The Black Angels Telephone David Letterman

Austin’s psych evangelists offer a late night 'Phosphene Dream'

"Now that you mention it, I’m a little nervous,” admitted guitarist Christian Bland before the Black Angels’ national television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. “But we get a couple of tries if we mess up.” The local psych evangelists only needed one take.



The band’s new album, Phosphene Dream, not only got a huge plug from the host (“Don’t look at this too long … you’ll be at LensCrafters the rest of your life”), but Paul Shaffer lead the house band in an encore walk-off rendition of “Telephone.”

For more on Phosphene Dream, scope this recap from last weekend’s All Tomorrow’s Parties New York festival and check back next week for a full review. In the meantime, the Angels touch down at Waterloo Records on Tuesday at 5pm. While you still can, grab a copy of Bland’s solo outing with the Revelators, The Lost Album, recorded at a Los Angeles ice cream factory with Greg Ashley in 2007. The vinyl edition is limited to 333 copies.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More The Black Angels
Psych Fest 2013 Drops, er, Lineup
Psych Fest 2013 Drops, er, Lineup
Black Angels, Bananas, Ryder, and Rebel Motorcycle Club confirmed

Richard Whittaker, Nov. 13, 2012

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Billy Miller on the return of Cold Sun at Austin Psych Fest

Austin Powell, April 29, 2011

More by Austin Powell
New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing

July 31, 2020

Record Review: The Young
Record Review: The Young

Aug. 22, 2014

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

The Black Angels, Black Angels

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle