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January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most “serious” Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

Fans of BJM and Secret Machines will dig the Black Angels, a band who’s dubbed its primitive psych-rock “Native American Drone ‘N’ Roll.” The bassist was born on a cult compound and the organist grew up in a mortuary. That creepiness informs their stoner metal sound (dig the otherwordly “Manipulation” on MySpace). Black Angels play… More »

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BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

It's not uncommon for a festival's last day to be something of a comedown. It's Sunday, and everyone's sunburnt and hungover and staring down the…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a…
Miles Bowe | May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

The Black Angels, The Horrors, Moon Duo @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 4/18/12

The onslaught of sideshows in between Coachella weekends continues as the Black Angels and the Horrors teamed up for a co-headlining show at the Fonda…
Andrew Youssef | April 19, 2012 - 3:45 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

4Knots Festival 2011 Recap

The first annual 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th succeeded in turning South Street Seaport -- usually picturesque, tourist-clogged shopping plaza -- into an…
Andrew Frisicano | July 18, 2011 - 5:09 pm

The Black Angels “Telephone” Letterman

The Black Angels made their network TV debut on Letterman last night. A couple notable things about their appearance: There was a monster mask hanging…
jessica | September 9, 2010 - 10:54 am

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced…
brandon | September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

Black Angels – “Bad Vibrations” (Stereogum Premiere)

Early BTW Black Angels' third album, Phosphene Dream, will be their first for revived label Blue Horizon (it's the label that released Fleetwood Mac's debut…
jessica | June 21, 2010 - 10:35 am

Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable…
Scott Lapatine | June 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm

UNKLE – “Natural Selection” (Feat. The Black Angels)

When last we checked in with James Lavelle & Co., part of that Co. was Josh Homme. Not a surprise: Since UNKLE's inception in 1994,…
brandon | February 16, 2010 - 10:16 am

New Black Angels – “You On The Run”

We've been keeping an eye the Black Angels for a good while now, but the band's dark, Texan psychedelia feels especially sinister on "You On…
brandon | March 26, 2008 - 12:59 pm