Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It's Sasquatch!

The Sasquatch 2008 line-up looks pretty darn good to me. But then it always does. Of course, I immediately used my little playlist-maker tool to make a Sasquatch Playlist for Windows Media Player.

I gotta get some sleep in prep for possible wisdom-tooth-outage tomorrow, but here are links to a few of the songs whose first notes will give me that little thrill at Sasquatch this year. I'll try to add more links when I'm all doped up tomorrow afternoon.

The Shaky Hands - Soul
The Shaky Hands - Summer's Life
The Shaky Hands - Why & How Come

Okkervil River - The President's Dead
Okkervil River - For Real
Okkervil River - Oh Precious

The New Pornographers - When I Was A Baby
The New Pornographers - My Rights Versus Yours
The New Pornographers - The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism

Modest Mouse - 3rd Planet
Modest Mouse - Bukowski

Throw Me The Statue - Yucatan Gold
Throw Me The Statue - Conquering Kids
Throw Me The Statue - About To Walk

Destroyer - The Sublimation Hour
Destroyer - No Cease Fires
Destroyer - The Very Modern Dance

The National - Black Slate
The National - Slow Show
The National - Fake Empire

M.I.A. - Paper Planes
M.I.A. - Amazon

Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands

The Breeders - Do You Love Me Now?
The Breeders - Happiness Is A Warm Gun

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

Beirut - Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)
Beirut - Elephant Gun
Beirut - Postcards from Italy

Rodrigo y Gabriela have come through Portland twice recently. I've gritted my teeth and saved my $15, but having been completely blown away by their performance on Letterman, I'm really excited to see them at a bang-for-the-buck festival like Sasquatch. Despite Gabriela's sweet face, I was not totally surprised to learn that they have metal roots.
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo

Yeasayer - Sunrise [Buy mp3!!!]
Yeasayer - Wait for the Summer [Buy mp3!!!]
Yeasayer - Germs [Buy mp3!!!]

Matt Costa - Sunshine
Matt Costa - Sweet Rose [Lyrics]
Matt Costa - Acting Like A Fool

The Little Ones - Lovers Who Uncover [Buy mp3!!!]

Say Hi - Let's Talk About Spaceships
Say Hi - The Forest Scares The Hell Out Of Me
Say Hi - Laundry

The Cave Singers - Seeds of Night

Battles - Atlas
Battles - Ddiamondd
Battles - Race:In

Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City
Ghostland Observatory - Piano Man
Ghostland Observatory - Stranger Lover

Flight Of The Conchords - Robots (Live)
Flight Of The Conchords - If You're Into It
Flight Of The Conchords - Croissants

Pela - Waiting On The Stairs
Pela - Lost To The Lonesome

Built to Spill - Twin Falls
Built to Spill - Still Flat
Built to Spill - The Plan
Built to Spill - Big Dipper
Built to Spill - Carry The Zero

Jamie Lidell - Multiply

Death Cab for Cutie put on a great show at a past Sasquatch. I remember the tall skinny one (not-Gibbard, not-Gibbard... Walla!) putting on a bunny suit to cavort with the Flaming Lips. There was a Yoshimi singalong. It was wonderful.
Death Cab For Cutie - All is Full of Love
Death Cab For Cutie - Photobooth
Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Kitty [Buy mp3!!!]
The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Peaches

The Blakes - Two Times [Buy mp3!!!]
The Blakes - Pistol Grip [Buy mp3!!!]
The Blakes - Don't Bother Me

I've loved The Cure since high school. I can't miss this chance to finally see them.
The Cure - Lovesong
The Cure - Close to Me

The Cops - Living With A Ghost
The Cops - Controller
The Cops - Call Me Anytime

The Morning Benders - Crosseyed
The Morning Benders - Crying

65daysofstatic - Drove Through Ghosts To Get Here

The Kooks - Ooh La
The Kooks - Crazy
The Kooks - Naive

Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation
Cold War Kids - Fast As You Can
Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry

White Rabbits - Kid On My Shoulders

Rogue Wave - Eyes
Rogue Wave - Manna
Rogue Wave - 10:1

Mates Of State - Fraud in the 80's
Mates Of State - Ha Ha
Mates Of State - Running Out


Thomas J. Brown said...

Death Cab kicked ass last year! My wife freaked out when we discovered that The Kooks are going to be there this year. A while back (before they got really popular in the states), they were playing a show at some little club in Seattle for $10. On a Thursday. We were pretty disappointed that we couldn't go, so we're stoked to see them at Sasquatch this year.

I can't wait to go! As you said, the lineup is pretty darn good. -)

Jami Dwyer said...

i don't know much about the kooks, but i have a few of their songs i'll be checking out soon. if it doesn't conflict with something you really want to see, i can't recommend ghostland observatory highly enough. their songs don't tell the whole story. they turned an empty field into an irresistible dance party last year.