New York City may move to the sound of L.A.
Live from New York, Coachella artists rock 30 Rock on Saturday nights. (Timothy A. Clary, AFP, Getty Images)
, but one particular corner of the city — Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center — really moves to a desert sound.
“Saturday Night Live” is featuring Coachella artists for at least the first three episodes of this season:
• Frank Ocean, who played the Gobi Tent earlier this year and performed at Coachella 2011 as part of Odd Future, was the musical guest for the season premiere Sept. 15
• Mumford & Sons, a main-stage act in 2011, played “SNL” this past Saturday.
This coming weekend, On Oct. 6, Muse, who headlined Coachella in 2010 and also played the fest in 2004, plays for NBC‘s late-night crowd.
And those are just the episodes we know about so far. If last season is any indication, there will be plenty more Coachella acts coming into your home live (well, tape-delayed for those of us on the West Coast) from New York.
In honor of Record Store Day on Saturday, the Zia Records crew here made a guidebook that they are now handing out to Coachella fans as they walk through the gates.
The 32-page booklet includes a mix CD, which features 17 of the 138 Coachella artists. Here’s the tracklist:
1. The Shins, “Simple Song”
2. Florence and the Machine, “No Light, No Light”
3. We Are Augustines, “Book of James”
4. Kasbian, “Days are Forgotten”
5. The Black Keys, “Mind Eraser”
6. Gary Clark Jr., “Bright Lights”
7. Black Lips, “Raw Meat”
8. Band of Skulls, “Sweet Sour”
9. Kaiser Chiefs, “On the Run”
10. Jimmy Cliff, “World Upside Down”
11. Andrew Bird, “Eyeoneye”
12. Wild Beasts, “Bed of Nails”
13. Real Estate, “It’s Real”
14. AWOLnation, “Not Your Fault”
15. Neon Indian, “Hex Girlfriend”
16. Swedish House Mafia, “Save the World (radio mix)”
17. Justice, “On N’on”
Grab the book, and you’ll also find short profiles of and/or Q&As with each of the featured artists.