Every summer, audiophiles descend on Treasure Island for the Treasure Island Music Festival, a weekend of stuffing your face full of churros, sipping whiskey on blankets, getting lightly trampled, having at least one crippling case of agoraphobia, and, oh yeah, listening to tons of live music. Last year, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, and Disclosure rocked it out, and this year’s roster is just as good!

Outkast Massive Attack Zedd alt-J TV On the Radio Janelle Monae The New Pornographers Washed Out St. Lucia Banks Jungle White Denim MØ POLICA The Growlers Classixx Chet Faker Ryan Hemsworth Ana Tijoux Asgeir Xxyyxx Ratking Tobacco Bleached Painted Palms Waters

Outkast are set to bring their reunion to the Bay, along with Massive Attack, Janelle Monae, Tv on the Radio, Washed Out, The New Pornographers, and alt-J. And that just skims the surface. I could go on about how pumped you should be, but the power of music does it so much better, so here’s a mix to get you ready for Treasure Island Music Festival 2014! Tickets go on sale this Thursday, June 19 at 10am.

If this mix leaves you wanting more, check out the latest Noise Pop episode, which features their personal top 10 songs from the lineup!


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.

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