30 Best Things We Saw at Governors Ball 2014Outkast, Jack White, the Strokes and more highlights from the Northeast's premiere music festival
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Best Introduction of New Material: Spoon
The problem with introducing new material at a festival is that a band can never be entirely sure how many of their die-hard fans – the ones that actually care to preview this stuff – are in the crowd. Just a few days after announcing that their first album in four years, They Want My Soul, will be released on August 5th, Spoon figured out how to please everyone: In the middle of a hits-packed set that included career-spanning tracks like "Don't You Evah" and "The Way We Get By," Britt Daniel and Co. slipped the chugging, slightly psychedelic, undeniably catchy "Rainy Taxi" into the mix, then they went right back into the hits, playing "Turn My Camera On" as if they were wrapping a bow around the whole set. C.D.