April 2013

« March 2013  |  13 posts  |  May 2013 »


The Black Angels Reveal The Current Soundtrack To Their Lives

The Black Angels

Austin band The Black Angels recently released the fourth studio album Indigo Meadow to the delight of a growing legion of fans of their honest psychedelic rock sound. The members of the group, which was named after Velvet Underground’s song “The Black Angel’s Death Song,” are voracious listeners and fans of other artists. They have been cool enough to reveal some personal favorites in this exclusive playlist, which includes artists like Ty Segall, Deerhunter, Silver Apples, and even legendary throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu. Alex Maas, Christian Bland, and Kyle Hunt also share some thoughts about the wide array of tunes in the Playlist Notes below.


  • Silver Apples - "Oscillations” and “I Have Known Love”
    Way to create something that is 100 years before your time. Way to go. Yes, I’m kind of jealous...

  • Huun-huur Tu - "Taraan-Taraam"
    A taste of Mongolia. Great groove, beautiful melodies. I want them to play for me in my home or at Austin Psych Fest 7.

  • Tricky - "Christiansands"
    Dark, honest, brooding, amazing in depth sonically. It’s Tricky's Mona Lisa.

  • Juan Trip - "Acid Cat"
    Put this on when you get home with your partner. The rest is history.

  • Billy Nicholls - “Feeling Easy”
    Lost album from 1968’s Would You Believe — a good tune to listen to after a hard day’s work is behind you.

  • Holy Wave - “Golden Truth”
    Latest release on The Reverberation Appreciation Society. A new band from Austin, Texas with hints of Crystal Stilts and early Pink Floyd.

  • Clinic - “See Saw”
    Off their 2012 album Free Reign. These guys have been a big influence on the Black Angels’ sound since the beginning.

  • Deerhunter - "Revival" and "Coronado"
    I have been digging the Dearhunter album Halcyon Digest lately. They are playing Psych fest this year. I love the instrumentation, pianos, acoustics, sax, and synth bass all working well together, sometimes sounding lo-fi and gritty as well as lush and vibrant — reminiscent of Pet Sounds. Just good songs!

∞  April 5, 2013 — 10:00AM

MusicNew Music Weekly

New Music Tuesday - April 2, 2013


The new month begins strong with more releases than one pair of ears can handle. Some great places to start include the debut album from the British psychedelic electro-rock band Dark Horses, the hopefully-not-last-album from New York folk outfit Hem, and the latest full-lengths from Scottish deathcore act Bleed From Within, and Seattle rock supergroup Mad Season.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist brings you the best of the bunch for the week. Read the Playlist Notes below for a little extra info as you listen, and click over to the Rdio New Releases for the full shebang of what’s out right now.


  • Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal (Deluxe Edition)
    The British metalcore band reaches out into softer sonic territory like ambient and even pop for the fourth album.

  • The Band Perry - Pioneer
    Following the number one country hit single “Better Dig Two,” these three siblings release the anticipated followup to their 2010 self-titled debut.

  • Tyler, The Creator - Wolf
    The third album from Odd Future’s provocative poster child features collaborations with Erykah Badu and Frank Ocean.

  • The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
    The Austin-based group named after Velvet Underground’s “The Black Angel’s Death Song” drops a fifth album of psychedelic bliss.

  • Snoop Lion - “No Guns Allowed” (feat. Drake & Cori B)
    The former Doggfather enlists his own daughter Cori B. to sing and Drake to rap a guest verse in this uplifting tease from his forthcoming reggae album.

∞  April 2, 2013 — 9:00AM

Rdio Recommends

Rdio Recommends: March 2013

With so much new music pouring in from every corner each week, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything that’s happening, which is one reason why we we love to share new discoveries with our community. Rdio Recommends: March 2013 gathers all the songs we’ve had on repeat in the last month from artists like Wampire, Waxahatchee, William Tyler, and Little Boots. We’d also like to hear from you about what you’ve been loving lately. Listen to our playlist and then please do share your recent favorites with us.

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

∞  April 1, 2013 — 1:00PM