A little bit of South Florida awesomeness will make the perennially awesome music festival All Tomorrow's Parties a little heavier next year during its London gathering May 25-27. The prolific metal trio Floor, sludge royalty in these parts, was recruited by curators Mogwai to join an already crushing lineup that includes fellow sonic titans the Melvins and Sleep as well as metal gods Slayer.
Floor, which reunited in 2010 for a few shows at Churchill's Pub, announced its addition to the bill on Facebook late last night. ATP, known as the "festival for grown-ups," also sent out an email earlier in the day confirming.
Another announcement tucked away, way, way at the bottom of the email
included a disappointing Guided by Voices cancellation, which will
surely leave Floor vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks heartbroken -- his
other band, Torche, just released a split with Part Chimp that had three
GBV covers. This man loves, loves, loves his GBV. They will be replaced
with the literate postpunk of the Afghan Whigs.
2012 marks the third year Mogwai has curated a day of the event, which
holds a sister festival in the U.S. (Portishead curated this past year,
and the Afghan Whigs will next year). In addition to Floor, the hypnotic
postrockers invited the newly re-formed slowcore legends Codeine, indie
rockers Chavez, and '90s grunge outfit Mudhoney to share the stage. The
ATP-curated days include Wolves in the Throne Room, Yob, Dirty Three,
Thee Oh Sees, Archers of Loaf, Demdike Stare, and Yuck.
The whole weekend will run you about $203, give or take whatever the
exchange rate is that day.
-- Erica Landau
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