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It’s common knowledge that literally everything looks significantly cooler in super slow-mo, from sick dunks and kids tasting new foods for the first time to shaking wet dogs and people getting sucker punched in the face. This also applies to people euphorically jumping/dancing/floating around in their backyard with reckless abandon, as seen in Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith‘s new video for her playful and triumphant synth odyssey “Sundry“. Directed by Kaitlyn’s husband, Sean Hellfritsch of Encyclopedia Pictura, and starring Ashley Eva Brock and Lyla the dog.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s excellent Euclid is out now on Western Vinyl. Catch Kaitlyn next week in SF at Noise Pop opening for Grouper.

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Directed by SSION. Lower DensEscape From Evil is out March 31 on Ribbon Music.

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[the Lost River soundtrack is out March 30 on Italians Do It Better]


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Yumi Zouma unveils another glowing, swoony winner from their lovely new EP II 10″, out March 10 on Cascine. The Yumis are coming to TX next month, with stops at McAllen’s GALAX Z FAIR and SXSW; more news on the latter soon…

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Our introduction to the dark mysticism of twin sisters/former Austra members Sari + Romy Lightman — aka Tasseomancy — came from Montreal band TOPSrecommendation of the group’s creepy retro-futuristic video for “Reality“, a vaguely ominous, beautifully minimal new-age hymn. On their new single “The Grass Harp“, the Lightman twins keep those eerie vibes intact and take them widescreen, expanding into some seriously lush, pastoral psych-folk. Listen to the haunting new track, as well as the moving, relatively poppy album highlight “Braid. Wind is Coming“, below. Tasseomancy’s new record Palm Wine Revisited is out May 5th on Healing Power Records:

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As if this year’s lineup wasn’t already stacked enough: Austin Psych Fest‘s LEVITATION 2015 just became even more can’t-miss, with the addition of hometown legends the 13th Floor Elevators, playing their first show in nearly 50 years. HEALTH, DIIV, S U R V I V E, Ryley Walker, and others also join the bill. And, a reminder: you can still win weekend passes for this year’s fest right here.

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