Simply Like Heaven isn’t only a tune by The Treatment: it’s a competition that’s shortly gaining a status as maybe the premiere nostalgia base of all of the gatherings throughout the summer time months. With its concentrate on embracing the 2000s (which, I’ll remind you, is now twenty years previous), JLH is leaning laborious into the bands that had been as soon as on the chopping fringe of indie rock and electronica however at the moment are transitioning into elder statesmen standing.
This 12 months’s lineup is not any totally different, with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlining this 12 months’s festivities. New York’s favorite artwork punks might need had a brand new album, Cool It Down, launched this 12 months, however they’re definitely using excessive on the love of their collective works relatively than pushing boundaries with their newest music. Nothing unsuitable with that: it’s adequate to get you a chief headlining slot at a outstanding competition.
Talking of beloved New York indie rockers, the just lately reunited forefathers of the NYC indie rock scene, The Walkmen, are additionally within the lineup. Though they began in Washington D.C., The Walkmen made their title in New York after the dissolution of true NYC indie forerunners Jonathan Fireplace*Eater hit the bricks in 1998.
One other outstanding act within the lineup this 12 months is MGMT, who can be enjoying the whole lot of their beloved 2007 debut, Oracular Spectacular, on the competition. Whereas Simply Like Heaven does have some extra trendy names like Azaelia Banks and Cults, having MGMT trot out their OG LP in full is actually what JLH excels at doing.
Different acts filling out the lineup this 12 months embrace Caribou, Empire of the Solar, Fever Ray, Future Islands, Scorching Chip, Ladytron, M83, Metronomy, Peaches, STRFKR, The Bravery, The Faint, and The Sounds.
The Simply Like Heaven Pageant will happen on Might thirteenth in Pasadena, California. Tickets may be bought now at justlikeheavenfest.com.