Le Guess Who? Festival 2014
24.5 - 24.5 2014, Paesi Bassi
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Why You Should Know Selda Bağcan (…And dare not miss her at Le Guess Who? Festival), by tune-yards' Merrill Garbus. It has always been a dream to have Selda Bağcan perform at our festival. Via friends in Berlin, London and Istanbul we managed to have Selda play together with her new band Boom Pam, headlining our Sunday line-up. It seems that a lot of other artists playing Le Guess Who? this year feel the say about Selda. We’ve asked them to explain why Selda is so special to them. First of all is Merrill Garbus a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs (playing before Selda at the Ronda Stage in TivoliVredenburg): “You probably don't know Selda, unless you are obsessed with Anatolian psychedelic rock, or are a record collector traveling to the side alleys of Istanbul buying 7"'s to spin at your next taste-making DJ gig, or if you have a specific interest in politically-oriented Turkish music from the embattled era of the '70's. Or if you're Mos Def: . You really, REALLY, should know Selda. The first time I heard Selda I thought WHY HAVEN'T I EVER HEARD THIS BEFORE? Because Selda's crystalline, cutting voice is unreal, and she's basically calling you to action, to at least cry out, "oh YEAH!” If not stop everything you're doing and start bopping your head up and down to the sick drum beats and bang-on guitar riffs. Seriously, just listen: Why haven't you heard of Selda? Probably because she sings in Turkish, and you don't know Turkish. And probably because her government made it extremely hard to share her music with the rest of the world (including imprisoning her repeatedly for the people-power, truth-telling messages in her songs). And mostly because we're generally very ignorant about the better music made in this world while we're busy digesting what mass media is telling us to listen to. I can't express how weird it is, and probably inappropriate, for my Pitchfork-lauded, neon-pink-spandex-wearing band to be opening for Selda. Think of her like the Joan Baez of revolutionary Turkey and you might get me. It's an unbelievable honor and privilege, and I'm trembling in my spandex in anticipation. If you don't trust me, listen to Antony Hegarty: "The artist I've been listening to more than anybody else is Selda, the Turkish singer. I think she's considered a revolutionary singer -- she was in a lot of political trouble for a number of years, she's kind of like the voice of the people. It's almost like she's crying." To all the revolutionary voices seldom heard, and to you, the curious listener, for keeping your ears open wider. And to Selda: .”
You can now also buy tickets for Le Guess Who? 2014 at the great Concerto Recordstore Amsterdam.
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Lucrecia Dalt: "Esotro"
Wednesday, we announced Lucrecia Dalt for Le Guess Who? 2014. Treat yourself to her new song Esotro, to be released as part of her new EP on Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People:
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Parkay Quarts - Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth
Parkay Quarts aka Parquet Courts will release their new album Content Nausea on November 10; stream the first song Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth below. The band will play Le Guess Who? on Friday November 21 and will also play the festival as PCPC (Sunday November 23) - a project together with PC Worship:
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "Quail and Dumplings" (Official Video)
Check out Bonnie "Prince" Billy’s lo-fi and fun water park-video for Quail and Dumplings, from his new album Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues, out now via Drag City Records. Bonnie "Prince" Billy will play Le Guess Who? on Friday November 21 together with Dr. John, Perfume Genius, Ryley Walker, broeder Dieleman, Ought and many more:
It’s here. The Le Guess Who? 2014 Full Line-Up. Newly added are a.o. Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart, Brandt Brauer Frick, Cut Hands, Ryley Walker, Lucrecia Dalt and zZz. Emptyset, Julianna Barwick, Carla Bozulich and John Eichenseer, Dirk Serries, Machinefabriek + Fox String Quartet and more finalize 24-Hour Dronefest. For all info, tickets and full line-up check our website .
3voor12 - Greylag : Greylag
For your listening pleasure: stream the new album of Portland based folk trio Greylag over at 3VOOR12; combining rustic, rootsy acoustic folk with modern electric rock. On some songs they gracefully take flight as they build it up from quiet to loud, while on others they deliberately keep it small and harmonious. Catch them live at Le Guess Who? on Thursday November 20.