By now you’re probably aware in some capacity of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, being held July 13th, 14th, and 15th in Chicago’s Union Park.
At any rate, Pitchfork always dishes out positive words for many Bay Area musicians, keeping tune with our vibrant scene and respecting much of the talent that’s produced. Consequently, the site’s album reviews often set the pace for a new release, and those cryptically-circled ratings can surprisingly break or sink a band. That said, it’s noteworthy to mention both Segall and the Sees have earned praise through Pitchfork’s penmanship when discussing each of their newest releases. Segall’s collaboration with White Fence, Hair, garnered an 8.2 and Thee Oh Sees’ Carrion Crawler/The Dream nabbed an 8.0.
Well done, and no doubt reasons they’re both playing a festival that also features Pitchfork faves Beach House, Dirty Projectors, Vampire Weekend, Nicolas Jaar, Grimes, and many others. If you’re making the trip, have a blast!