Thursday, April 19, 2012

Coachella Preview - Fitz and the Tantrums, Real Estate, and Jimbo Jenkins

We drive to Indio tonight. Bummed that the temps are in the 100s, when weekend one had such nice temperatures. That's life tho. I'm still praying for El Nino on the lineup.

The one nice thing about going to weekend two is that you can peek at some of the live footage and make a decision on what bands to see in a particular time-slot.

Real Estate
We had planned on seeing Fitz and The Tantrums on Sunday. I love the album Pickin' Up the Pieces so I was stoked to finally see them live. Catching their set on Coachella's youtube channel changed my mind. It could have just been a bad sound engineer, but I didn't like the way the mix sounded. We are pivoting and seeing Real Estate instead.

Click to listen to Real Estate - Beach Comber

Real Estate's latest, Days, is a real gem. It still had all the great aspects of their self-titled debut, but was a much cleaner end product.
It was considered to be in the top 50 albums of 2011 by many blogs and music sites. Not bad for a psychedelic pop album.

The 11:00 slot was open for us on Sunday, so I looked into Jimbo Jenkins. That guy is dope! Totally looking forward to having Mr. Jenkins start our last day! Click his name above to check out his website and download his last two mixtapes. Your dancing feet will be happy you did!

Also, be sure to check out his Travis Portishead project. It's a mashup project that you might dig. I know I do!

Click to play Jimbo Jenkins -Travis Portishead - Bring It Back x Sour Times

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