By Jason Thomas

Need a little primer for the fest this weekend? Maybe you’ve been insanely busy and you’re a little behind on your music this year and you need a few suggestions when it comes to bands to make time for this weekend. THE BIG BEAT is here to help…



Bloc Party – “The Love Within” (Vagrant)

Flume – “Tiny Cities (feat. Beck)” (Mom + Pop)

Nothing – “ACD (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)” (Relapse)


Lana Del Rey – “Video Games” (Interscope)

Foals – “What Went Down” (Warner Bros.)

LCD Soundsystem – “Tribulations” (DFA)

Yeasayer – “Silly Me” (Mute)

Day Wave – “Stuck” (Grand Jury)

Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood” (4AD)


Modern Baseball – “Apple Cider I Don’t Mind” (Run For Cover)

Bob Moses – “Tearing Me Up” (Domino)

Pinegrove – “Cadmium” (Run For Cover)


Frightened Rabbit – “Woke Up Hurting” (Canvasback/Atlantic)

M83 – “Road Blaster” (Mute)

Classixx – “Whatever I Want (feat. T-Pain)” (Innovative Leisure)


Radiohead – “True Love Waits” (XL)

Autolux – “Soft Scene” (30th Century/Columbia)

Muna – “Loudspeaker” (RCA)

Wolf Alice – “Moaning Lisa Smile” (RCA)

Jack Garratt – “Worry” (Island)

Baio – “Sister of Pearl” (Glassnote)


RÜFÜS DU SOL – “You Were Right” (Foreign Family Collective)

Sunflower Bean – “Easier Said” (Fat Possum)

Kurt Vile – “Life Like This” (Matador)


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