Coachella news seems to be flowing out pretty freely now, with Pulp posting on their website that they will indeed be making their first American dates of their reunion at Coachella 2012, on April 13th and 20th. This comes on top of news today posted on Coachella’s website that The Weeknd has scheduled his first U.S. show at Coachella. Of course, both acts could line up dates between now and then, but, for now, we have two historic bookings for Coachella. Add these to rumors around Radiohead, The Black Keys, At The Drive-In, and Jeff Mangum, and this could be a pretty awesome year in the desert, for two weekends.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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