ACL Fest 2019 Week Two Record Reviews

Orville Peck

Pony (Sub Pop)

ACL Fest 2019 Week Two Record Reviews

Orville Peck fronts an obvious pseudonym, a fringed domino mask that obscures his face and a catalog of queer cowboy tales he swears are based on real life. Gimmicks carry an artist only so far if they don't have the goods. Fortunately for the Canadian, his talent's real even if his persona isn't. Armed with a gorgeous warble that sounds like a gothic Chris Isaak, Peck soars over the sparse arrangements, which prove a natural complement to all the reverb, tremolo, and twang. You don't need to fully grok "Turn to Hate" and "Hope to Die" in order to feel what he's channeling through them. (12:30pm, Honda stage)

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