Sound on Sound is less than a week away and it's pretty exciting to see what the organizers have in store for us during the festivals inaugural run. The line up has something for everybody but in case you are quite sure what to see I have decided to share my top picks for the weekend along with a spotlight on some of the local talent that are participating this year.
Run The Jewels - Killer Mike and El-P just days away from the election and hopefully armed with new tracks from RTJ3 is a can't miss. Fellow Dungeon Family member Big Boi from Outkast will also be at the fest so maybe a cameo?
Hinds - One of the funnest bands to break out this year, Hinds have been touring a ton in support of their debut Leave Me Alone including more than a dozen shows during this years SXSW.
Empress Of - The singer songwriter came on peoples radar when she started releasing snippets of her work on YouTube in 2012 and her debut album Me features the track Standard, one of the best songs to come out this year.
Beach House - The "can't miss" band of the weekend. Their live shows are always hypnotizing and this might be the last chance to see them before they begin work on the follow up to last years Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Deerhunter - A last minute addition that changed everything. Deerhunter have released some of the most creative and refreshing music over their last 5 albums and the bands live performance is always something special.
Car Seat Headrest - The band released 12! albums on SoundCloud before signing with Matador Records in 2015. 2016 brought their first major label release Teens of Denial which was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year.
Wild Nothing - Dreamy synths are Jack Tatum's specialty and he has been releasing stellar albums since 2010's Gemini. He was back earlier this year with Life of Pause which we will hopefully get to hear a lot from during his performance.
Thundercat - The extremely talented bassist and producer has worked with everyone from Flying Lotus to Erykah Badu but you know he's doing something right when he was featured extensively on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly.
Saturday November 5th / 4:00 - 4:40 The Keep
Sunday November 6th / 3:10 - 3:40 The Forest Stage
Saturday November 5th / 3:10 - 3:40 The Forest Stage
Friday November 4th / 3:10 - 3:45 The Forest Stage
Friday November 4th / 1:30 - 2:00 Dragon's Lair Stage
Saturday November 5th / 2:20 - 2:50 The Keep Stage