The Black Angels third album, and first release on Blue Horizon, is the highly anticipated 'Phosphene Dream' and marks a giant leap forward for the band. Produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother, Band of Horses, Black Mountain) over a period of six months in Los Angeles, the album shows off a bold new direction for The Black Angels both sonically and musically, a fresh take on the neo-Psychedelic movement they've been at the forefront of for years.
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. Seymour Stein, music business legend and founder of Sire Records commented; "Great musicianship and performers, mesmerizing vocals, and songs that penetrate the subconscious. That's the best way to describe Black Angels, our first signing to Blue Horizon records".
Radio Playlist 29th June 2011
Falloe - Found You Somehow (Science Of The Heart EP)
The Acorn - Even While You're Sleeping (Glory Hope Mountain)
The Black Angels - The Boat Song (Phosgene Nightmare)
Lights - Heavy Drops (Rites)
Joshua James - Black July (Build Me This)
Les Anees - San Francisco Now (S/T)
The Black Angels - Bad Vibrations (Phosphene Dream)
Roky Erickson & The Black Angels - Rollercoaster (v/a The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral)
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River - John Lawman (True Love Cast Out All Evil)
The Black Angels - Haunting At 1300 McKinley (Daytrotter Session 11/12/2010)
The Black Angels - No Satisfaction (Demo)
The Black Angels - True Believers (Phosphene Dream)
UNKLE - Follow Me Down (feat. Sleepy Sun) (Where Did The Night Fall)
Jessica Bailiff - For April (Old Things 1999-2003)
Micah P. Hinson & The Pioneer Saboteurs- She's Building Up Castles In Her Heart (S/T)
Sideways Through Sound Archive
30th June 2010: Strange Attractors Audio House Records