Amoeba.com has many of the bands playing at Coachella this weekend and next available digitally. Pick up some of the albums below before your drive out to the desert!
Dinosaur Jr. - Chocomel Daze (Live 1987)
Recently released live set from 1987 from the legendary college-rock band, in all their You're Living All Over Me glory.
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
A surprisingly strong side project featuring Spoon's Britt Daniels and former Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs barker Dan Boeckner.
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Last year's Shields was one of the better indie-rock releases of the year. Revisit Shields and bask in its splendor.
Hanni El Khatib - Singles; preorder Head in the Dirt (CD/LP)
Hot L.A. garage rocker Hanni El Khatib has several singles available digitally ahead of the April 30 release of his album Head in the Dirt, which is also up for preorder on CD or LP.
Joris Voorn - Dusty House|Room 6 (12")
DJ Joris Voorn has several singles available digitally, including this party-starting pair of tracks.
Jurassic 5 - J 5
Jurassic 5 reminds me of festivals more than anything — the band was big on the college circuit and played at my school several times. Pick up their 2011 release J 5.
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Just released this week, Wakin on a Pretty Daze is one of my picks of the week — and of the young year, for that matter. Its dusty riffs and druggy vocals should suit the desert just fine.
Palma Violets - 180
Pick up Palma Violets' too-fun britpop debut, 180.
Purity Ring - Shrines
Purity Ring leads the Witch House pack with the sparkling Shrines.
Pusha T - Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
Rapper Pusha T's latest release; due in May is My Name is My Name, which reminds me of 30 Rock's "My Single 'My Single is Dropping' is dropping.'" I miss it already ...
Sigur Ros - Valtari
Sigur Ros' latest release harkens back to their grandiose early work.
Tame Impala - Lonerism
The thing I'm most jealous about of Coachella people is getting to see Tame Impala's psychedelic glory out in the desert.
Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
Such a fun summer album. It's already summer shut up!
The xx - Coexist
Nighttime under the stars with this. And like a ton of sweaty strangers coming down but whatever.
Vampire Weekend - Contra
It's easy to dismiss Vampire Weekend when you haven't heard them in a while. Contra was a more mature follow-up to their debut with more staying power; give it a spin if you haven't lately. Modern Vampires of the City is due May 14.