We had a lot of fun at the Pitchfork Festival this year with Sun Airway. They played the Blue stage on Saturday to a big, stoked crowd. We spent the rest of the day eating ice cream, doing interviews, re-applying sunblock and watching bands. After the jump I have some behind-the-scenes Pitchfork shots of my own, but I need to remind everyone that the fantastic new Sun Airway 7″, Wild Palms b/w Symphony in White, No. 2 is out today! It’s available at your local record store as well as your favorite internet one.
“Wild Palms” by Sun Airway by DOJAGSC
The band met up with the kids of 826CHI, a non-profit writing and tutoring center founded by Dave Eggers. The students got to ask lots of questions from the whole band, and I heard that Sun Airway made them laugh so hard that they could hardly focus on their notes! They wanted to know a lot about whether or not they got along in the van. We’ll have to wait for the article to be finished before we can find out.
Miss Mia and Ratso from Chic-A-Go-Go! had time to interview Sun Airway in a shady spot. Can’t wait to see all the kids of Chicago dancin’ to Sun Airway tunes on the next episode.
When you smell good, you feel good, and that is what Sun Airway found out while being interviewed by AXE (of AXE body spray and other toiletries). They were misting body spray into the festival ALL weekend at the AXE tent, so everyone was pretty hot and bothered by the end of it all. Jon almost turned into a bar of chocolate, and Patrick ALMOST ate him. What a scene.
AXE posted some pics of Sun Airway on their facebook page. The whole AXE photo album is worth a glance, actually.
Ice Cream Man, the best person in the universe going on 5 years now, was present at this year’s Pitchfork festival again. Thank GOD! We tore that Cherry Garcia UP – in bar and cup form! Ice Cream Man teamed up with the production company Dig For Fire to shoot bands performing songs with instruments they are given in a secret trunk! You don’t know what’s in the trunk, but you have to use it to play. The video they made (the details of which I’ll save for later) will be broadcast on Pitchfork.tv in the coming weeks.