FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist:
After a three-year absence from touring, The Strokes are back together performing all your favorites during a special headlining set at FYF Fest this Sunday. Plus, Julian will be playing a set with his Voidz and Albert Hammond Jr. will have a set of his own, both on Saturday. (So, FYF is pretty much a must-see for all you Strokes fans out there!) We’ve been hearing great things about their new live show as they’ve just performed an intimate gig at the Chelsea in Las Vegas Wednesday night, playing hits from their most recent record Comedown Machine and a few classics. Saying we’re beyond stoked is an understatement. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist:

After a three-year absence from touring, The Strokes are back together performing all your favorites during a special headlining set at FYF Fest this Sunday. Plus, Julian will be playing a set with his Voidz and Albert Hammond Jr. will have a set of his own, both on Saturday. (So, FYF is pretty much a must-see for all you Strokes fans out there!) We’ve been hearing great things about their new live show as they’ve just performed an intimate gig at the Chelsea in Las Vegas Wednesday night, playing hits from their most recent record Comedown Machine and a few classics. Saying we’re beyond stoked is an understatement. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Claire Elise Boucher is a woman of many titles including producer, visual artist, songwriter and music video director, but most people know her as Grimes. The Canadian musician combines her magnificent range of vocals, fairy-like effects layered over strong electronic beats, and a stage set-up that effortlessly transports you to another world to bring you a spell-binding experience whenever she performs. Grimes is more like a quadruple-threat, and it’s no wonder so many other artists want to collaborate with her like Bleachers, D’eon and most recently Blood Diamonds for her single “Go”. We know that her set at FYF will be as exciting and unpredictable as her hair color and can’t wait to see her this Saturday. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Claire Elise Boucher is a woman of many titles including producer, visual artist, songwriter and music video director, but most people know her as Grimes. The Canadian musician combines her magnificent range of vocals, fairy-like effects layered over strong electronic beats, and a stage set-up that effortlessly transports you to another world to bring you a spell-binding experience whenever she performs. Grimes is more like a quadruple-threat, and it’s no wonder so many other artists want to collaborate with her like Bleachers, D’eon and most recently Blood Diamonds for her single “Go”. We know that her set at FYF will be as exciting and unpredictable as her hair color and can’t wait to see her this Saturday. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
After playing our House of Vans Boston and making an appearance at SXSW House of Vans with Tyler, The Creator, it was a no-brainer to place Earl Sweatshirt on the bill for FYF this weekend. The 20-year-old LA native, who already has his own label and is a prominent member of Odd Future, sounds way beyond his years, delivering tracks with a finesse that’s difficult to fabricate. In an age where young artists are starting to be taken more seriously, we’re glad Earl has stepped up to the plate and into the spotlight. But he still has time to be hilarious, especially on Instagram. Check out a couple snippets of possible new tracks for his upcoming album and watch him play FYF this Sunday. 
Photo: Jonathan Mehring, House of Vans Boston

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

After playing our House of Vans Boston and making an appearance at SXSW House of Vans with Tyler, The Creator, it was a no-brainer to place Earl Sweatshirt on the bill for FYF this weekend. The 20-year-old LA native, who already has his own label and is a prominent member of Odd Future, sounds way beyond his years, delivering tracks with a finesse that’s difficult to fabricate. In an age where young artists are starting to be taken more seriously, we’re glad Earl has stepped up to the plate and into the spotlight. But he still has time to be hilarious, especially on Instagram. Check out a couple snippets of possible new tracks for his upcoming album and watch him play FYF this Sunday. 

Photo: Jonathan Mehring, House of Vans Boston

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

"One of the bands that came out and dropped a record on us in 2013 that gave us hope for people playing music was Haim."
-Brandon Flowers inviting Danielle Haim to play drums for The Killers at Outside Lands 

Riding off the success of their debut album Days Are Gone released late last year, the rockin’ sisters of Haim have become the darlings of Southern California while continuing to captivate audiences all around the world. Already veterans in the festival circuit playing Coachella, Glastonbury, Sasquatch!, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and more, it only makes sense that they do their hometown right with a set at FYF Fest this weekend. Today also marks the release of their new star-studded music video for the single “My Song 5” featuring A$AP Ferg and cameos from Ezra Koenig, Kesha, FYF buddy Grimes, Ariel Rechtshaid, and SNL favorite Vanessa Bayer. They’ve got friends in high places while managing to perfect their craft, pumping out catchy, upbeat rock anthems that have secured their places in just about every summer playlist this year and the last. We know for a fact that they’ll bring it this weekend, and we’re totally waiting for them to bring out the drums. 

