[Cover photo credit to Pooneh Ghana]

Beloved modern Psych-Rock band The Black Angels have announced new double album Wilderness of Mirrors due out September 16th, 2022 on Partisan Records. The band are also currently on tour supporting Primus, and have revealed a headlining Fall tour. Narrated by Mother Earth, lead single “El Jardín” is a “plea of protection to humans”. The new song arrives alongside an official video directed by Vanessa Pia, featuring Austin Amelio (The Walking Dead) and starring his son Lev.

Director Vanessa Pia shares:

Alex came to me with a dystopian sci-fi idea of a future where Mother Nature is dead because we killed her, and the only way to experience her is through virtual reality- an already relatable feeling, as most of the world lives viscerally through social media. Who knows where we will be 100 years from now. This project has been a dream in the making and a massive labor of love and could have only been possible with such a dedicated and talented crew, especially my dear friend and cinematographer Andy Hoffman. For me as a director, it’s an honor to deliver this project on 35mm print and to have been chosen to make something for my favorite band.

Wilderness of Mirrors artwork by Christian Bland

Wilderness of Mirrors was co-Produced by The Black Angels, including Alex Maas (vocalist/bassist), Christian Bland (guitarist), Stephanie Bailey (drummer), Jake Garcia (guitarist), and Ramiro Verdooren (multi-instrumentalist). They worked closely with Brett Orrison (co-producer) and Dinosaur Jr engineer John Agnello in search of “something fresh” to bring to their classic sound.

The band’s long-running Levitation Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Following the acclaimed Death Song LP (2017), Wilderness of Mirrors is their first full-length release in five years and arrives on Partisan Records.

North American Tour Dates: 
# = supporting Primus


6/14: Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield #
6/15: Reading, CA @ Redding Civic Auditorium #
6/16: Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theatre
6/17: Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium #
6/18: Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino #
6/19: San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic #
6/21: Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre #
6/22: San Diego, CA @ Music Box
6/23: Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium #
6/24: Long Beach, CA @ Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center #
6/25: Las Vegas, NV / The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas #
8/20: Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas
9/10: Lexington, KY @ Expansion Music Festival
9/30: Dallas, TX @ Granada 
10/1: Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/3: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
10/4: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/7: Madison, WI @ Majestic
10/8: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
10/9: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/10: Detroit, MI @ Majestic
10/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
10/13: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
10/14: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/15: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/19: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/21: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/22: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/23: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
10/24: Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea’s Live
11/3: Mexico City, MX @ Hipnosis Festival