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Tuesday, April 20   >>


Coachella was pretty redonkulous, from the weird press arrangements with Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, and DJ Kaskade (holy fuck that was insane), to the insanely easy in-and-out we had experienced (Traffic? What traffic?), but the most notable part of this year's fest were 2 acts that blew my mind away so fucking hard I can't even begin to explain how much more beautiful the world is with these artists.

1. Jonsi - If God has an iPod, he's probably listening to Jonsi. I almost cried, which shouldn't be a surprise, since I was pretty much bawling during Sigur Ros' set in '06. So inspiring. Listen here.

2. Corinne Bailey Rae - Her new material from "The Sea" is so ahead of our time that Rae has consequently created a new genre: Post Soul, a sound saturated in noise and rooted in classic soul desperation. It will absolutely be recognized as a forward-thinking work years down. Listen here.

That's all I have to say about that festival. My recaps for Coach' are usually short because, honestly, no festival is as amazing as the blogosphere hyperbole promises it to be. Lots of acts no one will remember by tomorrow, but a few that stay ingrained in the ear forever. There are usually only 2 or 3.