Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner have been teasing the upcoming debut release from their new collaborative project Bachelor for some time now. First we heard ‘Stay in the Car’, then we got ‘Sick of Spiraling’. Now that the release date for Doomin’ Sun is imminent, we get a surprise: a full live-streamed festival to celebrate the album’s release.
With the last gasps of pandemic-restricted entertainment trickling out, live-streamed festivals are hopefully going to become a non-necessity sooner rather than later. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy one when it comes up, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that Doomin’ Sun Fest has an absolutely killer lineup.
Far Out favourites like Japanese Breakfast and Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker will be performing, along with artists like Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Courtney Barnett, Beach Bunny, Faye Webster, Jeff Tweedy, Julia Jacklin, Kero Kero Bonito, Lucy Dacus, Tegan and Sara, Tune-Yards and more.
At the centre of it all will be Bachelor and their first live performance. The duo will be playing Doomin’ Sun in full. “Basically, we just wanna have fun celebrating our album release, raise funds for Seeding Sovereignty, and get people excited about donating and opening their hearts to themes of the fest,” the two artists explained in a statement.
Seeding Sovereignty, by the way, is an American community-building collective that seeks to reverse the disastrous effect that colonization has had on Indigenous peoples. The group aims to preserve the heritage and cultural sites of Indigenous communities and to block activities that damage said areas, like the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Doomin’ Sun Fest will be live-streamed on June 10th at 11pm BST/ 6pm EST/ 3pm PST. If Barnett is still based in Melbourne, that means she’ll be performing some time around 8 AM, which sounds just awful. Have a fresh pot of coffee at the ready, Courtney; you’re going to need it.
You can check out the full lineup for Doomin’ Sun Fest down below. Doomin’ Sun the album will be released on May 28.