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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n38 (09/23/2010) » Section: Left of the Dial

Pink Nasty - Self Titled

I find that Sara Beck—a.k.a. Pink Nasty—makes the kind of records that demand getting played on repeat. One listen through and I’m ready to hear it all again. And then again.

The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream

“Not a ghost bloodied country, all covered with sleep, where the black angel did weep.” This is a lyric from the Velvet Underground’s “Black Angel’s Death Song.” It’s also where retro, psychedelic rock band the Black Angels found their name. It’s no coincidence that the Black Angels borrowed their moniker from a band who helped define drug rock in the 1960s because, with their newest album, Phosphene Dream, the Black Angels are helping to reinvigorate the genre.

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