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/Stereogum

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

"One of the bands that came out and dropped a record on us in 2013 that gave us hope for people playing music was Haim."

-Brandon Flowers inviting Danielle Haim to play drums for The Killers at Outside Lands 

Riding off the success of their debut album Days Are Gone released late last year, the rockin’ sisters of Haim have become the darlings of Southern California while continuing to captivate audiences all around the world. Already veterans in the festival circuit playing Coachella, Glastonbury, Sasquatch!, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and more, it only makes sense that they do their hometown right with a set at FYF Fest this weekend. Today also marks the release of their new star-studded music video for the single “My Song 5” featuring A$AP Ferg and cameos from Ezra Koenig, Kesha, FYF buddy Grimes, Ariel Rechtshaid, and SNL favorite Vanessa Bayer. They’ve got friends in high places while managing to perfect their craft, pumping out catchy, upbeat rock anthems that have secured their places in just about every summer playlist this year and the last. We know for a fact that they’ll bring it this weekend, and we’re totally waiting for them to bring out the drums

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/Stereogum

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
In the DJ and producer scene, you could call Jamie xx a game-changer. While given the tools to create massive and over-the-top productions for his tracks, the London producer (who is also one-third of The xx) instead decides to hone in on the subtle ticks and vibrations, sending listeners into a trance without even realizing it. It’s the lack of constant bells and whistles that allows his music to sink in and take control. This therapeutic effect is best represented by the video for his single “Sleep Sound” showcasing deaf dancers moving to the silence and negative space his music creates. Watch him continue to turn heads at his FYF set this Sunday. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

In the DJ and producer scene, you could call Jamie xx a game-changer. While given the tools to create massive and over-the-top productions for his tracks, the London producer (who is also one-third of The xx) instead decides to hone in on the subtle ticks and vibrations, sending listeners into a trance without even realizing it. It’s the lack of constant bells and whistles that allows his music to sink in and take control. This therapeutic effect is best represented by the video for his single “Sleep Sound” showcasing deaf dancers moving to the silence and negative space his music creates. Watch him continue to turn heads at his FYF set this Sunday. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
When Ty Segall gets on stage, it’s a treat for those who’ve missed the all-out chaos and unpredictability of rock and roll. Living in Laguna Beach, San Francisco and now residing in Los Angeles, Segall has inhaled influences from all around to bring his listeners pure garage rock you can let loose (and scream) to. Not only will he be playing FYF Fest on the 23rd, but he’ll also be playing the Echo for four nights of jam-packed shows from August 28-31, all in promotion of his new album Manipulator to be released on the 26th. Get a taste of what he’ll be bringing to FYF by watching last night’s performance on Conan.

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

When Ty Segall gets on stage, it’s a treat for those who’ve missed the all-out chaos and unpredictability of rock and roll. Living in Laguna Beach, San Francisco and now residing in Los Angeles, Segall has inhaled influences from all around to bring his listeners pure garage rock you can let loose (and scream) to. Not only will he be playing FYF Fest on the 23rd, but he’ll also be playing the Echo for four nights of jam-packed shows from August 28-31, all in promotion of his new album Manipulator to be released on the 26th. Get a taste of what he’ll be bringing to FYF by watching last night’s performance on Conan.

