Age can be a brilliant gimmick in the elevator pitch needed to sell a band. Laundry Day is an up-and-coming group of high schoolers from New York. High school rock band? Intriguing, no? But Laundry Day don't need a gimmick. The young group has already learned enough to school plenty of their more senior peers at ACL Fest 2019.
 
Seeing the band, they're clearly younger than your average act. (Or maybe/also I'm just old? No. Impossible.) But closing your eyes you'd be blindsided to discover they band owning the stage are under the legal drinking age. The five-piece with a heavy DIY ethos inspired by Tyler, the Creator has already cracked the code of crafting painfully catchy earworm tunes. (See: their single "Harvard.") Young and old, their fans went wild during the band's set Saturday afternoon at ACL Fest weekend two.
 
Their brand of genre-hopping pop-rock is punctuated with a pinch of emo (these are teenagers, after all), plenty of soul and a heaping helping of hip-hop swagger, as you'd expect from a generation who has grown up with no line between rock stars and rap stars.
 
In an oversized purple shirt and baggy old-avocado green pants, singer Sawyer Nunes crooned soufully while strumming a cream-colored Strat paired with falsetto from Jude Ciulla, who helped keep the crowd energy high thought the show.
 
"We gotta go crazy. Can you go crazy?" Ciulla asked before closing out the set. The crowd squealed in excitement before erupting into cheerful moshing with a wall of cellphones periscoping from the pit to capture the band on stage.