Coachella is just around the corner and some of UMPG's finest artists will be making the trek to Indio, California for this epic three-day music and arts festival. If you are planning on making rounds to the stages and tents this year, please make sure to check out some of the incredible artists listed below as well as our other diverse UMPG artists like Foals, Erykah Badu, The London Suede, and Sander Kleinenberg. They are all sure to put on an amazing show!

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS twitter facebook myspace

These two British electronic pioneers, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons continue their legacy of huge beats and flawless instrumentations that have placed them at the forefront of the genre for the last two decades. In addition to seven critically acclaimed albums, The Chemical Brothers have most recently been hand-selected by Sony Pictures to score their upcoming feature film Hanna. Most known for their live performances consisting of large projection screens, lasers, and elaborate lighting sequencing, The Chemical Brothers hold the record for most performances done in a year at the Brixton Academy, one of London's most prestigious venues.

Friday, April 15th

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"Galvanize"
(Aatabou/Rowlands/ Simons/Fareed)
GLASSER myspace

Singer-songwriter Cameron Mesirow, aka Glasser, makes her full-length album debut with Ring, a percussion driven, tribal influenced album, consisting of layered, infectious melodies with light and airy vocals. Tracks that feature a wide variety of instrumentations (woodwinds, bass, and strings) combined with her angelic voice have drawn comparisons to Björk and Bat For Lashes.

Friday, April 15th

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"Apply" (Mesirow)
ROBYN twitter facebook myspace

Grammy nominated Robyn is one of the most popular dance-pop artists of the last decade. Her latest full-length release Body Talk was welcomed with rave reviews as she continues roaring through the U.S. selling out venue after venue. Her high-energy live show is unrivaled and celebrated as a nonstop party wherever she is. We're sure this year's Coachella performance will echo those sentiments.

Friday, April 15th

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"Indestructible" (Ahlund/Carlsson)
BRANDON FLOWERS twitter facebook myspace

The Killers' front-man exhibited his arena-rock flourishes on last year's solo debut Flamingo. Complete with poppy synths, hook-laden sensibilities and rousing guitar anthems, Brandon Flowers proved he is more than capable of stepping out on his own. Named one of "The 15 Best Shows of the Summer" by Spin magazine, Brandon's performance is sure to stand out at this year's festival as well.

Friday, April 15th

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"Jilted Lovers And Broken Hearts" (Flowers/Lanois/Price)
CRYSTAL CASTLES twitter facebook myspace

Toronto based electronic dynamic-duo Crystal Castles continue to grow from cult favorites to international stardom. Known for their intense live shows highlighted by hyper-electronic synths and chaotic pounding beats, this Coachella performance will prove to be one for the ages.

Friday, April 15th

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"Celestica" (Glass/Kath)
RAPHAEL SAADIQ twitter facebook myspace

With its retro soul sound that harkens back to legends like Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding and The Temptations, Saadiq's newest album Stone Rollin' is scheduled for a May 10 release, and is an absolute masterful collection of songs. His recent performance at this year's SXSW is still being talked and blogged about. Do yourself a favor and check out what is sure to be another legendary performance by Mr. Saadiq.

Saturday, April 16th

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"Stone Rollin'" (Saadiq)
EMPIRE OF THE SUN twitter facebook myspace

The Aussie duo Empire of the Sun exploded on the scene a couple years back with their fresh, blissful psych-pop dance sheen and gleaming choruses that hook you in. Featuring Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau, they deal out sun-kissed falsetto vocals with tightly wound synth grooves to cast a hypnotic, late 70's pop-tinged spell.

Saturday, April 16th

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"Walking On A Dream" (Littlemore/Stone/Steele)
MUMFORD & SONS twitter facebook myspace

Grammy nominated Mumford & Sons is without question one of the most talked about bands of 2010 and 2011. This U.K. outfit combines folk, bluegrass and rockabilly to create a gorgeous modern sound that is full of authentic passion and rustic-soul. Rollicking banjos, an upright bass, sweeping orchestrations and sing-along choruses are all intertwined to create performances and sounds that are memorable and timeless.

Saturday, April 16th

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"Roll Away Your Stone"
(Dwane/Lovett/ Marshall/Mumford)
NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY twitter facebook myspace

Distant Relatives, the pairing of the multi-platinum rap giant and the multifaceted son of Bob Marley, is pure hip-hop reggae-funk bliss. This collection of songs is both thoughtful and ambitious, packed full of Nas's signature raspy vocals, introspective complex rhymes and Damian's passionate Afrobeat. Distant Relatives' inspired production has garnered critical acclaim from both music critics and hip-hop heads alike.

Sunday, April 17th

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"As We Enter"
(AstatKe/Jones/Marley/ Sublett)
PLAN B twitter facebook myspace

This eclectic singer-songwriter/rapper who hails from London is a bit difficult to characterize; however, his infectious and expressive vocals coupled with acoustic guitar breakdowns are influenced by reggae, hip-hop and soul. His music always inspires grooving and continues to fill up dance-floors across Europe.

Sunday, April 17th

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"She Said" (Appapoulay/Ballance-Drew/Cassell/Gross)
CHASE & STATUS twitter facebook myspace

Electronic production duo Saul "Chase" Milton and Will "Status" Kennard are known for creating hits and making people dance - not a bad one-two punch. Their newest release and sophomore effort No More Idols features U.K. mainstays Dizzee Rascal, Clare Maguire and long-time collaborator Plan B, and has been mentioned as one of the best albums of the year.

Sunday, April 17th

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"Blind Faith"
(Bailey/Hartman/Kennard/ Lee/Milton)
ELIZA DOOLITTLE twitter facebook myspace

Spanning a variety of musical genres including pop, soul and folk, this U.K. songstress has hit the ground running. Cut from the same sassy cloth as fellow Brits Duffy and Kate Nash, Doolittle's pop gems are harmonious, cheerful and genuine. Her self-titled debut album was released July of last year to both critical and commercial acclaim, reaching No. 3 on the U.K. albums charts.

Sunday, April 17th

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"Pack Up"
(Asaf/Caird/Powell/Prime/ Woodcock)

If you would like to hear more music by any of these artists, please contact:
Brian Lambert @ (310) 235-4726 or brian.lambert@umusic.com
Gary Miller @ (310) 235-4723 or gary.miller@umusic.com
Tom Eaton @ or (212) 841-8014 tom.eaton@umusic.com
Joanna Puglisi @ (310) 235-4719 or joanna.puglisi@umusic.com
Joe Maggini @ (310) 235-4837 or joe.maggini@umusic.com
Kris Roggemann @ (212) 841-8211 or kris.roggemann@umusic.com
Licensing @ (310) 235-4721 or umpg.licensing@umusic.com

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