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Austin, United States (2004 – present)

The Black Angels are a band from Austin, Texas, formed in May 2004. Their name derives from the Velvet Underground song “The Black Angel’s Death Song”. The band consists of Alex Maas (vocals, guitar), Christian Bland (guitar), Kyle Hunt (keyboards), Nate Ryan (bass) and Stephanie Bailey (drums).

Hannah Levin’s review of the Black Angels album, Passover, described them as “Walking in the shadows cast by Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized mastermind Jason Pierce” and compared them to The Warlocks and Black Mountain, also invoking “dirges” reminiscent of both The Velvet Underground and the 13th Floor Elevators. The band’s icon is a stylized image of Nico.

In December 2007, the group announced on their blog that their second album would be released in Spring of 2008. In March 2008 a release date of May 13th was announced for their second album, Directions to See a Ghost. Their third album was “Phosphene Dream” released in 2010. This record is slowly starting to give Black Angels international recognition.


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  • harpseel

    Entrance Song just kicks the most ass

    22 Jul 10:03pm Reply
  • alexi1000 the new album/EP....genius as always....8)

    21 Jul 7:03pm Reply
  • echomirage010

    Damn solid. And yes, True Detective's final credits on s01ep01 was what kicked this all off.

    15 Jul 10:45am Reply
  • TrueIndian

    Clear Lake Forest классное дерьмо

    7 Jul 12:14am Reply
  • Nekro__b

    эмэйзинговые,отличный звук

    3 Jul 11:02am Reply
  • xxEUROBOYxx

    Passover came through a wormhole from the 60's.

    7 Jun 12:37pm Reply
  • sglangdon

    It's a real shame they went to shit after the first two albums. Those first two albums are fucking great though.

    27 May 4:07am Reply
  • lazy_fucker

    Directions to See a Ghost it's their best album in my opinion

    27 May 3:04am Reply
  • VinnieIcius

    The transition in 'Black Isn't Black' is incredible. [3] what about that one in Bad Vibrations though?

    26 May 1:43pm Reply
  • Amrabart

    what is this true "Detective hype" about? [2]

    25 May 10:46am Reply
  • Erick_San2

    The transition in 'Black Isn't Black' is incredible. [2]

    7 May 11:53pm Reply
  • Silmarill_SK

    what is this true "Detective hype" about?

    4 May 8:40am Reply
  • Jymbi

    True Detective brought me to this. :D [10]

    1 May 9:25am Reply
  • bbigo

    Guys I have listened you BEFORE true detective, you are great!

    30 Apr 6:22pm Reply
  • TriptheLight

    some may also like The Go (burger records)

    27 Apr 5:21pm Reply
  • kula_nova

    Awesome songs on the new EP!

    20 Apr 9:30am Reply
  • nas_mesh_nik

    недооценненые шопизда [2]

    5 Apr 9:10pm Reply
  • Lukadium

    True Detective brought me to this. :D [ 8 ]

    3 Apr 11:25am Reply
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  • TheUglyTuna

    New EP Clear Lake Forest out on Record Store Day

    26 Mar 3:43am Reply
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