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Primavera Sound 2018 #Friday

The second day of Primavera Sound 2018 at the Parc del Fòrum is just as full and amazing as the first. Established and adored American indie rock band The National, with the voice and presence of frontman Matt Berninger, take the stage with their seventh album, ‘Sleep Well Beast’ (2017); then you can opt for something completely different with the Barcelona debut of the best-selling hip hop superstar trio from Georgia (USA), Migos, with their latest effort, ‘Culture II’ (2018), which entered the US Billboard charts at No 1; also from the States, it’s Californian MC Tyler, the Creator, who’s back at Primavera Sound to present his fourth album, ‘Flower Boy’ (2017); the trio of sisters Haim also return to the festival with a new album, ‘Something to Tell You’ (2017), under their usual influence of ’70s and ’80s pop and rock; the return we’ve all been waiting for with French actor and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg – daughter, if you didn’t know, of Jane Birkin (who’s also performing in the festival) and the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – presenting her album ‘Rest’ (2017); guru of American pop folk of these turbulent times, Josh Tillman, also known as Father John Misty, who’s promised a new album in 2018, even though ‘Pure Comedy’ (2017) is still hot in our hands; the unclassifiable sounds of musician and producer Arca; a session at the decks from former Beastie Boy Mike D; favourites from Scotland Mogwai; big guitar sounds from The Breeders; mellow tunes from Cigarettes After Sex; experimental pop from Panda Bear; and a bit of unexpected madness from John Maus.

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Comença el Sónar

La 24a edició del Festival Internacional de Música Avançada i New Media Art de Barcelona inclou més de 150 actuacions programades, que comencen com ja és habitual en una primera jornada al Sónar de Dia a la Fira de Montjuïc amb propostes com les de l’inclassificable músic i productor Arca, que ha triat Sónar com a únic festival al món per presentar en directe el seu nou treball; D△WN, una de les figures més innovadores del pop negre dels últims anys; la MC americana Princess Nokia, que debuta a Espanya com la veu més important del rap que es practica als carrers de Nova York; el rapper Earl Sweatshirt; la barreja de ambient, folk ancestral i el techno-dub de Forest Swords o la barreja de trap, hip hop i electrònica d’un dels components de La Bendición (ex-PXXR GVNG), Yung Beef.