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The Fratellis at ACL

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Posted by admin On September - 27 - 2008

-A.S. I was ready to get my socks rocked of after being less than impressed by the mellow Fleet Foxes. I knew if the Fratellis could deliver as well live as they did on their new album, that I would get just what I was looking for. Turns out, they’re even better.The brothers Fratelli kicked off their early afternoon set with “Shameless” off the new album, Here We Stand. From the get go I could tell that I was going to enjoy the set. The drumming brother Mince is fun to watch and his fills are great. Guitar player and lead vox Jon Fratelli wails on guitar, and his raw voice delivers on every song.

Jon apologized for the condition of his voice, but reasoned that it was “one in the bloody afternoon.” I still think it rocked. Not as clean as on the album, but the right kind of gritty.

Their set included “Chelsea Dagger,” which until about a minute ago, I only knew it as the Amstel Light commercial song. “Mistress Mabel” is my favorite tune of the new disc, and was probably my favorite song from their set as well. While one of the guys in the band was banging on the keys, Jon Fratelli was playing his guitar while sitting on his brother’s drum riser.

When it is as hot out as it was yesterday, rocking as hard as the Fratellis do might be the only thing to take your mind off it. By the end of their set, Zack needed to go back to the media area to get something to drink. I stuck it out, and was rewarded with “Flathead.”

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