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To everyone at San Francisco's 10th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (that also featured performances from Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Galactic, World Party and many other 'hardly bluegrass' artists and bands) this past weekend, thanks for the great time and special thanks to billionaire Warren Hellman, for the free, three-day festival in Golden Gate Park - it was amazing! Rolling Stone online is reporting that more people - some 500,000 - attended the SF fest - "more than Coachella, Lollapalooza and All Points West combined." We were also intrigued by San Francisco's own The Ferocious Few, a lo-fi, garage rock duo.
Up next for San Francisco area music lovers, The Treasure Island Festival on October 17 & 18, featuring The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, MGMT, Beirut, Yo La Tengo and dozens more! IRC will be doing a pre-show feature and coverage from the festival (follow us on Twitter for more on that). Coming up this week, the first couple of batches for the Halloween indie music songs playlist series, more Rarely Heard Indie Songs and a special feature of In Dee Mail.
"Horchata" - Vampire Weekend from Contra (release date Jan. 2010) - link via Stereogum or download it at VampireWeekend.com
Related: Limited Time Offer (as of 1:30pm PST): Get 3 free MP3s from The Very Best's new album, including track with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig. No strings attached. Download at http://bit.ly/4pyjsc. Or, purchase the album (it's a great LP, debuting today). Thanks to Green Owl Records, a label by musicians for musicians!
"You're a Target" - No Age from Losing Feeling EP (2009)
"Baby" - Devendra Banhart from What We Will Be (2009)
"Harvest Time" - The Clientele from Bonfires on the Heath (2009)
"Psychic Chasms" - Neon Indian from Psychic Chasms (2009)
"Domino" - Spiral Beach from The Only Real Thing (2009)
"Beach Town" - Le Loup from Family (2009)
"A Funeral Dressed as a Birthday" - We Are Willows from A Collection Of Sounds And Something Like the Plague (2009)
"Running Away" - The Perms from Keep You Up When You're Down (2009)
"I Hit Another Wall" - Tim Williams from Careful Love (2009)
"Repetition" - Willowz from Everyone (2009)
"I Got the Answer" - Supercluster from Waves (2009)
"Genesis 3:23" - The Mountain Goats from The Life of the World to Come (2009)
"Priestess" - Imaad Wasif from The Voidist (2009)
"Seven" - Sunny Day Real Estate from Diary from Remastered (2009)
"Little Pieces" - The Parlour Steps from Hidden Names (2009)
"Your Mere Presence" - The Ams from The Release of An American Soul (2009)
"And Suddenly" - The School from Searching for the Now 6 (2009)
"Big Boom" - Windmill from Epcot Starfields (2009)
"Skin Orders" - Historics from Strategies for Apprehension (2009)
"Die Young" - The Danks from Are You Afraid of the Danks? (2009)
"Give It Back" - Evan Voytas
"White Light" - Sinkane
"Origami - Shai Erlichman
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