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Basilica Soundscape Announces 2017 Lineup: Jlin, Priests, Zola Jesus, More

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Zola Jesus performs during Contemporary Color, Conceived By David Byrne at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on June 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Basilica Soundscape, upstate New York’s annual festival of the dark and weird in independent music, announced a partial lineup today. As always, the lineup is varied with respect to genre: there’s futuristic footwork from Jlin, heavy electronics from Blanck Mass and Moor Mother, ambience from Bing & Ruth, breakneck punk from Priests and Protomartyr, twisted lo-fi pop from John Maus, Tunisian protest songs from Emel Mathlouthi, avant-gospel from serpentwithfeet, and metal from Yellow Eyes and Thou.

The festival, which takes place each year in a repurposed 19th-century factory in Hudson, happens September 15-17. In addition to musical performances, it will also host readings and visual art installations. According to the organizers, several other participants will be announced as the festival date approaches. See the full lineup and purchase tickets here.

Read SPIN’s cover stories on Basilica performers Priests and Jlin.