Welcome to Faronheit’s unofficial “Gude to the Pitchfork Music Festival: 2010 Edition”! All week long I’ll be spending time giving you the lowdown on all things Pitchfork Music Festival-related, so if you’re going, I hope this will help you out in one way or another. From now until this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival wraps up on Sunday night, I’ll be posting daily with tips to navigating the festival, which artists to see, and recaps of each individual day as it happens. For anybody looking for the normal content of daily album reviews, I promise those will be back next week.

Today we get the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival coverage started right with the most comprehensive collection of free downloads from artists playing this year. Whether or not you’ll be at Union Park this weekend, at the very least this is a great opportunity to get exposed to a number of artists you may not have heard of before, but might like quite a bit. As many have put it, you go to the Pitchfork Music Festival to find out what up-and-coming artists are going to be playing all the big music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza next year. If there’s ever a time to learn about what you’re getting yourselves into, now would be it. The chances that even the biggest music fans have heard of every artist playing Pitchfork on any given year are slim to none, so hopefully there’s something for everyone to try out. That said, I’ll have a day-by-day preview of things, including daily artist recommendations, starting tomorrow. For now though, download these mp3s to your heart’s content and expand your horizons.

Note: A couple of the comedians performing Friday night don’t have any professionally recorded albums, so if you want to learn more about their comedic works, I’ve included a video link or two where you can stream some standup or other things.

Also: Everything is compartmentalized by day and timeslot at this year’s festival, just in case you get confused as to the layout of mp3s.


Sharon Van Etten [3:30pm, Aluminum Stage]
For You
Love More
I Couldn’t Save You

The Tallest Man on Earth [4:00pm, Connector Stage]
King of Spain
Pistol Dreams

El-P [4:35pm, Aluminum Stage]
Flyentology (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix)
Jukie Skate Rock

Liars [5:30pm, Connector Stage]
Plaster Casts of Everything
Loose Nuts on the Veladrome

Hannibal Buress [5:45pm, Balance Stage]
[VIDEO] Standup on “Lopez Tonight”

Robyn [6:25pm, Aluminum Stage]
Be Mine

Wyatt Cenac [6:30pm. Balance Stage]
[VIDEO] “The Daily Show” report on discrimination against open gun carriers

Michael Showalter [7:15pm, Balance Stage]
[VIDEO] The Michael Showalter Showalter with Zach Galifinakis

Broken Social Scene [7:20pm, Connector Stage]
World Sick

Eugene Mirman [8:00pm, Balance Stage]
Vancouver, Detroit, and Bears!

Modest Mouse [8:30pm, Aluminum Stage]
Worms Vs. Birds


Free Energy [1:00pm, Aluminum Stage]
Dream City

Netherfriends [1:00pm, Balance Stage]
Friends With Lofts

Real Estate [1:45pm, Connector Stage]
Suburban Beverage
Beach Comber

Sonny & the Sunsets [1:55pm, Balance Stage]
Too Young to Burn

Delorean [2:30pm, Aluminum Stage]
Stay Close

Kurt Vile [2:50pm, Balance Stage]
Overnite Religion
Invisibility: Nonexistent

Titus Andronicus [3:20pm, Connector Stage]
A More Perfect Union
Four Score and Seven, Pt. 1
Four Score and Seven, Pt. 2
Titus Andronicus

Dâm-Funk [3:45pm, Balance Stage]

Raekwon [4:15pm, Aluminum Stage]
Dangerous (with Method Man and Ghostface)
Criminology (with Method Man and Ghostface)
House of Flying Daggers (ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface and Method Man)
10 Bricks (ft. Cappadonna and Ghostface)
Dreams (with Method Man and Ghostface)

The Smith Westerns [4:45pm, Balance Stage]
Be My Girl
Imagine, Pt. 3

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion [5:15pm, Connector Stage]
Do You Wanna Get It?
Not Yet

WHY? [5:45pm, Balance Stage]
The Blackest Purse
The Hollows
Close to Me (The Cure cover)

Wolf Parade [6:15pm, Aluminum Stage]
What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)
Ghost Pressure
Language City
Call It A Ritual
Shine A Light
Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts

Bear in Heaven [6:45pm, Balance Stage]
Werewolf (Edit)

Panda Bear [7:25pm, Connector Stage]
Comfy In Nautica
Track One
A Musican And A Filmmaker
On the Farm

Freddie Gibbs [7:40pm, Balance Stage]
Personal OG
Fuck the World

LCD Soundsystem [8:30pm, Aluminum Stage]
Daft Punk Is Playing at My House (Soulwax Shibuya Remix)
Tribulations (Tiga Remix)


Allá [1:00pm, Aluminum Stage]
New Hymn (Residents cover)
Love Lockdown (Kanye West cover)

Cave [1:00, Balance Stage]
Gamm (Sample(
Made In Malaysia (Sample)
Encino Man (Sample)
High, I Am (Sample)
Requiem for John Sex (Sample)

Cass McCombs [1:45pm, Connector Stage]
Sacred Heart
I Went to the Hospital

Best Coast [1:55pm, Balance Stage]
This Is Real

Girls [2:30pm, Aluminum Stage]
Lust for Life

Washed Out [2:50pm, Balance Stage]
Feel It All Around

Beach House [3:20pm, Connector Stage]
Master of None

Local Natives [3:45pm, Balance Stage]
Sun Hands

Lightning Bolt [4:15pm, Aluminum Stage]
Dracula Mountain
Thirteen Monsters

Surfer Blood [4:45pm, Balance Stage]
Floating Vibes

St. Vincent [5:15pm, Connector Stage]
Actor Out of Work
The Strangers
Now Now

Here We Go Magic [5:45pm, Balance Stage]

Major Lazer [6:15pm, Aluminum Stage]
Hold the Line

Neon Indian [6:45pm, Balance Stage]
Terminally Chill
Should Have Taken Acid With You

Big Boi [7:25pm, Connector Stage]
Shine Blockas (ft. Gucci Mane)

Sleigh Bells [7:40pm, Balance Stage]
Tell ‘Em
Crown on the Ground

Pavement [8:30pm, Aluminum Stage]
Gold Soundz
Rattled By the Rush
Heckler Spray/In the Mouth of a Desert (Live)
All My Friends