The 29 Best Songs You Might Hear at LouFest: Listen to the Playlist From the Comfort of This Blog Post

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At LouFest 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung
LouFest is a little more than a week away. There are many reasons to look forward to our city's indie music Super Bowl, now in its third year: the Euclid pop-up store, the local food, the gorgeous setting, the sense of well-being derived from minimizing one's carbon footprint. But ultimately, of course, it's all about the music, which is why we the staff of RFT Music have compiled a list of 29 songs -- our personal favorites -- by bands on this year's lineup. Listen below (the playlist is in basically random order), and let us know what you would have added in the comments.

See also:
LouFest 2011: The Complete Rundown
LouFest Lineup Announcement and Guide 2012
LouFest Archives

Notes: "Gimme A Chantz!" made the cut anyway, but it was also the only Sleepy Kitty track we could find on Grooveshark. "Speaking Politely," "Don't You Start" and "NYC Really Has it All": Also highly recommended. Most of that stuff can be found on the SK Bandcamp.

A few of our favorite LouFest band music videos -- including a young, orange haired Wayne Coyne, an old and kick ass skating/bmx-ing Dinosaur Jr. and SSLYBY getting dragged through the mud (it's a metaphor!) -- are on the next page.


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20 comments
djpome932
djpome932

@rftmusic when you gonna show @lolaSTL shows love? I bet if beach house was there, you would.

rftmusic
rftmusic
djpome932
djpome932

@rftmusic the blog thing was last year... Dj deception 3rd place in redbull battle, and 2x off world champ, hottest dj. No interview.#boo

rftmusic
rftmusic

@djpome932 I don't know who you think you're helping. And I realize I'm falling into a dumb Internet slap fight, but: http://t.co/XtIJ2zfm

jakeniehaus
jakeniehaus

@LouFestSTL Whenever you're ready for the #2013 lineup, hit me up...I've got some great ideas!

iwtas
iwtas

The hits! RT @rftmusic The 29 best songs you might hear at @LouFest 2012. http://t.co/hsRh0Ced Listen to the playlist right here!

rftmusic
rftmusic

@iwtas Thanks for the tweet, folks! You guys going next weekend?

iwtas
iwtas

@rftmusic YEAH! I (Jess) am shooting, others might be writing, but probably just enjoying. Really excited.

nattyluv
nattyluv

@iwtas @rftmusic Dr. Dog puts on a fun live show. Their show at the Firebird reminded me of going to a show when I was in high school

keggers5000
keggers5000

@rftmusic @iwtas I, too, enjoy it. I haven't purchased… just listened via Spotify.

rftmusic
rftmusic

@keggers5000 @iwtas I love that new record.

iwtas
iwtas

@rftmusic Excited about Cults, so happy for SSLYBY (good on them!) interested to see THEESatisfaction (gimmick or legit?). Also FRIENDSHIP.

keggers5000
keggers5000

@iwtas @rftmusic I was really impressed by Dr. Dog when I saw them at Forecastle

iwtas
iwtas

@rftmusic I've never seen Dr. Dog play but all of their albums are mixtape go-tos. Basically, I can/will sing along.

rftmusic
rftmusic

@iwtas Me too. Who's your pick for surprise of the fest?

iwtas
iwtas

@rftmusic YEAH! I (Jess) is shooting, others might be writing, but probably just enjoying. Really excited.

kbrook3
kbrook3

@RiverfrontTimes Whoops, the twitter handle is @LouFestSTL.

tomaterkater
tomaterkater

@RiverfrontTimes @loufest isn't our @LouFestSTL! Haha

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