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03-16-2007, 01:20 PM
Sonic Youth to Play Daydream Nation at Pitchfork Fest

Ladies and gentlemen, Pitchfork is honored to present the headlining act for the Pitchfork Music Festival's collaboration with All Tomorrow's Parties' Don't Look Back:

Sonic Youth.

Performing Daydream Nation.

All of it. Yes, all of it.

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Count to 10.

OK, you have permission to freak out now.

On July 13, at Chicago's Union Park, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, and Steve Shelley will perform their landmark 1988 album in its entirety, from "Teenage Riot" all the way through "Eliminator Jr.". Imagine the chaos of "Silver Rocket", the majesty of "Candle", the rollercoaster-ride of "Eric's Trip", up close and personal, exploding beneath the starry sky. Will Thurston and Lee break out the screwdrivers for "Rain King"? Will Mike Watt show up to do the answering machine message in "Providence"? Will Kim look incredibly sexy singing "The Sprawl"?

It's enough to make you write incredibly cheesy sentences extolling the album's greatness.

And did I mention that Daydream Nation is Pitchfork's favorite album of the 1980s?

As previously mentioned, this is the North American premiere of ATP's Don't Look Back. And Sonic Youth isn't even the only artist performing a classic album at Don't Look Back at the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 13! Stay tuned for the announcement of not one but two more.

Not bad for a $15 ticket. Or, for $50, catch all three days of the festival, July 13-15. Cat Power, Clipse, Of Montreal, Iron and Wine, Girl Talk, Jamie Lidell, Grizzly Bear, Professor Murder, and Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound, among others to be announced, will take the stage on Saturday and Sunday. A Saturday/Sunday pass costs $35, while Saturday or Sunday individual passes go for $25.

Head to Ticketweb now, or feel like total trash when it sells out.

Keep up on all the latest festival news and details by bookmarking the Pitchfork Music Festival webpage and by tuning into the Pitchfork Music Festival podcast.

03-16-2007, 01:21 PM
will they play daydream nation in its entirety at Coachella? If they don't I would imagine they would play quite a few songs off of ite eh?

03-16-2007, 01:27 PM
They'll play something off of it, no doubt.

03-16-2007, 01:31 PM
Whoops. I didn't see the other thread, somehow......