Two weeks until the dawning of I’ll Be Your Mirror — the New Jersey Festival curated by Portishead and sister event to All Tomorrow’s Parties. Are you stoked? What’re you going to play on the drive there? Perhaps In the Aeroplane Over the Sea on repeat, because you still can’t believe Jeff Mangum has emerged from J.D. Salinger-esque seclusion and that you’re actually going to see him? Maybe Fear of a Black Planet, because secretly you’re more psyched about Public Enemy than any of the other bands playing, and you just can’t get enough Flava Flav? How about the 2.5 hour I’ll Be Your Mirror mixtape, which features almost every artist in the lineup? Battles, Peanut Butter Wolf, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Deerhoof, The Album Leaf, plus 26 others. There’s some indie soul, some noise rock, some experimental electronica, something for all the friends you’ll have crammed into your little car. All this music for the low, low price of… oh wait, IT’S FREE.
Go download it. And, if you still need a ticket, snag a Three-Day Jeff Mangum Sunday Pass.
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