The O’s – “Tryin’ To Have A Good Time”
Pairs Well With…The Lumineers, Dawes, The Moldy Peaches
Folk rock duo The O’s have built quite a buzz in the DFW area in recent years with just an acoustic guitar and banjo in hand. 35 Denton will be a chance for The O’s to feature tracks of their upcoming third record, due this spring. It’s amazing the amount of sound The O’s pull off as an acoustic duo, so they’ll be a great set to check out for some solid musicianship amid pop songwriting.
2012 Review: I’m a little biased with The O’s since I’ve been exposed to them frequently in my local DFW music scene. The folk duo has a distinctly pop sound, but it’s all achieved with folk-minded acoustic instrumentation. There’s a familiarity here, drawing influence from the modern and traditional Americana scenes. The O’s delve into alt country and blues sounds as well, always bringing a strong energy to whatever they try to tackle. The only negative is the band tends to stay pretty squarely in their respective molds, but if it ain’t broke, then maybe that’s a good thing. The O’s will be swinging through Austin in support of their second LP, Between the Two, released early last year.