by Josh Gross
Treefort Music Fest made another round of announcements for the festival's lineup today, and it's a doozy: Joining headliners like Animal Collective, Youth Lagoon and Sage Francis will be performances from Portland, Ore., royalty The Thermals and Quasi, and not one, but three different sets from local supahstahs Built to Spill. And that's just the start.
The Built to Spill-tacular is a three-day event, curated by BTS frontman Doug Martsch, who is putting together different lineups and sets for each of the three nights. The first will feature the band playing the entirety of its first album, Ultimate Alternative Wavers, and the third will be a set of covers. The second remains shrouded is mystery. If it gets any bigger, it may have to start its own fort.
After each night of the BTS showcase, Portland, Ore's Karaoke From Hell band (a live karaoke band with around 600 tunes in its catalog that was started by the founder of Voodoo Donuts) will be partying late into the night. And you're invited! But not to sing Origin of Love from Hedwig, cause I'll be singing that one suckas.
Also announced for this round is rocktopuslike loop wizards, El Ten Eleven, whose power-duo combination of double-neck guitar and drums will blow your mind with its technical precision. The band played Neurolux in November, but was running late from weather and didn't have time to put up its light show. Hopefully, that won't be the case at Treefort.
Returning to Treefort will be San Francisco synth-punks Blasted Canyons, whose set at The Linen Building during last year's festival was one of this reporter's favorite performances.
The local bowling community also has reason to celebrate, as Treefort will be graced with a performance from the sport's catchiest tune, "Take the Skinheads Bowling." Camper Van Beethoven will be performing on night three of the Built to Spill-ooza.
Other big names on this ticket include Deathfix, the new band from Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Boise's slowest band, Wolvserpent, honorary Boiseans chaos-rockers Tartufi, and semi-Boise group Death Songs, who temporarily relocated to Boise from Portland, before relocating back a while later.
A grip of other local and emerging acts—including the best band name ever, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt—were announced as well. The complete list is below.
BUILT TO SPILL
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
EL TEN ELEVEN
BRETT NETSON & SNAKES
TERROR PIGEON DANCE REVOLT
KARAOKE FROM HELL
And as with all band announcements, comes the next installment of the Zach Voss filmed series, The Road to Treefort, in which a gang of pals are on the run from the Treefort monster. Check it out below.