Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Polyphonic Spree and True Widow slated to rock Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest in November
Both DFW bands have new albums on the way this summer.
The three-day festival, which takes pride in recruiting an array of bands from diverse genres, released its full musical lineup Wednesday, a roster that is sure to turn some heads. Headliners include electro-pop duo MGMT, heavy metal band Slayer, and the rapper-turned-Rastafarian Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion).
Last year, FFFFest was notorious for reuniting beloved bands like hip-hop collective Run DMC and hardcore punks Refused. In 2013, the offbeat theme seems to be nostalgia, with performances by Ice-T (whose greatest hits album was released in 2000), Subhumans (which will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Cradle to the Grave LP), Television (New York's punkish spearheads of the 1970s), and Descendents (which formed in 1978).
Other notable acts include British rap queen M.I.A., Aussie pop band Cut Copy, and Los Angeles-based hip-hop group Jurassic 5, among others. FFFFest still has yet to release its lineup of comedic performances and may announce additional musical acts, according to a release. Tickets are currently on sale.
Come time for the music festival, the Polyphonic Spree will be riding high on the release of a new album entitled Yes, It’s True, which drops August 6. True Widow, too, has an album called Circumambulation out July 23. The Spree, led by Tim DeLaughter, will play the Orange Stage; True Widow will play the Black Stage. No official set times have been released yet.Follow @tineywristwatch