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Governors Ball - ALT Recommends...

January 9, 2019

Following a slew of social media hints and heavy speculation, Governors Ball has unveiled the line up for its 2019 edition, and yet again the fest puts up a well rounded selection of acts spanning genres from Alt to Rap, to EDM, and even Country.  While the top lines of each day may boast some familiar names, we're here to guide you through the Alt-related artists you've heard on the station, and some you may in the future.  

Going down May 31st - June 2nd on Randall's Island, passes are on sale now, here.

Ahead of the fest, check out 10 acts we recommend, with linked tracks to make it easy on you, below.


THE 1975 - Your shot to catch the band's first New York play in support of their new LP, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'.

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - If you didn't get enough of her live at NSSN, here's your shot at round two.

THE STROKES - Do we really need to explain this one?

BOB MOSES - Hometown boys return to do NYC proud, a former Ctrl + Alt + Delete champion, "Never Back Down" is on air now.

DENNIS LLOYD - You've definitely heard "Nevermind" on the station.  If that's not enough, 416 million streams can't be wrong.

KING PRINCESS - Signed by mega-producer and former Amy Winehouse collaborator, Mark Ronson, you heard "1950" on Alt first.

SHAED - Breaking into our collective conciousness via Apple add, "Trampoline" could be a monster hit by June, who knows.

MO - The Voice of Major Lazer's smash, "Lean On", her latest cut "Blur" features Foster The People, and pulls heavily from The Pixies.

THE VOIDZ - Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas pulls double duty in The VOIDZ, where he stretches his creativity to the fringe.

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER - Sub Pop's indie rock reach spans far beyond Seattle these days, with the label signing Australia's RBCF in 2018.

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Well, that's all folks.  Definitely dig deeper into the full line up, above, and we'll see you out there in VIP (or the pit, or in line for beer, etc.)