Coachella 2013 lineup: Let's hear it for the ladies (slide show)

Check out the female forces to be reckoned with at the Coachella 2013 festival.
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Click to the next image to see the women who will be rocking the stage at the Coachella 2013 festival.
 (Photograph: John Londono)
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Photograph: John LondonoGrimes Sundays April 14 and 21 Origin: Montreal, CanadaPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Don't be fooled by Claire Boucher's alias, Grimes—far from sordid, her output tends toward dreamy, floaty, dancey soundscapes, especially when her sighing voice comes in. Aside from her fastidiously fractured synth-pop (check out Visions, a widely acclaimed recent effort on 4AD), this Montreal auteur is active in dance, film and visual art. Should make for an extremely au courant and compelling live show.  Download Visions on Amazon Download "Oblivion" on Amazon
 (Photograph: Andrew Zaeh)
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Photograph: Andrew ZaehJanelle Monáe Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Kansas City, KSPreviously played Coachella: First-timer The striking, diminutive, vertical-haired Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and dancer—who hails from Kansas City, was mentored by Big Boi and guests on OutKast's Idlewild album—has made quite a splash. Expect to hear much of her adventurous and highly-funky debut LP, The ArchAndroid, as she veers from R&B to rap, doo-wop, psych-folk, jazz and disco.  Download The ArchAndroid on Amazon Download Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition) on Amazon
 (Photograph: Justin Broadbent)
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Photograph: Justin BroadbentMetric Fridays April 12 and 19 Origin: Toronto, CanadaPreviously played Coachella: 2006, 2008 This Canadian band, formed in Toronto in 1998, wavers between indie rock and new wave. They self-released their 2009 LP, Fantasies, and sold over 500,000 copies worldwide without the help of a record label, which is pretty badass. Expect to hear some Fantasies cuts, as well as newer tunes off the band's 2012 album, Synthetica.  Download Synthetica on Amazon Download Fantasies on Amazon
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fridays April 12 and 19 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: 2006, 2009 Powder keg frontwoman Karen O and New York's favorite art-punk alt-poppers are prepping the April release of Mosquito, their first formal LP since 2009's It's Blitz! Amongst their hefty stable of hits, expect to hear a few new ones, including Mosquito's gospel-tinged first single, "Sacrilege." Yeah Yeah Yeahs are never less than spectacular live, so stake out your spot near the stage for the band's third appearance at Coachella.  Download new single "Sacrilege" on Amazon Download It's Blitz! on Amazon
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Tegan and Sara Fridays April 12 and 19 Origin: Calgary, CanadaPreviously played Coachella: 2005, 2008 Canadian twins Tegan and Sara return to SoCal with their winning brand of indie pop—all layered vocals, scuzzy guitars and tempered angst. They’ll be treating the festival audience to tunes from their seventh album, the acoustic guitar and synth-driven Heartthrob, released in late January.  Download Heartthrob on Amazon Download So Jealous on Amazon
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Bat for Lashes Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Career longevity hinges on reinvention, and art school refugee Natasha Khan knows this. As Bat for Lashes, the London songstress was at the top of the dream-pop tide not so long ago, leading a wave of new artists paying belated homage to Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks with shimmering sound washes and wardrobes to match. Bravely forgoing trendy pop machinery, Bat for Lashes shows us she’s still a step ahead of her peers with 2012's The Haunted Man, and hopefully with an impressive live festival show.  Download The Haunted Man on Amazon Download Two Suns on Amazon
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Deap Vally Sundays April 14 and 21 Origin: Los Angeles, CAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This female rock duo met in a needlework class in Silver Lake, hit it off, and now produce bluesy, alt garage rock that sounds a bit like the music of Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jack White of the White Stripes—if Dan and Jack bonded over fiber arts, that is.  Download "Gonna Make My Own Money" on Amazon Download "Ain't Fair" on Amazon
 (Photograph: © Andrew Whitton)
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Photograph: © Andrew WhittonLa Roux Sundays April 14 and 21 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: 2010 As with many of today’s gifted pop starlets (we’re looking at you, Gaga), La Roux frontwoman Elly Jackson has cultivated an image that seems carefully designed to overshadow her catchy if rather conventional music—in this case: chilly, retro synth-pop. Still, behind the gravity-defying red tresses and androgynous getups is a very human performer with a powerhouse voice.  Download "Bulletproof" on Amazon Download La Roux on Amazon
 (Photograph: James Moriarty)
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Photograph: James MoriartyJessie Ware Sundays April 14 and 21 Origin: Oban, ScotlandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This pretty British singer-songwriter has been likened to Adele and Sade, and many call her debut album, Devotion, one of the best of 2012. Unfortunately, she may be better known for her illegal sampling of rap legend Big Pun's track "100%," which she has since had to remove from her work. Oops.  Download Devotion on Amazon Download If You're Never Gonna Move EP on Amazon
 (Photograph: Courtesy Press Here Publicity)
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Photograph: Courtesy Press Here PublicitySavages Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This all-female post-punk rock group, formed in 2011, hails from London and brings with it their native land's gritty take on punk rock. These ladies offer up intense performances, for lack of a better word, and their Saturday sets are not to be missed, if you're into that sort of thing.  Download "Savages" on Amazon Download "Husbands" on Amazon
 (Photograph: Mads Perch)
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Photograph: Mads PerchMaya Jane Coles Sundays April 14 and 21 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer London's Maya Jane Coles doesn't have the star power of the many headliners in this fest's lineup. Yet. The talk of the scene, for those bowled over by her heavy-hitting deep tech-house offerings, she's easily one of electronic music's most rapidly ascending stars.  Download DJ-Kicks on Amazon Download Easier to Hide on Amazon
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How to Destroy Angels Fridays April 12 and 19 Origin: Los Angeles, CAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer How to Destroy Angels—Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross—released its self-titled six-song debut EP in 2010, and their newest, Welcome Oblivion, in March. They have an eerie tone with a heavy industrial sound reminiscent of NIN, only now with a female vocalist, and percussion sequences that are sure to get stuck in your head. Listen now or save yourself for their Friday sets.  Download Welcome Oblivion on Amazon Download How To Destroy Angels on Amazon
 (Photograph: Colin Kerrigan)
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Photograph: Colin KerriganPoliça Fridays April 12 and 19 Origin: Minneapolis, MNPreviously played Coachella: First-timer These hotly tipped vocoder-heavy Minneapolians recall trip-hop's heyday with their Portishead-like beats and Channy Leaneagh's vocals drifting hazily overhead. The internet is awash with hype from Bon Iver and Jay-Z alike over these electronic, R&B-influenced indie rockers.  Download Give You The Ghost on Amazon Download Dark Star Remix EP on Amazon
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Cassy Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Berlin, DEPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Cassy (from Berlin's beloved Panorama Bar) works her deep-house magic for the dance floor. There are few artists more beloved on the techno scene, and Cassy (who has apparently dropped the "Britton") doesn't disappoint fans, with incredible live shows infused with her ever-soulful vocals.  Download Simply Devotion on Amazon Download Panorama Bar 01 on Amazon
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