Yes, that is a bunch of grown men in head-to-toe hairy animal outfits. We traveled to Chicago, IL over the weekend to cover Pitchfork Music Festival, so it goes without saying that we saw a couple weird acts AKA bands you weirdos are itching to fall in love with.
The annual music festival rolled out safe but joyful headliners this year: Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, and FKA twigs. The rest of the acts, particularly the undercard, packed just as much punch as headliners, though. Be it the eerie insanity of Girl Band, the aware urgency of Blood Orange, the merciless empowerment of Savages, or the giant return of Broken Social Scene, this year’s fest was ready to show the time of day someone is billed doesn’t reflect their talent. Don’t you forget it.
Because the festival packed plenty of bands see, hear, and obsess over, we’re taking things slow. Instead of overwhelming you (because, let’s be honest, there’s no way you can handle this much visual goodness and a who’s-who guide of suggestions all at once), we’re rolling out coverage in two pieces. Pick up a copy of this week’s issue on Thursday to see our top 10 from the festival. If you can’t wait that long, fine, keep your eyes peeled on the website, but don’t blame us when your laptop screen’s soul-sucking glare hurts your vision more than the cozy comforts of paper would.
See the full gallery below:
Pick up a copy of this week’s issue of DigBoston to see our full Pitchfork Music Festival coverage.