looks like fun
If somebody asked me to list the greatest (current) music festivals in the United States, I’d probably give them the following five in no particular order: Virgin Festival, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Sasquatch! Music Festival, and Coachella. Given that I will not be attending 4/5 of these events, pardon me while I gush about the one I will.
Welcome to Coachella 2010. A three day music fest located in sunny Indio California. From April 16-18, for the price of $269, you can rock your socks off, shake your groove thing, dance like a maniac, or sway awkwardly from side to side. The choice is yours! Currently in its 11th year, the show is bringing a solid mix of rock/indie/electronic/classic/contemporary/mellow/upbeat moods to the sunny April weekend. But what’s so special?
Casiokids! Casiokids! Casiokids!
Who are they? Okay so these guys are on Moshi Moshi records (Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, Lykke Li, Architecture in Helsinki, Matt And Kim) so they’re legit and fun, but other than that all I know is that they’re from Norway, and they like big paper mache heads (see video below)?
Sounds like? Well they are kind of what I expect a collaboration between Hot Chip and the lead singer of Sigur Ros to sound like…yeah… haunting discopop? I’m not sure if that’s the best explanation but it’s all ive got. Think music that would fit on a playlist with The Knife, Empire of the Sun…Hot Chip
So basically i dont know much about them, but i totally dig this track…
Buy the 7″ here!
Oh man Norway, yes.
Who wants to go on a hot air balloon ride with me?
We’re 1/4 of the way through the year (give or take a few days)!! In honor of the month of April, we here at YuppieDanceParty have thrown together our quarterly report of the best new music over the past month…in our honest opinion of course. We accept high fives. Send any hatevibes towards Schuyfi.
If you were curious, these are the artists/albums:
Matt & Kim – Grand
Handsome Furs – Face Control
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
If you were expecting a breakdown of all these guys you’re silly. Ooooooh Yeeeeeaaaaaah!