The Black Angels on Austin City Limits ©️KLRU photo by Scott Newton

The Black Angels



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The Black Angels bring their signature sound of menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream back to Austin City Limits for a second time performing songs from their powerful new record Death Song.

Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock, and the New York Times has said they “play psychedelic rock as if the 1960s never ended, and they are absolute masters of it.” The band’s 2010 breakthrough Phosphene Dream launched the Austin collective onto the world stage.

Death Song is the psych rock masters’ first full-length release in four years. NPR raves, “The Black Angels have delivered an enormous and frighteningly timely fifth album full of uniquely trippy anthems to oblivion.” Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. Classic Rock says Death Song “is their heaviest to date, a toxic draught of garage- rock and booming psychedelia that buzzes with echo and reverb,” while A.V. Club claims “confirms there’s no end to the kinds of hurt and frustration that can be channeled into its cathartic music.”



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