The Black Angels: “Evil Things”

All this week, the Song of the Day features artists playing this weekend at Levitation.

Since debuting in 2006, the Black Angels have sought to be more than just a band. The Austinites turn their shows into psychedelic, multi-media experiences, and over the years they’ve added a record label (Reverberation Appreciation Society) and a music festival (Austin Psych Fest, now Levitation) under the Black Angels’ umbrella.

They’re just as world-conquering in their music, which flirts with apocalyptic heaviness while still providing a killer hook. If you missed it, the Angels’ Christian Bland provided an hour-long preview of Levitation on My KUTX this week, and today we’re looking back at the band’s stripped-down 2013 Studio 1A performance. Tune in, turn on, and download a live version of “Evil Things” below.

The Black Angels play Sunday, May 10 at 8:30 p.m. on the Reverberation Stage.

–Art Levy

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