Austin City Limits Fine Print
Austin City Limits kicks off in the Texan capital in early October, and we're already getting excited about the festival's lineup here at Fuse HQ. Particularly the bands on the OTHER end of the bill. ACL has an impressive list of breakout artists, so we picked the 10 best that we won't be missing in Austin, like First Aid Kit (left). Sure, there are plenty indie sister acts—the Watson Twins, the Pierces, Tegan and Sara—but Johanna and Klara Soderberg soar over the pack, as does their latest album, 'The Lion's Roar.' Produced by Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and featuring numerous session players from Omaha's Saddle Creek label, the LP is fluid, gorgeous psych-folk and country-tinged tunes, like the Fleet Foxes met the Carter Family. Conor Oberst even pops up on a tune, the album's closer "King of the World," an upbeat country hoedown featuring clap-alongs, accordion and lyrics about American roadside diners. Can someone give these girls citizenship?
September 12, 2012