The Black Angels have a new album coming out! Titled Death Song, the album drops on April 21st. You can preorder it on iTunes or at The Black Angels’ site.
The band released the first single off the album, a tune called “Currency,” which I included below. It harkens back to the sounds of 2006’s Passover, falling somewhere between The Velvet Underground and Jefferson Airplane. The music is more distant, the vocals less present. It has a more primitive feel, for lack of a better term, and I’ve already seen fans celebrating a return to the band’s roots.
I love it. Haunting, beautiful, drony…it’s a gorgeous song, and I can’t wait for the full album. As much as I loved the more modern sound of Indigo Meadow, “Currency” definitely pushes me to sit back and blow bubbles of contentment and delight.
The Black Angels’ Death Song
Speaking of The Velvets, the album name—Death Song—brings the The Black Angels’ own name full circle. It was taken from The Velvet Underground’s “The Black Angel’s Death Song,” a jaunty little ditty if ever there was one. One way or another, I do hope it’s not a figurative hint at this being a last album, or anything.
Without further ado, here’s the new single from The Black Angels’ Death Song, a tune called “Currency.”