On a snowy, Saturday night in Bloomington, WIUX announced that Foxygen, Twin Peaks and TOPS will headline Culture Shock 2015. The bands will join Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Tsunami’s, Oreo Jones and Sirius Blvck, Dietrich Jon and Vista Kid Cruiser in Dunn Meadow on Sat. April 11.
TOPS comes from Montreal and the four-piece band is known for their well-crafted indie rock music. In September 2014, they released their sophomore effort, Picture You Staring, earning praise from from many music critics, even earning a 7 from Pitchfork. TOPS appears to be friendly with Culture Shock alum, Mac Demarco, in their video for “Way To Be Loved,” Demarco makes an explicit cameo.
Not to be confused with the television show with the same name, Twin Peaks is a four-man rock band hailing from Chicago. Since forming in 2009 when all the band members were in high school, the band has released two full-length albums, most recently Wild Onion in August 2014. Last summer, they played at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and this summer they are booked to play at festivals across the country, from Firefly in Delaware, to Forecastle in Louisville and even Sasquatch in Washington state.
Foxygen‘s 60’s-influenced rock and experimental style makes the band one of the most fun acts in indie rock today. Formed in 2005 by Sam France and Jonathon Rando, Foxygen has put out three albums, including 2014’s …And Star Power. Known for their incredibly high energy performances and France’s sometimes manic antics on stage, Foxygen is sure to put on an unforgettable show.