Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Posts tagged ‘Folk’

Folk/Folk Rock/Acoustic

The Head and The Heart – Dawes – Bon Iver – Feist – Andrew Bird – Laura Marling – Other Lives – honeyhoney – The Sheepdogs – Feist – Cat Power – Jeff Mangum – First Aid Kit – Lissie – Other Lives – M. Ward – Fanfarlo – The Growlers

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This year’s lineup includes a range of folk based acts. Featuring one of this year’s most prolific female vocalists, Feist, along with other female-driven groups such as First Aid Kit, Cat Power and Lissie. Bon Iver comes into Coachella with a ton of notoriety after a very successful year with their self titled album.

Follow the Wilbur- Dawes

The complete antithesis to their hometown culture, this Los Angeles based band has been receiving tons of accolades for their grassroots folk rock. Their Album Nothing Is Wrong has been voted one of this year’s top albums by independent radio stations across the country land this band has been touring with the likes of Mumford and Sons and Blitzen Trapper.

Watch- When My Time Comes 

Follow the Wilbur- The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart, another band signed to Sub Pop Records, is one of many leading folk based bands coming from Seattle. Best seen up close and personal.

Listen To: “Down in the Valley”


Go out too hard? Here’s your First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit 

Swedish teenage sisters Joanna and Clara Söderberg give off a vibe as if they spawned from the forest dew air with a couple acoustic guitars in-hand and mystically flew onto your fire-lit campground, ready to serenade you into the night.  They began putting their talent on display in ’08 when they covered Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” and quickly thereafter came out with their first EP, Drunken Trees on Swedish electronic duo The Knife‘s label, Rabid Records. They’ve since recorded two full length albums- The Big Black & The Blue (’10) and The Lion’s Roar (’12). They’ve gone on to collaborate with Jack White and Bright Eyes. These girls are just starting out and already doing big things with big people and now performing on a big stage in Coachella come April.

Listen to- “Lions Roar”

Listen to- “When I Grow Up”

Listen to- “Hard Believer”

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