this years coachella valley music and arts festival is shaping up to be one heck of a 3-day weekend. while none of this has been confirmed on the official coachella website, consequence of sound has numerous confirmed and rumored artists set to appear. some of the confirmed include hot chip, passion pit, the raveonettes, phoenix, devo, and the xx and some of the rumored include gorillaz, the avett brothers, elvis costello, mew, and tegan & sara. i’m crossing my fingers for mew and gorillaz.
vampire weekend’s follow up to 2008’s self titled, “contra”, is set to be released this coming tuesday (1/12/10). i was surprisingly pleased with vw’s first release and have been looking forward to the sophomore effort.