I'm not sure how I forgot about this -- but local pals and faves The Black Angels are out touring these great united states as we speak, ripping it up from coast to coast with other TRGAW faves dark art-rock "project" Lansing-Dreiden (through June 25) and Hopewell (the latest sassy project of ex-Mercury Rev'er Jason Russo) through July 27). Later in the summer they'll join psych/blues/rock/proto-metal legends Blue Cheer on the road July 13th through August 4th, and wrap everything up with an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival September 17th. If they're headed your way, be sure to check 'em out. Passover, their new album, is available now; there's also a gorgeous vinyl version that's sure to please all the packaging fetishists out there.
The Black Angels -- The First Vietnamese War (via Light in the Attic Records)