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THE SMALL PRINT Must See Bands @ Coachella 2012

10 Jan

We're like the AAA for Coachella, they might be in small print, but they're great bands none the less.

I got a comment from someone that said all the music we feature sounds like “Underwater Radiohead Drivel” I wrote him back and had him listen to the 132 bands that we featured, that weren’t of that ilk. I do agree that most of today’s band can be categorized into three camps “URD”, “Spectorian Female dream sounds” and “Folk Americana”. Seriously, rock has been long buried because most of America has accepted that Nickelback is rock music. So we’re stuck in this weird moment in music….it doesn’t upset us, it just drives us to find something special. We really did pour through the bands of 2011 to find the bands that will make a difference. If the Coachella line-up is any indication, we weren’t the only ones to notice how great they were. Here is the list of our best of 2011 bands playing in Indio this year:

Other Lives – #1 2011 Hummingbird Award Winners
EMA – #4 2011 Hummingbird Award Winners
The Vaccines – #3 2011 Hummingbird Award Winners
Girls – 2011 Best of Tracks and Album Winners and one of our favorites in 2010.
Yuck – 2011 Best of Tracks and Album Winners and one of our favorites in 2010.
Keep Shelly in Athens – BOD in 2010
Real Estate – 2010 mid-year Best of and BOD 2.5.10
Gardens & Villas
– Featured BOD 11.11.11
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Featured back BOD 4.27.10
The Big Pink – They played last year and we featured back in early 2010

Personal Loves but not necessarily featured on NBD for various reasons:
Pulp
Destroyer
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Laura Marling

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Coachella 2011 – 22 New.Band.Day Artists YOU MUST SEE! @ COACHELLA

19 Jan

That’s right, 22 New.Band.Day featured artists are playing Coachella this year. Did you see Saturday’s line-up? Tallest Man on Earth, Cults then The Radio Department. Hells yeah…The Muse, The Turk and I will be going! By the way our all-time fave Death From Above 1979 is back! F’ YAY!

1. The Tallest Man on Earth
2. The Radio Dept.
3. Tame Impala
4. Sleigh Bells
5. Best Coast
6. Foals
7. Joy Formidable
8. Mariachi El Bronx
9. Here We Go Magic
10. Glasser
11. Love Language
12. Morning Benders
13. Phantogram
14. The Drums
15. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
16. Mumford & Sons
17. Lightning Bolt
18. Delorean
19. Trampled By Turtles
20. Cults
21. Warpaint
22. Jenny and Johnny
WTF! Death From Above 1979 reunion…no guitars all bass. Awesome!