Mixtape: Coachella 2012 Preview

If you are looking for a list of what needs to be seen at this year’s edition of Coachella and you’re thinking The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, and Justice, well, you’re going to have to look it up online. The “modern-day Woodstock” boasts an incredible roster year after year and Coachella 2012 is no different. However, a lot of the bands you should be giving a portion of your day to get overshadowed by repetitive headliners that are thrown in your face from all angles. With the exception of the almighty Radiohead, if one is to migrate to beautiful California for the two weekends-long festival, don’t get caught up in trying to catch the bigger artists. I’m not saying you should avoid all headliners (Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg together—what?!), but you should pay attention to the bands in the smaller print. This is not your average mixtape. And if you are planning to catch David Guetta’s set, there’s no point in reading the rest of this and, quite frankly, I would not want you to either.

Listen to the mixtape here: 8tracks.com/the_concordian/coachella-2012-preview

SIDE A: The mandatory necessities

1. “Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix)” – Radiohead – Single
2. “Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang” – Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg) – Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
3. “New Noise” – Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come
4. “Sleepwalk Capsules” – At The Drive-In – Relationship of Command
5. “Family Tree” – Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
6. “Play Your Part (Pt. 1)” – Girl Talk – Feed the Animals
7. “Midnight City” – M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
8. “Nantes” – Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
9. “Common People” – Pulp – Different Class
10. “Perth” – Bon Iver – Bon Iver

SIDE B: Other necessities and the lesser known

11. “Rubber” – Yuck – Yuck
12. “My Ma” – GIRLS – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
13. “Saw You First” – GIVERS – In Light
14. “Human Error” – We Were Promised Jetpacks – In the Pit of the Stomach
15. “Endless Blue” – The Horrors – Skying
16. “Peso” – A$AP Rocky – LiveLoveA$AP
17. “Do The Astral Plane” – Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
18. “Never Fade Away” – Spector – Single
19. “Last Known Surroundings” – Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
20. “Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls” – Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Yanqui X.U.O. Part 2 of 2

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