The Black Angels share new video for 'History of the Future' from latest LP Wilderness of Mirrors via Partisan.
Touring US + EU this year, including shows with The Dandy Warhols.
Austin psych-rock legends The Black Angels have shared a new music video for their track 'History of the Future,' taken from their latest album Wilderness of Mirrors (out now via Partisan Records). Directed by Clever Cardoso and filmed in Terlingua, TX, the video takes inspiration from Pink Floyd’s famous ‘Live at Pompeii’ concert.
Speaking more on the video, the band says:
“The video is very much inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii, the idea was to juxtapose the past and the present, history and the future, by playing electric music in the untouched desert landscape that retains the exact same topography from millions of years ago.
The earth will survive and continue to thrive even with human interruption.
We wanted to get deep into the ancient landscape and send electronic musical vibrations throughout the desert caverns and mountains and wake the spirits residing in the unseen dimension all
The Black Angels have toured heavily in support of Wilderness of Mirrors, and will continue to play headline shows throughout the US and Europe this year. This week they’ve confirmed a run of dates with The Dandy Warhols; the co-headline tour goes on sale Friday, June 16 at 10am local time. Full routing below, ticket info HERE.
Wilderness of Mirrors expertly refined The Black Angels’ psychedelic rock attack alongside a host of intriguing sounds and textures while political tumult, the pandemic, and the ongoing devastation of the environment have provided ample fodder for their signature sound and fierce lyrical commentary.
Mellotron, strings and other keyboards are more prominent than ever before. The Black Angels – Alex Maas (vocalist/bassist), Christian Bland (guitarist), Stephanie Bailey (drummer), Jake Garcia (guitarist), Ramiro Verdooren (multi-instrumentalist) – co-produced the record, working closely with Brett Orrison (co-producer) and Dinosaur Jr engineer John Agnello to achieve something fresh and new while retaining their heavily influential classic sound.
Since forming in 2004 in Austin, TX, the Black Angels remain masterfully true to psych-rock forebears such as Syd Barrett, Roky Erickson, Arthur Lee and the members of the Velvet Underground, all of whom are namechecked on Wilderness of Mirrors standout 'The River.' The band's global influence is solidified by their beloved, long-running Levitation Festival, the veritable ground zero for the genre’s past, present and future — celebrating its 15th anniversary last year.
The Black Angels 2023 tour dates: June 12 2023 / US / Milwaukee, WI / The Rave * June 13 2023 / US / West Cedar Rapids, IA / Club 5 * June 14 2023 / US / St. Louis, MO / The Pageant * June 16 2023 / US / Omaha, NE / The Admiral Theater * June 17 2023 / US / Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater * June 18 2023 / US / Denver, CO / Ogden Theater * *w/ Rival Sons August 04 2023 / UK / London / Crystal Palace Bowl (w/ Primal Scream) August 06 2023 / CH / Bagnes / Palp Festival August 08 2023 / AT / Feldkirch Poolbar Festival August 12 2023 / PT / Ancora / SonicBlast Festival August 18 2023 / FR / Saint Malo / La Route du Rock August 20 2023 / CH / Bagnes / Winterthurer Musikfestwochen