What a Monday it’s been for bands! Today we learned a few crucial things about reunions: sometimes dreams do come true. Pulp will be coming to the U.S. this spring, for Coachella and probably a host of other dates. At the Drive-In appear to have been able to set aside their differences and will be reuniting this year as well, their first announced date is also Coachella. Then we’ve got punk stalwarts Refused, perhaps the biggest surprise on an already surprisingly strong Coachella lineup. There’s something ironic and funny about having such a bare-bones and anti-establishment band play at one of the most high-end corporate music festivals in the world. It’s all morals and sincerity until somebody drives up to your house and places a huge basket of cash on your front doorstep. But I digress. Let’s talk about today’s Pick Your Poison. I’ll give my thumbs up to tracks from The 2 Bears (a side project of Joe Goddard of Hot Chip), Ava Luna, Ceremony, La Sera (a side project of Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls), The Quiet Americans, and Riot Ten.
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