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Australian electronic producer Chet Faker has taken the world by storm with his soulful and entrancing beats (watch his cover of “No Diggity” for a refresher). So much, in fact, that he just made Hypemachine’s Music Blog Zeitgeist making him one of the most blogged about artists of 2014 so far. Just yesterday the video for “Gold” was released from his new album Built on Glass. The Australian producer, whose real name is Nick Murphy, told Londonist “Gold” is actually the oldest song on the album, written two years ago. But after watching the new video filled with badass rollerskating chicks strutting their stuff on dark paved roads, the track is fresher than ever: 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Australian electronic producer Chet Faker has taken the world by storm with his soulful and entrancing beats (watch his cover of “No Diggity” for a refresher). So much, in fact, that he just made Hypemachine’s Music Blog Zeitgeist making him one of the most blogged about artists of 2014 so far. Just yesterday the video for “Gold” was released from his new album Built on Glass. The Australian producer, whose real name is Nick Murphy, told Londonist “Gold” is actually the oldest song on the album, written two years ago. But after watching the new video filled with badass rollerskating chicks strutting their stuff on dark paved roads, the track is fresher than ever: 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
We were blown away by Angel Olsen back in April for SXSW 2014, so when we heard she would be playing FYF this year, we had a feeling LA would want a piece of her. And with good reason: this year alone she’s signed to a major label, already placing on websites’ top albums of 2014 lists with her release of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, made the move from Chicago to North Carolina, and has been non-stop touring. With the new move, the pressure to write and “be unique” has been lifted and Olsen tells Paste Magazine: 

"I really enjoy and appreciate a place that isn’t about moving constantly and isn’t about trying to be distracted with these things on a daily basis…I don’t have to write if I don’t want to write. Part of my writing is living well." 

But before she settles down she has a few festivals to shred for, including FYF, so don’t miss out! 
Photo: Tonje Thilesen

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

We were blown away by Angel Olsen back in April for SXSW 2014, so when we heard she would be playing FYF this year, we had a feeling LA would want a piece of her. And with good reason: this year alone she’s signed to a major label, already placing on websites’ top albums of 2014 lists with her release of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, made the move from Chicago to North Carolina, and has been non-stop touring. With the new move, the pressure to write and “be unique” has been lifted and Olsen tells Paste Magazine

"I really enjoy and appreciate a place that isn’t about moving constantly and isn’t about trying to be distracted with these things on a daily basis…I don’t have to write if I don’t want to write. Part of my writing is living well." 

But before she settles down she has a few festivals to shred for, including FYF, so don’t miss out! 

Photo: Tonje Thilesen

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Ethiopian songstress and Los Angeles resident Kelela effortlessly brings nostalgic R&B to a the current digital age, blending strong vocals with electronic flare. Her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me she released last year has received nothing but good press and her live appearances easily match the quality of her recordings. While she’s currently dominating the festival circuit, she’s absolutely ready to kill it in her hometown at FYF Fest on August 24th. 
Photo: Socrates Mitsios 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Ethiopian songstress and Los Angeles resident Kelela effortlessly brings nostalgic R&B to a the current digital age, blending strong vocals with electronic flare. Her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me she released last year has received nothing but good press and her live appearances easily match the quality of her recordings. While she’s currently dominating the festival circuit, she’s absolutely ready to kill it in her hometown at FYF Fest on August 24th. 

Photo: Socrates Mitsios 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Currently touring around the U.S. of A. like the patriotic dudes they are, The Presidents of the United States will be stopping by to rock FYF on Sunday the 24th. While they’re always down to play 1990’s classics like “Lump" and "Peaches,” the Seattle alternative rock band will also be promoting their newest release, Kudos to You!, a playful rock album funded by the fans themselves. Get caught up on the band by reading their new interview with Noisey. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Currently touring around the U.S. of A. like the patriotic dudes they are, The Presidents of the United States will be stopping by to rock FYF on Sunday the 24th. While they’re always down to play 1990’s classics like “Lump" and "Peaches,” the Seattle alternative rock band will also be promoting their newest release, Kudos to You!a playful rock album funded by the fans themselves. Get caught up on the band by reading their new interview with Noisey

