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Surfer Blood Featured Prominently in Pitchfork Festival Video Wrap

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 Recap from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.

Our lovely sister paper Minneapolis' City Pages presents a charming video snapshot of this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, which was held in Chicago's Union Park. Interspersed between interviews with Pitchfork head honcho Ryan Schreiber, comedian Michael Showalter, Neon Indian, Best Coast, South Florida bros Thomas Fekete and Brian Black from Surfer Blood (and Weird Wives) look genuinely wide-eyed and slack-jawed to be there and express further excitement to see Pavement... and Big Boi. And the screed about our jealous rage was deleted.

Showing that the coverage wasn't entirely slanted toward indie rock, the Daddy Fat Sacks half of Outkast himself also makes an appearance in the clip, but the crowning moment has got to be Wu-Tang Clan staple and the genius behind several successful solo albums: Raekwon. After extolling the virtues of the fest ("sprinkle a little bit of that hardcore with that rock 'n' roll"), a guy who often raps about naked women cooking drugs enjoys one of the obvious spoils of summer, a bomb pop. 

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