Austin Psych Fest's LEVITATION 2015 is getting palpably close (next weekend!), and today we're debuting another great official fest mixtape by Al Lover, featuring tracks from HEALTH, Las Robertas, Tamaryn, Thee Oh Sees, Primal Scream, the Jesus and Mary Chain + others, and that's just from Saturday's lineup (listen to the Friday mixtape, featuring Tame Impala, Spiritualized, and more, here).
Check the full tracklist after the jump, and let us know which bands you're most excited to see in the comments below to enter to win a pair of weekend fest passes AND tix to the official LEVITATION kickoff party next Thursday at the Mohawk, featuring Ariel Pink, Octopus Project, and more.
There aren't many better ways I can think of to start off a Monday morning than with a surprise mix from one of our favorite artists: Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi sent over this sweet lil' 33-minute mix made up of some of the wide-ranging sounds that (presumably) inspired his excellent, decidedly rocking, and diverse new record, which we've had on repeat all weekend. Featuring tracks from Ride, Wire, the Five Stairsteps, Drake, Tearjerker -- whose "You Can" might be my new favorite jam -- Chaz's Sides of Chaz side-project, and more. Listen to Toro y Moi's GvsB mix below, and check the full tracklist after the jump.
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 passeshere:
"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...
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...
Ariel Pink's brilliant, demented, and only sometimes infuriating new record pom pom is out now, and despite evoking bafflingly polarized reactions that seem influenced by mostly manufactured controversy (granted, he says some dumb shit), or that occasionally miss the point altogether, we think it's one of the best records of the year...
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