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Texas psych-rockers The Black Angels perform at The Current

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The Black Angels
Austin psychedelic rock quartet the Black Angels.
Photo by Courtney Chavanell / Courtesy of the artist

Austin's Black Angels are out with a new album, Indigo Meadow, which finds the band further honing their faithful recreation of the heaviest and most visceral strains of 1960s psychedelia. On the record, released earlier this month, the quartet harnesses fuzzed-out guitars, dissonant organ and rollicking drums to craft tunes redolent of Hendrix, the Doors, the Nuggets compilations and Piper-era Pink Floyd. It's a slight departure from the somewhat gentler and more melodic music of 2010's Phosphene Dream and the Velvet Underground-steeped noise of 2008's rawer Directions to See a Ghost.

In town for a show at the Fine Line Music Cafe, the group stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and talk to host Bill DeVille about some very special audience members spotted at their Minneapolis show, their work running and curating the Austin Psych Fest, the affinity between their sound and artists like Ty Segall, and how the ensured the hard-rocking sound of their new record.

Songs played: "Don't Play With Guns," "The Day" and "Evil Things."