1MM: Pitchfork Festival Photos, Day One, F/ Animal Collective, Battles, Guided By Voices, Thurston Moore and Neko Case’s Arm

Words and Photos by Andrew Parks

So the first day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival was a relatively sedate one, punctuated by such attention-seizing moments as the wall of noise/heavy bass lines that bookended James Blake‘s precious but prickly version of “The Wilhelm Scream”; the sloshed college rock of Guided By Voices; an absurdly tight Battles set that made us finally believe in their Tyondai-free lineup; and some new Animal Collective song that ended in Panda Bear clobbering his kit like an angry Muppet.

More to come as the weekend goes on. For now, some photos…