10 Bonnaroo-Bound Bands You Should Listen To While Smoking Weed
It's cold, and weed smokers need a summer festival to look forward to.
Thank God for Bonnaroo.
In the spirit of the recent lineup release, here are some great tunes from Bonnaroo 2016-bound artists that are sure to please.
Sit back, relax and toke up.
1. "Why Won’t They Talk To Me?" By Tame Impala
These guys are blowing up right now.
Seriously, if you've never heard of Tame Impala before, you might as well be living on another planet.
As one of my favorite tracks from (what is, without a doubt) their breakout album, Lonerism, this song is meant to be listened to in a quiet, comfortable space.
"Why Won’t They Talk To Me?" has the kind of melody you want to curl up inside and never leave.
2. "Elevate" By St. Lucia
Speaking of hot, the South African-turned-Brooklynite, Jean-Philip Grobler (otherwise known as St. Lucia), appeared on Jimmy Fallon in this past week.
With an upbeat, indie-feel, "Elevate" will make you want to grab a dance partner and live in the moment.
3. "Dilly" By Band Of Horses
You can't go wrong with this Seattle-grown band.
They have been producing quality alternative rock since 2004.
I recommend listening to "Dilly" in the same environment in which it was created: a cabin by the fireplace, during a snowstorm.
4. "Do It Like You Do" By Lettuce
Lettuce has been rocking stoners' socks off for years.
A clear classic, this song is perfect for jam band lovers who love mixing funk with jazz.
5. "Lighters Up" By Flosstradamus
Sure to be a Bonnaroo gem, DJs J2K and Autobot know how to party.
These guys have mastered the collision between EDM and hip-hop, and they definitely put the "f" in f*cked up.
6. "Fineshrine" By Purity Ring
Finally, a group for the femme, stoner hipster chick.
The electronic duo, Megan James and Corin Roddick, are Canada-based and known for their unique style.
During live performances, they both wear clothes designed and sewn by the vocalist.
James and Roddick use custom-built, tree-shaped instruments to drive both live sound and lighting.
7. "Lights Out" By Big Grams
Big Boi accidentally stumbled upon Phantogram — an electronic rock duo consisting of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel — when he heard their single, "Mouthful Of Diamonds," in a pop-up advertisement.
By pairing up, the ex-Outkast star has been able to experiment and deliver new sounds.
This is definitely something to give a listen to and judge for yourself.
8. "Simple Things" By Miguel
Talk about eye candy.
From sex appeal to seriously talented vocals, Miguel has it all.
This is the perfect song for nice, weed-tinged seduction.
9. "Kingpin" By RL Grime
I love this guy.
The 24-year-old from LA — whose real name is Henry Steinway — certainly knows how to deliver electronic chronic.
This is the perfect song for all the gangsters out there who roll that dro, yo.
10. "RUN" By Tyler, The Creator
For those of us who crave fresh rap tunes, Tyler, The Creator is the answer.
Also a 24-year-old, Tyler got his first taste of fame when the LA Times ran an article about the then-16-year-old skateboarding enthusiast who was also interested in music and fashion.
Just a heads up: He has been criticized for his use of homophobic slurs.
However, he was the first to support fellow Odd Future member, Frank Ocean, after he came out publicly.
I would definitely recommend listening to his latest album, Cherry Bomb, in its entirety.