Coachella 2014: 20 Must-See Acts

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The Knife

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Who: Swedish siblings whose take on electro has become exponentially more ambitious – both sonically and politically – with each album.

Why You Can't Miss Them: Last year, Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer released Shaking the Habitual, a sprawling assault on the ears that doubles as a scalding take on 21st-centrury hypercapitalism. The group's live shows in support have been rhetoric-charged and elation-inspiring, with forays into "danceoke" and "DEEP Aerobics" ("Death Electro Emo Protest Aerobics"), and other mini-spectacles designed to "disrespect borders." Beyond that, Coachella is one of only eight venues the Knife are playing this spring, and this trip to North America is the duo's first since 2006.

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