Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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The annual Austin Psych Fest, which they've renamed "Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation" (more on that below), happens this year from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup was just revealed and it's looking pretty crazy. There's 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. Weekend passes are on sale now and check out the full initial lineup below.

As for the name change of the fest to Levitation:

Over the years, countless other "psych fest" events have popped up around the globe - music communities all over the world are gathering together and celebrating music and art together. This is an amazing thing and we are proud to be a part of it.

In 2015 we are redefining what we're doing with a renewed focus on the music we love, and to mark that change the festival is taking on a new name: LEVITATION. The title comes from one of our favorite tracks from Austin legends The 13th Floor Elevators, who have provided us with endless inspiration. Their music and message transcended genre - they were true innovators.

The APF folks have been doing a sister festival in France called "Levitation" since 2013.

Lineup, poster and announcement video for Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation, below...

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Austin Psych Fest 2015 Initial Lineup
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
Night Beats
Fat White Family
The Black Ryder
Indian Jewelry
Nothing
The Myrrors
Mystic Braves
Rose Windows
Spindrift
Holy Wave
Vaadat Charigim
The Blank Tapes
ZZZs
Eternal Tapestry
White Manna
Chui Wan
Krakatau
L.A. Witch
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