ACL Music Fest 2014 Saturday Reviews

ACL Music Fest 2014 Saturday Reviews

Zoé

Programaton (EMI)

Mexican rockers Zoé deliver pockets of spacy psych on fifth effort Programaton, released late last year to a dedicated audience of Spanish speakers around the globe. Balancing grunge with Beatles worship starts on opener "10 A.M.," León Larregui delivering an urgent vocal backed by distorted riffs. "Fin de Semana" ("End of the Week") packs a fizzy synth punch and wistful chorus: "Quiero un fin de semana en el cielo/ desvelarme bailando contigo" ("I want a weekend in heaven/ late at night dancing with you"). The indie rockers frame "Arrullo de Estrellas" with astral electronic chirps, stars twinkling in your mind's eye. The closing chime of "Panoramas" throws back to an Eighties game-over screen, while "Sedantes" builds into a rolling boil with jarring drum work and masked vocals, and "Altamar" closes the album on its most abstract note, delicate percussion swimming in hazy riffs. (1:30pm, Miller Lite stage)

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