Welcome to the start of Pitchfork Music Festival Week here at Faronheit! Starting today and going all the way through next Monday, I’ll be bringing you each and every play-by-play concerning the festival. That includes previewing the artists playing, commenting on how sets go during the fest, and a full post-mortem that includes plenty of photos. So I invite you to take this journey with me whether you’re going or not, primarily because it’s going to be a lot of fun and there’s so much great music involved. Want proof? This introductory post features music from every single artist performing this upcoming weekend. Most have mp3s for you to download, but some artists have Soundcloud streams only, because they prefer it that way. If you don’t want to download all of the songs below and like your taste testing via streaming, I’ve also assembled a Spotify playlist in which you can stream a track from (almost) every artist performing, AND it’s all carefully arranged in an order that is designed to create the most satisfying listening experience possible. Check that out if you’re so inclined. For everyone else though, feel free to take the songs posted below for a test drive to see what strikes your fancy. You might just discover your new favorite band even if you won’t be in Union Park this weekend!

A Lull (Sunday, 1:00)
Summer Dress

AraabMuzik (Sunday, 6:15)
Rubberband Stacks

A$AP Rocky (Friday, 5:30)
Roll One Up

The Atlas Moth (Saturday, 1:00)
The Atlas Moth – A Night In Venus’ Arms…

Atlas Sound (Saturday, 2:30)
Terra Incognita

Beach House (Sunday, 7:25)

Big K.R.I.T. (Friday, 6:25)
Thank You Kindly

Chavez (Sunday, 5:15)
The Guard Attacks/Unreal Is Here

Chromatics (Saturday, 6:45)
Kill for Love

Clams Casino (Friday, 7:15)

Cloud Nothings (Saturday, 1:45)
No Future/No Past

Cults (Saturday, 3:20)
Go Outside

Danny Brown (Saturday, 7:40)
Grown Up

Dirty Beaches (Sunday, 1:00)
Lord Knows Best

Dirty Projectors (Friday, 7:20)
Gun Has No Trigger

Feist (Friday, 8:20)
Feist – How Come You Never Go There

The Field (Sunday, 7:40)
Then It’s White

Flying Lotus (Saturday, 4:15)
Tea Leaf Dancers

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Saturday, 8:30)
The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now

Grimes (Saturday, 8:40)

Hot Chip (Saturday, 7:25)
Hot Chip – Night And Day

Iceage (Sunday, 2:30)
Broken Bone

Japandroids (Friday, 6:15)
The House That Heaven Built

Kendrick Lamar (Sunday, 4:45)
Cartoon & Cereal (ft. Gunplay)

King Krule (Sunday, 6:45)
King Krule – Portrait In Black and Blue

Liturgy (Saturday, 2:50)

Lotus Plaza (Saturday, 1:55)
Lotus Plaza – Monoliths

Lower Dens (Friday, 3:30)

The Men (Sunday, 3:45)
Open Your Heart

Milk Music (Sunday, 1:55)
Violence Now

Nicolas Jaar (Saturday, 4:45)
Don’t Break My Love

The Olivia Tremor Control (Friday, 4:35)
A Familiar Noise Called Train Director

Oneohtrix Point Never (Sunday, 5:45)
Sleep Dealer

Outer Minds (Friday, 3:20)
Outer Minds – Gimmie A Reason

The Psychic Paramount (Saturday, 1:00)

Purity Ring (Friday, 8:20)

Real Estate (Sunday, 4:15)
It’s Real

Schoolboy Q (Saturday, 5:45)
Blessed (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Sleigh Bells (Saturday, 6:15)

Thee Oh Sees (Sunday, 2:50)
Lupine Dominus

Tim Hecker (Friday, 5:15)
The Piano Drop

Ty Segall (Sunday, 3:20)
I Bought My Eyes

Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Sunday, 1:45)
Ffunny Ffrends

Vampire Weekend (Sunday, 8:30)

Wild Flag (Saturday, 5:15)
Wild Flag – Romance

Willis Earl Beal (Friday, 4:15)
Willis Earl Beal – Evening’s Kiss

Youth Lagoon (Saturday, 3:45)