It’s one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the year: THE BLACK ANGELS are back ….. or at least they will be shortly, (April 1st actually), with the release of ‘Indigo Meadow,’ their first album since 2010’s magnificent ‘Phosphene Dream.’
As a ‘taster’ the band have made available the following track which rather spookily was written just a few days before the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
“Our music has always tried to shed light on issues that may be hard to deal with or confront,” says singer/multi-instrumentalist Alex Maas. “If people think they can ignore the issues they are wrong. Don’t play with guns, don’t touch a hot stove, don’t give your child a poisonous snake, don’t turn the cheek when artists are willing to discuss these issues.
“In ‘Don’t Play With Guns’ the antagonist is a female who has the power of persuasion over a man,” he continues. “Substitute the female antagonist with a Nation, substitute the manipulated man with yourself. Heed the warning:Don’t Play With Guns.”
In addition to celebrating the album release by way of a North American tour (which starts on 4th April in Athens, Georgia) THE BLACK ANGELS will also be headlining their own annual (sixth year) Austin Psych Fest, set for April 26th – 28th. (Early Bird Weekend Passes are on sale now – please see www.austinpsychfest.com for details.)
But of course, the most of us are just going to have make do with the album for our BLACK ANGELS fix … so here’s the afore-mentioned track just to keep you going for now.