Welcome to November. We're just a week away from this shit show being over. If you could also use an escape from election anxiety, we've got 18 new tracks from October. Last month brought us jams from Run the Jewels (RTJ3 is coming), Big Sean, the Radio Dept, Thee Oh Sees and plenty more. So settle in for some aural escapism and enjoy our October 2016 new music playlist.
Treasure Island music festival returns to its home between San Francisco and Oakland for the final time this weekend. Next year, the Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment event will move to an as-of-yet undisclosed location. This year, the festival actually moved across the island and will face the East Bay.
If you've already got tickets, check out the Treasure Island 2016 schedule below. If you're still trying to get tickets, two day GA passes are available for $175 and single day tickets are at $105 here. Heads up, the forecast calls for rain, so pack accordingly.
Stream our Treasure Island 2016 preview playlist below.
Treasure Island 2016 Schedule
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
9:25-10:55pm: Ice Cube
6:10-7:00pm: Glass Animals
4:30-5:20pm: Young Thug
3:00-3:50pm: Mura Masa
8:35-9:20pm: Duke Dumont
7:00-7:45pm: Flight Facilities
5:25-6:05pm: How To Dress Well
3:50-4:30pm: The Polish Ambassador
2:15-2:55pm: Sofi Tukker
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
9:20-10:35pm: Sigur Rós
7:30-8:30pm: James Blake
4:15-5:05pm: Mac DeMarco
2:45-3:30pm: Christine and the Queens
1:20-2:00pm: Wild Nothing
Noon-12:40pm: Day Wave
8:30-9:15pm: Purity Ring
6:40-7:25pm: Sylvan Esso
5:05-5:45pm: Neon Indian
2:00-2:40pm: Car Seat Headrest
September brought us a number of incredible albums, from Angel Olsen and Travis Scott at the month's beginning to Bon Iver, Solange and Danny Brown at the end. Enjoy our sixteen track playlist that highlights some of the best cuts to arrive in the last 30 days.
As summer draws to its end and Labor Day arrives, hopefully you're making the most of the weather. If you've been away from the site, cruise through our 14 track playlist to catch up on the best new music from this past month. You've probably already listened to Frank's Blonde and Thugga's Jeffery. But hear the rest of August's new music below. Make sure to check out our photos of Parquet Courts' latest tour as well as our recap of FYF Fest 2016 in LA.
By: Fiona Hannigan
This weekend marks the 13th FYF (“Fuck Yeah Fest”) Fest, and it’s third year in LA’s Exposition Park. It didn’t seem like they could top last year’s lineup (even with a disappointing Frank Ocean cancellation, Kanye stepped up the game and set the bar high)--but 2016 is nothing to laugh about. This year’s FYF Fest is the only chance on the West Coast to see Kendrick Lamar. Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, and Explosions in the Sky continue tours after their varied breaks. Tame Impala and Grace Jones both have headlining slots. Blood Orange, Vince Staples, Hot Chip, Beach House, and Grimes are among the highlights, not to mention Young Thug, Kelela, Julia Holter, Ty Segall & the Muggers, Kamaiyah, and a dozen more artists.
The two-day festival got its start hosting local artists in Echo Park to about 2500 people. 2014’s numbers were estimated at 40,000 a day. While its size, location, and some of its original spirit has changed over the years, FYF Fest consistently presents a stellar, solid lineup and variety of acts in a more manageable and accessible setting than Coachella or even Outside Lands.
As of this post, all weekend and Saturday single passes are sold out. You can still a snag single day pass for Sunday, or you might try a third-party market. Whether you’re waiting eagerly in anticipation or you need to ease the pain of missing out, you can check out our FYF 2016 playlist below. Plus, we’ll be in Los Angeles covering the festival, so look out for our recap and photos soon.
Stream our FYF Fest 2016 Preview Playlist below.