I had the pleasure of seeing Austin natives, The Black Angels, only a month ago (or so) when they played at the Ansche Chesed Synagogue in lower Manhattan. The experience was a nothing like my high holiday experiences growing up, and more akin to a night at a halloween fun house. The Black Angels play a unique blend of washed out, fuzzy rock and roll that was absolutely chilling in that particular setting.
As you can imagine, trying to figure out a location for our live session with Alex Maas and Co. was a difficult task. It wasn’t appropriate for them to be singing near a bed of flowers, or on the lake, so we escaped to a stairwell in the East Village, hooked up the amps, and started filming. Plug in your headphones and push play!
Special thanks to Melanie Steinway for the amazing art above. For more of her work, click here.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.
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PRODUCER/EDITOR Eric Weiner