Will someone do Charlotte Gainsbourg? I just know her as the chick from Anti-Christ
Im going to try and keep this brief.
Faith No More are a band who are hard to put in any genre, so I will just say they are an alternative band based out of the late 80's/early 90's. They actually formed in the early 80's and had minor success, but their singer ultimately sucked so they kick him out. After a series of auditions, that included Courtney Love, the band choose Mike Patton who was also the frontman of Mr. Bungle at the time. They recorded The Real Thing and had a major hit with the song "Epic." However, that song is not representative of what the band sounds like and it had given some people the impression they are simply an aggro no-metal band. This is not true. They followed up with Angel Dust, which is their masterpiece. The song "Midlife Crisis" was a hit in the US, but nowhere near as big of a song as "Epic." In the UK and Australia however, "Midlife Crisis" was massive. After their tour, their guitarist Jim Martin quit the band. They then recorded King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime, album that sucks almost completely and should be avoided at all costs. The redeemed themselves with their follow up Album of the Year, but broke up in 1998. This show at Coachella will be their first show in North America in 12 years.
Midlife Crisis (from Angel Dust)
Edge Of The World (from The Real Thing)
Stripsearch (from Album Of The Year)
They are also very light hearted and like to play ironic covers for fun. For example...
Reunited (by Peaches & Herb)
Easy (by The Commodores)
I Started A Joke (by The BeeGees)
Devo was Mark Mothersbaugh's band before he became famous doing TV soundtracks. Not to be confused with the guy from Oingo Boingo.
Josh. I know you're excited. but jeez dood. 6? for one band?
Just when it looked like we were in the clear here comes
Club 75 an Ed Banger super group, made up of: Zdar and Boombass of Cassius, Xavier De Rosnay (Justice), DJ Mehdi, and Busy P
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David he still rocks out...
So happy Beach House is playing!
This song wouldn't embed but is definitely one of my favorites:
Easily the most useful thread created since lineup announcement. Good job.
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
I've seen Arcade Fire four times. Owen Pallett on his own has been better than three of them. I hope y'all appreciate how strong a statement that is from me.
He is a tremendously gifted artist who has been quietly having a huge influence on indie and pop for the last few years, having worked with everybody from Beirut to Mika, Arcade Fire to Pet Shop Boys, so there is a very good chance you have heard him already whether you know it or not. He's a violin guy, primarily. Violin and a keyboard onstage, but he produces a band's worth of sound and then some. He loops himself live in such a way that he provides his own backing instrumentation, but even if you've seen people do it before, they surely never did it with the same kind of frenzied panache as Pallett.
Unfortunately, despite having collaborated with practically every single band in the Western Hemisphere, he also has a bizarre compulsion to self sabotage - up until very recently, his solo output was under the totally googleproof copyright nightmare of Final Fantasy, and his last album had the equally facepalming title of He Poos Clouds.
His current album, Heartland - which is a very strong contender for the best of 2010 already - is described on paper as a concept album about a young ultra-violent farmer who realises Owen fancies him and goes on a suicidal quest to disembowel his creator. Although this would suggest his music is joylessly unlistenable bullshit that no sane person possessed of ears could possibly like, I assure you this is not the case. Despite an unconventional array of instruments and a unique way of putting them to work that has to be seen to be appreciated, his music is enormously good fun and extremely dynamic on the stage.
Given the right stage and set time, it could be positively rabble-rousing stuff. Last time we saw him, he was so drunk he forgot the words to Cliquot; we were too drunk to help him recall them. It dissolved into something just short of a football terrace anthem and a good time was had by all, which is not bad going for a song about a dying gay lover in old France.
Obviously, he doesn't bring the orchestra with him, but this is still a great example of this song:
This is probably more representative, however:
It took me ages to put this post together because I kept getting carried away singing along to the songs on Youtube. The only thing I would say about the youtubes is that, because of the fact that he has to loop in the bits of the song at the start, his songs tend not to work themselves into the proper "Holy Shit!" stage until about two minutes in.
If any one of you misses the chance to see what this guy is about, I will punch you in the face on your own behalf. I swear I tried to keep it brief.
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^What Gemma said. I've seen him fairly recently, and I will still claw my way to the front for his Coachella set. And weep.
Baroness are a progressive metal band from Savannah, Georgia sort of in the same vein as Mastodon but I find these guys a lot more musical and interesting. Their shit hits hard. I would expect a later night set which is going to be tough because they will probably be playing at the same time as LCD Soundsystem and Jay-Z. They are a monster as a live band, I was blown away when I saw them. The first two songs are from their most recent album.
I am pleased with the prog rock going on. I'm not sure I'll be watching much of it, but it's cool that it's there.
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
Faith No More were a one hit wonder from the 1990s known primarily for their dumb haircuts and for killing goldfish in videos. They subsequently put out a bunch of albums nobody bought that failed to capitalize on the good will of their single chart topper "Epic." The lead singer now owns an alpaca farm in Oregon and the guitarist has been writing children's books. We'll see if they manage to pull off the feverish intensity of "Epic" in the waning years of their lives.
These guys might be ok in the morning just to get you started ... Or maybe put you backto sleep ..... Well after hearing that all the way thru hummmmm I might miss them
The Middle East are a musical collective based in Townsville in Queensland, Australia. Forming in 2005, the group played locally and completed several East Coast tours throughout Australia. In early 2008 they released an album called The Recordings of The Middle East before splitting up. Eight months after this decision was made, the band reconvened and later re-released an abridged version of the debut album, The Recordings of the Middle East as an EP in May 2009 through Spunk Records (AU). This EP was released in North America on the 27th of October, 2009. cr****They do whistle though yuck
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