KEXP Suggests – The Black Angels


Last week, The Black Angels sent us an autographed skull with the Texas state flag hanging down from what used to be a steer of some kind! How awesome is that?!?! Considering they’re from Austin, I guess it’s not even that strange… Right? In addition to sending us one of the cooler things we’ve ever received from a band, they also sent us Passover, their debut LP available now on Light In The Attic. It’s a great record and it’s quickly become one of our favorites…

“This Austin band follows up their debut EP with a powerful album of dark, droning psych-rock containing clear echoes of the late 1960s, when an unpopular war was being fought and the country was undergoing internal turmoil. The dread-filled songs on Passover draw strong parallels between the struggles of that era and what’s going on in the world today.” – Don Yates

You don’t have to take our word for it, listen to this track from Passover

The First Vietnamese War – (MP3)

Visit the KEXP Live Performances Archive to listen to an exclusive in-studio performance from The Black Angels on 2/10/2006 – (WMA, Real)

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Check out some photos from the in-studio performance and their performance the following night at Chop Suey, headlining the John In The Morning at Night benefit for WWOZ in New Orleans!

The Black Angels have hit the road and KEXP is proud to present The Black Angels with special guest L-D Section – II (Lansing-Dreiden), June 19 at Chop Suey. Tickets available from TicketWeb.

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  1. Golden59er
    Posted May 8, 2006 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    The Black Angels First Vietnamese War is very timely. It is nice to hear from a band that is using its voices on important issues.

  2. Missy
    Posted May 8, 2006 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Love the new blog! Bloggity blog blog blog! :)

  3. Posted May 8, 2006 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Been there, Felt that! As we say in Montana, “You betcha!”

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