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.
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.
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.
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 Skins and 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.