8. Cold War Kids
Another LA band that's ended up a huge multinational act, CWK have played Coachella three times before -- and have made it count each time, including the above-linked guest spot from Florence Welch in 2010. They've got a new lineup since the last time they played, but they also have their biggest single ever -- the inescapable "First," which will no doubt be a Sunday highlight.
7. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Think of this year as a vindication moment for frontman Alex Ebert and his band of Merry Hippies: they were pigeonholed as a sort of novelty act when they first broke out with "Home," but the song's gone on to be a bona-fide classic (seriously, it'll still be in commercials when we're all in our 60s) and meanwhile, the band's grown up. That doesn't mean their set will be any less life-loving, it just means it'll possibly be more mature: we've heard a few songs from their new album, PersonA, and it resonates positivity while toning down -- slightly -- on schtick.