Primavera Sound held its eleventh-annual festival in Barcelona Spain last month, and we are proud to present mp3 highlights from what is truly one of the world's most incredible live music events. This year, a record-setting 120,000+ attendees were treated to several stages'-worth of top-notch headliners, special reunion performances, and many up-and-coming artists who you might not expect to see in the festival setting.
For the third year in a row, the freeform-inspired folks at Primavera invited WFMU to broadcast live [playlists here and here], and we are kicking off the PS11 Free Music Archive collection with sets from...
Prince Rama :: Swans :: Oneohtrix Point Never :: Suicide :: Pissed Jeans :: The Monochrome Set :: Ducktails :: Half Japanese
I picked out a few highlights below, like Michael Gira (pictured L) giving WFMU a Ween-referencing "shoutout" before launching into an incredible version of "Eden Prison" off the new Swans album My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky, and Matt from Pissed Jeans speaking directly to the guys & girls in the audience during "Boring Girls," leading into the most trance-inducing drum solo of the entire festival. New Wave chart-toppers' Prince Rama (pictured R, formerly Of Ayodhya) performed backed by VJ Julian of Quiet Hooves; Oneohtrix Point Never's set was a psychedelic trip; Suicide performed their entire first LP followed by "Dream Baby Dream as an encore; Half Japanese played a rawkus set of should-be hits that recalled their performance at WFMU's 2008 SXSW festival; the fantastic reunion performance from London post-punk pioneers The Monochrome Set; and a full-band set of jams new & old from New Jersey's own Ducktails.