Bumbershoot 2011: Com Truise, Little Dragon & Other Must-See Electronic Highlights

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Our ears are still vibin’ to yesterday’s free MP3 from soul music veteran Charles Bradley–who is scheduled to perform at this year’s festival amongst other jazz & soul highlights. But for those looking to do more than just some toe-tapping, allow us to suggest some stellar electronic acts performing at this year’s Bumbershoot.

Chill-wave artist, Com Truise makes dreamy, ’80s-influenced electronic-tinged songs. He plays on Sunday Sept. 4th and we’re betting his slow-motion funk,  synth-wave awesomeness and everything else in between will strum the soundtrack to a flying dream, one narrated by Tom Cruise. Don’t believe us? Download a free MP3 of “Komputer!” 

Com Truise "Galactic Melt" (Ghostly Internatioal)

Other highlights include the electronic-pop group Little Dragon fronted by singer Yukimi Nagano. We’ve seen her live before and we loved her sort of twisted and charming approach to music, like that of a Fever Ray or Santigold. The band plays Saturday, Sept 3. (Check out a show review around her performance at the Treasure Island Music Festival in 2010.)

(Photo Credit: Anngie Dehoyos)

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Other electronic acts you should definitely check out include the German digital hardcore pioneers known as Atari Teenage Riot (MP3 will be available tomorrow!), synth-pop duo YACHT, the dark-ambient techno of The Sight Below and the lovely experimental-electronic sounds of Tycho.

Plus, don’t forget to check out mash-up artist, Z-Trip for some late night hour dancing. He’ll be headlining the Bumbershoot After Dark stage on Sunday, Sept. 4tth,  along with SF house DJ/Producer Claude VonStroke and the wicked turntablism wizardry from DJ Craze amongst many others. Woo! It’s going to be epic!

(Z-Trip)

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All week long, we’ll be adding more free MP3s. So be sure to come back!

And, if you missed the last few days of Spotlight artists performing at Bumbershoot, yesterday we hipped you “The World…” a free song from soul music veteran Charles Bradley–who recently released his first album, No Time For Dreaming. Bradley is playing Bumbershoot on Monday, Sept. 5.

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On the other side of the musical spectrum is a free song from Puerto Rican garage-rock band Davila 666.

The Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival runs Sept. 3-5 in Seattle, Washington. Get tickets and see the full lineup.

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