Ladies and gentlemen, let the 2011 festival season begin! Earlier today, Coachella announced that its festival will take place on Friday, April 15, Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Below, we have the official flyer for the line-up and a list I quickly threw together that has the artists I would be most interested in seeing in bold.
The 2011 line-up will feature:
!!!, 12th Planet, Afrojack, Alf Alpha, Andy C, Angus and Julia Stone, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Axwell, Beardyman, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Bomba Estereo, Boys Noize, Brandon Flowers, Brandt Brauer Frick, Breakage, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Cage the Elephant, Caifanes, Caspa, Cee Lo Green, Chromeo, Chuckie, City and Colour, Clare Maguire, Cold Cave, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, CSS, Cults, Cut Copy, Daedelus, Death From Above 1979, Delorean, Delta Sprit, DJ Hype, DJ Kentaro, DJ Marky, DJ Zinc, Duck Sauce, Duran Duran, EE, Elbow, Electric Touch, Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, Emicida, Empire of the Sun, Erick Morillo, Erykah Badu, Excision, , Fat Freddy’s Drop, Fedde Le Grand, Fistful of Mercy, Flogging Molly, Foals, Foster the People, Francis and the Lights, Freelance Whales, fun., G.Q., Gayngs, Glasser, Gogol Bordello, Good Old War, Gord Downie, Goth Trad, Green Velvet, Gypsy and the Cat, HEALTH, Here We Go Magic, High Contrast, Hurts, Interpol, Jack Beats, Jack’s Mannequin, Jakes, Jenny and Johnny, Jimmy Eat World, Joachim Garraud, Joy Orbison, Kanye West, Kele, Kings of Leon, Klaxons, Kode9, Kyle Hall, Laidback Luke, Leftfield, Lightning Bolt, Lil’ B, Lorn, Los Bunkers, Magnetic Man, Mariachi El Bronx, Marina and the Diamonds, Mary Anne Hobbs, MEN, Menomena, Monarchy, Mount Kimbie, Moving Units, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mumford & Sons, Nas & Damian Marley, Neon Trees, New Pants, Nosaj Thing, OFF!, OFWGKTA, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, One Day as a Lion, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, PJ Harvey, Plan B, Ramadanman, Raphael Saadiq, Ras G, Ratatat, Riva Starr, Robyn, Roska, Rye Rye, Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, SBTRKT, Scala & Kolacny Bros., Scissor Sisters, She Wants Revenge, Shpongle, Skrillex, Sleigh Bells, Steve Angello, Sven Vath, Take, Tame Impala, Terror Danjah, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, The Aquabats, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, The Drums, The Felice Brothers, The Henry Clay People, The Joy Formidable, The Kills, The London Suede, The Love Language, The Morning Benders, The National, The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Presets, The Radio Dept., The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Strokes, The Swell Season, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Twelves, Thunderball, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Tokimonsta, Trampled by Turtles, Trentemoller, Twin Shadow, Two Door Cinema Club, Warpaint, Wire, Wiz Khalifa, Yacht, Yelle and Zed Bias.
Who are you excited to see?! Drop us a comment and let us know!
While a large portion of music websites/blogs posted their top album lists prior to the end of 2010, we here at Music for Perfect People decided to wait. Right when you thought 2010 was in the your rearview mirror .. BOOM .. another list emerges.
So, here are the top 20 albums (in alphabetical order by band name) that were spun the most, by yours truly, in 2010:
Aloe Blacc – Good Times
The Black Keys – Brothers
Dam-Funk - Adolescent Funk
Fang Island – Fang Island
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
Gayngs – Relayted
Good Old War – Good Old War
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Holy Fuck – Latin
LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
The Love Language - Libraries
Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork
Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon
Portugal. The Man - American Ghetto
Pretty Lights – Spilling Over Every Side
RJD2 – The Colossus
Rusko - O.M.G.
Suuns – Zeroes QC
Tobacco – Maniac Meat
Wild Orchid Children – The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp
Leave a comment and let us know what YOU think should have made the list!
