XII Island Science

Island Science – “XII”

“XII” is the debut single from Orlando dream pop three-piece, Island Science. They’re currently recording an EP and working with TVW favorite Chandler Strang, local musician from Dromes and CASE WORK.

The track rises with vocal loops from members Lisa B. and Kaley. Their light-as-air voices weave into the minimal, gliding beat; LA songstress BANKS comes to mind. The verses cry, “You don’t wanna talk to me. Don’t reach out to me just let me slip away. ” At first, I got a sense that I was being warned to stay away for my own protection. But then the chorus creeps in. “Don’t get it twisted if I don’t bow down no more. Your personal virtue, it can’t hold me down no more.” She seems to be pushing away her own good. But letting go hurts, because it’s uncomfortable. Enjoy.

14 Days to Bonnaroo: Speedy Ortiz

We have two weeks people! TWO! TO! TOOO! We’ve already halfway through our countdown, but still have a shit ton of awesome acts to cover. Enjoy

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: If you’ve got the extra cash, you should try all the tasty food Bonnaroo has to offer. Vegetarians and vegans are not discriminated against.

Speedy Ortiz – Friday, June 13, 10:40 P.M. – New Music on Tap Lounge

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Warpaint, Real Estate


Speedy Ortiz is an indie rock band from Northampton, Ma, whose debut album Major Arcana was released in July of last year. Their often haunting brand of indie rock combines grunge and post-punk elements, with singer Sadie Dupuis’s surprising sweet voice. Speedy Ortiz’s music is always changing direction, moving up and down in a chaotic tornado. The band recently released Real Hair, a four song EP with some of their most disorganized, and most infectious, sounds to date.

15 Days to Bonnaroo: First Aid Kit

Love a Bonnaroo band that I haven’t featured yet? Shoot me a Facebook message telling me of their greatness. Enjoy.

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Put soapy washcloths in plastic bags and bring them to Bonnaroo. Wet the washcloth, and BOOM! Insta-bath.

First Aid Kit – Saturday, June 14, 3:00 P.M. – This Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Neutral Milk Hotel, The Head and The Heart, Ms. Lauryn Hill


First Aid Kit first broke onto the music scene in 2008, when the folk duo released a cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” on YouTube. Since then, Johanna and Klara Söderberg have released two albums, and our currently promoting their third, Stay Gold. 

The angelic harmonies of First Aid Kit are instantly captivating; I haven’t heard voices with such technical and emotional prowess in along time. Their music isn’t anything groundbreaking, but the authenticity and beauty in which it’s presented is nothing less than touching. I’m not even someone who is generally attracted to acts like First Aid Kit, but I can recognize talent, and I enjoy seeing talented people perform. If you feel the same way, than I hope to see you there!