Today in Music: Moving On

photo by Gregory A. Perez
Bjork on the Mainstage at Sasquatch
photo by Gregory A. Perez

All around the blogosphere, from New York (The Tripwire, Brooklyn Vegan, etc.) to the Northwest (The Finest Kiss, Three Imaginary Girls, Reverb, etc.), you can find post-Sasquatch run-downs and evaluations, full of interesting videos, stories, and pictures. Yesterday, the blog featured a few videos from the festival, and today we have two photo galleries from our fantastic photo coordinator Greg Perez. Check these amazing images out:

Day 1:

Day 2:

But now that the ‘Squatch is over, it’s time to move on. The internet attention has turned toward other upcoming festivals like Bonnaroo, which features a dizzying array of KEXP favorites, like The White Stripes, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Manu Chao, The Decemberists, Hot Chip, and Franz Ferdinand, in addition to the jam bands that the festival is known for. The schedule for the four day event is now available.

Also on the horizon, though a bit further off, is another festival at The Gorge: the Download Festival, a UK import, will make its American debut with four U.S. stops, including the scenic spot at George, WA. Each festival stop features different artists. At the Gorge Amphitheater, on August 25, you can see Modest Mouse, The Thermals, Nada Surf, and … wait a minute — Incubus? Should make for an interesting crowd.

Beyond that a few artists have announced tour dates recently:

  • Rock Sellout lists new stops for Ryan Adams, who will be promoting his upcoming Easy Tiger. Here’s a two minute clip of “Two” from the album due next Tuesday:
  • Ryan Adams – Two (MP3)

  • A list of tour dates for The Maccabees can be found at Each Note Secure, though no Seattle stop has been listed yet.
  • Shelves of Vinyl lists a few new dates for Klaxons, who will be returning to Seattle with their energetic and entertaining show on July 10 at Chop Suey.
  • Speaking of tours, the next stop for Arcade Fire after Sasquatch was Portland, where they covered Clinic’s “Distortions.” You watch a video of it, thanks to The Music Slut:
  • Moving on a different path, The Strokes have retooled their website and reshot the video for “You Only Live Once.” While the original video, which featured the band being flooded inside an oil tanker, was amusing enough, the cinematic new video, directed by Warren Fu, is super-slick. Here it is:

    Duluth band Low try out a new version of “Hatchet” in this video, animated by Scott Bateman:

    Also, trying something new is Sufjan Stevens, whose rooftop performance I featured yesterday. For their next annual Music Issue (which should come out in June), The Believer convinced Sufjan to record a “rock song.” Yesterday, Stereogum had the exclusive stream of the song, entitled “In The Words Of The Governor.” Today, you can find it on Jonk’s Music Blog (and linked below). Be sure to pick up the special issue of The Believer, which will also include songs by Deerhunter, Page France, The Blow, Aesop Rock, The Twilight Sad, and a whole ton of other great artists.

    Sufjan Stevens – In The Words Of The Governor (MP3)

  • I’ll leave you with this new song by Savath & Savalas, a side project of Prefuse 73’s Guillermo Scott Herren, because it features the inestimable talents of Jose Gonzalez. The album, Golden Pollen, comes out on June 19 on Anti. Thanks to Some Velvet Blog for hosting this:
  • Savath & Savalas feat. Jose Gonzalez – Estrella De Dos Caras (MP3)

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    One Comment

    1. junebug
      Posted May 30, 2007 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

      Why doesn’t this Seattle band get any KEXP love?

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