Though June is undoubtedly the most statistically sunburned month of the year, there are plenty of less painful happenings to look forward to during the upcoming 30 days.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Only Run (6/3)
The fourth full-length from the Philly-bred indie icons promises to be an ethereal opus as we've already heard in the collaboration with The National's Matt Berninger (below). Stream Only Run
now via NPR
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal (6/3)
The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas garage punk quartet is hitting us from all angles in their fourth LP, from the Velvet Undergroundy "Instant Disassembly" to the riotous "Black and White" (below).
Jack White - Lazaretto (6/10)
The unique vinyl design alone is enough to be excited about this release.
Governors Ball - Randall's Island, NY (6/6-6/8)
Although there are a few schedule dilemmas
, Governors Ball is looking to be one of our most highly anticipated festivals of the summer.
Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN (6/12-6/15)
Elton John, Lionel Richie, and Sam Smith...Babies will be made at Bonnaroo this year.
Northside Festival - Brooklyn (6/12-6/19)
Notable acts include: Beirut, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Chrome Sparks, CHVRCHES, Eagulls, Luke Temple, Marnie Stern, Mac DeMarco, Sharon Van Etten, Talib Kweli, Titus Andronicus, Thee Oh Sees, The War On Drugs. It's totally the cool kid
Firefly - Dover, DE (6/19-6/22)
The lineup is a bit basic, but seeing Foo Fighters unleash some of their new album is worth the trip to The First State.
Obvious Child (6/6)
Jenny Slate is great in pretty much everything she has graced (House of Lies
, Bob's Burgers
, Parks and Recreation
, Comedy Bang Bang
podcast). And we're pretty stoked to see a Brooklyn millennial world from a fresh and far less pretentious lady's perspective. The trailer fittingly features Paul Simon's 1990 single "Obvious Child".
Jersey Boys (6/20)
It'll probably be pretty tacky, but it is
Clint Eastwood-directed and will surely feature a Christopher Walken dance scene.
Halt and Catch Fire (6/1)
Eighties "nerds" are being glamorized everywhere, and this new AMC series is giving a trio of tech founders a seedy and sexy spin...First and foremost by including the Eurythmics in the trailer.
Although its trailer (featuring Beck) is a bit vague, FX's output has been on-point with jarring dramas like Fargo
, so this new series about an American family in a fictitious Middle Eastern state will definitely be worth a look.
The Leftovers (6/29)
Another inconclusive trailer (this one featuring James Blake) for a new HBO series with episodes directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor
, Friday Night Lights
), Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad
, Game of Thrones
, Walking Dead
), and Carl Franklin (House of Cards
, The Newsroom
). This may be the answer for those of us who have been reeling for some life-debating drama since the ending of Six Feet Under