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Top Five Bands with Animal Names to Watch at Coachella

Coachella is two days away, so it's time for those attending to devise a plan to catch as many bands as they can during a three-day period. When it comes to festivals, it's all about timing--you'll either want to see a band you love, or take a risk and check out a new band you've never heard of. To make things a little easier, you can go the themed route: Check out bands with animals in their names! Here are some of our picks.
Animal Collective

This psych noise-pop band from New York provides not only layers of reverb for your enjoyment, but also some very trip-worthy visuals on stage that will make you question whether you are really under the influence or not.

Duck Sauce


The collaboration of two well known DJ's, Armand Van Helden and A-Trak, creates retro disco electronica songs influenced by New York grit.

Gypsy & The Cat

Another danceable band to add to the list, Australians Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers mix the old with the new. Gypsy & The Cat's influences for their electro-pop sound ranges from Jeff Buckley to Daft Punk.

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This lovely five-piece band uses every instrument known to man--from banjos to xylophones to glockenspiels--to create their sugary-sweet pop tunes. Their songs have already been featured on TV shows



One Tree Hill


Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Perhaps one of the bands whose sound will stand out from the rest this year, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' music is filled with blasting horns and deep bass riffs that are reminiscent of the Motown era.


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