Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ACL Festival Preview: Infantree

Are you one of those people who doesn't like to miss a moment of ACL Festival? If you're someone who likes to be at the gates the moment they open then you will be amongst those lucky enough to catch a set from Infantree. This California band doesn't seem to be on anyone's radar yet but you know who is already a fan? Neil fucking Young that's who. He chose Infantree to tour with him, which is partly how they ended up playing ACL Festival to begin with. It's difficult to define Infantree's sound but I would say they walk that fine line between jam band and roots-rock, think early My Morning Jacket with a slightly more laid-back stoner vibe and you're getting close. Their latest record is called Hero's Dose and you can listen to the whole thing now on Spotify.

Infantree - Here Goes Nothing video via YouTube

As I mentioned above the break, if you want to see Infantree at ACL Fest you'll have to arrive at Zilker early. They play the Austin Ventures stage at 11:20am on Friday the 12th. That means they are the first band to play that stage this year. If you can't make it to the park that early on Friday don't fret, I'm sure they'll be back in Austin before you know it, just keep your eyes peeled for their next show.