Stoner rock is a spiritual experience for many of its participants, so it only figures that Austin's Black Angels would adopt a metaphysical name. That said, their droning, repetitious riff rock is far more terrestrial than some of their contemporaries, enough to affix verses and choruses and land them on the radio. They'll headline the Newport this Wednesday with Dead Meadow and Spindrift.

Stoner rock is a spiritual experience for many of its participants, so it only figures that Austin's Black Angels would adopt a metaphysical name. That said, their droning, repetitious riff rock is far more terrestrial than some of their contemporaries, enough to affix verses and choruses and land them on the radio. They'll headline the Newport this Wednesday with Dead Meadow and Spindrift.