PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL PHOTOS: Japandroids, A$AP Rocky, Dirty Projectors, Willis Earl Beal, Lower Dens, Clams Casino and You

Words and Photos by Andrew Parks

Take a quick look at those smiling faces. That’s what happens when Japandroids lands smack dab in the middle of a Pitchfork Music Festival bill that’s largely subtle and subdued. On Friday at least, as the willfully eccentric reel-to-reel karaoke jams of Willis Earl Beal and the dizzying dynamics of Dirty Projectors gave way to the sleepytime sonics of Clams Casino and the metronomic Krautrock inclinations of Lower Dens.

Presenting our first round of photos, with more to come–including our Top 5 standout sets–throughout the weekend…


[Willis Earl Beal]

[A$AP Rocky]

[Dirty Projectors]

[Lower Dens]

[Outer Minds]

[Clams Casino]