Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Black Angels Perform “Manipulation” On Live At Levitation Album


I remember seeing The Black Angels perform a tumultuous set in Covington, KY about 20 years ago.  Geez, that makes me old but if you consider me a boomer, then so be it.  I view myself as weathered.  You can probably do without my ranting so watch the video and read the press release below.  You’ll get more out of that than some codger going on about the good old days and when live concerts existed.

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to announce the second entry of its Live at Levitation series with festival founders — The Black Angels. The LP captures a slice of the early days, recorded at Austin Psych Fest 2010, 2011 and 2012, with 6 tracks from their first two albums.

The artists and sets showcased on Live at Levitation have been chosen from over a decade of recordings at the world-renowned event, and documents key artists in the scene performing for a crowd of their peers and fans who gather at Levitation annually from all over the world. 

The Black Angels Christian Bland explains, “Since the beginning… The Black Angels were meant to be heard live. This record captures the rumble of the drums and amps, and the very essence of the way it should sound. Now future generations and new listeners can now hear how these songs were meant to be heard.”

The Black Angels – Live at Levitation sees its release March 26 via The Reverberation Society on vinyl and digital formats. The LP has been given deluxe treatment, with three mind melting vinyl options available exclusively through the Levitation webstore, plus two Indie Store exclusive versions: one available at your favorite record stores in the USA and Canada, and one for the UK and Europe. All 5 vinyl pressings are available now for pre-sale here:



DIGITAL PRE-SAVE Get a taste of the LP with a live cut of “Manipulation”, filmed at Austin’s Seaholm Powerplant and captures a hypnotic performance and collaboration with sitarist Rishi Dhir.

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.


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