The Coachella festival is all set to once again turn a stretch of California desert into a three-day explosion of sun, sounds, and maybe even some holograms. Get prepared with our 10-song mixtape with some of SPIN's best reasons to Sharpie up your schedule — including the rabid daydream-punk of Thee Oh Sees, the languid Southern-rap revisionism of SpaceGhostPurrp, the mind-warping wubs of Kill the Noise, and the classic bubblegum angst of the legendary Descendents, and much more. And for a detailed rundown of the sets you'd be a fool to miss, read our 30 Must-See Acts at Coachella 2013.
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SPIN Presents Desert Session: A 2013 Coachella Mixtape
1. Shovels & Rope - "Birmingham"
2. Thee Oh Sees - "Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster"
3. Polica - "Dark Star"
4. Cloud Nothings - "Stay Useless"
5. White Arrows - "I Can Go"
6. Youth Lagoon - "Dropla"
7. The Descendents - "Cool to Be You"
8. Kill the Noise - "Mosh It Up"
9. Dog Blood - "Next Order"
10. SpaceGhostPurrp - "Starz"