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Jon Wurster rates Pitchfork Fest

Jon Wurster acted as guest correspondent for WBEZ at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, investigating tour riders, stage outfits, and Porta-Potties. Meanwhile, Mac stopped by XRT's air-conditioned backstage tent to talk to Marty! Watch the interview at 93XRT. And Matt LeMay wrote up key points of the band's set at Pitchfork: Set highlight: "Detroit Has a Skyline" Time before Mac and Laura started pogoing: < 1 minute Unexpected moment of audience exuberance: The opening of "Like a Fool" Average age of audience members freaking out during "Slack Motherfucker": Younger than you might think Song from new album that deserves "instant classic" status as a live cut: "My Gap Feels Weird" Sport defended by Mac McCaughan: Soccer Most frequently overheard remark: "Wow, this band is good." Best song of all time, ever: "Hyper Enough" --Matt LeMay  

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Jon Wurster acted as guest correspondent for WBEZ at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, investigating tour riders, stage outfits, and Porta-Potties.



Meanwhile, Mac stopped by XRT's air-conditioned backstage tent to talk to Marty! Watch the interview at 93XRT.

And Matt LeMay wrote up key points of the band's set at Pitchfork:


    • Set highlight: "Detroit Has a Skyline"

    • Time before Mac and Laura started pogoing: < 1 minute

    • Unexpected moment of audience exuberance: The opening of "Like a Fool"

    • Average age of audience members freaking out during "Slack Motherfucker": Younger than you might think

    • Song from new album that deserves "instant classic" status as a live cut: "My Gap Feels Weird"

    • Sport defended by Mac McCaughan: Soccer

    • Most frequently overheard remark: "Wow, this band is good."

    • Best song of all time, ever: "Hyper Enough"
      --Matt LeMay