New Bands Added to Pitchfork 2009

Union Park in Chicago just got a bit more crowded with new acts added to the already packed Pitchfork 2009 Music Festival. From the official site – 

And here are some more newly announced bands playing the fest: Portland pop-punk mainstays the Thermals, one man orchestra Final Fantasy, neo-folk act Bowerbirds, recent Best New Music recipients Cymbals Eat Guitars, and a pair of Chicago acts: far-out indie rock duo Michael Columbia and post-punks Killer Whales.

All the indie goodness takes place July 17 -July 19. Three day passes have sold out, but there are still single day passes up for grabs at $35.

Here is the updated lineup:
Friday – “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request

  • Built to Spill
  • The Jesus Lizard
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Tortoise


  • The National
  • Beirut
  • DOOM
  • Yeasayer
  • Final Fantasy *
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Fucked Up
  • Plants and Animals
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars *
  • Matt and Kim
  • Lindstrøm
  • Wavves
  • Ponytail
  • Bowerbirds *
  • Charles Hamilton
  • The Duchess and The Duke
  • Disappears
  • Michael Columbia *


  • The Flaming Lips
  • Grizzly Bear
  • M83
  • The Walkmen
  • The Thermals *
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • The Mae Shi
  • Black Lips
  • The Very Best
  • Mew
  • Vivian Girls
  • Japandroids
  • DJ/Rupture
  • Women
  • Killer Whales *
  • Dianogah

* Just added

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