Thursday, November 1, 2012
Punch Brothers to Make "Austin City Limits" TV Debut on Saturday, November 3Punch Brothers will make their Austin City Limits (ACL) debut when the band's performance, recorded at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin this past May, premieres on PBS stations across the United States this Saturday, November 3, 2012; also on the episode will be a set from The Civil Wars. Though Punch Brothers' Chris Thile has appeared on Austin City Limits three times—twice with his former band Nickel Creek and once in Dolly Parton’s backup band—this will be Punch Brothers' first time on the show. Preview the band's ACL set with a performance of "Movement and Location," off their latest Nonesuch album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, below.
The 38th season of the Austin City Limits TV show began last month with an hour of music from Radiohead. Also performing this fall are Bon Iver, Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples, The Shins, Norah Jones, Dr. Dog, and more. For more information on Austin City Limits, go to acltv.com.
Punch Brothers are currently on tour in Europe, performing at the Festival International Mandolines de Lunel in France on Saturday, before launching an eight-city tour of the UK next week. The band begins the next leg of its US tour at the end of the month. For additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Ahoy!, the new five-song EP from Punch Brothers recorded during the same Nashville sessions for Who's Feeling Young Now?, is due out November 13 and is now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of its opening track, the band's take on Josh Ritter's "Another New World."
Watch Punch Brothers perform "Movement and Location" on ACL here: