The Black Angels
Indigo Meadow - BLUE HORIZON
FILTER Grade: 73%
By Kurt Orzeck on April 5, 2013
Are the Austin psyche-paths committed to documenting 1967? On “I Hear Colors (Chromaesthesia),” singer-guitarist Alex Maas’ contralto salutes Grace Slick. “Don’t Play with Guns” invokes the hippie beeline from the Summer of Love to Manson. The “Broken Soldier” lyric, “It’s hard to kill when you don’t know which side you’re on,” could easily apply to Vietnam. Will Maas be forever obsessed with the good–evil dichotomy? The answer’s in their moniker—and their monitors.