Thursday, January 6, 2011
[shockhound.com] In just over half a decade, Austin, Texas rockers the Black Angels have become one of the most respected names in modern psychedelia. Not only have they recorded three enchantingly skull-frying albums — including 2010's Phosphene Dream (which you can download HERE with the ShockHound-only bonus track "At Night" on sale for ONLY $5.99)— but they've further strengthened their psychedelic bona fides by working with OG Austin garage god Roky Erickson, and organizing the annual Austin Psych Fest, which is now entering its fourth mind-blowing year.
The Black Angels swung through Southern California late last year on a West Coast tour, and blessed us with a lysergically groovy five-song Shock Sessions set. Head Angels Alex Maas (vocals, bass, keyboards) and Christian Bland (guitar, vocals) also sat down with us to talk about Phosphene Dream, the soulful and futuristic aspects of the best psychedelic music, and why 1967 was the coolest year ever for music...
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:00 PM