Purson

stream the Levitation fest day 1 mixtape (with Slowdive, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Flying Lotus, Uncle Acid, more)
Austin's Levitation festival begins later this month, and as usual, Levitation DJ Al Lover made a mixtape for each day. The Saturday and Sunday mixtapes are coming later this week, but the Friday (April 29) mixtape premieres in this post. It's got music from Slowdive, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Flying Lotus, Oneohtrix Point Never, Nicolas Jaar, Uncle Acid, Dungen, Shabazz Palaces and more.
Purson releasing ‘Desire’s Magic Theater’ (stream a track), touring with The Sword
While tourmates Ghost and The Sword have a foot in the metal world (even if they aren't that metal), Purson aren't metal at all. Their new album Desire’s Magic Theater comes out April 29 via Spinefarm (pre-order), and the new single "The Window Cleaner" is the kind of '60s-psych revival that wouldn't have been out of place at Monterey Pop Festival. The closest this song gets to heavy is a fuzzed-out riff that sounds like it could go into "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."
2015 Beach Goth fest day 1 pics: Warpaint, Mac DeMarco, Ghost, Mummies, together PANGEA, Wanda Jackson & more
Over the past four years, Beach Goth has morphed from a handmade, hipster Halloween party to a megafest-on-the-rise. The last couple years have seen a serious overgrowth of frenzied fans pile into the Observatory's inside/outside extravaganza not just to see The Growlers at their own festival, but for a host of marquee acts that could probably sell the place out on their own...