Top Tracks: The Black Angels – Currency

You experience ‘Currency’ in two different ways; not only do you listen to it, but you can almost feel the apocalyptic tremors of it’s heavy and menacing riffs, like the approaching footsteps of some unspeakable horror. Dealing with the inescapable power that money has over our lives, this new single is a dramatic and imposing return to form for the Austin psych rock legends after four years away. Taken from their upcoming album Death Song, out 21st April, it treads the seldom ventured middle ground between The Black Keys, Mastodon and Queens of the Stone Age, with it’s sinister, doom laden guitar and it’s hypnotic and purposeful rhythm section. Writhing like some murky rapids in the river Styx, it’s the perfect track for fans of all thing heavy and trippy.