In the latter part of the ’60s, psychedelia was at its height. And I enjoyed every bit of it. Now, I was a little young to join in on the LSD part of the psychedelic ’60s (I was ten at 1967), but that didn’t stop me from immersing in the music of the day. To this day, I can still hear the music of that magical timespace.
Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, 13th Floor Elevators, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Strawberry Alarm Clock, that awesome Buddah label design, I was a fan.
And I still am.
Fortunately, with bands like The Flaming Lips, Black Mountain, and the unsung greatness of The Black Angels, the music of psychedelia is still fresh, and still plays loud in my place (and I’m now in an apartment – yikes!) I still am in drug avoidance, but who needs that to enjoy what was, is, and always have been, a fine genre to enjoy.
On April 2, The Black Angels from Austin, Texas, return with their fourth studio album, Indigo Meadow. It follows their 2010 album, Phosphene Dream, and I for one, am excited for it to play in full. Of course, this means that I have to pull out their previous three to enjoy while time leads me to the front steps of April 2 (my 56th birthday, no less).
Happily, The Black Angels have provided us with a free listen to the lead-off track from Indigo Meadow, “Don’t Play With Guns”, a socially conscious tune of concern.
If you’re like me, and you enjoy some of your music with psychedelic undercurrents (like the recently mentioned psychedelic Folk of Smoke Fairies), then you will appreciate the upcoming Indigo Meadow from The Black Angels.
The Black Angels will embark on a 34-date tour to support the album. The tour will not only take them across the expanse of the US, it will also lead them into Canada for several nights.