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Coachella Prep #1

A very quick listen generates a micro-review of these bands:

A Place to Bury Strangers
if you like The Cure, and I do

Alberta Cross
indie pop with almost country-ish bits?

Crystal Castles
catchy buzz 80s pop
fun

Craze and Klever
DJ — Jungle-y

People Under the Stairs
Hip-hop duo with an acid jazz flava

Airborne Toxic Event
Jangly indie pop. Is it REM? Is it The National?

Peanut Butter Wolf
Eclectic scratchy indie hip-hop.

Switch
DJ/Producer: MIA, Santogold, diplo, Fabric London, Basement Jaxx, Hot Chip, etc.

Noah and the Whale
Indie folk rock from London
way mellow, almost somnolent
think Iron and Wine?

The Aggrolites
Ska (or what they call “dirty reggae”)

The Courteneers
More jangly indie-pop. Perfectly acceptable.

The Presets
Dance pop from Australia. Shiny Toy Guns with a bit more glam.