jason: Primavera Sound 2011 Preview
Today, Primavera Sound announced some incredible additions to their 2011 festival lineup. They still have a few announcements in store before the 11th annual springtime festival returns to Barcelona this May, but it's hard to imagine how this lineup could get any better! Many of the artists who'll be playing this year's festival also have some related mp3s on the Free Music Archive, so I made a mix!
Primavera Sound is unique in that they pair established headliners and festival performers with up-and-coming artists. They also have a great ear towards the music scene in Spain. One of the acts playing this year's festival, Aias, are an all-female three-piece from Barcelona who sing in Catalán. They were actually inspired to form a band after seeing the Vivian Girls at Primavera Sound a couple years back! You can listen to here, and check out many more select recordings from past Primavera Sound festivals as we look forward to Primavera 2011!
photo: Caribou @ Primavera Sound 08