The Black Angels – Austin’s psych rock masters – have confirmed details for their upcoming album, ‘Death Song,’ scheduled for release on April 21st. This will be the five-piece’s first full-length release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records.
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.
“Currency,” a strong contender for the heaviest song the band has ever put to wax, meditates on the governing role the monetary system plays in our lives, while slow-building psychedelic earworm “Half Believing” questions the nature and confusing realities of devotion.
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.
The band will tour extensively behind ‘Death Song’, including a headline set at one of the first-ever shows at new NYC venue Brooklyn Steel on May 2nd. Full itinerary below for “The Death March Tour”, which begins in Nashville. The band will be supported by A Place to Bury Strangers.
Since forming in Austin in 2004, 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 Black Angels – Death Song tracklist:
2. I’d Kill For Her
3. Half Believing
4. Comanche Moon
5. Hunt Me Down
6. Grab As Much (As You Can)
8. I Dreamt
10. Death March
11. Life Song
The Black Angels will be playing the following European dates:
JUNE 01 2017 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
JUNE 10 2017 – Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal
The Black Angels new album, ‘Death Song,’ scheduled for release on 21st April on Partisan Records.