Our friends at the trippiest, most beautiful fest around continue to inspire by outdoing themselves once again on this year’s Austin Psych Fest presents: LEVITATION 2015 lineup: starring the Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Tame Impala, the Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Mac DeMarco, Thee Oh Sees, FUZZ, White Fence, Las Robertas, and many more, all at the scenic + serene Carson Creek Ranch on the banks of the Colorado River.
The fest has hooked us up with a pair of weekend passes + DELUXE UPGRADES 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 ’15. In the meantime, you can now grab weekend passes right here.
Coming soon on Italians Do It Better, check the tracklist on the label’s new site.
Looking forward to this, should be pretty amazing:
In today’s edition of “Checking in with Johnny Jewel”: the prolific producer is still going strong (and being very generous) over on soundcloud. Today, he drops Glass Candy‘s cover of Herb Alpert‘s famously-sampled 1979 classic “Rise“, along with a sweet story about the song’s creation.
He also posted up the alternate version of “Kill For Love“, taken from Chromatics’ 2012 “mixed collage” Running From the Sun, to coincide with the news that the mix is now available on vinyl for the first time. Grab it here on semi-clear cherry red 180 gram vinyl.
There’s more, like this haunting new solo track from Johnny; “It’s Not Texas…But It Will Do For Tonight“:
Lexington producer Ellie Herring continues her string of dazzling remixes, as she brightens up the mood a bit on this vibrant and playful reworking of London artist Blooms‘ swooning, darkly sensual single “Lust“:
Here are our favorite records of 2014. The general consensus seems to be that this was probably not the most amazing year of all-time for new music, and further, we just weren’t feeling that many of the unanimously lauded critic/indie blog favorites this time around (many of which we wanted to love, but it just didn’t work out, with a few notable and very obvious exceptions). But as always, if you looked beyond the basic jams that everyone else insists are great, there were some serious jewels to be uncovered just below the surface. And we only had to cheat a few times this year, that I’m aware of (sup Lewis, Burial, & Johnny Jewel). Check the full list + an essential/beautiful spotify playlist after the jump, and as always, we’d genuinely like to hear your picks too. Thanks for sticking with us for another year, look for our perennially more interesting Songs of 2014 list in the coming days…
… Gorilla vs. Bear’s ALBUMS OF 2014 after the jump »