Thursday, January 24, 2013

Primavera Sound 2013: first impressions

#BestFestivalEver? Not for me, sorry. It makes no sense to criticise such a fantastic line-up, full of some of the most prestigious (some would add cool) indie artists from the past, the present and (maybe?) the future. I understand how proud the organization has to be, and how happy many people must be right now. But it is simply not my dreamed line-up, and considering the amount of my "favourite/have to see" artists that could have potentially (touring in the forthcoming months, releasing new works) is somewhat of a deception, with few "indispensable" acts for me (Camera Obscura and Phoenix only).

This is, of course, just my first impression. Some promising bands have to be checked, and others will depend on the overlaps during the Festival. Here's how PS13 would look for us today

On a final comment, thanks to the Organization for such a nice event. Loved the detail of the poster.


 CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR PRIMAVERA SOUND 2013
22nd-26th May

ADAM GREEN & BINKI SHAPIRO • ALIMENT • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANTONIA FONT
APPARAT plays Krieg and Frieden • THE BABIESBAND OF HORSES • BARRY HOGAN DJ
BETUNIZER • BLUE WILLA • BLUR • BOB MOULD • BORED SPIES • THE BOTS
THE BREEDERS performing Last SplashCAMERA OBSCURA • CAYUCAS • CHRIS COHEN
CHRISTOPHER OWENS • DJ COCO CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION • CRYSTAL CASTLES
DAN DEACON • DANIEL JOHNSTON • DAPHNI • DAUGHN GIBSON • DAUGHTER
DEAD CAN DANCE • DEAD SKELETONS • DEATH GRIPS • DEERHUNTER • DEGREASER
DELOREAN • DEXYS • DIIVDINOSAUR JR. • DISCLOSURE • DO MAKE SAY THINK
DOPE BODY • EL INQUILINO COMUNISTA • ETHAN JOHNS • EXTRAPERLO • FIDLAR
FIONA APPLE • FOUR TET • FOXYGEN • FRED I SON • THE FREE FALL BAND
FUCK BUTTONS • FUCKED UP • GHOSTIGITAL • GLASS CANDY • GOAT • GRIZZLY BEAR
GUADALUPE PLATA • GUARDIAN ALIEN • GUARDS • HAL FLAVIN • HIDROGENESSE
HONEYBIRD & THE BIRDIES • HOT CHIP • HOT SNAKES • HOW TO DRESS WELL
JACKMASTER presents Tweak-A-Holic • JAMES BLAKE JESSIE WARE
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN • JOHN TALABOT • JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH
KILLER MIKE • KING TUFF • THE KNIFE • KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS • L'HEREU ESCAMPA
LA BIEN QUERIDA • LA BRIGADA • LIARS • LOCAL NATIVES
LOS PLANETAS tocan Una semana en el motor de un autobus 
MAC DEMARCO • THE MAGICIAN
MANEL • MATTHEW E. WHITE • MEAT PUPPETS • MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER
MENOMENA • MERCHANDISE • METZ • MOUNT EERIE • MULATU ASTATKE
MY BLOODY VALENTINE • NEKO CASE • NEUROSIS • NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
NICK WATERHOUSE NILS FRAHM NURSE WITH WOUND OM OMAR SOULEYMAN
ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO DE COTONOU • PAUS • PEACE • PHOENIX • PONY BRAVO
POOLSIDE • THE POSTAL SERVICERODRIGUEZ • ROLL THE DICE • SAVAGES
THE SEA AND CAKE • SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE • SHELLAC • SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO
SOLANGE • THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE • SWANS • TAME IMPALA • TARANTULA
THEE OH SEES • TINARIWEN • TITUS ANDRONICUS • TOUNDRA • THE VACCINES
WHITE FENCE • WILD NOTHING • WOODS • WU-TANG CLAN 

Green- Definetely seeing them. Absolute must
Orange- If there are no overlaps (in particular with the green ones), I'll be there for sure
Yellow- Curious about it/"on research mode"

2 comments:

  1. The last past years i had the same feeling 'somewhat dissapointing' because of all the things i wanted to see and aren't on the festival. But when i'm on the festival, all prepared, there enough to see and to hear new things. So every year it's a real party.

    This year it's different for me. I really like the line-up this far. And i'm looking forward to come to Barcelona even more. Especially to see Camera Obscura again.

    Hope there will be more additions for you that are 'a mustsee'.

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    1. Thanks for your comment!!
      I completely share your thoughts. At every Primavera Sound (or the previous months, searching for unknown bands of its lineups)I have discovered at least 3-4 bands that now I follow. And as a matter of fact since Wednesday I have found a couple of new bands that looks (better said sound) so promising, so I'm convinced that in a matter of months there will be much more "green" on the list ;)

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