Despite being held over 5000 miles from my home, and being the least ‘experiential’ festival I’ve ever been to, Coachella 2012 in Indio, Palm Springs, CA, has got my pulse racing. Why? Because two of the most important post-hardcore bands of all time have both reformed and announced forthcoming appearances at the festival.
If you don’t know the bands or their music, check out these clips below, or, even better, enjoy At The Drive-In’s ‘Relationship of Command’ record, or Refused’s seminal ‘The Shape of Punk to Come’ album. Both are incendiary, vital, and classic.