The long awaited, yet unexpected return from Postal Service is finally upon us. After revealing that they will be playing at Coachella 10 years after releasing their debut album, they drop their new single “A Tattered Line of String”. The duo of Ben Gibbard and Dntel are back in business, and according to Wiki, Jenny Lewis is the female voice featured on this track. Which begs the question… Will ex-Rilo Kiley frontwoman be performing with Postal Service at Coachella? She is a Coach regular and from the So-cal area. So fingers crossed.
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Closing out the Coachella Festival were Gorillaz. If you don’t know exactly what Gorillaz is, it is a music project headlined by Damon Albarn of Blur (and assisted by artist Jamie Hewlett) who uses a revolving door of musicians. The new album features Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Bobby Womack, Little Dragon, and more. Bobby and Little Dragon were on site to accompany the band live, as were members of the Pharcyde and De La Soul. It was a pretty dope performance, but I dont think the crowd was too familiar with the non singles of the band. The same way I felt about the Muse crowd. Jay-Z, Friday night’s headliner had everyone singing. But no crowd has ever been as big, or had more devoted fans than the crowd Weezer pulled in ’05.
*Daft Punk in ’06 was the best performance I’ve ever seen, but if I had to guess, I’d say their crowd was 75-80% the size of Weezer’s
I’m back from my favorite place on the planet. I was in Indio, CA for the last 4 days at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. This shit was bananas I tell you. First off the fest sold out the week before which left a lot of people in a tizzy to scrape up a quick ticket, so the festival itself was just a mad house. Secondly, the line-up was ridiculous. The headliners, Jay-Z, Gorillaz, and Muse, were all artists people had been talking about playing at Coachella for years. Like every year, Coachella kicked my ass with its 90+ degree weather when I’m roaming from stage to stage for 10 hours. I will continue to talk about the festival more this week. I’ll be posting photos, hopefully some more exclusives, and clips from the likes of Club 75, Gorillaz, and more. You can’t see acts like this at any other festival, but Golden Bloggen is here to show you what you missed.
One of the biggest surprises 0f the festival was the late addition of Die Antwoord. The strange South African Youtube sensation stepped on the Coachella main stage late Saturday night for a 20-minute set. It was one of the best things at the festival. It’s inspiring that a small band can blow up on Youtube and then turn that into a legit music career. The rapping is a little off and a bit kitchy, but the beats hit hard, and that tiny girl can dance like a beast. They will also be playing at HARD’s M.I.A. show this July.
My favorite time of the year is here. The Coachella Valley Music Festival begins this Friday motherfuckers! If you don’t have your ticket by now, you missed out because Coachella has officially sold out. This is the first year they offered 3-day passes only, and the fans ate em up like hotcakes. The toughest thing about Coachella is deciding which bands you’re gonna have to miss, cuz trust me there will be schedule conflicts. The very first band I will be seeing at this year’s festival will most likely be Proxy. He is definitely high on the list of acts I’m most excited for. The Russian DJ known for his super-heaters “Dance In Dark” and “Raven” dropped off this unreleased John Roman remix of his track “8000.” And Proxy if you’re reading this… that’s gona be you in that picture in 4 days. You ready man?