The Black Angels New Album

The Black Angels To Release Directions to See a Ghost on May 13

The Black Angels
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.

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.

[Published on: 3/18/08]

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astroworms starstarstarstar Tue 3/18/2008 02:08PM
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FreeHawk Tue 3/18/2008 03:25PM
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Passover was a very good album. Will be interesting to see what they have in store now.

DeadKennyG starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/18/2008 05:11PM
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Thanks for covering the new album Jambase, it's gonna be a good one. Had a chance to preview some of the new tunes at Psych Fest and SXSW. Austin's proud of our Black Angels!!

GuitaristSB starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/18/2008 05:46PM
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Yes! I love The Black Angels. May 13th will be a very good day for me. I can't wait until they come back to Boston to play a show.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/18/2008 07:34PM
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I hear that this band is going to be touring with The Black Lips, Black Flag, The Black Kids, Black Uhuru, The Black Keys, The Black Crowes, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Sabbath, Black Eyed Peas,Blackalicious, and Jack Black. Oh...and also the White Stripes.

youenjoymyself33 Wed 3/19/2008 11:32AM
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You forgot Black Label Society.

briank67 starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/19/2008 05:29PM
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one of the better psych bands today. "passover" was really good, in my opinion, and chock full of sweet guitar riffs. still haven't seen them live yet but i've heard they put on an impressive show. good to see psychedelia is alive and well!