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The Black Angels 4/22/11

The Black Angels 4/22/11 lightintheattic.net
Written by Kenji Yoshinobu
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  • Date Recorded: April 22, 2011
  • Artist / Band: The Black Angels
  • Hosting Show: Trip Inside This House
  • Sound: Jon Valley and the Black Angels sound team

Influenced by the '60s avant-rock of the Velvet Underground, the Black Angels' sinister sound might have you picturing the Velvets collaborating with counterculture’s other favorite celestial beings, the Hell’s Angels.

In their seven-year career the Black Angels have become a lynchpin in the psychedelic rock community. Hailing from Austin, the band formed in 2004 and has been proactive in disseminating all things psych-rock -- particularly as the curators of Austin’s annual Psychfest. The band has also toured and played with psych legend, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators.

The Black Angels' latest album, 2010’s Phosphene Dream, is as aggressive as it is mesmerizing -- a testament to the band’s sonic progression over the years. The album’s opener, "Bad Vibrations," buries you with layers of distorted drone and undulating guitar licks worthy to soundtrack a fistfight at an aquarium (or any other surrealistic venue for a squabble). Their brief, yet pulverizing song "Telephone" incorporates hazy surf-rock with lead vocalist Alex Maas howling as if to round up his wolves.

The Black Angels are currently on a nationwide spring tour with Suuns. The band played April 22 at the Old Rock House.

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