Moonjocks Staying Up All NightThe Coachella Music Festival near Palm Springs has always been about the sounds of the times. The organizers not interesting in chasing nostalgia or trying to live up to a legend, like its doomed contemporary, Woodstock 1999. Even when hosting legends like Gil Scott Heron or Patti Smith or Lou Reed, the latter two of whom are performing at this year's event, the music hits a timely chord.
The performers at Coachella don't lay tracks, they create pieces of contemporary art that, regardless of genre, capture the zeitgeist. And this year is no exception. Well-known names like the Red Hot Chili Pepper, Bjork, Hot Chip, and Le Roux will be joined by the lesser-known, equally talented likes of Tegan and Sara, Father John Misty and Portugal, The Man. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, as well as Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear and Yeasayer will also be on hand to play tracks from their forthcoming new albums.
Though the event is still a few months away, get acquainted with some of the sounds you'll likely here there with this lovingly curated mix," Coachella 2013, the Sounds To Come."
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