#TBT: Video Recap of Coachella 2013

posted by Dan Murphy on April 10, 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Coachella 2013 via the Festival

Indio, California -- Coachella starts tomorrow. Read that sentence a couple more times and pinch yourself. Since the festival is really generous about live streaming, you'll find a ton of high-quality videos popping up of Coachella performances. To pump you up for this year, here's some of our favorite videos from Coachella 2013. Also, check out our Top 10 Moments from last year plus the craziest things we overheard

Cultivora Takes Coachella

Last year, the wonderful Laura Baker-Finch and Marjana Jaidi headed out to Indio to cover the festival. Here, you'll see all of the coolness and weirdness that was Coachella 2013, as well as festivalgoers' perspectives on the best acts, non-musical aspects, and food to eat as well as advice for next year (which is tomorrow!). 

Blur: "Song 2"

As we've mentioned before, Coachella is the perfect spot for a reunion. Blur was one of the four huge ones at the 2013 edition of the festival, and here's the band playing their big hit "Song 2" with Gorillaz bandleader Damon Albarn putting on his punk rock hat. He's currently on tour for his upcoming solo debut. 

Wu-Tang Clan: "C.R.E.A.M."

And here's another major reunion. Wu-Tang Clan had one of the most raucous crowds at Coachella in 2013, and they brought the house down with an hour and twenty minute set. Hope you didn't mistakenly think that they were something to fuck with. 

James Blake: "The Wilhelm Scream"

James Blake brought his laid back version of dubstep to Coachella just after releasing his second album Overgrown. Here, he's performing one of the more popular tracks from his self-titled debut, which towards the end overwhelms the crowd to the point that they break out in applause before the song is even over. 

Tame Impala: "Elephant"

Tame Impala released their acid trip of an album Lonerism late in 2012 to massive critical acclaim, which surely led to their heavily-attended dusk set at Coachella 2013. Here's the galloping hit "Elephant" during which they break into a reggae jam with lead singer Kevin Parker putting a reverse effect on his vocals, because why the hell not?

Jurassic 5: Cut Chemist and DJ Numark Battle 

Jurassic 5 was one of four big reunions at Coachella 2013, but the big highlight from their set was Cut Chemist and DJ Numark's battle with some pretty weird equipment. The duel culminated with the use of the largest turntable you'll ever see before dropping Baauer's "Harlem Shake."

Franz Ferdinand: "Take Me Out"

Here's a transport back to 2004. Franz Ferdinand played the smaller Mojave Tent last year, which meant that 1000+ people were packed into that tiny area all jamming to "Take Me Out," the big hit from the band's self-titled debut album. 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Sacrilege"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs certainly came out last year guns blazing. They opened with "Sacrilege," the lead single from Mosquito, which was released the day of their headlining set. I, for one, love the irony of performing a song about unholy union with an angel with a freaking gospel choir

The Postal Service: "We Will Become Silhouettes"

The Postal Service set was another big reunion at Coachella 2013, which would be the first of their festival run last year. The tour would commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the the only release from Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis, who is on her own solo festival run currently. Check out their "We Will Become Silhouettes" rendition with a pretty sweet Gibbard drum breakdown towards the end.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: "Stagger Lee"

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds had just released their comeback album Push the Sky Away when they performed at Coachella 2013, kicking off their North American and Australian tour. This Murder Ballads track is just disgusting. Check out Cave climbing into and onto crowd members while shouting all sorts of profanities. It should be noted that they played part of the set with a children's choir. Let that sink in. 

Father John Misty: Shaming Girls in Flower Crowns

Not really a musical performance, but a hilarious commentary on festival ethics. If you're going to wear flowers in your hair, you better look happy. Does Father John Misty do the best pouty face, or what?

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