Fun Fun Sunday So Far, With Toro Y Moi, Deakin, Kylesa And More
Just a quick update during something of a lull in the schedule. With P.O.S., Polvo and The Hold Steady coming up before the headliners, it's gonna be nonstop can't-miss performances until fest's end. But I'll try to provide a few more thoughts before tomorrow via Twitter at @dallashophead.
This solo project from Animal Collective's Deakin (or Deacon, or Josh Dibb) was just as psychedelic, but in more of a dub vein, with spacey, ambient guitar over echoing reverberating distorted drum-pad beats. A pair of smoking-hot yoga-body hipster girls were dancing throughout--no idea how they found a beat to lock into, as loose as the rhythm was, but none of the guys nearby were complaining.
Super tom-heavy, sludgy, groove-metal with two drummers laying down a thick, ominous, thundering beat. The lead guitarist, a female who screamed and droned in her shared vocal duties with a male rhythm guitarist, played great melodic leads that weren't flashy but fit perfectly with the heavy rhythm section.
Toro Y Moi
Chazwick Bundick announced that it was his 24th birthday today; the biggest, most enthusiastic audience of the day so far must have been a nice present. His band tends to get lumped in with chillwave, but it seemed to have a propulsive krautrock underpinning and poppy, soulful vocals that makes it seem a bit more approachable live.