In an effort not to be outdone by the absolutely dynamite Fuji Rock lineup, Summer Sonic have gone and added a couple noteworthy groups to their two-day festival. The biggest name…at least to me, and guess who is writing this?…is the recently reunited Death From Above 1979, who put out some great stuff in the early half of the Oughts. They also started a riot at South By Southwest this year so…Japanese crowd, you got some heavy expectations. Also added, the similarly back-together-again The Pop Group, along with former-iPod darlings The Ting Tings and French pop-lady Yelle. Cage The Elephant will also come over as will Japan’s own The Bawdies.
Unfortunately, Summer Sonic also added Hollywood Undead to this year’s roster which nearly wipes out all the good they did.