Probably the best thing about the Pitchfork Music Festival is the wide variety of acts playing throughout the weekend. Across three stages you get a lot of interesting combinations going on at any given time. Saturday’s line up was a perfect example. In the early afternoon you were given the choice between the ’80s synth-pop of Cold Cave and Alabama hip-hop duo G-Side, and then the choice between punk supergroup OFF! and the catchy sonic noodlings of Gang Gang Dance.
People in the mood to dance might have ventured to the red stage for DJ Shadow, or to the blue stage for Twin Shadow‘s more introspective synth-tunes (no word on who scheduled both “shadow” bands at the same time). But of course there was no choice to make after the sun set and all festival goers meandered to the green stage to catch the day’s headliners, Fleet Foxes.
Fleet Foxes first played the festival back in 2008 after the release of their debut album. Their latest album, Helplessness Blues, has cemented their reputation as some of the best songwriters and harmonizers out there. They’re back at Pitchfork for a headlining set and Marty had a chance to sit down with lead singer Robin Pecknold.
Cold Cave heroically braved the Chicago sun, keeping their leather jackets on for the entire set.
Take advantage of the Pitchfork Webcast this weekend at 93XRT.com.