North Carolina’s Annuals will be performing at this year’s Forecastle. I remember first getting a copy of Wet Zoo and falling in love with this band, so I’m ecstatic to see that they’re coming to Louisville this year. While not falling into any genre too perfectly, they are, at their core, a pop band, and I mean that in the most beautiful sense of the word as I consider most of what I listen to to be pop music, including the bands of which they’ve been compared to like Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, and Broken Social Scene. Fortunately for us, it’s their live shows for which they’ve become famous, so if you can tear yourself away from the many jam bands at this year’s festival then Annuals are among the more exciting bands at the festival and we highly encourage that you check them out…give them a good turnout so that we might be lucky enough to bring them back for their own tour down the road.
Catch the entire lineup with previews of each band on our FORECASTLE 2009 page.