Le Guess Who? Festival 2015
24.5 - 24.5 2014, Paesi Bassi
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Kamasi Washington, 'Re Run Home'
Check out this mesmerizing, heavily grooving version of Kamasi Washington's Re Run Home, recorded in session for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this month. We’re thrilled to have Kamasi Washington as part of this year’s festival, where he'll join Annette Peacock, Adrian Younge & Friends, Destroyer, Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou and many more:
Congratulations to the people of Incubate, who just completed another stellar line-up for this year’s festival. September better come soon!
First Listen: Titus Andronicus, 'The Most Lamentable Tragedy'
You can now stream Titus Andronicus' massive 90 minutes, 29-song rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy in full over at NPR: "Punk should count itself lucky", as they put it. We count ourselves lucky as well. Titus Andronicus will play Le Guess Who? in November together with Deerhunter, METZ, Viet Cong, Protomartyr, A Place To Bury Strangers and many more.
Photo Galleries: New Traditions and Old Ways: A Visual Guide to Turkey’s Thriving DIY Scene
Here’s a nice feature with wonderful photos by Pitchfork/Ebru Yildiz on Turkey's thriving DIY scene. It features the amazing Selda Bağcan together with Le Guess Who? 2015-artist Gaye Su Akyol. This year, Le Guess Who? will also feature Ankara’s Mustafa Özkent ve Belçika Orkestrasɪ. He will perform his 1973 album Gençlik İle Elele (reissued by Finders Keepers in 2006) for the first time in over forty years. Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz (born 1939, in Istanbul) joins renowned Belgian La Fanfare Du Belgistan for a special collaboration at the festival.
Protomartyr - "Why Does It Shake?"
Detroit Rock City's post-punk quartet Protomartyr will release their new album The Agent Intellect this October via Hardly Art; listen to the first single ‘Why Does It Shake?’ right now. In November, the band will join Le Guess Who? together with the likes of Deerhunter, METZ, Viet Cong, Lightning Bolt, A Place To Bury Strangers and many more.
Le Guess Who? with The Space Lady
The Space Lady boards Le Guess Who? Mothership Meet Susan Dietrich Schneider. Whether or not you believe her claims to have been abducted by aliens, her time spent on planet earth is arguably an even more astounding story. For over two decades, Susan and her family lived off the grid, moving in to a cave on top of Mount Shasta to avoid persecution after her husband dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Barely scraping by, Dietrich supported her family by busking the streets of San Francisco and Boston. One day, Susan picked up a futuristic looking instrument: a Casiotone MT-40, the very first battery keyboard released on the American market, a toy by today’s standard. From early rush hour, she performed deliciously warped covers of songs like Ghost Riders in the Sky and Major Tom. Coined by onlookers as The Space Lady, she earned a steadily growing cult following ever since. At the age of 66, The Space Lady was finally able to start her very first world tour and we’re really excited to have such an amazing and creative talent board Le Guess Who? Mothership in November. Read our full profile on The Space Lady at leguesswho.com/news.
Julia Holter - Feel You (Official Video)
The lovely Julia Holter just announced her new album Have You in My Wilderness, to be released on September 25 through Domino Recording Company. Watch the video for first song "Feel You" below. Julia Holter will play Le Guess Who? 2015 as part of the program presented by Sunn O))), which also includes Annette Peacock, Magma, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Einheit Brötzmann, Aluk Todolo and more tba.
Destroyer - Girl in a Sling
Listen to Destroyer's magical new song Girl in a Sling, from new album Poison Season, out August 28 through Jagjaguwar. While you're at it, check out this interview Dan Bejar with Pitchfork about the new album: "Compared to Kaputt, the songs on this record feel darker to me, not in a teenage-goth way, but in a way that’s less ready for Internet radio" - Destroyer will play Le Guess Who? 2015 this November together with a.o. Deerhunter, Kamasi Washington, Josh T. Pearson, Annette Peaock, Julia Holter and Mikal Cronin.
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