From their name (lifted from "The Black Angel's Death Song") to their sound, there's little doubt that Austin's The Black Angels adore the Velvet Underground. Indeed, the first song childhood chums front man Alex Maas and guitarist Christian Bland ever performed together live was "Waiting for the Man." And, while their hooky, fuzzed-out amble owes a debt to the Velvets, one would be remiss not to mention shoegazers Spacemen 3 in describing the Angels' sound as well, as their narcotic swirls of noise and hemorrhaging atmosphere are an equally prominent component. After creating a stir with their... More >>>