Entries tagged with: The Soft Moon
LEVITATION (fka Austin Psych Fest), one of the best festival lineups of 2015, is now less than a month away. Happening May 8-10, 2015, the 8th annual festival will feature performances by the 13th Floor Elevators (50 year anniversary reunion), The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac Demarco, and many more. The main fest happens at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX, and kick off parties will happen a day earlier at both Mohawk and Red 7. Day and weekend passes, as well as camping passes, are available at http://www.austinpsychfest.com
Lineups, flyers and more info below...
Luis Vasquez is releasing his third album as The Soft Moon on March 31 via Captured Tracks. You can check out its first single, "Black," at the bottom of the post, along with a Trentemøller remix of the same track. After the album release, The Soft Moon will head out on a tour that hits Dallas on May 6 at Club Dada, Houston on May 7 at Fitzgerald's, and Austin on May 8 for Austin Psych Fest's Levitation. Tickets for Dallas, Houston, and Psych Fest are available now.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Track streams below...
Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Austin Psych Fest is returning for its eighth year in 2015 from from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup has some pretty amazing names including The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, White Fence, Fat White Family, Nothing and still plenty more. Check out the full initial lineup below.
Weekend passes are on sale now.
Lineup, poster and announcement video below...
Austin Psych Fest 2013
Austin Psych Fest is less than a month away (April 26 to 28), and the full line up is out (on the flyer above and listed below) as are the breakdowns by day. As we mentioned previously, this year it's being held at Carson Creek Ranch (about 20 minutes from downtown) and offers overnight camping -- which is a pretty big change from previous years.
This year's line-up is pretty amazing, featuring Deerhunter, Os Mutantes, Silver Apples, Sweden's GOAT, Billy Gibbons' pre-ZZ Top band Moving Sidewalks (who played NYC recently), Roky Erickson, Clinic, Black Mountain, Black Rebel Motorcyle Club, Black Angels, Tamaryn, Raveonettes, Warpaint... and tons more. Tickets and Weekend Passes are on sale now. See which artists are playing which day below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Austra @ The Moody Theater on 2/11/2013
"I think I kind of started making electronic music by accident. It was mostly because I was coming out of the classical world and opera world and I was really interested in writing soundtracks like for movies. I was writing soundtracks for my friends who were dancers and performance artists and my way of doing that was tinkering with orchestral samples on my computer. So that's actually how I got involved in electronic music, I was using fake violins, and fake cellos, and fake oboes, and then eventually I just got really partial to the synthetic sounds and instead of replacing them with the real instruments, which a lot of people suspected I would do, I kind of just delved deeper into the electronic world and slowly but surely discovered dance music. It took me a long time though."- Austra's Katie Stelmanis to AustinistHopefully you managed to dance a bit to the sounds of Austra at Moody Theater on 2/11 or 2/12, one of the two nights Austra opened for the xx at the Austin venue. Some pictures from Austra's set on 2/11 are in this post, along with the announcement that Austra will be back soon for SXSW! To quote SXSW:
SXSW success story and Music Fest favorites Austra return to the festival this March, debuting new songs from their eagerly awaited forthcoming sophomore release, which is expected later this year.Stay tuned for more details on the BrooklynVegan shows. More pictures from ACL Live and the Moog SXSW show flyer below...
The band will be performing at the Moog/Switched On showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Elysium, alongside fellow synth enthusiasts Xeno & Oaklander, The Soft Moon, S U R V I V E, Ssleeperhold and Kontravoid. They are also the first artist announced to be playing the Brooklynvegan Official SXSW Day Parties, more details to be announced.
Following their 2011 SXSW appearance, Austra released their wildly successful debut LP, Feel It Break (Domino), have toured the globe non-stop (most recently with The xx), and were shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Prize.
Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.
Full list below...
Chelsea Light Moving at Sled Island 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
With Sonic Youth's future looking cloudy these days, Thurston Moore has turned some of his attention to his new group, Chelsea Light Moving . The band haven't played very many shows to date, but will make their Texas debut at the 35 Denton Music Festival which takes place March 7 - 10 in Denton, TX. Four-day wristbands and "fast track" passes are on sale now.
Chelsea Light Moving is one of a few recent additions to Denton 35's 2013 line-up and other just-added artists include Emeralds, Poolside, MC Antwon, White Lung, The Coathangers, Shannon and the Clams, Delicate Steve, Idiot Glee and Fossil Collective. Full list of announced acts is below.
Deerhunter at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Earlier this month, Austin Psych Fest announced that their 2013 festival will go down from April 26 to 28 at TBA location. They've since revealed that it will take place in Carson Creek Ranch, "a scenic 58 acre ranch, rich in history, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River in Austin." They've also revealed the initial lineup for the festival, which includes Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, King Khan & BBQ Show, Goat, Tinariwen, Black Mountain, The Soft Moon, Black Bananas, White Fence, Elephant Stone, and many others. Weekend passes for the festival are on sale now.
Initial lineup below...
Sleep at Terminal 5, June 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
35 Denton have announced the first batch of artists for their annual festival that goes down March 7 - 10, 2013 in Denton, TX. Included are the great Sleep (their first show in TX in over two years), Roky Erickson, Reigning Sound, King Khan and the Shrines, Astronautalis, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Thee Oh Sees, The Soft Moon, Merchandise, Nicky Da B, Brutal Juice, K-Holes, Mac Demarco, OBN III's, Fat Tony, Hunters, Gap Dream, Nu Sensae, Sinkane and Cloudland Canyon. Quite a first round of bands! A limited number of wristbands and 4-day "FAST TRACK" passes (that allows priority line access and VIP perks) are on sale now.
A video on the festival was released today and you can watch that below.
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Austin Psych Fest, which returns in April 2012, hosted many great bands in late April 2011 at Seaholm Power Plant. We previously posted sets of pictures of Spectrum, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Prefuse 73, Black Ryder and Bass Drum of Death, but now check out belated sets of Cloud Canyon, Beaches, Pontiak, Sleepy Sun, Lumerians, The Fresh & Onlys, Soft Moon, and Lower Heaven (all from the 2nd day of the three day fest), below...