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The Black Angels and A Place To Bury Strangers at Muziekgieterij

Na een wervelende show op Bruis 2013 komen ze eindelijk terug naar Maastricht, de crème de la crème van de psychedelica: The Black Angels!

“If you’re going to sing something, it might as well be something important,”reflecteert Alex Maas van “The Black Angels”. Dit uitgangspunt is de hartslag van “Death Song”, het nieuwe album van de Austin neo-psychedelische rockers’ sinds vier jaar en hun meest relevante werk tot nu toe. Hoewel geschreven voordat de verkiezingshectiek in Amerika op het hoogtepunt kwam, vormen de songs nu een griezelige soundtrack voor het moderne Amerikaanse klimaat. Emotioneel en protesterend, dit is een album voor moeilijke tijden en in die zin is het een klassieke “Black Angels”.

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“If you’re going to sing something, it might as well be something important,” reflects The Black Angels’ Alex Maas. That ethos is the pulsing heartbeat of ‘Death Song,’ the Austin neo-psych rockers’ first new album in four years and their most fully realized work to date. Written well before the vitriolic election cycle and the uncertainty left in its wake, these songs now form an uncanny soundtrack to our modern American climate of division and anxiety, wrapping up the personal and the political into dense layers of provocative insight. Part protest, part emotional catharsis, this is a troubled record for troubled times, and in that sense, it’s classic Black Angels.

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