Governor's Ball 2012: Sunday
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

  • Posted by: Malcolm Donaldson

If Saturday at Governor's Ball was for raging to the likes of Major Lazer, Duck Sauce and Passion Pit, then Sunday was for relaxing in the grass, perusing the lawn games and nursing that $8-per-beer hangover from the night before. Day two of the Randall's Island music festival was definitely geared towards veteran indie rockers like Beck, Modest Mouse, Fiona Apple, Explosions in the Sky, Built to Spill and many more. Like the first day, everyone was in very high, harmonious spirits. And by my count, there was only one bro-fight about R. Kelly lyrics the entire day -- which is something to be proud of.

The line-up was organized in a building order of intensity: beginning with excellent, calmer acts like Devendra Banhart and Built to Spill and upping the ante as the sun set. Fiona Apple's performance, which featured selections from The Idler Wheel... as well as "Not About Love" and "Criminal," was one of the clear crowd favorites. Modest Mouse seem to have lost none of their devoted fan base despite the lack of a new release for the past five years (hint, fellas). But the indie rock mainstays have maintained all of the live intensity that keeps them one of the most enjoyable live bands currently touring.

Beck headlined Sunday night and handled the responsibility expertly, navigating around his strict curfew in a way that Kid Cudi didn't manage. Beck's set consisted of tracks from almost all of his albums, including greatest hits sing-alongs, "Loser" and "Where It's At." Beck's unbelievable backing band was really what drove the closing set home, especially on the last song, "E-Pro." Beck called the track "big and dumb" before launching into the gigantic riff, but at a festival like Governor's Ball, that's exactly what everyone wanted.

Check out all the photos from Sunday's action below, and make sure to catch the photos from Saturday we previously posted.


CULTS:








DEVENDRA BANHART:










BUILT TO SPILL:




















CAGE THE ELEPHANT:


















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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY:














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BECK:



























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