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Artist Interviews from Bonnaroo: Day 1

WATCH: We chat with Passion Pit, Chairlift, and Janelle Monae at the Budweiser Troo Music Lounge.

By: SPIN Staff // June 12, 2009

Apart from taking in all the awesome bands at this year’s Bonnaroo festival, SPIN.com’s also been gabbing with some of this year’s hottest performers, both at our campsite and at the Troo Music Stage.Yesterday, our own Peter Gaston talked to indie-poppers Chairlift about Tennessee mud, funk-soul rising star Janelle Monae about warring androids, and electro-pop buzz band Passion Pit about the perils of getting cake frosting on one’s synthesizer.

Check out video of the complete interviews below — and keep checking back with SPIN.com over the weekend for more Bonnaroo videos, photos, and set reviews.

More on SPIN.com:
>> Review: Passion Pit, Manners (Frenchkiss)
>> Review: Chairlift, Does You Inspire You (Kanine)
>> No Doubt Announce Tour Dates with Paramore, Janelle Monae
>> Video Battle: Kanye vs. Chairlift