THE BLACK ANGELS
Riff like black holes. Songs like the turns of a kaleidoscope. Records that transport you to the other side of the mirror. And live shows that seem to take you to a superior state of consciousness. Although the clock melts away when The Black Angels are playing, there are two immovable space-time coordinates for the Texas band to officiate their pagan ritual of hallucinogenic rock live in our country: 1st September in the Apolo, Barcelona and 2nd September in the Joy Eslava, Madrid
The Black Angels have been dedicated to psychedelic rock for almost 15 years now. As was seen at their concerts at Primavera Sound 2017, they do not only defend the contemporaneity of this music with five albums that open doors to other dimensions, but also understand that this type of rock is not as escapist as it could appear to be: the anti-establishment discourse of psychedelic music of the 60s is still very much alive in their case.The psychedelic pedigree of this Austin quintet is irrefutable: they were Roky Erickson’s support band, the are part of The Reverberation Appreciation Society, they co-founded the Levitation festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest), their latest album is called Death Song (2017), playing with the name of one of the most enigmatic tracks by The Velvet Underground… But Stephanie Bailey, Christian Bland, Kyle Hunt, Alex Maas and Nate Ryan also consider themselves proponents of protest music: the lyrics of their latest tracks are notes about the nature of a society, American society and of a system, the capitalist system, on the brink of collapse.