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Japanese band Boris has been in the game for twenty two years and we’re excited to see them play FYF Fest on the 23rd. Although their name comes from a song off of the Melvins' Bullhead album, it’s hard to corner Boris into one genre. With childhood influences from Japanese animated television and pop to experimental metal and psychedelic rock, every album (totaling nineteen this year!) is something new for the fans. But one theme remains: they play loud. Read up on an interview with Terrorizer where they discuss their new album Noise that just came out last month and get ready to rock. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Japanese band Boris has been in the game for twenty two years and we’re excited to see them play FYF Fest on the 23rd. Although their name comes from a song off of the Melvins' Bullhead album, it’s hard to corner Boris into one genre. With childhood influences from Japanese animated television and pop to experimental metal and psychedelic rock, every album (totaling nineteen this year!) is something new for the fans. But one theme remains: they play loud. Read up on an interview with Terrorizer where they discuss their new album Noise that just came out last month and get ready to rock. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Brooklyn-based indie rock band Real Estate has been a favorite since their start in 2009. With their dreamy, vintage surf rock sound and aesthetic, listeners can’t help but keep their albums on repeat. Songs like “Talking Backwards" are perfect for a long summer drive or relaxing after a long day at work and it’s no wonder they’ve created such a following with their three albums. Watch the video for “Had to Hear” and pick up a copy of their newest album “Atlas” here. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Brooklyn-based indie rock band Real Estate has been a favorite since their start in 2009. With their dreamy, vintage surf rock sound and aesthetic, listeners can’t help but keep their albums on repeat. Songs like “Talking Backwards" are perfect for a long summer drive or relaxing after a long day at work and it’s no wonder they’ve created such a following with their three albums. Watch the video for “Had to Hear” and pick up a copy of their newest album “Atlas” here

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
One of the youngest performers on the FYF bill is XXYYXX. 18 year old Marcel Everett is an electronic producer from Florida who’s remixed tracks for Usher, Tinashe and Beyonce and although he tends to be grouped with other artists who have “xx” in their names, XXYYXX keeps listeners guessing with off-beat vocals and trippy beats. He’s probably the most interesting 18-year-old in the experimental electronic scene right now, making him perfect for the FYF lineup. 
Listen to his single Angel below:

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

One of the youngest performers on the FYF bill is XXYYXX. 18 year old Marcel Everett is an electronic producer from Florida who’s remixed tracks for Usher, Tinashe and Beyonce and although he tends to be grouped with other artists who have “xx” in their names, XXYYXX keeps listeners guessing with off-beat vocals and trippy beats. He’s probably the most interesting 18-year-old in the experimental electronic scene right now, making him perfect for the FYF lineup

Listen to his single Angel below:

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Hailing from Torrance, CA, the members of Joyce Manor casually describe themselves as “kind of loud and kind of annoying,” but certainly know how to write short, punchy punk music that’s generated a lot of hype after releasing three albums since their start in 2008. The most recent release is Never Hungover Again and although only 19 minutes long, they still manage to sound as prolific and ambitious as they did on their previous works. One good review after another from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork plus a jam-packed performance at Amoeba this past week equals our excitement building up for their FYF performance on August 23rd.
Listen to their single “Schley.”  

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Hailing from Torrance, CA, the members of Joyce Manor casually describe themselves as “kind of loud and kind of annoying,” but certainly know how to write short, punchy punk music that’s generated a lot of hype after releasing three albums since their start in 2008. The most recent release is Never Hungover Again and although only 19 minutes long, they still manage to sound as prolific and ambitious as they did on their previous works. One good review after another from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork plus a jam-packed performance at Amoeba this past week equals our excitement building up for their FYF performance on August 23rd.

Listen to their single “Schley.”  

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
Benjamin Booker has already graced our House of Vans venue with his electrifying garage rock back in June as well as Late Night with David Letterman and will make a stop on Conan August 11. All this buzz and he hasn’t even released his debut album (which will all change on August 19). Spin Magazine has just named him one of the Best New Artists of 2014 and mentions him being an opener for some of the dates on Jack White’s tour. So you should probably get to listening. 
After his album drops, be sure to catch him at FYF on the 24th. 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

Benjamin Booker has already graced our House of Vans venue with his electrifying garage rock back in June as well as Late Night with David Letterman and will make a stop on Conan August 11. All this buzz and he hasn’t even released his debut album (which will all change on August 19). Spin Magazine has just named him one of the Best New Artists of 2014 and mentions him being an opener for some of the dates on Jack White’s tour. So you should probably get to listening

After his album drops, be sure to catch him at FYF on the 24th.