Let me reveal my bias right now: I love Future Islands. I love them more than you have ever loved anything in your life. Sorry to ruin your marriage that way, but it is true. In my ideal world, this story would amount to the words “Future Islands are playing Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest and, because of that, you are going.” Then there’d be an animated GIF of me playing air guitar and fireworks going off behind me. In my ideal world, I’m really good at making GIFs.
Unfortunately, this isn’t my ideal world, so I guess I’d better tell you losers more about Fun Fun Fun Fest’s lineup. Fine. Audible sigh. Austin’s finest music festival (eat it, SXSW, ACL, Psych Fest, Frontier Fest, and the festival you’ve scheduled in your backyard and somehow tricked Daniel Johnston into playing) has announced their full lineup, and it is packed full of fantastic indie rock/hip-hop/electronic/punk/metal/comedy/hot-dog-eating-contest acts. First of all, they got Future Islands. Second of all, they got Slayer, Public Enemy, Odd Future, Passion Pit, Lykke Li, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Danzig Legacy (in which Danzig plays the songs of The Misfits and probably won’t play “Mother”), The Damned, Major Lazer, Dan Deacon, Girls, tUnE-yArDs, Hot Snakes, Brian Posehn, Reggie Watts, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Cold Cave, Boris, and a ton of other people.
For that full lineup, head over to the festival’s website. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t immediately see Future Islands, they’re pretty far down on the orange stage. Probably a mistake, which I’m sure they will fix within the week’s end. Tickets are on sale here at this completely different part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest website.
• Fun Fun Fun Fest: http://funfunfunfest.com