Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Band of Horses

Why Are You OK (Interscope)

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Illustrious debuts often propel and mar equally. On LP five, Seattle-forged quintet Band of Horses aim to match Southern alt-rocker Everything All the Time. The now-South Carolinians intermittently evoke that inaugural 2006 disc by employing a fresh producer, Grandaddy mage Jason Lytle, who stamps his former band's downtrodden space rock into BoH's festival formula. Case in point: A drum machine ushers "In a Drawer," its synth spin a curveball for the established six-string disciples. Upping the irony, guitar luminary J Mascis lends a croak to that standout's catchy chorus. (7pm, Miller Lite stage)

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