On the night of February 6th in the wake of Superbowl XLV, music enthusiasts from all over the Pacific Northwest had their eyes glued to their computer screens for the release of the line-up for the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival. With headliners such as the Foo Fighters and Modest Mouse, the festival is certainly creating a buzz. With couples all over the country celebrating Valentine’s Day today, it only seemed appropriate to celebrate it the Sasquatch way. Here’s a playlist of some of the top songs about love and heartbreak written by this years’ artists.
Foo Fighters –“Big Me”
With more than 16 years of experience and 6 albums under their belt, the Foo Fighters appear to be the veterans of this year’s Sasquatch line-up. Released in 1996, “Big Me” is one of the first singles released by the band and is one of their classic love songs.
Death Cab For Cutie –“We Looked Like Giants”
Perhaps no album soothes the soul better after a break up than Death Cab for Cutie’s 2003 album Transatlantacism. Lead singer Ben Gibbard reminisces about the love that got away in one of their heavier tracks, “We Looked Like Giants.”
Bright Eyes –“Bowl of Oranges”
Bright Eyes will release their new album, The People’s Key on Tuesday and the band will be featured in numerous music festivals this spring such as Sasquatch and Coachella. Their song “Bowl of Oranges” is an upbeat track that takes us through folk singer Conor Oberst’s day as he rides the high of being in love.
Death From Above 1979 –“You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine”
Dance punk duo Death From Above 1979 has decided to reunite after exploding on to the scene and quickly disappearing nearly 5 years ago. The noisy pair wails and pleads to their ex-lover in the loud and in your face song, “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine.”
Jenny and Johnny –“Straight Edge of the Blade”
Southern Californian indie rocker Jenny Lewis teams up with boyfriend Johnathan Rice to form pop rock duo Jenny and Johnny. “Straight Edge of the Blade” is just one of the many surf pop love songs off their 2010 debut album, I’m Having Fun Now.
Chromeo –“Bonafied Lovin’”
Canadian based electrofunk duo Chromeo will be making their second trip to Sasquatch in the past three years. This song is guaranteed to get you on your feet as Chromeo walks you through a night filled with girls, girls and more girls.
Best Coast –“Boyfriend”
Best Coast is another Los Angeles based surf rock band playing at Sasquatch this year. The band exploded onto the scene when their first single “Boyfriend” introduced us to lead singer Bethany Cosentino’s drugged out and boy crazy antics.