Fans who purchased early-bird tickets to Vernon’s second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have received a cassette tape containing b-sides, demos, and home recordings from some of the acts on this year’s lineup. One such track is attributed to Fall Creek Boys Choir.
Eaux Claires takes place August 12th – 13th in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The cassette tapes suggests Vernon will play three separate sets during the festival weekend; in addition to Fall Creek Boys Choir, he’ll lead Bon Iver and perform alongside The National’s Aaron Dessner.
Other artists expected to appear at the festival: Bruce Hornsby, Jon Hopkins, Shabazz Palaces, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Arcade Fire members Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld, the latter of who’ll perform alongside Colin Stetson.
Update – Saturday, February 6th at 5:00 p.m. CT: Eaux Claires organizers have confirmed the veracity of the cassette’s tracklist to Pitchfork.
An official lineup announcement is slated for February 11th.
Revisit “Fall Creek Boys Choir” (the song) below.