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Angel Olsen and her band made it clear they’ll be very comfortable opening for Arcade Fire later this year. They began with “High & Wild” from 2014’s “Burn Your Fire For No Witness”, expanding from a roots-rock ramble to a gnarly climax built around a bluesy power chord riff. From there they launched directly into “Shut Up Kiss Me,” a song that grips you as urgently as its subject matter demands, from its bracing rock ‘n’ roll cadence to Olsen’s howling, bellowing, tour-de-force vocal performance. Two more straight-up rockers followed, with “Acrobat,” the hushed intro from Olsen’s 2012 debut “Half Way Home”, serving as a bridge to the set’s less visceral but even more compelling second half.

Olsen spent her last three songs unfurling three tracks from the back half of My Woman in sequence. There was “Sister,” the eight-minute epic that serves as the album’s centerpiece, building slowly from a low-key Roy Orbison-via-Velvet Underground ballad into the kind of glorious guitar symphony I wish Wilco was still writing. There was “Those Were The Days,” a song that imagines what Bonnie Raitt’s attempt at dream-pop might sound like, extended into a beautiful series of peaks and valleys. And there was “Woman,” another eight-minute swoon that begins as a weepy country ballad before going full Joplin and, ultimately, taking its sweet time descending from the mountaintop. These songs gave the audience a chance to sit back and appreciate what Angel Olsen’s band members bring to the table. It’s one thing to burn through some rock songs with power and fury, and it’s quite another to make such lengthy excursions surge and soar.

Angel Olsen performs in Chicago for Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

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Texas comes to Paris with concert Explosions In The Sky at Pitchfork Festival 2016

The year 2016 marks the return of Explosions In The Sky with the release of the album “The Wilderness” in April. The Americans returned in style with a haunting post-rock universe. Amazed by the fireworks illuminating the sky of the city of Austin , a quartet of musicians decided to form a post-rock band called Explosions In The Sky,  This is the beginning of a long musical adventure. Today, The Texans unveil a seventh project with the album “The Wilderness” a new instrumental epic.

Every album the group is a world map with its reliefs and shadows, which runs through a trained eye imagining ever new frescoes tied into the fantastic. The charm of Explosions In The Sky music is in a timeless, ageless, that overcomes a culture under glass and immune elements which can violate the monastic genius of the Americans and the solitary pleasure of his inveterate.

Musicians, just as moviegoers, the four friends make up their albums in the manner of a soundtrack. So it’s no coincidence that the music of Explosions In The Sky inspired a number of films and television series with their score for the series ( Friday Night Lights , Kaboom , From Blood And Tears ...). “The Wilderness” is also experiencing a very noticeable output through signing more emotional .

Post-Rock band Explosions in the Sky perform at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2016. The post-rock band deliver an hour-long performance at the Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris – 29th, 30th & 31st octobre 2015 – Grande Halle de La Villette
Björk – Beach House – Deerhunter – Spiritualized – Hudson Mohawke – Ariel Pink – Rhye – Father John Misty – Destroyer and many more to be announced!
Info & tickets :

29th, 30th & 31st OCTOBER 2015
Beach House Godspeed You! Black Emperor Deerhunter Ariel Pink Destroyer Kirin J. Callinan Hælos
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Boxes Modern Battles Four Tet Kurt Vile & The Violators Rhye Health Rome Fortune Dornik

Ratatat Run The Jewels Laurent Garnier Spiritualized Hudson Mohawke (Live) John Talabot B2B Roman Flügel Father John Misty Unknown Mortal Orchestra Curtis Harding Nao Hinds

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris creates a unique festival experience in the heart of the French capital. As the European brother of Pitchfork magazine’s Chicago original, this intimate showcase of international, independent and underground artists is known for its experience-drenched expertise.

The festival takes in a broad sweep of styles, all the way from tight techno and experimental house to acoustic pop and even a slice of pure rock.

Clocking up its fifth year in 2015, Pitchfork Paris is set for another great autumn weekend at a hand-picked venue in central Paris.

Real Estate and a wonderful version of the song “Crime” the band are to play the Green man Festival on sunday in the Brecon Beacons Wales