coachellaltdelight 2014

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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1/8 Days

Let’s not go forgetting that it is The Do LaB’s 10-year anniversary. And they’re definitely bringing the heat both weekends. Among the smattering of class acts at the fest-within-a-fest upon the Polo Fields are Foamo and Rack’N’Ruin as UK powerhouse duo Gorgon City. They play Saturday. Weekend 2 goers, be sure to check out the French Express instead.

With backgrounds in pretty much every electronic genre, Gorgon City makes sweet music that is 1-part Disclosure, 1-part Rudimental, and all-parts uniquely Matt & Kye. Think: deep garage house with addicting bass lines and entrancing vocals. Don’t forget to catch Disclosure’s and Rudimental’s sets over the weekend too!


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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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1/8 Days

Let’s not go forgetting that it is The Do LaB’s 10-year anniversary. And they’re definitely bringing the heat both weekends. Among the smattering of class acts at the fest-within-a-fest upon the Polo Fields are Foamo and Rack’N’Ruin as UK powerhouse duo Gorgon City. They play Saturday. Weekend 2 goers, be sure to check out the French Express instead.

With backgrounds in pretty much every electronic genre, Gorgon City makes sweet music that is 1-part Disclosure, 1-part Rudimental, and all-parts uniquely Matt & Kye. Think: deep garage house with addicting bass lines and entrancing vocals. Don’t forget to catch Disclosure’s and Rudimental’s sets over the weekend too!


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13/20 Days

The great beauty of the internet today is that it allows us to communicate with people around the world like never before. Sure, this is obvious obvious, but it’s changed the game for the possibilities of music. It has created opportunities making it easier for the most unlikely collaborations between artists. There is no better example of this than the musical lovechild of indie sensation James Mercer (The Shins) and hip-hop producer Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). Who would have thought that these two would come together in a way that would so gloriously improve the legacy of these two established artists?
No Matter What You’re Told (right click > save as)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/broken%20bells/09%20No%20Matter%20What%20You%27re%20Told.mp3]

Upon the release of their self-titled debut album, they showed us how organic of concoction these two could create. Mercer’s nostalgic voice and the soulful rhythms of Danger Mouse come together in a way that makes it too easy to get immersed on their sonic canvas. A combination of live instruments and futuristics synths make this project unlike anything I’ve heard before. Sing alongs, orchestral choruses, groovy bass lines, catchy beats…these guys have got it all.
The High Road (right click > save as)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/broken%20bells/01%20The%20High%20Road.mp3]

Their followup album After the Disco was released early this year and is looking to be one of the best albums of 2014. I’m calling it now. They have not done much touring yet which leads me to believe they have a lot of surprises and artistic elements prepared for their upcoming shows around LA and at Coachella. Without a doubt, my #1 “Most Excited For” of the festival.
After the Disco (right click > save as)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/broken%20bells/02%20After%20the%20Disco.mp3]

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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15/22 Days

Devonté Hynes, as Blood Orange, belts out soulful coastal pop. You’ll hear tinges of 80’s heartbreak disco ballads in his music too. While they may linger on the side of sorrow, the lyrics combined with flowing instrumentals bring about a special kind of calm. Considering all the guest appearances on Cupid Deluxe, you can be sure to see a party on stage Saturday.

Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/blood%20orange/02%20-%20You%27re%20Not%20Good%20Enough.mp3]

Blood Orange – Clipped On
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/blood%20orange/07%20-%20Clipped%20On.mp3]

Blood Orange – Time Will Tell
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/blood%20orange/11%20-%20Time%20Will%20Tell.mp3]

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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15/22 Days

Devonté Hynes, as Blood Orange, belts out soulful coastal pop. You’ll hear tinges of 80’s heartbreak disco ballads in his music too. While they may linger on the side of sorrow, the lyrics combined with flowing instrumentals bring about a special kind of calm. Considering all the guest appearances on Cupid Deluxe, you can be sure to see a party on stage Saturday.

Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/blood%20orange/02%20-%20You%27re%20Not%20Good%20Enough.mp3]

Blood Orange – Clipped On
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/blood%20orange/07%20-%20Clipped%20On.mp3]

Blood Orange – Time Will Tell
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/blood%20orange/11%20-%20Time%20Will%20Tell.mp3]

Foster the People | Buy Supermodel

Foster the People’s sophomore release just hit the market. 3 years in the making, Supermodel could have taken the radio-pop ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ route or a more ‘I Would Do Anything for You’ approach. We were both surprised and pleased the trio chose to move towards the latter. Don’t get us wrong, we love the catchy tracks of Torches (‘Best Friend’ will satisfy that), but Supermodel‘s gritty and introspective direction just seemed like a more appropriate path after all this time. See it as a ‘Coming of Age’ if you will.

This album takes on a cohesiveness that requires it to be listened to in full. Cherry-picking tracks doesn’t do it justice or convey the right effect. With its self-reflective start off, Supermodel locks you in by the time you reach ‘Pseudologia Fantastica’. It resurges with the poppy climax of ‘Best Friend’. By ‘Fire Escape’, Mark Foster is all burned out – the respite is welcome (to pre-orders) before the psychedelic trip of ‘Tabloid Super Junkie’. All in all, it looks like we’ll be setting the schedule to enjoy some Foster the People come Coachella Saturday (26/33 days left!).

Tracklisting

1. Foster the People – Are You What You Want to Be?
2. Foster the People – Ask Yourself
3. Foster the People – Coming of Age
4. Foster the People – Nevermind

5. Foster the People – Pseudologia Fantastica
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/foster%20the%20people%20-%20supermodel/05%20-%20Pseudologia%20Fantastica.mp3]
6. Foster the People – The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones

7. Foster the People – Best Friend
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/foster%20the%20people%20-%20supermodel/07%20-%20Best%20Friend.mp3]
8. Foster the People – A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon
9. Foster the People – Goats in Trees
10. Foster the People – The Truth
11. Foster the People – Fire Escape

(exclusive track) 12. Foster the People – Tabloid Super Junkie
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/foster%20the%20people%20-%20supermodel/12%20-%20Tabloid%20Super%20Junkie.mp3]

An 80’s videos!

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Foster the People | Buy Supermodel

Foster the People’s sophomore release just hit the market. 3 years in the making, Supermodel could have taken the radio-pop ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ route or a more ‘I Would Do Anything for You’ approach. We were both surprised and pleased the trio chose to move towards the latter. Don’t get us wrong, we love the catchy tracks of Torches (‘Best Friend’ will satisfy that), but Supermodel‘s gritty and introspective direction just seemed like a more appropriate path after all this time. See it as a ‘Coming of Age’ if you will.

This album takes on a cohesiveness that requires it to be listened to in full. Cherry-picking tracks doesn’t do it justice or convey the right effect. With its self-reflective start off, Supermodel locks you in by the time you reach ‘Pseudologia Fantastica’. It resurges with the poppy climax of ‘Best Friend’. By ‘Fire Escape’, Mark Foster is all burned out – the respite is welcome (to pre-orders) before the psychedelic trip of ‘Tabloid Super Junkie’. All in all, it looks like we’ll be setting the schedule to enjoy some Foster the People come Coachella Saturday (26/33 days left!).

Tracklisting

1. Foster the People – Are You What You Want to Be?
2. Foster the People – Ask Yourself
3. Foster the People – Coming of Age
4. Foster the People – Nevermind

5. Foster the People – Pseudologia Fantastica
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/foster%20the%20people%20-%20supermodel/05%20-%20Pseudologia%20Fantastica.mp3]
6. Foster the People – The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones

7. Foster the People – Best Friend
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/foster%20the%20people%20-%20supermodel/07%20-%20Best%20Friend.mp3]
8. Foster the People – A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon
9. Foster the People – Goats in Trees
10. Foster the People – The Truth
11. Foster the People – Fire Escape

(exclusive track) 12. Foster the People – Tabloid Super Junkie
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/foster%20the%20people%20-%20supermodel/12%20-%20Tabloid%20Super%20Junkie.mp3]

An 80’s videos!

