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Bands/Musicians FYF Fest 2014 Rankings  

Clark Benson
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List Rules Only included artists where I saw enough of the set to have a proper opinion (you got off lucky, Haim!)

Rankings and mini-reviews of everyone I saw at the 2014 FYF Fest in Downtown LA. Overall, a solid festival - while there were logistical issues that many had at the venue, they didn't bother me that much, and I was very impressed with the improved sound and video screen camerawork this year. Props to FYF (and Goldenvoice) for throwing an affordable, close-by fest packed with talent. 
Built to Spill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list FYF Fest 2014 Rankings
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Built to Spill are an American indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho, United States. The band has released eight full-length albums, and its most recent album, Untethered Moon, will be released on April 21, 2015. ...more on Wikipedia

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Interpol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list FYF Fest 2014 Rankings
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Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up consisted of Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Carlos Dengler and Greg Drudy. Drudy left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Sam Fogarino. In 2010, shortly after recording finished for the band's fourth album, Dengler left to pursue personal projects. Having first performed at Luna Lounge along with other notable bands like The Strokes, Longwave, The National and Stellastarr, they are one of the bands associated with the New York City indie music scene, and was one of several groups that emerged from the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band's sound is generally a mix of staccato bass and ...more on Wikipedia

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Julian Casablancas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list FYF Fest 2014 Rankings
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Julian Fernando Casablancas is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the rock band The Strokes. In addition to his work with the Strokes, Casablancas has led a solo career during the band's hiatus, releasing the album Phrazes for the Young on November 3, 2009. In 2013, he formed Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, who released their first album, Tyranny, in 2014. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Strokes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list FYF Fest 2014 Rankings
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The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998, consisting of Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond, Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti. Upon the release of their debut album Is This It in 2001, the group met wide critical acclaim. Since then, the band has maintained a fan base in New York City and elsewhere in the United States, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Ireland, Canada, France, Brazil and Australia. A number of members have embarked on a variety of side projects, though they regrouped for a fifth album, titled Comedown Machine, released on March 26, 2013. They have sold over 5 million albums. They are one of the many indie rock bands to hail ...more on Wikipedia

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