Spoon, the Dears, Brendan Benson, and more will draw out pasty indie rock fans from their cool summer hovels and over to historic Coney Island, Brooklyn for the Village Voice‘s fifth annual Siren Festival on July 16. VHS or Beta, Mates of State, Q and Not U, and Dungen are also among the first acts announced today by the Voice; lineup additions will be announced soon.
While festival organizers might have a tough time matching last year’s standout bill that featured Death Cab for Cutie, Mission of Burma, TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, among others, there’s no doubting the campy allure of seeing rock bands do their thing without being totally freaked out by shrieks and screeches emanating from the legendary Cyclone roller coaster, which runs alongside the main stage.
The event is free and goes down rain or shine. For more info, visit the Siren homepage.