Pitchfork Day 2: Free Energy, Real Estate, and Delorean
(photo by Kate Gardiner/NewsHour)
And Yawnfork continues.
Sad to say, the first part of day two at the Pitchfork Music Festival has continued in the sleepy spirit of Friday, with nothing as yet to energize a sold-out crowd of 18,000 baking in the 92-degree heat.
Free Energy (not) (photo by Kate Gardiner/NewsHour)
The New Jersey quartet Real Estate was no better, and maybe even a little worse, since its 45-minute set felt three times that long. All chiming guitars and genteel, mid-tempo rhythms, the group recalled the least of England's early '90s shoegazer bands, but without the rhythmic drive that generally elevated even the most mundane of those groups.
And, no, I'm really not feeling especially grouchy this year. I've just been waiting for the sort of discoveries Pitchfork has always provided in the past, and with the exception of Robyn on Friday, nothing so far has even come close.
Delorean (photo by Kate Gardiner/NewsHour)