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presenting Jessy Lanza, Kedr Livanskiy, Teklife’s DJ Taye + more: GvsB Texas Summer

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We're extremely psyched to announce Texas Summer 2016, starring a couple of artists responsible for the two best records of 2016 so far (in our opinion): the amazing Jessy Lanza, whose new LP Oh No is out soon on Hyperdub, and the first U...

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win weekend passes for Austin’s LEVITATION Fest feat. Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Animal Collective, Brian Wilson + more

all images by Pooneh Ghana
all images by Pooneh Ghana

We're teaming up again with our TX homies at LEVITATION to offer one more chance to win deluxe weekend passes for this year's fest, which takes place in just a few weeks down in Austin. Much has been made about this year's incredible lineup: Brian Wilson doing Pet Sounds, Slowdive, Animal Collective, Caribou, Shabazz Palaces/Oneohtrix Point Never/Nicolas Jaar/Flying Lotus all back-to-back-to-back-to-back on the same stage, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Melody's Echo Chamber, Ty Segall, Lee Scratch Perry, etc...

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listen to White Denim’s new record Stiff

Stiff

White Denim's new record Stiff, the group's first release with their new lineup, is officially out tomorrow via Downtown. The breezy and uplifting album closer "Thank You" was co-written with the great Cass McCombs, and it's one of the most tender and heartfelt tracks on the record, along with the gorgeous, '70s-soul-inspired "Take It Easy"...

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photos: the Gorilla vs. Bear x Hype Machine SXSW showcase (feat. Charli XCX + more)

photo: Jesse DeFlorio
photo: Jesse DeFlorio

Our official Gorilla vs. Bear 2016 SXSW showcase at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel offered a glimpse into the future of pop music on a beautiful Thursday night in east Austin, from Negative Gemini's frenetic, club-ready experimental electronic pop that began the evening (I heard at least a few people compare her vibe to an early Grimes set circa 2011) to headliner Charli XCX's first-ever, next-level collaborative set with SOPHIE, which Charli proclaimed "maybe my most favourite set I have EVER played"...

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White Denim drop new single “Holda You (I’m Psycho)”

Stiff

White Denim share a rousing new shredder from the group's just-announced 6th full-length Stiff, which a press release calls their "first truly live record", featuring a new lineup and production from Ethan Johns, as well as a collab with Cass McCombs on the beautiful, heartfelt album-closer "Thank You"...

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listen to the official LEVITATION 2016 mixtape + win weekend camping passes for the fest

PET SOUNDS LEVITATION

We're psyched to present one of our favorite annual Christmas presents from the Reverberation Appreciation Society: the official and kind of overwhelmingly awesome LEVITATION 2016 festival mixtape by Al Lover, featuring a track from each of the 40+ acts on this year's next-level lineup, including Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Animal Collective, Slowdive, Caribou, Shabazz Palaces, Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus, Ty Segall, Dungen, Lee Scratch Perry, and more...

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check the full LEVITATION 2016 lineup feat. Nicolas Jaar, Shabazz Palaces, Oneohtrix Point Never + more

LEVITATION 2016

We were already pretty psyched for Austin's LEVITATION 2016, but this is unreal. In addition to the previously announced initial lineup, which included Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, and Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, the fest announced some pretty sweet additions this morning: Nicolas Jaar, Shabazz Palaces, Oneohtrix Point Never, Caribou, Slowdive, Dungen, and a whole lot more. Check the full lineup video below + grab your tickets here:

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polaroids from Fun Fun Fun Fest X

TORO y MOI x FFF 2015

Scenes from the 10th annual edition of the best music festival in the world, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, featuring Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Neon Indian, GZA, Rae Sremmurd, Toro y Moi, Ty Segall in a creepy baby mask + more...

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premiere: Ringo Deathstarr – Stare at the Sun

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Here's a soaring, dreamily hypnotic new jam from Texas shoegaze mainstays Ringo Deathstarr: the swirling and shimmery "Stare at the Sun" is taken from the group's forthcoming record Pure Mood, out in December via our friends at Austin's own the Reverberation Appreciation Society in North America and AC30 in the UK/EU...

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listen to TOPS’ Taking Off Your Makeup FFF Fest mix

TOPS x FFF MIX

Montreal's TOPS will descend upon Texas this fall for a handful of shows in November, including a stop in Dallas on the 5th before heading down to Austin for this year's insane Fun Fun Fun Fest and a very rad FFF Nites show (that we'll be able to share details for soon). In anticipation of their FFF show, the group put together a sweet little mix featuring some jams they're listening to at the moment, featuring Altered Images, Annie Lennox, Q Lazzarus, Strawberry Switchblade, and more. Listen below + check the full trackslist and the band's reason for including each track after the jump...

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