Check out this live video of GAYNGS performing “The Beatdown”, “Crystal Rope” and “Spanish Platinum” in Boston. Great sound + video!
Also, I am a fan of getting festive and carving up a pumpkin for Halloween but I do not enjoy putting spooky faces and bats/ghouls into the gourd. This year’s 30 lb. pumpkin got some GAYNGS treatment as you can see below ..
Making their network debut, GAYNGS peroformed their Realyted opening track “The Gaudy Side of Town” on Jimmy Fallon last night. Check it out below ..
It would appear that GAYNGS is the band I have blogged about the most this week but there is certainly nothing wrong with that! We previously showed you the group’s cover of the Alan Parson Project track “Eye in the Sky” and then followed that up with a live video of “Faded High.”
Today, Daytrotter has released a session with GAYNGS and I am quite excited to give this a listen. The set included the tracks “By Your Side”, “The Gaudy Side of Town”, “No Sweat”, and “Crystal Rope.”
DOWNLOAD :: GAYNGS Daytrotter session – [LINK]
Earlier today we posted a new video from GAYNGS covering the Alan Parsons Project track “Eye of the Sky” but little did we know that there would be more wonderful music from the Minnesota supergroup. Here we have GAYNGS performing their Relayted single “Faded High” for City of Music, a weekly live performance series on MPLS.tv.
Check out GAYNG‘s taking on the Alan Parsons Project track “Eye in the Sky.” I am thoroughly enjoying this acapella stroll through an open field ..
Combine the Midwest super group Gayngs with Har Mar Superstar and enjoy yourself a cover of George Michael’s “One More Try.” Relayted is one of my favorite albums of the year so it should come as no surprise that we are very excited about sharing this track with you!
Wow .. I really wish I made it to the ‘Last Prom on Earth’ party that GAYNGS threw down in the midwest a few months back. This video for “The Gaudy Side of Town” seems to be shot at the aforementioned event and I am over impressed with how the group’s debut album translated into a live performance. Who doesn’t love Justin Vernon with auto-tune?
From MPLS.TV :
“Courtesy of GAYNGS and Filmmaker Isaac Gale is exclusive footage via MPLS.TV of the rehearsal of “The Gaudy Side Of Town” for The Last Prom on Earth featuring Zack Coulter of Solid Gold, and members of Bon Iver and Megafaun.”
I REALLY hope there is a ton of footage from this Last Prom on Earth party/performance.
Arriving home last Friday evening to find that my double LP of GAYNGS‘ Relayted was at my doorstep certainly started the weekend off in the right direction. For those of you who have not been keeping up with this group, the 24 member collaboration was started by producer Ryan Olson as a small side-project but slowly took shape into the sexy beast you can now hear/buy today. “The Last Prom on Earth” is the final track from Relayted and in the words of Gimme Noise, “Why yes, that is Ivan Howard from the Rosebuds doing his best Bowie-meets-Bone Thugs vocals, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver adding in some sweet counterpart falsetto Auto-Tune raps.”
Gayngs have released their first official video from their debut album Relayted for the track “Cry.” While we get to see a good amount of the Gayng in the video, I personally find this to be one of the more “boring” tracks on the album. This is mainly due to the fact that it isn’t as sexy as “Faded High” or as smokey/dub-y as “The Gaudy Side of Town.” Either way, I highly suggest picking the album and giving it a listen!
From Some Kind of Awesome:
the band covers Godley & Creme’s “Cry.” The video also draws its inspiration from the source – animating the faces of its contributors to morph into one other. Many references are made to the original groundbreaking video, including an appearance by Kevin Godley himself.
Yesterday, Gayngs released the pre-order for physical copies of their album Relayted and the digital download !
In case you haven’t been sold on how awesome and sexy this album is, the band is currently streaming Relayted over at Minnesota Public Radio. The best message regarding this album came in the form of a tweet yesterday .. it said: “Dear Area Hospitals, 9 months from today there will be a spike in birth rates. You can blame @GAYNGS for it. Happy sexord release day!”
LISTEN :: Gayngs – Relayted – [STREAM]
I will be receiving the 2 x LP version .. so pumped.