The Black Angels To Release Directions to See a Ghost on May 13
The Black Angels are proud to announce the release of their second record on Light in the Attic Records. Entitled, Directions to See a Ghost, the record was produced by the band along with Passover producer Erik Wofford and will be released on May 13, 2008.
|The Black Angels|
Bathed in haunting psychedelic, opiated chiaroscuro, the songs on Directions to See a Ghost are both hypnotic and driving at the same time. Dynamics are essential to the proceedings -- drums pound and crescendos explode and then give way as the songs fall back into a shadowy calm and then burst anew as the distant, ominous melodies skim the surface and then plunge into depths of reverb and darkness. The album is produced with big sounds and shines with a clarity and pointedness where other bands might hide behind fuzz and dementia.
Directions to See a Ghost is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Passover. Among the many great reviews it received, Uncut in the U.K. gave the record four stars out of five and gushed, "Where others play at gloom, The Black Angels add layers of churning, murky groove to create a cinematic sense of mounting fear... the result is startling," while Spin said, "No light shines at the end of their torture tunnel, no morning will redeem their deep midnight of the soul."
The Black Angels have announced a headlining U.K. tour. The dates follow:
05.09 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
05.10 Camber, UK All Tomorrow's Parties Festival
05.12 Birmingham, UK Bar Academy
05.13 Glasgow, Scotland Nice N Sleazy's
05.14 Nottingham, UK Bodega Social
05.15 London, UK ICA
05.16 Brighton, UK Great Escape Festival
05.18 Bristol, UK Fleece
05.19 Leeds, UK Brudenell
05.20 Sheffield, UK Leadmill
05.21 Manchester, UK Roadhouse
American tour dates will be announced soon.