Among the performers are a who’s-who
of cranium-crunching avatars: The Black Angels, Spectrum, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow,
Atlas Sound, Prefuse 73 and more.
With the Black Angels’ 2010 album Phosphene Dream still ringing and
buzzing loudly in the ears of fans, the band recently announced, along with the
Reverberation Appreciation Society, the dates, location and initial lineup for
Austin Psych Fest 4. The 4th annual festival will be held at The East Side
Drive In, an outside venue in the heart of downtown Austin from April 29 – May 1, 2011.
Spanning the full range of the psych
sounds, the festival honors the past while also magnifying the modern vanguard
of mind-expanding music. The festival grounds will feature a multi-stage setup
and wide-open spaces for you to stretch out and enjoy live performances from
these bands and many more to be announced:
The Black Angels
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Fresh and Onlys
The Night Beats
The Cult of Dom Keller
On January 13, the second round of
lineup announcements, info on discounted early bird tickets and a new website
with detailed festival information will be issued. A DVD is of Austin Psych
Fest 3 is available now. It features highlight performances from the 2010
festival. Bands in the film include The Raveonettes, The Black Angels, Silver
Apples, Warpaint, Spindrift, The Warlocks, Pink Mountaintops, Headdress, Ringo
Deathstarr and more.
The film was shot in multiple formats
including HD, Super 8, and the PXL cam. Packaging and design was created by by
Christian Bland and Rob Fitzpatrick and features the posters from the three-day
series. It was produced and directed by Oswald James with live audio recorded
and mixed by The Pirate Studio.
More details: www.austinpsychfest.com