Justice

The line-up for the 2017 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is here. Like last year, this year’s trio of headliners—Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar—come as no surprise seeing as they leaked several months ago.

That aside, the line-up has its share of surprises. Case in point: Hans Zimmer. Yes. The film composer Hans Zimmer. This performance is one I’m looking forward to seeing. Other surprises of note come in the form of Toots & the Maytals, Lee Fields and the Expressions, and Röyksopp. Other notable artists performing at Coachella 2017 are, Bon Iver, The xx, Lorde, New Order, BANKS, Justice, The Avalanches, S U R V I V E, Four Tet, Richie Hawtin, Kaytranada, Mitski, and Car Seat Headrest.

For those who are looking to score a wristband for either weekend of Coachella, the remaining allotment goes on sale 1/4 at 10am. Good luck! If you need to some background music for your wait, click here.

Justice- Audio, Video, Disco
[Ed Banger/Because/Electra]

1. Horsepower
2. Civilization
3. Ohio
4. Canon-Primo
5. Canon
6. On’n’On
7. Brianvision
8. Parade
9. Newlands
10. Helix
11. Audio, Video, Disco

7.5/10

Standout Tracks: Horsepower, Civilization, Canon, Newlines

The Gist of It: While Audio, Video, Disco lacks a track like “D.A.N.C.E.” it still packs a 70′s Prog-Rock/Arena Rock inspired punch.

It’s right around this time of year that the rampant “who’s playing Coachella?” rumors and hearsay start to spread. One constant rumor going around is that, next years edition of the fest, will have French electronic duo Justice returning to the festival’s stage after a four year period away. This, to me, of course, makes perfect sense. Here’s why: They’re about to release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled Audio, Video, Disco and judging from the tracks that “leaked” this weekend, it’s shaping up to be a big one—sonically that is.

Newly leaked tracks, “Newlands” and “Canon,” touch on the 70’s Prog-Rock/Arena Rock vibe that inspired the French duo—comprised of Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé—during the making of their sophomore LP. A sound that, as mentioned, is sure to fill up the wide-open polo field perfectly. Out of the two, I’m enjoying the straight-up 70’s rock with the tinge of electronica feel of “Newlands.” Because of it, I’m hoping that the speculation of Justice playing next year’s Coachella is, well, more than just rumors and hearsay. So I can dance …okay, sway(!) to it in April. Check—and grab—both of them below.

[MP3] Justice – Newlands

[MP3] Justice – Canon

Audio, Video, Disco is out 10/25 via Ed Banger/Because/Electra.