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Quinta-Feira, 27 de Agosto de 2015

New confirmations for Vodafone Mexefest: Titus Andronicus, Ducktails and Anna B Savage

In November, inventive, distinctive music with the greatest alternative recognition of the moment returns to storm Avenida da Liberdade. Following the initial confirmations of Patrick Watson, Ariel Pink and Akua Naru for this year’s Mexefest, the organisers have now announced Titus Andronicus, Ducktails and Anna B Savage.

Titus Andronicus and Ducktails come to us from New Jersey.

Titus Andronicus are led by Patrick Stickles and in 2015 celebrate a decade in the business.It is unusual for themes by punk and indie-rock bands to serve as the soundtrack to television series or cinema films, but Titus Andronicus have been credited in series like Elementary and Bored to Death and the film Premium Rush.The sextet debuted in 2008 with “The Airing of Grievances” and since then three more albums have appeared.Always incendiary with fiery guitar riffs, they celebrate ten years of history this year with the release of the huge and conceptual “The Most Lamentable Tragedy”.The album conveys a sound that is by now familiar but with the addition of rock opera ingredients and the sheer load of 93 minutes and 29 themes – five of them in rock opera format – including versions of Daniel Johnston and The Pogues.

The Ducktails, led by the Real Estate’s guitarist Matt Mondanile, chart less rough seas, producing consummate and incredibly creative pop.Over the course of five albums, the latest of which, “St. Catherine”, was released this year, Mondanile, who has worked with names like Panda Bear and Dan Lopatin of the Oneohtrix Point Never project, has surprised with every new disc, and whether live with the band or solo leaves no-one indifferent to the unique melodies that he sculpts with such precision.

Anna B Savage is destined to be one of the names that nobody will forget from Vodafone Mexefest 2015, and which will firmly establish itself in the market.With an EP already out, the Londoner, who opened for Father John Misty on their UK tour, produces a distinctly folk-rock music, lyrically strong and melodically underpinned by a languid electric guitar but which, with a strange elegance, also explores faster rhythms.

The Vodafone Mexefest app is also available now.The initial version allows Vodafone customers to purchase festival tickets at a €5 discount (total price €35 until 30 September  and €40 from 1 October to the days of the festival, limited to availability) and to consult the list of artists announced to date.Later, the Vodafone Mexefest app will also enable users to check key news and the concert billing (filtered by date, venue and artist), create a custom schedule of concerts, access useful information about the festival (including the location and availability of venues in real time), share photos on Facebook and Instagram and check the location of the Vodafone Bus, among other features.

More news to be announced soon.

Combined tickets for the two days of the festival are also now on sale at the usual outlets, price €40 until 30 September, rising to €45 on 1 October and €50 on the days of the Festival.

Vodafone Mexefest.From stage to stage, the city rocks to the music.