Parquet Courts, whose Sunbathing Animal was one of the top albums of 2014, are getting the Third Man Records treatment. The band cut a live album at the House that Jack Built and it will drop March 3rd. Here's a taste of what to expect. Listen to previews of "Sunbathing Animal" and Vienna II. See the full press release after the jump.
SXSW Wristbands are on sale today for Austin residents! Per the press release:
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is pleased to announce that SXSW Wristbands will be available online at wristbands.sxsw.com beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, January 22. The SXSW Music Festival takes place Tuesday, March 17 - Sunday, March 22, 2015 on over 100 stages throughout central Austin with over 2000 regional, national and international bands performing.
Wristbands will be put on sale at the price of $169 (including tax) and will sell out quickly. Sales are limited to Austin area residents. All advance sales will be online. Individuals may purchase one wristband for themselves and one for another person whose name must be provided at the time of purchase. Online purchase requires a credit card with a billing zip code in the Austin area. A list of zip codes is available at wristbands.sxsw.com
Some of the announced artists for which we are psyched: Alvvays, Bleachers, Bomba Estéreo, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Courtney Barnett, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Delicate Steve, Dent May, Diarrhea Planet, The Districts, The Dodos, Emmy The Great, Fight Like Apes, Frog Eyes, Grape St., Israel Nash, JEFF the Brotherhood, July Talk, Kelela, King Tuff, La Luz, Marina and the Diamonds, Mew, Milo Greene, Night Terrors of 1927, Palma Violets, PUJOL, Quiet Company, Ramesh, Residual Kid, Rey Pila, Run the Jewels, San Fermin, Son Lux, SORNE, Surfer Blood, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, The Tontons, Turbo Fruits, Twin Peaks, Twin Shadow, Ume, Unlocking the Truth, The Vaccines, Wild Child, Will Butler, and The Wind and The Wave.
Bonnaroo 2015 lineup is announced! Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine and more!
Our favorite music festival, Bonnaroo, announced their 2015 lineup and, as always, they hit it out of the park. Artists with top billing are Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, Alabama Shakes, Slayer and Childish Gambino.
Billy Joel is too often overlooked for his many contributions to the pop music zeitgeist. His set should prove to be a massive sing-a-long in much the same way as Elton John's was last year. Mumford & Sons return from the shortest hiatus ever to finally headline Bonnaroo after being forced to drop out of 'Roo 2013 when bassist, Ted Dwane, was hospitalized due to a blood clot on his brain. Deadmau5 and Bassnectar rep the EDM sphere and are sure to have massive stage productions. We're most excited for Kendrick Lamar, the next great hiphop superstar. His performances on SNL and The Colbert Report have us quivering in anticipation of seeing him live. Robert Plant's new band is amazing and will mix in some Led Zeppelin classics along with their pscyh-rock infused fare. My Morning Jacket and Alabama Shakes are no strangers to Bonnaroo and we'll probably be seeing Jim James and Brittany Howard popping up in other band's sets. Florence Welch has just been getting more epic and amazing with each passing year. We can't wait to see what she has planned for a big stage in a prime slot. Also, SLAYER!!! Fuck yes!!!
As always, it's the undercard that makes a festival. Here are the acts we're most keen to see: Flying Lotus, Caribou, Gary Clark Jr, Run the Jewels, Dawes, Moon Taxi, Sylvan Esso, Against Me!, Bleachers, The Very Best, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Shakey Graves, Shabazz Palaces, MØ, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jungle, Benjamin Booker, The Growlers, Courtney Barnett, Rhiannon Giddens, Royal Blood, Woods, Temples, Pokey Lafarge, Strand of Oaks, Brownout Presents Black Sabbath, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Unlocking the Truth.
Bonnaroo is held in Manchester, TN on June 11th-14th.
2015 tickets will go an sale January 17th at noon EST. http://www.bonnaroo.com/tickets
Levitation (Austin Psych Fest) announces first batch of 2015 artists: The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, Fuzz & more!
Austin Psych Fest has rebranded as Levitation and, in conjunction with their new parters at Transmission Events, have announced the first batch of artists who'll be performing in 2015. Are you ready for The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus & Mary Chain performing "Psychocandy", Spiritualized, Primal Scream, Fuzz, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac De Marco, A Place to Bury Strangers, METZ, White Fence and more!!!!
Levitation will be held May 8-10, 2015 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX. Camping Passes, Deluxe Upgrades, Camping Rentals, RV / Vehicle Camping information, and weekend passes are available now at http://www.austinpsychfest.com.
Watch the release video and see a full list of artists after the jump.