Welcome to the start of Faronheit’s annual coverage of the Pitchfork Music Festival! I’m thrilled to be providing you, dear reader, with an intensive look at this incredible boutique music festival for what’s now the fourth year in a row. Over the course of the next week, this site will provide you with a full play-by-play of Pitchfork 2014, right down to daily previews, recaps and photos. It’s set to be super fun and exciting, so please join me on this journey, whether you’ll be able to make it out to Chicago’s Union Park or not!

On this first introductory day, I wanted to just showcase all of the different artists on this year’s lineup, to give you a better idea of who they are and what kinds of music they make. So what you’ll find below is a list of every artist on this year’s lineup, in alphabetical order, along with links to their official websites, plus a track or two you can stream to help get a good baseline (or BASSline, as the situation warrants). In addition to all of that, if you have Spotify, I’ve composed a playlist featuring two songs from each artist (three for the headliners) ordered by when they’ll be performing over the course of the weekend. It’s also embedded at the very bottom of this post, FYI. This should give you no excuse as to why you haven’t heard or checked out all of this year’s stacked lineup. Even if you’re not attending, this is a good exercise in music education. So check it out after the jump, and enjoy making some new discoveries!

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks [Website]
Little Fang
Strange Colores

Beck [Website]
Blue Moon

Circulatory System [Website]
Stars and Molecules
If You Think About It Now

Cloud Nothings [Website]
I’m Not Part of Me
Wasted Days

Danny Brown [Website]
25 Bucks (ft. Purity Ring)
Dope Fiend Rental (ft. ScHoolboy Q)

Deafheaven [Website]
Dream House

DIIV [Website]
How Long Have You Known?

DJ Spinn [Website]
Last Winter (Clip)
I’m Sweatin’ (Clip)

Dum Dum Girls [Website]
Rimbaud Eyes
Lost Boys and Girls Club

Earl Sweatshirt [Website]

Empress Of [Website]
Realize You

Factory Floor [Website]
Turn It Up
Fall Back

The Field [Website]
Cupid’s Head
Then It’s White

FKA twigs [Website]
Two Weeks
Papi Pacify

Giorgio Moroder [Website]
Giorgio’s Theme

Grimes [Website]
Go (ft. Blood Diamonds)

The Haxan Cloak [Website]
The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)
Raven’s Lament

Hudson Mohawke [Website]
Disclosure – White Noise (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
Thunder Bay

Hundred Waters [Website]
Down From the Rafters

Isaiah Rashad [Website]
Ronnie Drake (ft. SZA)
RIP Kevin Miller

Jon Hopkins [Website]
Open Eye Signal

Ka [Website]
You Know It’s About
Peace Akhi

Kelela [Website]
Want It (ft. Tink)
The High

Kendrick Lamar [Website]
Swimming Pools (Drank)
Backseat Freestyle

Majical Cloudz [Website]
Childhood’s End
Turns Turns Turns

Mas Ysa [Website]

Mutual Benefit [Website]
Advanced Falconry
“Let’s Play” / Statue of a Man

Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine [Website]
Out of the Black (ft. Robyn)

Neutral Milk Hotel [Website]
Holland, 1945
Oh Comely

Perfect Pussy [Website]
Interference Fits

Pusha T [Website]
Nosetalgia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Who I Am

The Range [Website]
Metal Swing

Real Estate [Website]
Talking Backwards

ScHoolboy Q [Website]
Collard Greens (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Man of the Year

Sharon Van Etten [Website]
Taking Chances
Every Time the Sun Comes Up

Slowdive [Website]
Machine Gun

Speedy Ortiz [Website]
No Below
American Horror

St. Vincent [Website]
Prince Johnny
Digital Witness

Sun Kil Moon [Website]
Ben’s My Friend
Sunshine in Chicago

SZA [Website]
Babylon (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

tUnE-yArDs [Website]
Water Fountain

Twin Peaks [Website]
I Found A New Way

Wild Beasts [Website]
Thankless Thing