The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrapped its first weekend and all the desert dwellers are packed up and drowsily headed back to real life until the bash kicks off again this weekend. The 12th reincarnation of the festival features a diverse group of artists The eclectic mix of performers include Red Hot Chili Peppers, 2 Chainz, and a reunited Postal Service.
Held in Indio, California, the festival spans six days over two consecutive weekends, each headlined by identical acts. Coachella has developed a psychedelic reputation, with a variety of substances being passed around in the desert sun. There were no serious health concerns during the first weekend, and the fans will be back in droves when the festival resumes this Friday.
For those who can’t make it to the festival, we’ve compiled a groovy sampler of some of our favorite Coachella bands. Download and plug into this playlist at the gym or on your run.
Blur “Song 2”
Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain”
The Faint “Worked Up So Sexual”
Yeasayer “Ambling Alp”
Vampire Weekend “Diane Young”
New Order “Age of Consent”
Band of Horses “Laredo”
Bassnectar “Bass Head”
These are the tunes that will transplant you to the Coachella Valley, and they’re designed to make you sweat, chill you out, and keep you upright.
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