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Vans Women’s FYF ‘14 Saturday Playlist
We’re getting more and more excited each day we creep closer to FYF 2014. Not only have we started planning out our wardrobe for the fun-filled weekend (denim shorts and a loose tank FTW!), but we’ve also started listing out which bands to see when, and a plan that includes us NOT losing our friends this year. To help get your blood pumped, here’s some of our favorite songs from the artists playing FYF on Saturday. Enjoy!

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Vans Women’s FYF ‘14 Saturday Playlist

We’re getting more and more excited each day we creep closer to FYF 2014. Not only have we started planning out our wardrobe for the fun-filled weekend (denim shorts and a loose tank FTW!), but we’ve also started listing out which bands to see when, and a plan that includes us NOT losing our friends this year. To help get your blood pumped, here’s some of our favorite songs from the artists playing FYF on Saturday. Enjoy!

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. 

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Vans at 2014 FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA

We’ll be hanging out at Exposition Park this Saturday & Sunday for the 2014 FYF Fest! You can find us in the vendor area with some goodies for sale. If you’re one of the first 300 people to the tent each day you can even grab a free pair of sunglasses, all you gotta do is ask. Don’t skip shopping at the Origami Vinyl pop up either. Pick up some rad records & get a free tote designed by our friend Michael C. Hsiung while supplies last. We’ve got two art installations going up on site as well. Just head to the spots on the map above marked ‘Vans’ to see what they’re all about. Go ahead, take the photo op & don’t forget to tag #fyfvans so we can check them out. Pro tip: Pick an art installation as a meeting spot for you and your friends. There will come a time in the night where your phone dies & you’ve all split up to separate stages. Avoid wondering aimlessly yelling Marco… you’ll probably get a lot of Polos but that ain’t gonna help you out. See you out there LA! Full details: fyffest.com

We can’t wait to see you all there! 

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. 

When you add an ice cream truck, friends, music, and lots of quirky photoshoots, it’s hard not to have a good time in the big city. Thanks to everyone who made it to any of our House Parties these past few months! You made it one hell of a summer. 

Photos: Bryan Derballa 

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.