A song can take you back—both to places of your past and, interestingly, sometimes to places you’ve never been before…sometimes the artists haven’t been either. Here is some music-evoked nostalgia for you.
eMusic has put together a free, 29-song sampler with artists playing at this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Fleet Foxes, Battles, Toro Y Moi, Neko Case, Deerhunter, OFF!, Yuck, Shabazz Palaces and more show up.
Kurt Vile’s new album, Smoke Ring For My Halo, has been blowing me away for about a month now and I’m pretty sure it’s going to make it into 2011′s Top 5. Absolutely worth your time. Here’s the first single.