Free Pitchfork Fest downloads at eMusicJuly 2, 2008
Probably the single biggest contributor to having a good time at a live performance is familiarity with the music. The Pitchfork Music Festival grasps this point – as it has for the last couple of years, they’ve teamed up with eMusic to provide free downloads of songs by artists who’ll be performing. If you plan on attending, it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the bands you may not know. And if you can’t make it, it’s a terrific way to get a taste of the always well-curated festival. Ignore the pissy comments – there are some great songs there. Try Mission of Burma‘s “Academy Fight Song,” Animal Collective‘s “Grass,” and Apple in Stereo‘s “Energy” for a start.