Wolf Gang – M83 – AWOLNATION – Justice – Dragonette – Neon Indian – Radiohead – The Horrors – Metronomy – Wild Beasts – Miike Snow – Housse de Racket – Gardens & Villa – EMA- Destoyer
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With the ever-growing implementation of electronics into traditional rock formats and pure production from the lab, some of the genre’s most influential artists will be at this year’s event. Radiohead, one of the fathers of this brand, will headlining and goes without saying, should not be missed. It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from Miike Snow, but who won’t love a little “Animal” in the life come festival time? Neon Indian has exploded on the electronic indie scene with their fresh album Era Extrania (there’s an enye in there).
FOLLOW THE WILBUR- AWOLNATION
What initially began as a solo project from Aaron Bruno, the bands previously “struggling” frontman, the album was written as a representation of the frustration he was going through personally and through his music career. AWOLNATION has earned itself a reputation for its high-energy, original, get-your-rage-on performances. “Sail”, one of the bands hit tracks, has cracked the top 10 numerous times in the U.S. Modern Rock Charts.
Listen- “Guilty Filthy Soul”
Follow the Wilbur- Justice
Not that these dudes need any introduction but their new album kicks arsenal with a heavier focus on Rock. Their DJs sets are second to none as well.
Listen- New Lands
Follow the Wilbur- M83
M83, AKA Anthony Gonzalez’s latest double-disk album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming lived up to its hype after we got teased with the single “Midnight City.”
Listen- Raconte-Moi Une Histoire
Glastonbury, Oxygen, Isle of Wright…pick your UK festival and these guys would be featured bands. In 2010, Kasabian won Q’s “Best Act in the World Today” award. Noel Gallagher shows to the world that his half of Oasis is alive and well. The Horrors new album Skying has reached #5 in the UK chart. They’re all worthy of being seen at Coachella. A common element between all of these groups is the prevalent use of electronics and effects into their sound.
In 2010, Kasabian won Q’s “Best Act in the World Today” award. The band has 4 studio albums and a number of EPs dating back to ’97- Kasabian (Self Titled) ’04, Empire ’06, West Ryder Pawper Lunatic Asylum ’09 and Velocipator! ’11. Their most recent album, Velocipator! was produced by Dan the Automator. It is interesting to see a mainly hip-hop guy produce a rock based album but by golly it worked. West Ryder Pawper Lunatic Asylum reached #1 in the UK chart in April ’09 and won Best Album ’09 at the Q Awards.
Debut Album (self titled) ’04 Listen to- “Club Foot”
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylym- Listen To- Fire
3 studio Albums- Strange House(’08), Primary Colours (’09) and Skying (’11), basically, they’ve been busy. Their third album and most accolated, Skying marks a clear transition from a post-punk style to a electronic shoegaze/floaty rock.
Listen- “Still Life”
Oasis giant shows that he can continue to innovate and create great records. High Flying Birds was released in October of ’11. Noel brought in Oasis producer Dave Sardy and keyboardist Mike Rowe and Lemon trees percussionists Jeremy Stacey and Lenny Castro. The band name was created to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac’s first album and Jefferson Airplane.
Listen- “AKA…What a Life”