Wednesday night, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival unveiled its 2019 lineup, which includes headlining sets from Ariana Grande, Tame Impala and Childish Gambino.
Several other big names are on the lineup, including Janelle Monae, Kid Cudi, Aphex Twin, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak, Pusha T and others, but one of many surprising additions to the lineup is Denton punk band Razorbumps, who are scheduled to play both Sundays of the festival.
This announcement came just two days after the end of an eventful year for the band. In 2018, they released their debut LP Hellrazors on Pop Wig Records, the label founded by members of the bands Angel Du$t and Trapped Under Ice. To celebrate the release, they played a record release party at the Ol’ Dirty Basement at J&J’s Pizza (which had just reopened at the time), and curated a lineup that included the first Denton show for Austin punk band Wiccans in nearly five years.
In mere days following that crusher of a show, Razorbumps announced their first U.S. tour as support for Turnstile, Touche Amore and Culture Abuse. In March, Stereogum premiered the music video for “Make Your Mark.”
The final months of the year seemingly have been dormant for the band, but they announced a handful of shows leading up to their set at America’s largest music festival. In February, they will play Austin’s Mohawk with Big Bite and Narrow Head and, as announced in December, at Club Dada with Incendiary.
Coachella’s lineup announcement kicks off the beginning of 2019’s festival season, which means that imminent tour announcements, and by extension other festival appearances, for the billed artists can be expected. With that in mind, and with more on the horizon, it’s already looking to be another big year for Razorbumps.
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