Welcome to the beginning of Pitchfork Music Festival Week 2017! It’s become tradition here on Faronheit in the last few years to spend a full seven days celebrating the three day blissful orgy of music that descends upon Chicago every July in the form of the Pitchfork Music Festival. In my opinion, you won’t find a better curated or more diverse festival lineup anywhere other than Pitchfork. They put their brand and reputation on the line to celebrate great and innovative artists across backgrounds and genres. If you’re unaware or ignorant of the festival, perhaps a glance at some past coverage will provide an accurate impression of how things go each year. We couldn’t be more excited to bring you a complete festival guide all week long on Faronheit, which includes day-by-day previews, day-by-day recaps, plus a whole bunch of photos and other media along the way. Whether you’re headed to Union Park this weekend and are unsure about what bands to see, or are interested in the lineup and are looking to vicariously experience the festival without actually going, the hope is you’ll make this site one of your stops for key information and on-the-ground reporting. It’s a pleasure to put this guide together every year, and I hope it’s reflected in the content posted.

Let’s get started by providing a proper introduction to all of the artists set to perform at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. After the jump you’ll find a Spotify playlist featuring two songs from every single artist on the linup, along with individual links to websites, music videos and more. The Spotify playlist is ordered by day and set time, while everything else is sorted alphabetically. There are plenty of ways to get to know these artists, but obviously listening to their music is the most important of all. So click some links, stream some songs, and begin your education!

More Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 coverage:
Friday Preview Guide
Saturday Preview Guide
Sunday Preview Guide

American Football [Website]
My Instincts Are the Enemy
I’ve Been Lost For So Long

Angel Olsen [Website]
Shut Up Kiss Me

Arab Strap [Facebook]
The First Big Weekend

Arca [Website]

A Tribe Called Quest [Website]
We the People…
Award Tour

The Avalanches [Website]
Because I’m Me
Since I Left You

Cherry Glazerr [Website]
Nuclear Bomb
Nurse Ratched

Colin Stetson [Website]
In the Clinches

Danny Brown [Website]
Ain’t It Funny

Dawn Richard [Website]
LA (ft. Trombone Shorty)

Derrick Carter [Website]
A Brave New World Mix
Roisin Murphy – Ten Miles High (Derrick Carter Remix)

Dirty Projectors [Website]
Cool Your Heart (ft. Dawn Richard)
Little Bubble

The Feelies [Website]
Gone Gone Gone
Flag Days

Francis and the Lights [Website]
See Her Out
May I Have This Dance (ft. Chance the Rapper)

Frankie Cosmos [Website]
Art School

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic [Website]
Bring the Funk
Give Up the Funk (Live in Houston 1976)

Hamilton Leithauser [Website]
A 1000 Times
In A Black Out

Hiss Golden Messenger [Website]
Mahogany Dread
Like A Mirror Loves A Hammer

Isaiah Rashad [Website]
Free Lunch

Jamila Woods [Website]
Blk Girl Soldier

Jeff Rosenstock [Facebook]
Wave Goodnight to Me
Pash Rash

Joey Purp [Website]
Girls @ (ft. Chance the Rapper)
Say You Do (Remix)

Kamaiyah [Website]
Build You Up
Fuck It Up (ft. YG)

Kilo Kish [Website]
Existential Crisis Hour!

LCD Soundsystem [Website]
Call the Police
American Dream

Madame Gandhi [Website]
Moon in the Sky
The Future Is Female

Madlib [Website]
Slim’s Return

Mitski [Website]
Your Best American Girl

NE-HI [Website]
Stay Young

Nicolas Jaar [Website]

Pinegrove [Website]
Old Friends
Size of the Moon

PJ Harvey [Website]
The Wheel
Down By the Water

Priests [Website]
Pink White House

Ride [Website]
All I Want
I Don’t Know WHere It Comes From

Solange [Website]
Cranes in the Sky
Don’t Touch My Hair

S U R V I V E [Facebook]

Thurston Moore Group [Website]
Smoke of Dreams

Vagabon [Facebook]
The Embers
Fear & Force

Vince Staples [Website]
Big Fish
Rain Come Down

Weyes Blood [Website]
Do You Need My Love
Generation Why

Wlliam Tyler [Website]
Highway Anxiety
Kingdom of Jones