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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41/48 Days

Being compared to The Beatles is no easy feat. The boys of Temples have, however, absolutely earned the distinction. As soon as ‘Shelter Song’ made its way to the airwaves, the music world knew an iconic Psychedelic-Pop band of our age was born. Since then, every release they’ve put out has received coverage from nearly every taste maker in the game. Their album Sun Structures is definitely among our favourite trips of the year thus far. We’ll be looking forward to the tapestry of colour across the heavens in whats looking to be the perfect Saturday sunset set.

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Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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41/48 Days

Being compared to The Beatles is no easy feat. The boys of Temples have, however, absolutely earned the distinction. As soon as ‘Shelter Song’ made its way to the airwaves, the music world knew an iconic Psychedelic-Pop band of our age was born. Since then, every release they’ve put out has received coverage from nearly every taste maker in the game. Their album Sun Structures is definitely among our favourite trips of the year thus far. We’ll be looking forward to the tapestry of colour across the heavens in whats looking to be the perfect Saturday sunset set.

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
46/53 Days

After Shlohmo remixed Jeremih’s “Fuck U All the Time” to great acclaim, the two got in the studio. That session spawned the collab “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” which played to each artist’s strengths and proved this was a formidable sonic duo. Shlohmo and Jeremih have plans on releasing collab EP No More in March. By the time April rolls around we’ll be all too ready to catch the Wedidit co-head dropping his signature sexy bass heavy tunes. Shlohmo is playing Friday, we’ll see you there!

Shlohmo – No More
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/01%20No%20More.mp3]

Fuck U All the Time (Shlohmo Remix) – Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Fuck%20U%20All%20the%20Time%20%28Shlohmo%20Remix%29.mp3]

Bo Peep (Do U Right) – Shlohmo & Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Bo%20Peep%20%28Do%20U%20Right%29.mp3]

 

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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46/53 Days

After Shlohmo remixed Jeremih’s “Fuck U All the Time” to great acclaim, the two got in the studio. That session spawned the collab “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” which played to each artist’s strengths and proved this was a formidable sonic duo. Shlohmo and Jeremih have plans on releasing collab EP No More in March. By the time April rolls around we’ll be all too ready to catch the Wedidit co-head dropping his signature sexy bass heavy tunes. Shlohmo is playing Friday, we’ll see you there!

Shlohmo – No More
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/01%20No%20More.mp3]

Fuck U All the Time (Shlohmo Remix) – Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Fuck%20U%20All%20the%20Time%20%28Shlohmo%20Remix%29.mp3]

Bo Peep (Do U Right) – Shlohmo & Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Bo%20Peep%20%28Do%20U%20Right%29.mp3]

 

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
50/57 Days

Having missed Parov Stelar last year due to illness, we’ve yet to quench our electro-swing thirst. This year Goldenvoice decided to remedy the misfortune by inviting Caravan Palace to the desert oasis. As the genre suggests, they put a modern twist on the happy-go-lucky dance of the Roaring Twenties. Keep your eyes off the clock. Forget the green light’s beckon. Dig up your suspenders, derby hats, cloches, and flapper skirts; let’s have ourselves a rowdy ragtime on Friday.

Caravan Palace – Dramophone
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/caravan%20palace/09.%20Dramophone.mp3]

Caravan Palace – Clash
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/caravan%20palace/06.%20Clash.mp3]

Caravan Palace – Panic
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/caravan%20palace/11.%20Panic.mp3]

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
50/57 Days

Having missed Parov Stelar last year due to illness, we’ve yet to quench our electro-swing thirst. This year Goldenvoice decided to remedy the misfortune by inviting Caravan Palace to the desert oasis. As the genre suggests, they put a modern twist on the happy-go-lucky dance of the Roaring Twenties. Keep your eyes off the clock. Forget the green light’s beckon. Dig up your suspenders, derby hats, cloches, and flapper skirts; let’s have ourselves a rowdy ragtime on Friday.

Caravan Palace – Dramophone
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/caravan%20palace/09.%20Dramophone.mp3]

Caravan Palace – Clash
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/caravan%20palace/06.%20Clash.mp3]

Caravan Palace – Panic
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/caravan%20palace/11.%20Panic.mp3]