May 1, 2015

MAY DAY! MAY DAY! It's time for Austin Psych Fest yet again!

AKA Levitation this year, next week will be the eighth annual Psych Fest, and the third I've attended in a row! It's the mellowest, coolest, most transcendent festival in the world - the exact opposite of Lollapa-loser or Bro-a-smella - and of course all the bands can be  at least loosely defined as psychedelia (akin to my loose definition of space rock). And this year's lineup in INCREDIBLE! Some seriously big names and heavy hitters which you can check out on the website.

For those of you not lucky enough to have attended Psych Fest, check out some of LAST YEAR's performances:

So, in honor of my annual pilgrimage (and let's face it, the only real reason to go to Texas... well besides breakfast tacos and BBQ) I offer a mix I made featuring many (but not nearly all) of the bands playing this year.

Playlist as follows:

The Spacerock Continuum Theme - bRambles
Unconsciously Screamin' - The Flaming Lips In A Priest Driven Ambulance
Young Men Dead - The Black Angels Passover
The Dream - Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler/The Dream
Slip Inside This House - Primal Scream Screamadelica
Run - Spiritualized Laze Guided Melodies
Desire Be, Desire Go - Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
How Long Have You Known - DiivOshin
Die Slow - Health - Get Color
Remember The Future - Soft Moon Zeroes
Drippin' - ZZZs Magnetica
Wet Blanket - Metz - s/t
Loose Sutures - Fuzz - s/t
Ain't Dumbo - Night Beats - s/t
Swagger Vets and Double Moon - White Fence - Family Perfume Vol. 1 & 2
Too Deep - The Goastt - Midnight Sun
Native Dreams - Rose Windows - The Sun Dogs
Sunburst Impedance Machine - Mugstar Lime
Swans - Indian Jewelry - Free Gold!
Odisea - Vaadat Chirigim The World Is Well Lost
Gone Without Feeling - The Black Ryder Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride
Mild Confusion - Tamaryn The Waves
Hymn To The Pillory - The Nothing Guilty Of Everything
Tambourine Girl - Ringo Deathstarr Colour Trip
In Your Heart - A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Trees - Follakzoid - II 
Temporal Starshine Voyage - Eternal Tapestry - The Invisible Landscape
Smell Of Physiqal - Sungod Contackt
Keep Your Lantern Burning - White Manna - s/t
Center Of The Sun - Samsara Blue Experiment - Long Distance Trip