The Black Angels Offer New Song

By on February 27, 2013



Blue Horizon is excited to debut “Evil Things,” a new track from The Black Angels. The song, which is available for posting HERE, is off their upcoming album Indigo Meadow, out April 2nd. premiered “Evil Things,” calling it “a heavy-duty headbanger built around a foreboding guitar riff.” The track is available now on iTunes as an instant download with pre-orders HERE.


“Evil Things” focuses on a man and a woman on opposite sides of a conflict who meet on a war-torn battlefield. Frontman Alex Maas elaborated on this concept to Rolling Stone, saying “they come to the realization that, by nature, humans have the capacity to be either evil or benevolent, empathetic and compassionate. They share an obvious mutual concern for the human condition, but don’t feel as though they are doing anything to make things better. They ask themselves: ‘What am I going to do with the power that I have?’ This song asks that question.”


The Black Angels’ most revelatory collection thus far, Indigo Meadow marks the Austin, Texas-based band’s fourth full-length release, following 2010’s acclaimed Phosphene Dream. Once again The Black Angels prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre’s kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.


Now a quartet, the band – with the able support of producer John Congleton (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Clinic, Explosions In The Sky) – have brought new focus to their wide-ranging songcraft, their righteous riffs and dogmatic drones gaining increased power as they fuel a more expansive emotional trajectory.  The ominous organ grooves and carpet-bombing beats still resonate with feral rush and napalm fire, but songs like “Love Me Forever” and the bottomless blue title track see more than a little light piercing the Black Angels’ notorious heart of darkness. 


Founded in 2004, The Black Angels have been the spearhead of the post-millennial psychedelic movement, picking up the mantle of their hometown’s long lysergic history and reinvigorating it with progressive political commentary and unrestrained creativity and ambition.  Long hailed for their monumental live sets, The Black Angels will celebrate the arrival of Indigo Meadow with a major North American tour, set to get underway April 4th at Athens, GA’s Georgia Theatre and then culminating with a May 26th date at San Antonio, TX’s appropriately named White Rabbit.  Support comes from a stellar line-up of lysergically like-minded artists, including Allah-Las, Elephant Stone, Hanni El Khatib, and Wall of Death (see attached itinerary). 


The Black Angels:  Christian Bland – guitar, drone machine/organ * Alex Maas – vocals, bass, organ, drone machine * Stephanie Bailey – drums, percussion * Kyle Hunt – keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar.


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4                        Athens, GA                        Georgia Theatre #

5                        Asheville, NC                        The Orange Peel #

6                        Washington, DC            Black Cat #

7                          Philadelphia, PA              Union Transfer #

8                         New York, NY                        Webster Hall #

11                         Boston, MA                         Royale #

12                        Montreal, QC                        Le National #

13                        Toronto, ON                        Danforth Music Hall #

15                         Detroit, MI                         Magic Stick #

16                          Cleveland, OH              Beachland Ballroom #

17                         Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall #

19                         Chicago, IL                         Vic Theatre #

20                         Minneapolis, MN             Fine Line Music Cafe #

21                         Omaha, NE                         The Waiting Room #

22                         Lawrence, KS                         Granada #

26-28                         Austin, TX                         Austin Psych Fest



2                         Baton Rouge, LA             Spanish Moon %

3                         Birmingham, AL             WorkPlay Theatre %

5                         Nashville, TN                        Mercy Lounge %

7                         Indianapolis, IN             The Vogue %

8                         St. Louis, MO                         The Firebird %

10                         Boulder, CO                         Boulder Theater %

11                         Salt Lake City, UT             The Depot %

13                         Seattle, WA                         Neptune Theatre %

14                         Vancouver, BC             Commodore Ballroom %

15                         Portland, OR                         Wonder Ballroom %

17                         San Francisco, CA             The Fillmore %

18                         Pomona, CA                         The Glass House  ^

19                         Solana Beach, CA             Belly Up Tavern ^

21                         Los Angeles, CA             Mayan Theatre ^

22                         Tucson, AZ                         Club Congress ^

24                         Houston, TX                         Fitzgerald’s ^

25                         Dallas, TX                         Granada Theater ^

26                         San Antonio, TX             White Rabbit ^


# w/Allah-Las, Elephant Stone

% w/Hanni El Khatib, Wall of Death

^ w/Wall of Death


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.