TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Jiving JUKEBOX – Here Are Psychedelia Explorers… THE BLACK ANGELS

Only the greats can fill a jukebox with memorable moments…

24 March 2018

Texan psychedelic turbine THE BLACK ANGELS are one of Turn Up The Volume‘s favorite mind-expanding sound explorers (last year’s ‘Death Song‘ LP is their masterpiece so far). Since 2004 these far-out angels are actually making soundtracks to be played in hell…

Astounding grooves and transcendent vibes that glow in the darkness. Spine-chilling trips exploring the dark side of humankind and the obscure complexity of people’s inflammable emotions. They operate in a sonic galaxy of their own on a quest for pure sanity. After five mesmerizing albums, this psychotropic unit created enough monumental compositions, towering orchestrations and staggering jams to fill a Wurlitzer. Dim the light, put on your headphones and travel to another universe. Here are Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 picks…

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The songs were selected from the following albums (and one EP): Passover (2005) / Directions To See A Ghost (2008) / Phosphene Dream (2010) / Indigo Meadow (2013) / Clear Lake Forest (EP – 2014) / Death Song (2017)

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THE BLACK ANGELS – Intimate Performance Of ‘I’D KILL FOR HER’ – Top Track From Their Best Longplayer So Far…

Texan psychedelic collective THE BLACK ANGELS released this year – to my ears – their best album so far. DEATH SONG (named after a song on The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut LP). is a gloomy work dealing with today’s bleak times wrapped in an ardent and invigorating soundtrack. Here’s one of the highlights performed intimately in the tiny
Paste Studios in New York City earlier this year. Pretty cool…

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DEATH SONG – Stream here on Spotify  – Available on iTunes

THE BLACK ANGELS Drop Third Striking Track From New Album – Here’s …’HALF BELIEVING’

Fresh sonic impulses for body and soul…

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After Currency and I’d Kill For Her, two monumental crackers, Texan psych gang THE BLACK ANGELS share a third track from their upcoming, fifth, longplayer DEATH SONG,
out 21 April via their new label Partisan Records. HALF BELIEVING is a slow one and is moodier in sound & atmospherics than the two other songs but as gripping and powerful in spirit. Seems like the band is on its way to a masterpiece album. Here’s the scary clip for Half Believing

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THE BLACK ANGELS – Share New Ace Track/Video ‘I’D KILL FOR HER’ From New Album…

Texan psychedelic collective THE BLACK ANGELS will launch their fifth album DEATH SONG on 21 April via their new label Partisan Records. In a statement on the label’s website the band gives more info on the new record: “Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on Death Song serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease.” After sharing first roller coaster single Currency a few weeks ago, here’s a second track. I’D KILL FOR HER is a haunting song about love leading to violence, pushed by a hypnotizing, recurring riff
and injected with a sticky chorus. Here’s the accompanying, remarkable video clip…

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‘Death Song’ album out 21 April…

THE BLACK ANGELS – New Single ‘CURRENCY’ Is A Monumental Roller Coaster…

Vibes that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

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‘Currency’ – New single by THE BLACK ANGELS

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The Texan psychedelic experts THE BLACK ANGELS just announced their fifth album DEATH SONG for a 21st April release via their new label Partisan Records. A statement on the label’s website gives more info on the new record: “Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on Death Song serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. Recorded between Seattle and Austin, ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The 11-track collection offers a sharply honed elaboration on their signature sound – menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream.

And here’s the first single CURRENCY . A song that meditates on the governing role the monetary system plays in our lives. Sonically it’s a monumental rollercoaster with heavy, electrifying orchestration creating an adventurous, epic feel. A huge masterstroke…

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