Oi Folks,

Things are shaping up here in festival land. In addition to previously announced acts CURSIVE, DAN DEACON, and keynote fiction genius BEN MARCUS, we take great pleasure in adding EVANGELICALS and HEADLIGHTS to the line-up for Mission Creek Festival 2008. If you have yet to hear the Evangelicals stunning new album, The Evening Descends (Pitchfork recommended), get thee to a record store now. With its space rock guitars and cavernous vocals warped over driving beats, this is certainly going to be one of the most exciting albums of the year (and it’s barely February!) But also keep your eyes out for the new Headlights record, Some Racing, Some Stopping due out February 19th on Polyvinyl. We’ve heard it and we can tell you it’s an indie-pop gem for sure, something to swoon over with your lover on cold wintry nights on Midwest couches.

A gentle reminder: the Mission Creek Festival takes place April 2nd - 5th in downtown Iowa City. Q: Why Iowa City? A: ‘Cause it don’t get any more intimate than this! We don’t claim to have the biggest acts (go to Chicago’s P-Fork festival in the summer for that) but we do have the best vantage point for sure… we are without a doubt the coziest festival of them all. This year’s central venues currently include the Picador, the Mill, and the Yacht Club. Who’s getting excited? Information on festival passes and more acts to come soon soon soon!

Download: Headlights - Cherry Tulips

Download: Evangelicals - Skeleton Man


  1. 1 davethehobo

    Nice! It’s a great album.

  2. 2 Freeman

    You make my day!

  3. 3 todd

    i’m glad! We’re mega-stoked about this show as well. Keep checking with us for more show information and info about passes that will get you into this show along with a slew of others.

    Thanks for stopping in!

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