Prepping for the summer festivals

Consolers of the Lonely by The Raconteurs
This album came out only a week after it was announced, taking everyone by surprise. Scheduled for a return to Lollapalooza, the band will probably play the gems hidden far back on the track listing like “Rich Kid Blues.”
Attack and Release by The Black Keys
This duo’s strength definately comes from their live show. With this being one of their best studio efforts, I know that it will be impressive to see them take those tracks and turn them into something even more raw live at their second year at Lollapalooza.
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
This album is going to be played in order all the way through at Pitchfork Festival’s first day. This means that it will be the best flowing concert you probably will ever see. Seeing Sonic Youth do this with Day Dream Nation last year was “girl I know you want me and you’re really hot but please leave me alone because this is sweet” worthy so one can only help but think that Public Enemy’s take will be just as remarkable.
Animal! by Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
Coming out July 29 only days before their first Lollapalooza appereance, the album will need to fill those couple of days before their big performance. With the band finally “going mainstream,” (their words) and now signed to Epic, it is hard to tell where these Indianapolis rockers will go, but if it’s anything like The Dust of Retreat then those Lolla goers will be in for quite a show.

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