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.
Hometown heartstring-tuggers Cult Bride represent the softer, lovelier (and lovelorn) side of the festival's lineup. With rich, folk-driven instrumentation and haunting boy-girl vocals, the threat of not leaving their set with a dry eye could be very real. Tremulous and tender, these are songs to hold close and cherish.