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.
Dreamy darkwave synth pop. If that's your flavor, spend a little time with Provo duo New Shack. Their supple, sinuous synth-centric pop is both breathlessly sweet and grounded with inescapable realism.