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ACL Fest Band of the Day: The Orwells

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Virginia Yapp

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 9, 2013

From: Elmhurst, Ill.

ACL Fest set: 11:15 a.m. Friday, Honda

In just over 50 words: Five high schoolers pounding out fuzzy, retro rock riffs in their garage got their break in 2011, when Aquarium Drunkard’s Justin Gage signed them to his Autumn Tone label. Known for their energetic live shows, the still-mostly-underage Orwells will make it worth your while to head over to the festival early on Friday. Check out the band’s EP, “Other Voices,” out Tuesday.

Could share a bill with: King Tuff, Ty Segall, No Age, Turbo Fruits, Mikal Cronin

Smells like teen spirit: The Orwells graduated from high school ahead of schedule so they could go on tour with FIDLAR, and played Lollapalooza earlier this summer.