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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 barrel of a work week — the return to reality matched with the physical fatigue of having stood out in a field for three days. It takes a powerful and… More »

By: 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 gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »

By: 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 second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: 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 Theatre. The Black Angels kept things psychedelic and drone-y. The Horrors continue to sharpen their live performance as they had the crowd moving along to the haunting selections from their… More »

By: 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, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There’s a peacock in one of… More »

By: 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 enjoyable venue for an afternoon of rock-centric music. As a replacement for Coney Island’s Siren Fest, a summer music staple for the last decade, this year’s one-stage, six-band lineup wa… More »

By: 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 from singer Alex Maas’s mic stand. Guitarist Christian Bland’s t-shirt for The Shed BBQ in Austin got a shout out from David Letterman. And Paul Shaffer loved “Telephone” so much… More »

By: 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 to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: 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 album). Other changes for the band: They recorded outside of their hometown of Austin, at the L.A. studio of Dave Sardy, who also just produce the new Black Mountain album. More »

By: 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 at vampire proms this month). Now you can check out Beck & Bat For Lashes’ much anticipated collab… More »

By: 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, the band’s featured any number of guests. It’s built into the framework. The upcoming Where Did The Night Fall is no exception: Mark Lanegan, Celebration’s Katrina Ford, Sleepy Sun, Autolux,… More »

By: 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 The Run.” The loping, garage-fuzzed, Eastern-tinged track comes from the aptly titled Directions To See A Ghost, which follows 2006’s Passover just in time for actual Passover. The quintet definitely… More »

By: brandon / March 26, 2008 - 12:59 pm