We’ve already established that next year’s Austin Psych Fest presents: LEVITATION 2015 lineup is really great, from the Jesus and Mary Chain doing Psychocandy on down to Costa Rican girl-gang garage rippers Las Robertas, and a ton of amazing bands in between. We don’t expect anyone to take our word for it though, and nothing illustrates the quality of next year’s fest better than this 90-minute mixtape (from SF DJ + producer Al Lover) featuring EVERY SINGLE BAND on the massive lineup. Check the full tracklist after the jump, and you can still enter to win a pair of weekend passes here:

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BONUS HOLIDAY JAM, with love from A. G. Cook and OPN

…plus an unreleased track from R Plus Seven:

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“It’s the end of the year, so to commemorate the global underground touring we did— to all the people who were interested in coming to and putting on a Blue Hawaii show in Bangkok or Vilnius— we decided to put together a free mixtape of edits — somewhere between the dreamy record and the banging live show…” — ;) Agor (the boy in Blue Hawaii)

Listen to Agor’s edits below, and download the whole mixtape here.

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In lieu of a boring year-end list, Man of the Year Recycle Culture releases a “remixtape” made up of inspired re-imaginings of his favorite tracks of 2014, featuring Ariel Pink, Lana Del Rey, Lewis, Grouper, Taylor Swift, How To Dress Well, jj, Dean Blunt, HTRK + more. Just a few highlights: the glorious Mark Barrott x Pure X mix that opens the tape, the brilliant goth-pop LDR jam, the QT remix, and the 9bach track. Listen to both “programs” below, and download the whole tape here:

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[directed by Isaiah Saxon + Sean Hellfritsch of Encyclopedia Pictura]

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[all images by Faith Silva]

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We’ve established that we’re unabashed fans of the “Wicked Game” cover in general, whether the take is eerie and drugged out, super dream-wavy, or even sultry-but-straightforward-and-kind-of-unremarkable. But this haunting Lydia Ainsworth version might be the most beautiful + elegant rendition of the late ’80s classic yet; download it below:

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