Team ATH has been covering Austin Psych Fest/Levitation since its early inception, probably in the second year at Radio Room (sorry we missed the first year!), so we’ve seen the ups and downs twists and turns. Despite the various venues and changes, Levitation 2019 finally felt like it was home again.
Listening to the Stargazer Lilies new material, it’s really hard not to hear the imprint of Tobacco in the production room. He’s sort of peeled back some of the layers and let the sonic barrage sort of barrel through the speakers. At first, you think you’re getting this sort of angelic dreamscape, and it’s special in its own right. But, then guitars fuzz their way into the picture, careful not to rip through the cones of your speakers…though they’re close. Beneath you can almost hear this pulse to the song, this heartbeat that lives deep in the mix; it’s really clear that building the sonic textures here was super important for the new LP, Occabot…out November 1st via Rad Cult.
Man, it seems like there’s a whole lot of shows coming our way here in Austin, and we’re back with a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to an exciting show over at the Mohawk next Tuesday. Black Moth Super Rainbow will bring their experimental pop tunes our way, still riding the praise from their latest album, Cobra Juicy. They’ll be joined by the Hood Internet, so you know that everyone’s going to have a blast just by being in attendance, let alone enjoy some great tunes. All you have to do to win a pair of tickets is leave a comment with a number between 1-1000; the contest will end Friday at Midnight. If you want tickets the traditional way, you can head HERE.
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I have always liked Black Moth Super Rainbow, but for only about a minute and thirty seconds. When “Windshield Smasher” was released a few weeks ago, I was pretty ‘meh’.
I listened to a mixtape Tobacco did for SiriusXMU that featured the song and since then, this track keeps finding ways into my earholes to infect my mindgrapes. Guess what, I dig this song now. It starts more percussive, but builds a bit into normal BMSR territories and then gets groovy, rinse, repeat. So yeah, this is my post to share and just say hey *nicejobsport*, I’m a fan.
New album, Cobra Juicy, hits 10/23 just in time for merch booths at their (spoiler alert) FFF Nites show at The Mohawk 11/3 and their FFF set on 11/4. <<<< The internet eats its own. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/53092604" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=false&color=ff7700" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]