ACL has just announced their annual Sound and the Jury Festival and our good friends Whitman are currently near the top of the leader board. If you aren’t familiar with the contest, bands from all over the US enter for the chance to win a spot at this years ACL festival in August. Tons of bands are in the running right now, but eventually the top 5 bands will face off in a battle of the bands with the winner taking the early ACL slot. We hope that you can take some time to vote for our friends Whitman who work harder than any band we know. You can vote only once a day so get to it! We’ll keep you posted on the results.
Download: Whitman – The Drifter [MP3]
The 2009 ACL schedule has just been made available online. Check it out here. Anyone see any major conflicts yet?
It’s finally here. You’ve been waiting all Spring; you’ve even bought your tickets, and now the 2009 ACL lineup is here. I won’t lie, the headliners aren’t really doing anything for me, esepecially because of my extreme hatred for Dave Mathews Band. But, there are some killer bands that will be gracing smaller stages that you’ll definitely want to check out such as Sonic Youth, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, The Dodos, Passion Pit and the Walkmen. You can still buy tickets for a measly $185 here.
This being the week leading up to ACL, we’re going to preview the Festival by offering you a feature of a few bands we’re pumped about seeing. We’ll try to keep it to bands that might be a little left of center or not quite on everyone’s radar. Today, we take a quick look at Colour Revolt out of Oxford, Mississippi. A short bio, song preview and a ton of links after the jump.