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ACL Fest Band of the Day: Little Green Cars

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Virginia Yapp

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 11, 2013

From: Dublin

ACL Fest set: 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Austin Ventures

In just over 50 words: Formed in 2008, Dublin’s Little Green Cars deliver an Irish take on the Americana genre, complete with shimmering five-part harmonies and sunny folk-pop melodies. Following the path blazed by the Emerald Isle’s now-defunct Thrills, the band makes pretty, sincere music that’s perfect for a road trip up California’s Pacific Coast Highway (or an afternoon outdoors at Zilker Park).

Could share a bill with: The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Band of Horses, the Magic Numbers

Cosmic cowboys: Band members have said that their albums have been influenced by everyone from early REM to Elliott Smith to Woody Guthrie.