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The Essex Green working on first new LP in 10 years, playing Vermont’s Waking Windows fest (line-up)

by Bill Pearis

The Essex Green

Former Brooklynites and makers of ’60s-inspired baroque psych pop, The Essex Green, have been, for the most part, in hibernation since 2006’s Merge-released Cannibal Sea. They regrouped last year and are finishing up work on their first album in 10 years. The band’s website offers up the portrait above and promises “details soon” of a new record and tour, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can listen to 2003’s The Long Goodbye and Cannibal Sea.

The Essex Green have announced they’ll be playing the sixth edition of the Waking Windows Festival takes place May 6-8 in downtown Winooski, VT. This year’s lineup also includes includes YACHT, Protomartyr, Waxahatchee, Mac MacCaughan, Speedy Ortiz, Plants and Animals, Low Cut Connie, Lady Lamb and more. Tickets are on sale, and the full lineup is listed below.

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Waking Windows 6 lineup
Speedy Ortiz
Lady Lamb
Hop Along
Plants And Animals
Low Cut Connie
Caroline Rose
Jaw Gems
The Besnard Lakes
Rough Francis
Chris Cohen
Guerilla Toss
Waylon Speed
Dirty Dishes
Disco Phantom
How Sad
Lowell Thompson
Maryse Smith
Paper Castles
Small Houses
The Essex Green
The Smittens
Wren Kitz
Apartment 3
Aspero Saicos
Black Rabbit
Blow Torch
Blue Button
Cam Will
Caroline Oconner
Cave Bees
Dino Bravo
Doom Service
Eastern Mountain Time
Ebn Ezra
Ellen Degenerates
The Family Night Band
Heavy Plains
Henry Jamison
Iron Eyes Cody
Jeff Beam
Kelly Ravin
Last World
Little Slugger
Near North
Old Sky
Osage Orange
Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Record High
Rick Rude
Ryan Ober & The Loose Ends
Sam Kogon
Sleeping In
Steady Betty
The High Breaks
The Mountain Says No
The Phantom Suns
The Shandies
The Various Lee Enjoyable Show
Tyler Daniel Bean
Violette Ultraviolet
Vultures Of Cult
Wee Folkestra

Almost There
Cumbancha World Music Showcase
Exploding In Sound Records
Nna Tapes
Page Burner Reader Series

More Acts + Festivities To Be Announced!

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