Chicago's annual Pitchfork Music Festival takes place July 15-17 in Union Park, and there are a lot of great bands playing along with headliners Fleet Foxes and TV on the Radio. Here, SPIN's editors pick 10 acts you don't want to miss hey, even if you're not going to the Windy City, you can still listen to their music here. Plus, you can download our free festival mixtape, which includes the Dismemberment Plan, Yuck, Superchunk & more SPIN favorites.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »