Dans une interview accordée à musicisnotdead
, le groupe texan a indiqué qu'il avait en stock 33 chansons soit la possibilité d'enregistrer 3 albums.
Ayant signé avec la maison de disque US Light In The Attic records
pour un EP et deux albums, The Black Angels
souhaite sortir son premier LP en février ou mars 2006.
Pour celles et ceux qui aiment leur musique et voudraient acquérir leur 1er EP autodistribué, voici un lien: http://www.peekaboor...lbum.aspx?id=96
Et parce que vous apprendrez mieux à les connaître, voici l'interview d'origine et en VO!
How would you complete this phrase..."the Music we play is..."
Psychedelic 40's Native American drone n roll....20 years ahead of its time, and 65 years behind.
Whats your favorite black angel song on the Ep why?
My personal favorite on our self released EP is 'Better Off Alone', it reminds me of the dark side of the 60's brought into a modern context. Its the perfect soundtrack for a routine patrol through the Mekong Delta with a VC ambush waiting around the corner.
Whats your writing process like?
I usually sit down with a guitar and start strumming random stuff until something sounds good....then I write lyrics to fit the mood of the song
How many songs do you have written?
We've got three albums worth ready to go, so about 33 polished and ready to be played songs.
Where did the band get their name from?
A UFO transmiited it through one of our friends who relayed the message to us and told us that we were the five.
Who or what inspired you to get into music?
John Lennon & The Beatles got me started, The VU showed me the light, and Anton Newcombe set me free.
How important was the Velvet Underground to the band?
They're a crucial part of our sound, they're the ultimate minimalists who through layering of sounds created a wall of barbed wire that only the chosen can climb through.
Any plans for more eps or an album in the near future?
We've just signed with Light In The Attic records for one EP and two LP's. The EP will be in stores in October. The first LP will be out in Feb/March of 2006.
So the 'The Sniper at the Gates of Dawn" was self-released?
'The Sniper at the Gates' was self released.
Describe one of your songs in five words.
Electrified Native American Drone 'n' Roll.
Hows the music scene in Austin?
Its starting to get better. Its funny to me that people think Austin has such an amazing scene. I only know of one band who IS Austin and who captured what's its like to live in the middle of Texas. The 13th Floor Elevators are who we look up to as our Texas forefathers. No one compares to them and we strive to follow in their footsteps as the next psychedelic band to carry the torch.
There are several bands doing it right in Austin. Vietnam is one of our favorites, they started in austin but recently moved to Pennsylvania. Theyre amazing, check em out.
Seems like their is a ton of good music coming out of Austin, how do you guys make sure self stand above the rest?
By creating a world of our own.
Wheres the best BBQ in Austin?
Sams BBQ right around the corner from our house on the east side.
How crazy does it get around SXSW time?
It gets wild. We all live together in a huge 60's style mansion. So during SXSW it besomes like a motel at our place.
Did you guys play this year?
Yes, we played one showcase and about seven day shows. It was awesome. Its always good to hang out with bands we like, who live in other countries, states, provinces, etc...
What gets you through a tough gig?
The drone....when no one is in the crowd, i just close my eyes and drone out, and i'm perfectly content.
Who do you currently admire in music?
Theres so many amazing bands right now. Brian Jonestown Massacre is my all-time favorite. Through them, I've discovered the most unbelievable music...like The Warlocks, BRMC, the High Dials, The Out Crowd,...those bands are doing it right.
If you could only bring one album with you on the road, what would it be?
The Jesus & Mary Chain 'Psychocandy'...every song is a hit.
Tell us about a band we need to know about.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, once you listen to them, the doors of perception will be cleansed.
Is there any song you wish you had written?
Is there anyone in music who can still surprise you?
This is starting to sound like and ad for BJM, but yes, Anton Newcombe..he's the perfect blend of the 60's brought into the modern era.
If time and money meant nothing, what would you be doing next?
I would be spreading the gospel of the black angels unrelentlessly across the globe, love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, our truth will set you free.