The Rosebuds are Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, and after pursuing different art projects as of late, the duo reunited in 2013 to create Sand + Silence, their sixth album. The process involved a collaboration with Justin Vernon, spending a week in his Wisconsin studio to create what would become a new Rosebud era—the energy of which can be felt immensely in their new video for “Blue Eyes,” which you can watch in the player above. The resulting sound is more hook-heavy tunes that brim with sheer joy and herald a welcome return for the North Carolina band. Expect to hear “Blue Eyes” at their ACL performances, the dates of which are below.
The Rosebuds at Austin City Limits:
3 – Midnight at Stubb’s Inside
4 – 1:30 on the Miller Lite stage
11 – 1:30 on the Miller Lite stage