Without a doubt, Treefort is at the top of my festival bucket list. This downtown Boise, ID festival once again features a lineup that is well and truly stacked from top to bottom, with the emphasis being on showcasing bands from the very, very fertile Western lands. After poring over this year's lineup, these are the bands I'm swooning over the hardest.
Basically, and in their own words, Conquer Monster is "an electro Sci-Fi band from the future." These Salt Lake City knob-twiddlers bring some comic book and b-movie kitsch to their jams, but there's nothing silly happening here. Layered and full of attitude, these dynamic dance beats are well worth crushing on.