Sounds Of Austin Psych Fest #7: Cosmonauts
If I could dream up my absolute ideal festival in my head, it would probably end up looking a little bit like Austin Psych Fest. The Black Angels beat me to it, and that’s alright with me. They know what they're doing. For the fifth time, TBA and the Reverberation Appreciation Society are putting on one heck of a party down in Austin featuring the best and brightest of the psych rock scene. I’m not going (heartbreak), but if I was, this is who I’d be checking out for damn sure.
When listening to Cosmonauts, I find it a little challenging to catch my dang breath. They are lightning bolt loud, they are breakneck fast, and they are, above all else, terrifyingly wonderful. This is a band that elicits tingling, friends, not to mention goosebumps, tingling of the spine, and even a heart palpitation or two. It's hard to listen to this and not be overwhelmed by all the spiked dandelion wine drone and ferocious riffage. Resistance is futile, and surrender comes quickly and warmly. And speakers, beware. You probably won't stand a chance against these Cosmonauts.