The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
Having departed from their long time home at Seattle’s Light In The Attic Records, Austin’s The Black Angels will release their third LP, Phosphene Dream, on September 14, 2010 on the newly revived Blue Horizon label. The new Blue Horizon will be under the stewardship of icons Richard Gottehrer (co-founder of The Orchard) and Seymour Stein (CEO of Sire Records).
While past albums Passover and Directions to See a Ghost were recorded in the band’s hometown of Austin, Texas, the process by which Phosphene Dream was created pulled the band out of their comfort zone and forced them to look at songwriting and recording in a way they never had before. Years of non-stop worldwide touring have turned The Black Angels into a tightly wound unit, and those years of work are all on showcase here. The band plans to celebrate the release with more years of touring, starting at the end of August where they’ll be playing the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK, Rock en Seine in Paris, and the highly coveted Jim Jarmusch curated stage at ATP in NYC.
In what promises to be one of the fall’s “heaviest” tours, The Black Angels and Vancouver’s Black Mountain are heading out on a series of co-headlining gigs in the fall. The dates begin in Chicago on October 28 and end in Vancouver on November 30. The two titans of psych rock will be crash landing at the Bowery Ballroom on November 3, 2010 (Buy Tickets). But… if you can’t wait until November to see The Black Angels, I’m giving away pair of tickets to their “secret NYC show” on Tuesday, September 7 (and a limited edition Black Angels poster) to one lucky reader. Contest ends Thursday, August 16 at 6PM (locals only please).
Contest entry form and more Black Angels/Black Mountain tour dates after the jump.
Black Angels/Black Mountain 2010 Tour Dates
10-28 Chicago, IL – Metro
10-30 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
10-31 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11-01 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe
11-02 Boston, MA – Paradise
11-03 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11-06 Philadelphia, NY – Theatre of Living Arts
11-07 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11-09 Louisville, KY – Headliners
11-10 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
11-11 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11-12 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11-13 Orlando, FL – The Social
11-15 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
11-16 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
11-17 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11-19 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
11-20 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
11-24 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11-26 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11-28 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11-29 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Commodore Ballroom