Now that tickets for the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival are now available and the headliners have been announced, 93XRT recaps some of last year’s top performers. With memorable, backstage interviews and album reviews, 93XRT goes behind the scenes with the bands that made last year’s festival a success.

1.) Beach House: At last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, 93XRT had the opportunity to interview, Beach House, an indie-rock duo consisting of singer Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally. The duo shared their musical perspectives on their new fourth album, Bloom. Backstage, Scally described their songwriting and recording process, as well as touring around the country. While, Legrand opened up about her vocals and the role they play in the band. Be sure to listen to their new album which received many positive reviews. Watch the interview here.

2.) Dirty Projectors: Straight from Brooklyn, the Dirty Projectors have received widespread attention for their fresh, original rhythms and sounds. At last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, frontman Dave Longstreth sat down with 93XRT’s Marty Lennartz to discuss the band’s newest album, songwriting, and a prospective film with the band. The group’s newest album, Swing Lo Magellan was released in July 2012, and marks the band’s sixth studio album. Hear the full interview here.

3.) Japandroids: Following the release of their debut album, Post-Nothing, in 2009, the Canadian rock duo, Japandroids rose to well-deserved fame. The duo consists of singer/guitarist Brian King and drummer Dave Prowse, who performed at last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. 93XRT’s Marty Lennartz sat down with the band and discussed their new, sophomore album, Celebration Rock, their Pitchfork performance, the fans, and of course Chicago! Be sure to check out the lead single off their most recent album, “The House That Heaven Built”! Click here to read the article and interview.

4.) Hot Chip: Best-known for their eccentric, vibrant, and feel-good music, the electronic band Hot Chip has received much praise and recognition within the past few years. The band released their debut album, Coming on Strong in 2004, and their most recent album, In Our Heads was released in June 2012. Joe Goddard and Al Doyle, from the band, talked with 93XRT backstage at last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, where they discussed their newest record, touring, and where their inspirations come from. Check out their leading single, “Night and Day” and the interview here.


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