Saturday’s lineup was feeling a bit weak as I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, but I soldiered on and ended up having a great day. Despite being first, I still contend that FIDLAR was the most rock and roll we got in any 45 minute slice at ACL this year. Come at me, I’ll argue it and win. The “Sweater Song” done with meows for the verses? Can’t beat that. It was also home to the most legit beer-throwing. After that, I chased music and photos equally ending the night with a brief amount of deadmau5‘s crazy stage setup in the viewfinder and a stroll through the Waterloo Records tent. My real headliner was TV on the Radio; such a great set and about the best we have seen from the band in years – concise and on point. In between, we have Ryn Weaver, Glass Animals, Houndmouth, locals Sounds Del Mar, a very solid set from Unknown Mortal Orchestra and a revisit of Jose Gonzalez.
Click through and get lost in the memories…
…with links to all the pics from Weekend Two.
This past weekend, team ATH hit up Zilker Park with a few hundred thousand of our closest friends to catch some live music at what has become one of the most popular music festivals in the country. We were treated to absolutely perfect weather for braving crowds and jamming out without dying of sweat and dehydration. Wether you’re looking to relive, or to decide who should be on your weekend 2 must see list, we’ve got the highlights of weekend 1 for you. Read on for each member of team ATH’s winners and losers and awards of the first weekend of ACL 2015 and see some lovely B.Gray pics.
Having already been a fan of Jose Gonzalez, I’ve really liked the way that the career of his group Junip has unfolded. After releasing their sophomore effort, the group has gotten together with a new EP, Walking Lightly. The EP will feature several remixes, but the main single is just a gorgeous number meandering through space. There’s a slight effect on the the vocals, making them even a touch more solemn than perhaps they’d be otherwise. It works really well with the untraditional percussive element that provides minimal rhythm on this tune. Here you go.
This new track “Your Life, Your Call” from Junip is a bit of a new turn sonically from what you might expect from the band. Sure it still has the hushed vocals from Jose Gonzalez, but the synth heavy bass is definitely something of a new bit for Junip. What’s created is a really interesting experimental sort of folk song that manages to make you nod your head along to that nice bass track.
A new self-titled album from the band is out April 23rd on Mute Records.
Download: Junip – Your Life, Your Call [MP3]
Jose Gonzalez and his band Junip are prepping their debut LP of new material for release this fall. Prior to the album date, the band is offering up a free EP for the price of an email address over on their website. You can pick up the new Junip LP, Fields, in stores September 14th. Below you can find single “Rope and Summit”, which appears on the free EP as well as the upcoming LP.
Download: Junip – Rope and Summit [MP3]