annual Los Angeles-based FYF Fest was humble in size, sweet and yet progressively cool — like Coachella’s little sister that borrowed its clothes. We got to spend the day hopping to shows, eating colored popsicles, and thanking the universe we’d worn proper shoes. All the while getting to hang with the bands that make the heat worth it. Between finding abandoned kitchen sinks with Toro y Moi or snapping shots next to Morrissey’s “Vegan” crew vans with Neon Indian — Fuck Yeah Fest didn’t disappoint. // photos + words byClaire McKinzie
Check out more of Claire’s shots + recap from FYF — including Lower Dens, HEALTH, Mac Demarco, DJ Dodger Stadium, Ed Droste oF Grizzly Bear, and more — after the jump…
Animal Collective, who recently finished recording their forthcoming record at LA’s EastWest Studios, have re-launched a new + improved myanimalhome.net to announce a limited (2000 copies) new 3xLP live boxset, from their show at 9:30 in Washington, DC, in June 2013. Listen to the live version of Feels classic “Did You See The Words” from the record below, check the tracklist after the jump, and pre-order here to get an instant digital copy of the record.
Toro y Moi just dropped a new hip-hop record/mixtape called Samantha, featuring collabs with Washed Out, Rome Fortune, Nosaj Thing, Kool AD, and more, via a link to dropbox on his instagram. Go grab it + check the tracklist after the jump:
Grimes has started a new artist co-operative and record label called Eerie Organization, which will release her new album in Canada. First up, though: newcomer Nicole Dollanganger and her debut LP Natural Born Losers. Grimes says of the record: “It blew up my brain so hard that I literally started Eerie to fucking put it out because it’s a crime against humanity for this music not to be heard.” Grimes describes Nicole’s sound as “Hurt NIN sound design/ pain w Dolly Parton-esque witty profundity that sometimes gets super dark and contrasty to fluttery expressive cherub vocals…” Listen to first single “You’re So Cool” below:
Toronto duo Josh McIntyre + Talvi Faustmann — aka Prince Innocence — is running things today over on our siriusXM show, starting at noon EST on channel 35sirius XMU, and airing again tonight at midnight. Tune in and zone out to tracks from Vince Staples, Bicep, Jessy Lanza, and a whole lot more, including a few cool exclusive/unreleased things that you need to hear. A preview: