The Black Angels are excited to reveal “Diamond Eyes,” a cut from their upcoming Clear Lake Forest EP. The track premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it “equal parts visceral and sweeping, it’s perfect for shindigs in the desert or as the soundtrack to your mescaline-fueled escape from heartache.” The new release includes 7 entirely new tracks and will be pressed on limited edition clear vinyl on Record Store Day, April 19th.
Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany the band on a sonic odyssey: “After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake.”
In the near future, The Black Angels will be playing Austin Psych Fest, Sasquatch Festival and Maverick Festival. The Austin Psych Fest, curated by The Black Angels, is in its seventh year. From May 2 – 4, 2014, the lineup boasts The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Loop, The Dandy Warhols, Panda Bear and many more.
Once again, The Black Angels (Christian Bland – guitar, drone machine/organ; Alex Maas – vocals, bass, organ, drone machine; Stephanie Bailey – drums, percussion; Kyle Hunt – keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar; Jake Garcia – guitar, bass) prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre’s kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.
Clear Lake Forest tracklist:
1. Sunday Evening
2. Tired Eyes
3. Diamond Eyes
4. The Flop
5. An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street
6. The Executioner
7. Linda’s Gone