Posted in music | pictures on August 27, 2013

photos by Wei Shi

MGMT / Beach House / giant cat
FYF 2013 - Day 2
FYF 2013 - Day 2
FYF 2013 - Day 2

Before My Bloody Valentine performed, screens on the sides of the stage encouraged fans to pick up complimentary pairs of earplugs. It was not an idle warning: My Bloody Valentine was the loudest band I heard perform at the main stage all weekend, though a friend insists that The Melvins were louder.

Shortly after the band's eagerly awaited m b v was released this year, I recall reading that after blowing out a few amps and multiple bouts of tinnitus, My Bloody Valentine was never quite able to fully re-create the Loveless tones in concert. Most of last night's songs sounded a little different, notably "Only Shallow," but the variances in guitar tones kept things interesting. Bilinda Butcher's voice still sounds the same and Kevin Shields still creates the swirling guitar sounds by using countless effects pedals.

The band performed quite a few Loveless tracks, with "When You Sleep" being an early stand out track. m b v's "New You" followed, once again showing off the band's digital effect skills. Even though m b v was released over two decades after Loveless, the band's old and new material meshed together seamlessly. [Phoenix New Times]

LA's two-day FYF Fest wrapped up on Sunday (8/25) with one of the few US appearances of 2013 from shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine (who unfortunately didn't allow photographers), the continuously more psychedelic MGMT, and a mix of metal (Baroness, The Melvins), hardcore (Touche Amore), dream pop (Beach House, Washed Out), garage rock (The Orwells, Mikal Cronin) and more. In this post, we've got shots of MGMT, Beach House, Baroness, and Washed Out, plus Solange, Kurt Vile, Yo La Tengo, Chelsea Wolfe (who is currently streaming her new album), and more.

Pictures of day 1 are HERE, and more of day 2, below...

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Poolside

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Kurt Vile

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Glasser

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Yo La Tengo

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Baroness

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Comments (15)

Big ups to my homies from Wesleyan, MGMT!

Posted by Max Horwich | August 27, 2013 11:19 AM

MBV headlines yet no photos. Stay classy in "journalism" Brookyln Vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:20 AM

"shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine (who unfortunately didn't allow photographers)"

moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:27 AM

"shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine (who unfortunately didn't allow photographers)"

moron.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzaPDZm2OA4

yea, no photographers but they let butt rammers like this video tape their shit from their iClone

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:39 AM

I heard MGMT on gossip girl! They rule!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 12:16 PM

Solange gets a late set because she's Beyonce's sista? Can anyone name one song of hers?

Posted by len jay | August 27, 2013 1:12 PM

"Kevin Shields still creates the swirling guitar sounds by using countless effects pedals."

Siiiiigggghhhhhhhhh......

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 2:12 PM

Watching on acid and a few blunts, this video couldn't describe any more how I felt today. Trippppyyyyyy

Posted by Mackenzie | December 17, 2013 11:15 AM

Some sweetness for Day 20 of our Musical Advent Calendar with a mesmerizing song from Beach House, "Myth". Enjoy!

Posted by Luis | January 27, 2014 12:33 PM

This band, Beach House, is overblown and boring, and dripping in reverb to hide shitty vocals like every other indie (read: completely mainstream) band. It is an insult to Gene Clark that they are covering 'No Other' on their little hipster tour. If they like good rock music so much, they should make some.

Posted by William | January 30, 2014 3:22 AM

i love! the best band!

Posted by massagem brasilia | April 29, 2014 5:50 PM

Is there a way to download this?

Posted by Richard | May 9, 2014 6:37 AM

Definitely in my top 5 albums ever. Ugggghhh so good. I literally can't name any albums that make you feel the way this one does.

Posted by Lydia | May 21, 2014 12:41 PM

If they like good rock music so much, they should make some.

Posted by massagem tantrica | August 15, 2014 8:46 PM

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