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An Horse

Zilker Park, Sept. 16

Caught between jangle pop and coffee shop confessional, Australian duo An Horse blinked in the midday sun. After a six-week break, vocalist Kate Cooper admitted, "I'm going to puff like a motherfucker," and the stomping tick-tock of "Trains and Tracks" felt a little under-wound and underwhelming. She found some spark on "Camp Out," and the wistful roar of "Little Lungs" caught her pouring extra passion onto the flames. In matching white tees and jeans, Cooper and drummer Damon Cox looked little like the airbrushed twins of their recent promo shots. Instead, his harmonies and beats lent a heft to her tender groove. Aside from a brief apology for a false start to "Walls," the two barely needed to exchange a glance until, in an uncharacteristic stadium rock moment, Cox mounted his drum riser for a final farewell, both sheepish and charming.

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