Not going to Coachella this year? Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top bands and their best festival tunes!
1. Blur – Girls & Boys: One of the two big British bands to reunite and headline this year’s festival. This will be the track to get everyone in the park dancing.
2. Foals – Total Life Forever: This is the title track from their year-best 2010 album. Bouncy drumbeat with a simple sing-along chorus to boot — this is a festival staple.
3. The Postal Service – Such Great Heights: Another anticipated reunion. This was a magical track. Who remembers the intro from a FedEx commercial?
4. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls: Speaking of commercials, this was used in one of the best iPod commercials I’ve ever seen.
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps: The track that started it all for them. They often end their set with an acoustic rendition of this track.
6. Tame Impala – Mind Mischief: The latest single from one of the buzziest bands on the bill.
7. Vampire Weekend – Cousins: The first single from their last record, ‘Contra’. Another festival must.
8. The 2 Bears – Warm & Easy: This duo will likely get lost under all the big names on this year’s bill, but will be a gem for those that get to see them!
9. Stars – Your Ex-Lover Is Dead: These Canadians will forever be billed early in the day before the crowds thicken towards sunset. This is easily the best song in their arsenal.
10. New Order – True Faith: More 80′s nostalgia. This track needs no explanation.
11. Passion Pit – The Reeling: Still remember the first time I heard this track and my ears said “yes!”.
12. The xx – Sunset: Coming off one of the best albums of 2012, these guys are a must-see this year.
13. Bat For Lashes – Daniel: Natasha Khan, better known as Bat For Lashes, released her latest album late last year. ’Daniel’ is from her previous album, and a staple in her set-lists.
14. Beach House – Norway: Shoegaze pop. There is not enough shoegaze pop at festivals!
15. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks: The alternative band this year containing the most Top 40 cross-over in it’s portfolio.
16. Metric – Dead Disco: Metric is big in the USA for their latest albums, but look for the true fans in the crowd responding to this Canadian hit!
17. Diiv – How Long Have You Known: This band use some of the most forward-thinking sounds in their music. Another daytime time slot.
18. Grimes – Oblivion: More than just a girl and her MacBook. Grimes is coming off tons of praise for her 2012 album, ‘Visions’.
19. The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold: The BIG British reunion at this year’s Coachella. Rightfully headlining the Friday night, Fool’s Gold set up Britpop to be what it was in the 90′s!