The annual Basilica Soundscape festival has become one of the more interesting musical events to watch each year, bringing together adventurous and disparate acts that go beyond musical performances to incorporate performance art and sound pieces as well. This year, the unique musical event will take place on Sept. 12 and 13 at Basilica Hudson — a factory from the 1880s located along the Hudson waterfront in New York.
The Basilica Soundscape 2014 lineup features Swans, who just released their (top 40) album To Be Kind, Canadian electronic producer Tim Hecker, Los Angeles electronic pop songwriter Julia Holter, Bay Area blackgaze heroes Deafheaven, and more to be announced in the coming months. The festival will also feature visual and performance art, readings, and farm-to-table food.
Right now, early bird weekend passes to the festival are available for $50 at its website.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.