Austin City Limits attracts unique musicians

The Austin City Limits Festival, a spectacular blowout that attracts music fans from around the country, took place over the course of the past two weekends. The festival is considered a premiere destination for those in search of a wide spectrum of musical acts; from a chunk of smaller bands such as The Rosebuds, Cults and Knox Hamilton, to the larger mainstream performers such as Pearl Jam, Sam Smith and current favorite producer-turned-DJ, Calvin Harris.

While the majority of the acts taking the stage over the length of the festival are touting older albums, some produced new material in 2014. Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Pearl Jam, Sam Smith and St. Vincent are among those promoting brand new releases.

Chvrches, whose notable sound blends electronic synth and rock, are currently collaborating on a sophomore follow up to 2013's popular The Bones Of What You Believe. This was made obvious when, upon taking the stage during the second weekend of ACL, the band treated the crowd to a live performance of a new track which has yet to be named (according to Pitchfork.com, working titles so far are "Richard Pryor", "Gene WIlder" and "Eddie Murphy"). The song comes loaded with typical features produced by Chvrches and is not a far cry from their previous work, but it is nothing if not catchy and snappy. Check it out the ACL performance below:

[embed width="600" contenteditable="false"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWJV9Kz7Bs8[/embed] Reach the columnist at katie.self@asu.edu or on Twitter @rallykate. You can also find her on Spotify at Katie Self.


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