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Haven’t had a chance to catch Cleburne’s (what up North Texas) wunderkind Fungi Girls yet, but the taster they’re releasing off their forthcoming HoZac debut, the motherfucking aptly named Some Easy Magic will surely cut some asses right up on July 11th, makes me want to, real bad. ‘Velvet Days’ is 100% carefree hazy guitar goodness, the relentless melody tangles perfectly with the stoic rhythm section and I really can’t tell if I want to frolic somewhere listening to this or be in some sort of early morning opium coma — but I think it’d work well both ways. You whet your appetite for July with another track off the album via their bandcamp.

mp3: Fungi Girls – Velvet Days



The great people over at The Reverberation Appreciation Society & The Black Angels are bringing Psych Fest to Austin, Texas the fourth year in a row. This year the festival will take place at the Seaholm Power Plant (214 West Avenue, Austin, Texas) from April 29th to May 1st. They’ve gotten one of the sickest lineups for a festival that I have seen in SO LONG. So many props to them for getting together a sonic smorgasboard of bands who are amazing, aren’t at every single festival ever, are a good mix between underrated and legendary, and include a buttload of NRBW-longtime favorites including The Growlers, Bass Drum of Death, Lower Heaven, The Meek, Spectrum and tons more.

We’re lucky to have a pair of tickets to each day of the festival for y’all to win. All you need to do is email NURAVEBRAINWAVE@GMAIL.COM with PSYCH FEST in the subject & in the body include yr full name, which day you’d like to go to, band you’d like to see and bonus points to pictures of cute pugs. Like this, this or this. (Contest Deadline: April 26th)

Check out the lineup below, featuring our picks in bold for the day, and pick up tickets in case you don’t win! There’s also a ton of mp3s at the bottom. I wish I could be there, seeing as I had such a fun/dangerous time at the Psych Fest 2 back in 2009, so you’ll have to go in our honor and rock the fuck out.

Friday April 29th, 2011 :: Get Tickets

Stage One
6.30 ZaZa
7:30 Beach Fossils
8:30 Night Beats
9:30 Atlas Sound
10:30 Crystal Stilts
11:30 A Place To Bury Strangers
12:30 Omar A Roderiguez

Stage Two
5:30 Christian Bland (from Black Angels)
6:00 Sky Drops
7:00 Zechs Marquis
8:00 Blue Angel Lounge
9:00 Radio Moscow
10:00 Quarter After
11:00 Shapes Have Fangs
12:00 No Joy
01:00 Tobacco
02:00 This Will Destroy You

Saturday April 30th 2011 :: Get Tickets

Stage One
2:30 Ghost Box Orchestra
3:30 Woodsman
4:30 Shine Brothers
5:30 Beaches
6:30 The Black Ryder
7:30 Sleepy Sun
8:30 Fresh & Onlys
9:30 Crocodiles
10:30 Prefuse 73
11:30 Black Moth Super Rainbow
12:30 Spectrum

Stage Two
2:00 Holy Wave
3:00 Weird Owl
4:00 Vacant Lots
5:00 Cloudland Canyon
6:00 Pontiak
7:00 White Hills
8:00 Lumerians
9:00 Young Prisms
10:00 Indian Jewelry
11:00 Soft Moon
12:00 Lower Heaven
01:00 Bass Drum of Death
02:00 The Meek

Sunday May 1st 2011 :: Get Tickets

Stage One
3:30 Diamond Center
4:30 Fungi Girls
5:30 Black Hollies
6:30 Dirty Beaches
7:30 Pete International Airport
8:30 The Growlers
9:30 Roky Erickson
10:45 The Black Angels

Stage Two
3:00 Hellfire Social
3:30 Chris Catalena
4:00 Tjutjuna
5:00 ST37
6:00 Daughters of the Sun
7:00 The Cult of Dom Keller
8:00 Wall of Death
9:00 Cold Sun
12:00 My Education/Theta Naught: Sound Mass

mp3: Beach Fossils – Sometimes
mp3: The Black Ryder – Sweet Come Down
mp3: The Fresh & Onlys – Waterfall
mp3: Lower Heaven – Fire Engine
mp3: Bass Drum of Death – Spare Room
mp3: Fungi Girls – Doldrums
mp3: The Growlers – What It Is


Damn, scary man on the poster aside, this is a great choice for Wednesday, March 16th at SXSW. Three awesome bands: Fungi Girls, Wounded Lion and Bare Wires will all be playing at this shindig and I’m pretty sure the rest of the lineup will be as good. And it’s at Beerland, my favorite dingy place to get a tall-can of Lonestar. Oh yeah.

mp3 | Fungi Girls – Doldrums



The perennially on top of their shit label, Hozac Records, have announced their SXSW showcases, both of which are on Friday, March 18th. The first, a day party, is at literally my favorite lair in Austin, Beerland where you can get tall cans for like $2.50 or something ridiculous with the awesome Heavy Times and Fungi Girls. The second, a night party at Cheer Up Charlies features NRBW favs Reading Rainbow and Rayon Beach. Don’t miss!

mp3 | Rayon Beach – Death Rides a Horse