This past weekend I spent Friday-Monday in the middle of Delaware for the state’s first try at the music festival scene. For Firefly’s first year ever in the game, I believe they did a phenomenal job with their attempt to start an annual festival. I’m no Coachella snob, but I know what I like festival-wise and I believe the East Coast is in for a yearly treat.
Patrick Junior C. Okogwu aka Tinie Tempah is one of the UK’s premier hip hop acts. With incredible international recognition and accolades, he’s been able to work with many musicians from all over the spectrum. That fact alone makes me excited to check him out at this year’s Firefly Music Festival.
With his latest release being a couple of years old now, I’m wondering what his next step is. The rumors going around is that he will be releasing a new album come this October, focusing more on the electronic genre. Here’s a sneak peek from VEVO Lift:
Check out a handful of tracks including mash-ups, collaborations, and remixes all featuring Tinie himself.
Modest Mouse, what else is there really left to add? These indie-rockers are already well established by now, a staple on many playlists and music libraries. I could go on and on about why I think they’re reliably fantastic but I also think it’s safe to say it’s all been said before.
What I’m more excited about is the fact that Firefly Music Festival has recently announced the addition of these veterans to their already amazing lineup. Although I’ve never experienced Modest Mouse live, I can only imagine they have tailored an act quite tight and fitting for this sort of environment. So in celebration, listen and download a collection of some of my favorites.
Next month when I’m camping at The Woodlands in Dover, I’ll be sure that I’m in the crowd anxiously awaiting this Seattle-based folk group. With such a lush sound, catchy choruses paired with evocative lyrics, it’s music perfect for your twenties.
Check out a handful of their tracks below, and be sure to keep up with them here.
I think I’ll always be chasing the Coachella high for the rest of my life. But, it’s safe to say that Delaware’s Firefly Festival does a pretty nice job during the interim. I’m excited for a smaller atmosphere and time to catch some acts I still have not witnessed live yet.
I haven’t heard much hype on Passion Pit since their breakout hit, “Sleepy Head,” and seeing them on Firefly’s lineup made me want to check in again. I always was afraid their success would be a flash, I especially loved their unique electro-pop sound.
Now, Manners was absolutely fantastic but this? This direction is solid.
Anthemic from the start, thumping kick drums, synths and guitars, they pack it all so tightly together in a track I can truly say will be in my top lists at the end of this year. “Take A Walk” is everything I want in a summer banger. Refreshing in every sense, be sure to grab your copy here. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 24th, when the group’s upcoming album, Gossamer, is slated to drop.