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Video Clip of The Week: The Black Angels, “The Flop”



Choosing “The Flop” from Austin’s The Black Angels for today’s Video Clip of the Week was a no brainer, to say the least. The awesome clip, which meshes a live performance of the song with hypnotizing graphics, reminds me of an obscure tune from an under-loved 60s band that’s been used to great effect as the soundtrack for the drug / orgy scene from a Mario Bava film. If you know what I’m talking about, great; if not, it doesn’t matter.

“The Flop” comes from The Black Angel’s latest 7-track offering, Clear Lake Forest (on Blue Horizon) which enjoyed a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but is now available in a variety of formats, including 12″ clear vinyl, CD and digitally. Visit the band’s webstore at This Link. Enjoy!

Black Angels CD Cover

Texas Is The Reason (For Bats)


Austin Gets Batty

Hey what’s up.  I hope you missed me as much as I missed all of you. I just got back from spending a wonderful week having non-stop rad fun in south Texas with my sister, Keven (or in Espanol: “Quevan,” as I am now calling her). We basically wore ourselves to nubs being shameless tourists, but it was worth it. One of my favorite things we did together while in Texas was cruising out onto Austin’s LadyBird Lake close to sunset and watching 800,000 small bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Seriously, that was just insane. Anyway, Texas (San Antonio in particular) is awesome. You should go there for a vacation, and tell them I sent you.