This Week from the Vault: lovelytheband, fun, The Revivalists, and More

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By Eric Guerrero

From the Vault is an archive collection of past performances and interviews with your favorite artists and bands. Throw it back with Austin City Limits Radio every Thursday and relive some of the best moments from Dell Music Lounges, SXSW, and ACL Fest.


lovelytheband perform “Broken” during ACL Radio’s Live Morning Broadcast at the W Austin during SXSW 2018.


lovelytheband is made up of lead singer Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. Their 2017 breakout release “broken” saw critical and commercial success and went platinum by the RIAA. No pun intended, lovelytheband broke the record in 2018 for the longest running #1 on Alternative Radio; staying on the charts for over a year as well as being in the top 10 for 50 weeks! This led to the release of their first full length album finding it hard to smile in 2018.

“i should be happy” is the band’s latest release this year and features atmospheric minimalistic production over lush vocal melodies singing of the pains of depression:



From the KGSR Vault: Fun. performs “We Are Young” at ACL Radio’s Live Morning Broadcast during SXSW 2012.

fun. members Nate Russ, Andrew Dost and Jack Atonoff released their first single “At Least I’m Not as Sad As I Used to Be” on their Myspace page back in 2009. Their first album, Aim and Ignite was released that same year and was received well by critics and listeners alike. Drew Beringer of called it, “the most essential pop album of 2009.”

In 2012, they released their second album Some Nights featuring their Grammy Award winning single “We Are Young.” This pop banger reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and the UK. It also won a Grammy for Best New Artist and Song of the Year in 2013.


From the KGSR Vault: Ben Kweller performs “Full Circle” live from the ACL Radio studio.


Ben Kweller is an alternative rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Dripping Springs, Texas. His first studio album Sha Sha was officially released in 2002 and reached #29 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

He performed at our Blues on the Green concert at Zilker Park here in Austin back in 2019 and recently released his latest single STARZ last month. 

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Wolf Alice stopped by the KGSR tent backstage at Austin City Limits during Weekend 2 of 2015.

London based alternative rock band Wolf Alice was originally formed in 2010 and has since released two studio albums; My Love Is Cool and Visions of a Life. Their first single “Fluffy” debuted February of 2013 and was re-recorded and featured on their 2015 album My Love Is Cool. “Bro” was released soon after as they quickly generated online buzz; BBC Radio 6 Music selected Wolf Alice as the single most blogged about band in the UK. Their second album Visions of a Life won the 2018 Mercury Prize in the UK. 

Wolf Alice’s guitarist, Joff Odie just released an instrumental folk cover album to raise money and awareness for the food bank charity, The Trussell Trust:



The Revivalists performed “Wish I Knew You” live at the Morning Broadcast 2017 at Threadgill’s

The Revivalists were formed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2007. Their eight members play a wide array of instrumentation including pedal steel guitar, saxophone, and trumpet, along with standard rock band essentials. “Wish I Knew You” from their album Men Amongst Mountains reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart along with being certified platinum by the RIAA.

The Revivalists recently updated their upcoming tour schedule with 2021 dates. More info on specific shows can be found here.


Photos: Jen Barajas, Glen Brown

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