© Hugo Lima, Optimus Primavera Sound
Oh, festivals on weekdays. Such a pleasure for people who can’t take days off work. Thank god not everyone on the team has such problems. Still not over the fact I haven’t seen The War on Drugs, for example. Please read on…
Today’s the day. Optimus Primavera Sound starts in a matter of hours and we’ll be covering it live via our facebook and twitter accounts. Be sure to follow them – if you don’t use such artifacts, you’ll be able to read our full review here on the website later on. To help you choose what to see in the fest, five of our team members who are going there made their picks and chose 3 bands you shouldn’t miss. Who’s that stranger that goes by the initials CB? Yeah, that’s our special guest Chris Brokaw, Codeine’s legendary drummer.
The best European festival is back in style: after announcing a second installation in Porto, Portugal in 2012, Primavera Sound has just announced the first acts who will play in both editions. Among them is Codeine, one of the quintessential American indie rock bands of the beginning of the 90s who are reforming – original lineup! – to play a series of selected shows in Europe next Spring and reissuing their back catalog. Guided by Voices (Barcelona only), Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Björk, Other Lives and Neon Indian are the other bands who’ll play Primavera next year. That’s quite an impressive early lineup, isn’t it?