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Looks like the folks in Animal Collective don't hold grudges against media outlets that give them negative reviews--they're at the top of an early partial list of performers at the Pitchfork Music Festival, which returns July 18-20. The rest of the lineup combines head-slappingly obvious choices (Vampire Weekend, No Age) with left-field radness (Extra Golden, Spiritualized) in the special way that's the Pitchfork fest's trademark.
From the press release:
The first acts to be announced for the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival include:The Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow's Parties present "Don't Look Back" featuring PUBLIC ENEMY performing "It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"
plus more than two dozen others TBA
Tickets will be available via pitchforkmusicfestival.com beginning Wednesday, March 12 at noon Central. Tickets are $30 per day, with a limited number of two- and three-day passes priced at $50 and $65 respectively.
I'm really looking forward to watching human self-parody Flava Flav trying to reproduce the revolutionary It Takes a Nation and seeing how much it makes me die inside.