Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk Headline Brooklyn's Pool Parties

Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste at Bonnaroo / Photo Michael Didyoung
Peter Gaston

It's only fitting that a concert series based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn -- hipsterdom's Plymouth Rock -- has assembled a lineup stocked with indie faves galore.

Sentimental pop wizards Grizzly Bear, laptop mash-up maestro Girl Talk, Bjork-collaborating up-and-comers Dirty Projectors, and rowdy Texan noisesmiths/SPIN office assaulters ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead are among the headliners for the fourth annual summer of Pool Parties, a string of free Sunday concerts in Brooklyn's East River State Park.

The Parties begin July 12 with seminal punk rockers Mission of Burma headlining. Confrontational Canadians Fucked Up, Baltimore-based shriek rockers Ponytail, and ex-Be Your Own Pet singer Jemina Pearl will support.

Free shows continue every Sunday through August 30, when Grizzly Bear performs at the series finale. Other Pool Party headliners include electro weirdo Dan Deacon (Aug. 2), British dancefloor fillers Simian Mobile Disco (Aug. 9), and rapper Del Tha Funky Homosapien (Aug. 16).

This will be the series' first summer away from its original home, McCarren Park Pool, a massive swimming complex that had been closed since 1984 until it began to host concerts in 2006 -- minus all the water, of course. Now, the pool will undergo renovations to actually become an aquatic facility once again.

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