Black Angels Face Sniper At Gates Of Heaven

The ghost of Joy Division expelled from the afterworld assaults mortal world with epic soul-bending reverb monster. This is great. One of the best droney post-punk gothy balltrippers I’ve heard in ages of cinematic afterlife. A beast of a track from The Black Angels. Download and be saved. Or damned, if that’s more fun for ya. This is the sex.

The Black Angels
“The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven” (download mp3)
from “Passover”
(Blue Scholars / Light in the Attic)
“The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven” (play)
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Black Angels still flying with Doves

The Black Angels‘ ominous first single “Dove” cemented the band’s place as modern rock n’ roll revisionists. It still floats my boat. Throbbing tremolo reverb-soaked guitar goth-pop bliss. So delicious.

The Black Angels
“Doves” (download mp3)
from “Directions To See A Ghost”
(Blue Scholars / Light in the Attic)
Doves (play)

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The Black Angels – “Bloodhounds On My Trail” (mp3)

The Black Angels – “Bloodhounds On My Trail” (play)

“Bloodhounds On My Trail” by Austin’s The Black Angels delivers exactly what I’d hope for from a song with that title. It rocks and boogies while evading capture by wading through a swamp. Twang-adelic drony magnificence, with a delicious vocal, and brilliant lyrics. Awesome track from their acclaimed “Passover” album.

The Black Angels
“Bloodhounds On My Trail” (mp3)
from “Passover”
(Blue Scholars / Light in the Attic)

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Seattle’s funk pioneers

Wheedle’s Groove – H.O.E. (play)

Before Microsoft, Amazon, the Seattle Mariners, and The Seahawks, Seattle had a vibrant live music scene revolved around funk, jazz and soul music (think: Ray Charles). Most of these bands faded into the vaults of album obscurity, but a few, like Wheedle’s Groove, have been dusted off, remastered and reissued. Originally released in 1967, “H. O. E. ” is a window into the late sixties Seattle sound that sonically encapsulates all the groove based music of the time.

Wheedle’s Groove
“H.O.E.” (mp3)
from “Kearney Barton (iTunes Bonus Tracks Version)”
(Light In The Attic)

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Rodriguez, “Heikkis Suburbia Bus Tour”

Light In The Attic records is one of those little things that makes the world a better place. How else would I ever have found out about “Heikki’s Suburbian Bus Tour Ride?”. A wonderful, very early 70’s recording. Dylan-esque folk rawk baby. I love this.

Rodriguez
“Heikki’s Suburbia Bus Tour” (download mp3)
from “Coming From Reality”
(Light In The Attic)
Heikkis Suburbia Bus Tour (play)
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