Second Round of Music Programming for 2014
SLEIGH BELLS • SPIRITUALIZED • TUNE-YARDS
A$AP FERG • METZ • RYAN HEMSWORTH
SWANS • GOAT • THE BARR BROTHERS • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
LOW • FUCK BUTTONS • TIM HECKER • EAGULLS • GLASSER • KELELA • RATKING
PERFECT PUSSY • SMALL BLACK • LE1F • THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND • and more
NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces its second round of NXNE Music programming for its 20th anniversary, taking place in Toronto June 13-22, 2014.
NXNE Music has confirmed performances by SPOON, who said they were “superbuzzed” to be returning to touring – this time in anticipation of their eighth studio album; SLEIGH BELLS, described by Stereogum as “a band that would prefer not to move mountains but to obliterate them entirely”; SPIRITUALIZED, who Billboard describes as "simply the best band in the world at doing what it does"; TUNE-YARDS, ahead of the much-anticipated third album Sink-O; A$AP FERG, set to drop the A$AP Mob collective L.O.R.D. EP in March; METZ, returning to NXNE after topping highlight lists for their chaotic live sets, including praise from NME; RYAN HEMSWORTH, whose album Guilt Trips is up for a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year; SWANS, hailed by The Quietus as “one of the most apocalyptically intense and euphoric live bands currently in action”; GOAT, whose underground debut had a five-star review from The Guardian; Polaris Prize long-listers THE BARR BROTHERS; ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, recently hitting number one on Bleep’s “Best Albums of 2013” list for R Plus Seven; and electronic two-piece FUCK BUTTONS, described by Noisey as "some of the rawest, noisiest experimental music coming out of the UK."
Also announced: LOW, an indie rock favourite for the past twenty years; TIM HECKER, whose seventh album Virgins received Metacritic’s universal acclaim designation; Leeds-based punks EAGULLS, rising fast with their single Possessed; GLASSER, described by Exclaim! as "a vital emerging voice in popular music"; KELELA, after wowing North American audiences on a recent tour with Solange; NYC alternative rap collective RATKING, set to drop their So It Goes debut in April; punk outfit PERFECT PUSSY, gaining praise from the likes of Chart Attack, The Guardian, and Pitchfork; SMALL BLACK, whose new album Real People drops March 1; queer hip-hop artist LE1F, who just signed to Terrible Records; and Macaulay Culkin's THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND, who re-work Velvet Underground songs into odes about pizza.
Also confirmed for the NXNE Music lineup: SWEARIN’, DAN CROLL, DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN, ASTRO, JUAN WAUTERS, MUTUAL BENEFIT, GUERILLA TOSS, LAUREL, CALVIN LOVE, ALVVAYS, HUNTERS, SAINT RICH, DEATH HYMN NUMBER 9, CRIMINAL HYGIENE, ELEKTRISK GØNNER and KRAZY DRAYZ.
Previously announced acts for NXNE 2014 include ST. VINCENT, JUICY J, DANNY BROWN, RHYE, MAC DEMARCO, RUN THE JEWELS, OMAR SOULEYMAN, SPEEDY ORTIZ, COURTNEY BARNETT, and more.
For additional information and to see more of the artists playing NXNE 2014, visit nxne.com. All NXNE badges and wristbands are available online at nxne.com/tickets.