Nah this year it's not dancing so fast. It's dodging so fast. As in, dodging the herds of people because it's sure to be clusterfuckchella part 2.
Stop whining so fast.
theres a few I wanna do but my writing skills are shit and the board makes me self-conscious
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
I'm assuming it's this guy: http://espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11269
Am I misinformed, Salah?
DONT YOU PATRONIZE ME
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
Salah. I want to read you geek out about Brandon Flowers. The only negative things said in this thread so far were Kat complaining about Fancy doing a shitty job and subsequently getting shit for it. And, Drinkey pointing out that Kat picked not great Robyn songs for her write-up, which I agreed with. Other than that everyone has been really awesome.
I have to thank Lilia, Zack, whythelongface, Tommy, Gribbz, Gemma, Scott and everyone else for doing these. Been ace so far.
I think he is growing the beard for Robyn.
This two-piece electronic rock act from New York has been around since 2001. They fit into this year's theme of truly LIVE dance music acts and veer more towards the "we are motherfucking rock stars" side of the aisle when it comes to live performance. The group's output is somewhat one-dimensional; they put together almost entirely instrumental pieces that are incredibly catchy. They've pretty much stuck to the formula they concocted with their self-titled debut and Classics, but that's sort of what draws people to the band: the riffs stand out. Layering almost church organ-like backing sounds over drawling, almost hypnotic beats, and guitar tracks that sound like lazers in your mind (if you're high enough), Ratatat may have beaten their style of music the way one might beat a dead horse... But, in their case, it might be best to say that their horse has a few more miles to go.
The band's live show doesn't disappoint, not when you can expect some of the following songs to brought out in full force:
That she is! I saw her do a set just a few weeks ago at this Tron premiere party. It was upbeat and she spun a lot of disco-house. It was an amazing set and afterwards I got to chat with her. She was really sweet and was talking about her new material. I assume her set is going to be a lovely way to start of Sunday in the Sahara. Something laid-back, smooth, and sexy to enjoy with a nice cold drink.
Also, thank you Joann! I am glad you enjoyed it. I still don't think I did her justice, but a few people have seemed to get some use out of it and for that I am glad.
Paul Daley and Neil Barnes of Leftfield only produced two full studio albums in 1995 and 1999 before breaking up in 2002 to focus on solo projects. Still, they're considered by many in and out of the industry to be one of the most influential and talented electronic acts of their generation. Their organic blend of dub/house/ambient/breakbeat/techno/electronica makes them hard to pin, but it's definitely very dubby. Leftism, their first album, consistently comes up in all-time greatest electronica album lists and their second effort Rhythm and Stealth also went Platinum in the UK and reached the #1 spot in the charts. Basically, these guys and their "reunion" are a really big deal. I put reunion in quotes because Paul Daley isn't playing live with them last I knew. He's opting to continue work on an upcoming solo album.
To get the best sense of their sound I recommend their Live @ Homelands 2000 recording. Why? Because it's pure edm greatness, and it's very similar to what their Coache11a set will sound like. You're welcome in advance.
And Phat Planet is a world-shattering monstrous mindfuck of a closing track. Video evidence coming when I'm at a place with better internet.
Acts like this are what keeps Coachella ahead of the other festivals in the states. Great signing. They're going to shake the Sahara and everyone in it to the core.
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I'm going to add to the GAYNGS love. The show I saw in Austin in the fall was in my top 5 shows of the year. Just fantastic. If you're not slow-dancing with the nearest person during "Last Prom On Earth," you're doing it wrong.
My name is Becca. Hi.
I left early. It was possibly the worst show I've ever seen.
THE SWELL SEASON
Saturday April 16
The Swell Season are Glen Hansard (from The Frames) and Marketa Irglova. They play pretty and soft songs with acoustic guitar, piano, and (possibly) other accompaniment from members of The Frames. I saw them the last time they came to Coachella, and although their music is soft, they didn't play softly. Glen really uses his vocals and sings with charged emotions. He also charges at that acoustic guitar when he plays, breaking strings and everything. Last time, they were joined by the drummer from The National (who had gone on before them). I don't think they were going off a setlist - it seemed like they were just picking out songs. They covered Kraftwerk and "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
So the band actually came out of this movie called Once, which is a really nice movie. They play a lot of songs throughout it. It has a great soundtrack full of songs by the Swell Season that differ or aren't on the first album - so it's worth getting. I would actually recommend checking out the band not by getting the albums, but by renting or buying Once first, but definitely listen to the albums too. I had heard the first album when I was importing a crap load of new music from that Coachella lineup. I was playing just a little of each new album I got, and when I got to their album, I let it run through about three times. I loved it. The movie really goes along with the excitement of watching them perform live.
I actually have not really given the last album a proper listen, but there is a video from NPR with them playing their new songs. It's like 30 minutes long. I haven't watched it, but I'm sure it's swell... season... Anyway, it's just the two of them it seems, and I wouldn't know (but wouldn't expect it) if it's just the two of them performing at Coachella. I'm sure they'll have other musicians with them, so that you get a more full sounds with drums.
This is the Frames, but it's not very different from The Swell Season. Just add Marketa Irglova. In fact, they played this as The Swell Season at Coachella.
The Joy Formidable's debut album leaked for those interested. This thread has helped tremendously with a lot of my research. Will try to get something else up today for more dnb, maybe Green Velvet.
Riva Starr: is Stefano Miele, is a Naples born but London based house DJ that makes music I'd like to categorize as "gypsy-house," but really he draws from a bunch of sounds and fuses many genres together. In his own words, ďThe Riva Starr sound has many different angles to it; Itís funny, sometimes itís grotesque and sometimes itís bouncy & dark, it really reflects my personality.Ē His 2010 album, If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade, is full of infectious, Balkan influenced beats and sounds:
He has also released two EP's on San Francisco's Dirtybird Label, La Conga and Bubble
He also has done a remix of the beloved Green Velvet jam, "Percolater"
I imagine he will be on fairly early in the Sahara on Sunday. I will for sure be bopping around to his set....and I hope some of you join me!
12/17: Pere Ubu @ Slims
12/18: Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill
12/28: Mathew Johnson, HRDVSION, Ewan Pearson, Kate Simko @ PW
1/18: Toy @ The Chapel
1/23: Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel
1/25: !!! @ The Chapel
1/25: Robag Whrume @ Public Works
2/4: Frankie Rose, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/22: Xiu Xiu @ Bottom of the Hill
2/24: Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop
3/7: Anthony Naples, Four Tet @ Echoplex
3/23: Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater Oakland