Bio: Last time we met The Black Angels, they were staring into the desert sun somewhere outside of Austin, Texas. Now, two years later, night has fallen and the spirits have ... (more)
Bio: Last time we met The Black Angels, they were staring into the desert sun somewhere outside of Austin, Texas. Now, two years later, night has fallen and the spirits have come out. It's time for The Black Angels to provide Directions To See A Ghost.
The Black Angels's music alone is enough to invoke spirits. It's the sound of long nights on peyote, dreams of a new world order, and half-invented memories of the seamy side of '60s psychedelia.
While the Iraq war is still a major influence on the band and their creative decisions, there are new forces at work behind Directions, such as Eugene Zamyatin's dystopian novel We and, says Christian Bland, "psychic information from the past and future."
The band formed in 2004 and released Passover two years later to critical acclaim. Most of all, Passover established The Black Angels as a band with brains, balls and a strong message. Directions continues this tradition of being honest and unapologetic "Our central theme is that people need to open up their minds and let everything come through… to learn from past mistakes," says Christian. "Only then will we understand the reality of this world and progress beyond where we are now as humans…"War is Peace.Freedom is Slavery.Ignorance is Strength. Keep Music Evil."