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Austin Psych Fest announces lineup: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Lips and Dead Meadow come to town

Austin Psych Fest announces lineup: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Lips and Dead Meadow come to town

The fifth annual Austin Psych Fest takes place this April 27-29 at the newly opened Emo’s East and Beauty Ballroom. Today, the festival announced the first wave of confirmed bands.

Headliners include the Brian Jonestown Massacre (subjects of iconic rock doc Dig!), (local rockers) The Black Angels, (Georgia partyboys) The Black Lips and Dead Meadow.

The fest also released a Bandcamp mix featuring tracks from some of the announced artists.

Here are a few more bands we’re psyched to see (sorry):

Lotus Plaza

Lotus Plaza’s reverb-soaked songs pair dreamy guitars with luscious, looping vocals; close your eyes and it’s easy to get completely lost in 2009 LP The Floodlight Collective, the first (and only) album released by Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt under this alias. 

The Intelligence

Seattle post/pop-punk band The Intelligence flows from folksy and acoustic to loud and full of feedback, always preserving an eclectic, lo-fi element that makes their brand of sometimes-surfy, sometimes-sludgy rock irresistible. 

Prince Rama

Formerly of Boston, currently Brooklyn-based band Prince Rama is helmed by sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson, along with friend Michael Collins. The sisters were raised on a Florida Hare Krishna commune, a fascinating fact which might help explain their love of chanting choruses, frenetic, droning guitar lines and lush live shows.

Here’s the full lineup so far; the fest will be announcing more names in March:

Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Black Angels
The Black Lips
Olivia Tremor Control
Dead Meadow
Wooden Shjips
The Telescopes
Pink Mountaintops
Sun Araw
Peaking Lights
Prince Rama
Psychic Ills
Pure X
Indian Jewelry
Sleep Over
Lotus Plaza
Moon Duo
The Intelligence
Amen Dunes
Ringo Deathstarr
Night Beats
Acid Baby Jesus
The UFO Club
Allah Las
Quest for Fire
High Wolf
Christian Bland and The Revelators
Smoke and Feathers
Orange Revival
A Band In Heaven
The Cush