Sounds Of O+ Festival 2013 #5: Invisible Familiars

Y'all know I love a festival. Being around well-curated music for days at a time is nigh on heavenly to me. But sometimes, festivals can go above and beyond even that personal experience and not only provide miles and miles of glorious music and art, but a worthwhile cause to boot. Witness the O+ Festival, held this coming weekend in scenic Kingston, NY (with Left Coast activities too). O+ not only brings together some seriously great bands but seeks to provide health services for musicians. It's a darned noble cause, worthy of much attention and heaps of praise. I'm highlighting a selection of bands on this year's O+ roster that definitely merit a closer look.

I usually try to shy away from posting what bands say about themselves, but I love the way Invisible Familiars describe themselves: "born in the dusky hours between wolf and dog. Invisible Familiars can catch wind in cabbage nets and flay eels by the tail." If that translates to something akin to slinking, folksy indie with a bit of sass, we're definitely on the same page. Bonus points for a guest appearance by the sultry Miss Nicole Atkins, too. They've caught my attention for sure, these Familiars.


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