Single release: 'Half Believing' by The Black Angels
Release date: Out now
Label: Partisan Records
More info: Band website
Austin psych-rock godfathers The Black Angels have shared a music video for 'Half Believing', lead track off their latest record 'Death Song' out now on Partisan Records. Watch the S&M-themed nightmare (featuring punch-drunk ghost clowns) here via Brooklyn Vegan.
Guitarist Christian Bland says of the clip; "The idea was to create a mini 'Twilight Zone’ episode, where a man's life flashes before his very eyes before he enters eternity. Where he ends up, no one knows."
Fresh off a performance on Austin City Limits, the band kick off a co-headline tour of the US with The Black Lips later this month. Full dates can be found at the band's website.
Watch the band perform 'Half Believing' live on ACL.
'Death Song' (their first LP in 4+ years) is band's heaviest, and most politically-charged work yet, and has been met with career-best reviews. Listen to new album 'Death Song' on Spotify.
The Black Angels will play Green Man Festival this summer
Press reaction to date
"The Black Angels are on their way to becoming legends. They're also prime movers in modern psych" - Vice Noisey
“A menacing return to form” – The Observer
“A classic bad-trip album” – The Times
“A combination of garagey psych and doomy VU-with-Nico grandeur” – Uncut
“A grim sense of hopelessness certainly pervades The Black Angels’ comeback” – Mojo
“The Black Angels will blow your mind.” – Clash
"An enormous and frighteningly timely album full of uniquely trippy anthems to oblivion" - NPR
“Their strongest collection to date… stunning” – The Quietus
“Thumpingly grand psych from Texan longhairs” – Classic Rock 8/10
“Death Song is a doomy yet soaring listen” – Louder Than War
“Written and recorded during the Trump election cycle, the feel is desolate and doomed” – Record Collector
“Their best record yet” – Shindig! *****
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