We've given our recommendations for acts to catch at Coachella's first weekend Friday and Saturday shows, and now we're here to guide you through Sunday. Feeling less than psyched about a sweaty brostalgia trip with the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Here are the fresh sounds - some lesser known and some more established - that you'll definitely want to hear before the end of the festival.
Ireland's Little Green Cars is gaining attention with their dark, sincere folk rock (just check out their set at Hype Hotel at SXSW above). The strident vocals of Faye O'Leary and the vulnerable warble of Stevie Appleby (who take turns as lead singers) are intense and haunting foils for each other, and their guitar-focused sound recalls REM and Neil Young's electric sound. Their debut album Absolute Zero is out this month, and it's some of the best folk rock we've heard in a while (we're talking Fleetwood Mac level). Don't miss them live.
It wouldn't be an understatement to say that Mord Fustang's "Milky Way" sounds like riding a unicorn made of laser beams through outer space. If that's not a concert experience you want to have, then I don't even know what to say to you.
Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala are about as summer-soundtrack as you can get without being Junior Senior or Vampire Weekend. They definitely caught our attention with their tongue-in-cheek video about sexy teacher fantasies for "Mind Mischief" (see above), and they continue to deliver trippy goodness that leaves us nostalgic for an era we didn't even live through. Fans of Yellow Submarine will almost certainly approve.
Vancouver native Clare Boucher, better known as Grimes, has charmed experimental electronica fans with her ethereal voice and impish persona. Just watch her video for the cloudy "Genesis," and you'll see why Bjork fans and festival freaks alike may have a new leader.
This British electronica brother duo has toured in support of SBTRKT and Hot Chip, but their resume isn't the only reason to see them live: their freak beats, sexy guest vocals, and hook-focused tunes are sure to create a dream dance floor wherever they go. Just try listening and not moving your body. We dare you.