The Black Angels Offer New Track from Upcoming Album

After putting out its first two albums through local institution Light in the Attic Records, Austin-based psychedelic rock band the Black Angels' third full-length comes out September 14 on newly-resurrected label Blue Horizon Records. In its first incarnation, Blue Horizon was a British blues label whose handful of releases included a Fleetwood Mac single; the label opened up shop in the mid-'60s and closed down in 1971.

The new Black Angels album is called Phosphene Dream, and you can listen to a track from the album, "Bad Vibrations", on the band's website (if you enter your e-mail address on the site, you can also download the track). Given the Black Angels' Civil Rights-era sound and subject matter (remember all the tracks about Vietnam from Passover?) and tenure touring as the backing band for psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson (the former frontman of '60s psychedelic rock institute 13th Floor Elevators), it makes sense that Blue Horizons' new head honchos would choose Phosphene Dream to be the first release of its second attempt at labeldom. And if the rest of the record sounds like "Bad Vibrations," chances are good that Phosphene Dream will be another solidly trippy collection of revivalist psychedelic jams.

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