Weekly Staff Picks: your sound guide to SOS Fest

With Sound on Sound Fest only a few hours away, festival go-ers and diverse music consumers state wide are preparing for an inaugural experience embellished with resonance and unity. The festival faced some scrutinizing inspection when the indie beach rock, chain smoker, Mac Demarco dropped out of the lineup. Simultaneously, SOS is Austin’s substitute festival for the cancelled Fun Fun Fun Fest–resulting in mass speculation. Despite cynicism, the camping festival expects large crowds, good vibes and stellar sounds. Amongst others, A-list musicians like Phantogram, Purity Ring and Explosions in The Sky will be taking Sherwood Forest by storm.

While we absolutely love SOS’s carefully selected headliners, there will major emphasis on Austin-based artists as well. OV has curated a playlist to serve as a local sound map for the festival. Enjoy these Austin influenced tracks featuring Hard ProofAnya, BoomBaptist, Boyfrndz, Calliope MusicalsEmily Wolfe, Explosions in The SkyMagna CardaProtextorMoving Panoramas, Night Drive, Orthy and Sailor Poon. And don’t miss them at the fest.