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jason on 06/20/2011 at 01:00PM

Primavera Sound 2011 MP3 collection kickoff

aereal view of the Parc del Forum in Barcelona Spain, the Primavera Sound festival's homebase (photo Creative Commons-BY Amadalvarez via wikipedia

Prince RamaPrimavera Sound held its eleventh-annual festival in Barcelona Spain last month, and we are proud to present mp3 highlights from what is truly one of the world's most incredible music events. This year, a record-setting 120,000+ attendees were treated to several stages'-worth of performances by established artists, special reunion performances, and many up-and-coming artists who you might not expect to see on the big festival stage.

For the third year in a row, the freeform-inspired folks at Primavera invited WFMU to broadcast live [playlists here and here], and we are kicking off the Free Music Archive collection with sets from...

Prince Rama  ::  Swans  ::  Oneohtrix Point Never  ::  Suicide  ::  Pissed Jeans  ::  The Monochrome Set  ::  Ducktails  :: Half Japanese

Swans @ Primavera Primavera Sound 2011PrimaveraWe picked out a few highlights below, like Michael Gira (pictured L) giving WFMU a Ween-referencing "shoutout" before launching into an incredible version of "Eden Prison" off the new Swans album My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky, and Matt from Pissed Jeans speaking directly to the guys & girls in the audience during "Boring Girls," leading into the most trance-inducing drum solo of the entire festival. New Wave chart-toppers' Prince Rama (pictured R, formerly Of Ayodhya) performed backed by VJ Julian of Quiet HoovesOneohtrix Point Never's set was a psychedelic trip; Suicide performed their entire first LP followed by "Dream Baby Dream as an encore; Half Japanese played a rawkus set of should-be hits that recalled their performance at WFMU's 2008 SXSW festival; the fantastic reunion performance from London post-punk pioneers The Monochrome Set; and a full-band set of jams new & old from New Jersey's own Ducktails.

Check out the entire Primavera Sound 2011 FMA Collection here, and stay tuned (RSS) as we'll be adding more artist-approved songs & sets for your on-demand enjoyment!



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