Album release: 'Death Song' by The Black Angels  
Release date: 21 April 2017
Label: Partisan Records  
More info: Band website

The Black Angels – Austin’s psych rock masters – have confirmed details for their upcoming album, ‘Death Song,’ out April 21st. This will be the five-piece’s first full-length release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records.  Scorching opening track “Currency” is streaming now via NPR.  

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,” strong contender for the heaviest song the band has ever put to wax, meditates on the governing role money plays in our lives, while slow-building psychedelic earworm “Half Believing” questions the nature of devotion.  

Recorded between Seattle and Austin, ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Eck (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.  

Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock. They founded Levitation Festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) in 2008, which has since grown into one of the best-reviewed and expertly-curated festivals in the country. The band has toured with Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Black Keys + more.

The band will tour extensively behind ‘Death Song’.   

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