Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Black Angels CD Release

The Black Angels are on the cover of this month's Austin Chronicle, and the article that goes along with it is a great read. You can check it out digitally at the link. Their second album, Directions To See A Ghost, is a full-on jam record, much less directly to the point than Passover as they have expanded their psychedelic range, and pretty much everything is bigger. If you listen closely to the track "Never/Ever" you'll hear some electric jug, which is a fine tip of the hat to The 13th Floor Elevators, who lit the spark for this whole psychedelic thing to begin with.

Directions is eleven songs, seventy minutes, and it is great accomplishment from a hard working band. They're finishing off a brief stint in the UK as we speak, and the CD Release show is next Friday (5/30) at Emo's. Tickets for that one are $10 at the link. Directions To See A Ghost is in stores now, and of course available digitally. Check out this review at Prefix Mag, I think they dig it. I know I do.