The Austin Psych Fest just announced the incredible first group of bands playing next year’s fest, featuring the likes of Primal Scream, the Zombies, Black Lips, Oneohtrix Point Never, Liars, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan + many more, all at Austin’s scenic Carson Creek Ranch on the Colorado River in May 2013. Our friends at the fest have hooked us up with a pair of weekend passes to give away: to win, just like the fest on Facebook + tell us who you’re most excited about seeing OR who you’d like to see added to this year’s bill in the comments below, and I’ll pick a winner when the fest announces the next round of bands in early ’14. In the meantime, you can now grab weekend passes right here.
[taken from the Mexican Summer: Five Years book/10", out December 9]
[directed by Zia Anger]
Here is the list of our favorite releases of 2013: not quite as deep as last year’s list, which probably has more to do with our increasingly/intently focused listening habits (I feel like I listened to nothing but Anxiety for a month straight early this year, thus its spot at the top) than the quality of this year’s offerings. Check our selections + a very emotional accompanying BEST OF 2013 mix (and Spotify playlist) below, and as always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on anything we might have overlooked. Stay tuned for the GvsB songs of 2013 list — easily my favorite post every year — coming soon…